TM 55-607/NAVSEA OP 3221 Rev 2
Figure 8-7. Pre-positioning of dunnage lumber.
d. Figures 8-8, 8-9, 8-10, and 8-11 sequentially illustrate the block-type stowage and dunnaging technique. Loading
progresses from the center of the compartment toward the hull, almost eliminating voids within the stow. It is not
necessary to maintain contact with the sweatboards or hull, as required with sweatboard-to-sweatboard loading. Instead,
the unit loads are secured at the hull after being emplaced in tight, block-like fashion parallel to the ship's center line. As
loading progresses toward the wider central area of the compartment, the stow will follow the hull contour as additional
pallets per row are added. Thus, the entire stowage area is utilized efficiently. Securing at the hull is identical, with
pallets Continuously stowed in tight, vertical alignment.