TM 55-607-NAVSEA OP 3221 Rev 2
kickers. Vertical supports, commonly known as "stiff
(2) Dunnaging of 3,000-pound bombs in
legs," can be added to provide additional support for the
lower holds where camber and sheer are significant is
machine floor. Kickers are cut to fit the curvature of the
accomplished through block stowage by tiers. Figure 9-
hull or ribs, as required. Securing methods in the
27 illustrates the details of such stowage in lower hold
central areas of the compartment are similar to those
number 1. The requirement for a block-stow structure at
used on the tween decks. Tight, nose-to-butt stowage of
the hull constitutes the only major difference in securing
bombs in a fore-and-aft orientation must be maintained.
technique for 3,000-pound bombs in the lower holds.
Vertical restraint can be provided by tomming or by
Uprights of 4-by 4-inch stock are securely braced to the
overstowing with compatible palletized cargo.
skin or ribs of the vessel by means of 4- by 4-inch