TM 55-607/NAVESA OP 3221 Rev 2
Two staggered layers of 1-inch decking can be used ill
b. 15,000-Pound Slurry/ Bomb, BLU-82/B, Skidded
Although handled infrequently by loading
illustrates construction details for preload flooring and
activities, special securing procedures for the 15,000-
boarding. A single slurry bomb is shown in a fore-and-
pound slurry bomb warrant discussion. The BLU-82/B
aft stowage orientation, the pointed bomb nose bearing
skidded unit load measures approximately 12 feet in
against bulkhead boarding installed previously. Double
length, 5 feet in height, and 5 feet wide. Item weight
thickness of 2- by 10- or 12-inch lumber is secured to 4-
precludes handling with conventional forklift trucks and
by 4-inch uprights on centers not to exceed 30 inches.
most shipboard cranes, and stowage is limited to the
The upper boarding is secured to the uprights centered
square of the hatch. The BLU-82/B 15,000-pound slurry
to and bearing against the bomb nose. The lower layer
bomb is shown in its shipping configuration in figure 9-
of boarding bears against the flooring. Double 4- by 4-
inch sleepers are secured along the lower boarding to
(1) The relatively small deck contact area of
provide a bearing surface for the nose ends of the skids.
the slurry bomb skid requires that flooring be laid prior to
When initial boarding has been completed, preparation
loading to distribute the load over a larger deck area.
is made for stowage of a second slurry bomb.
Two perpendicular courses of 2-inch lumber are laid,
followed by a single layer of 3/4-inch plywood panels.
Figure 9-28. BLU-82/B15,000-pound slurry bomb, skidded unit load.