TM 55-607/NAVSEA OP 3221 Rev 2
(3) Stowage ill lower holds. Stowage of the 2,000-pound-bomb unit load in lower holds is illustrated in figure
9-65. In this case, sweatboard-to-sweatboard techniques have been employed, and the stacking pins are not used to
enable loads to be offset due to hull contour. For block stowage, bombs would be oriented fore and aft and dunnaged in
accordance with paragraph 8-2. Since the height of the stacking pins on these loads is slightly more than 1 inch, 2-by 10-
inch tier stripping is required to raise the over-stowed loads above the pins and, therefore, permit lateral displacement.
As shown, nose-to-side dunnage protects the strapping of the first row of loads stowed longitudinally athwartships from
those stowed fore and aft, and a full-block structure effectively fills the void ill the top tier of the fore-and-aft loads. Safe
forklift truck operation is assured by the installation of tier decking where required. To provide solid support for the
decking over the void created by the sloping bomb noses, a technique is employed similar to that described previously
for overhanging unit loads (fig 7-9). Figure 9-70 illustrated use of double 4by 4inch stock to provide a foundation of
sufficient height to compensate for the curvature of the bomb noses. Other dunnage is positioned along the bomb, as
shown, for additional support.