The battalion plans to conduct a class during each LMSR
download in Charleston; the next class is scheduled this spring.
This represented the first time ever that an LMSR
vessel has docked anywhere in the Pacific Northwest," said Richard Carlyle, Operations Chief.
In time of war or contingency and for exercise purposes MSC's mobilization resources can be activated, including eight Fast Sealift Ships and seven large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ships, or LMSRs
Ports are considered militarily significant today if they can accommodate the LMSR
, which has a draft of 35 feet.
were the main assets, there were few, with very large loads.
, container ships, Army watercraft, and APS concept requires a secure facility, parking space to marshal vehicles, and a significant administrative process of several days to complete the linkup of personnel and equipment in the reception and staging process.
I would like to share my photo of City of Truro (right) leaving Leamington on the Prince's Drive viaduct, over the river Leam, on the old LMSR
line en-route to Coventry - December 29, last year.
And last week's picture was of an LMSR
locomotive and not an LNER, like the Flying Scotsman (Page 40, May 31).
The company also completed the overhaul of another MSC LMSR
, USNS Brittin, in July.
The company has been supporting the LMSR
program for nine years, said Thomas Merrell, president of AMSEA.
PCS has performed maintenance and repair and worldwide operation of 11 Large Medium Speed Ro-Ro (LMSR
) for MSC, including all of the Bob Hope Class LMSRs
These included the USNS Pililaau, an LMSR
capable of carrying 380,000 square feet of cargo; the SS Cape Mohican, one of MSC's two heavy-lift ships; the SS Flickertail State, a crane ship that lifts cargo from its holds onto watercraft or a temporary or fixed pier; and the SS Chesapeake, a fuel tanker designed for OPDS operations.