Available Cubic Feet: Cubic Feet available for stowage without application of a broken stowage factor. Obtained by multiplying the available square feet by the maximum allowable stowage height.
Available Square Feet: Square Feet available for stowage without allowing for fire lanes, forklift stowage, ships’ vehicle stowage, prepositioned material (i.e., LFORM/MLA, AVCAL, boat haven material, etc.) stowage, or application of a broken stowage factor. (This figure represents the absolute maximum square footage available.)
Broken Stowage: Space lost between boxes, between vehicles, around obstructions and over (above) cargo/vehicles due to irregular shapes/configuration, separation requirements and fire lanes.
Broken Stowage Factor: The difference between 100% and the broken stowage loss, expressed in terms of a percentage. (This factor will vary depending upon the commodity (vehicle, cargo - standard/palletized, drums) being planned for stowage, the method of stowage and the ship type.)
NOTE: For application of broken stowage loss/factor, refer to JCS Pub 3-02.2 "Amphibious Embarkation."
Broken Stowage Loss: Total lost space expressed in terms of a percentage.
CATF Staff: The immediate staff assigned to the Commander of the Amphibious Task Force including the personnel of Tactical Air Control Group, Squadron or Detachment, Medical Regulating Team and subordinate Amphibious Squadron Commanders and their staffs.
Fire Lane: That area which must be kept free of vehicles/cargo so as to allow access to fire fighting stations and/or travel by fire fighting parties. Fire lanes are only shown on diagrams when their location is fixed and cannot be adjusted to conform to load configuration. Space for fire lanes must be limited to only that which is absolutely necessary for safety, and is not to be utilized as a buffer or to create a nice to have situation. KEARSARGE requires a minimum fire lane of 18".
JP-5 (Bulk) (Aviation): That quantity of JP-5 which may be carried in ships’ tanks and dispensed to aircraft on flight/hangar decks.
JP-5 (Bulk) (Ground): That quantity of JP-5 which may be carried in ships’ tanks and dispensed from points not flight/ hangar deck oriented (i.e., vehicle stowage areas or well decks).
Landing Force Operational
Reserve Material (LFORM): LFORM munitions are Prepositioned War Reserve (PWR) assets placed aboard
amphibious warfare (AW) ships to reduce contingency response time. LFORM assets consist of class I (rations), class III (packaged and bulk POL), class IV (fortification material) and class V(A) and class V(W), aviation and ground munitions respectively.
Load Limit Line: An imaginary line (point) within a stowage area which limits the placement of vehicles/cargo. Used in conjunction with doorways, pallet conveyors, elevators, fire lanes, fire fighting stations, etc. The load limit line does not necessarily prevent movement through the area it bounds (i.e., a fire lane).
Maximum Allowable Stowage
Height: A GENERAL PLANNING FACTOR. The maximum height of a vehicle or maximum height cargo can be stowed within a given space, after consideration has been given for limiting factors such as 9" clearance to sprinkler heads or 18" below girders (whichever is lower). (Exceptions to this would be indicated by footnote to the diagram.)
Normal Berthing: The total number of bunks available to the landing force when consideration has been given to maximum use of available recreation tables, TV viewing areas, etc. (The numbers would reflect a comfortable berthing level and not necessarily be the same as the design maximum.)
Pallet Square: A GENERAL PLANNING FACTOR. Equivalent to the area occupied by a 40" x 48" pallet. Utilized in conjunction with cargo spaces to denote the total number of 40" x 48" pallets which could be placed one high within that space, provided the hatch is large enough for pallet entry.
Surge (Maximum) Berthing: The number of bunks available to the landing force. (The numbers must reflect the design maximum.) This includes normal bunks plus surge bunks that are normally stowed against bulkheads in recreation rooms. "Hot Bunking", use of cots, inclusion of medical beds, etc. is not to be considered.
Vehicle Stowage Area: Any shipboard space designated by design and configured for stowage of vehicles, without reference to their size and type.
Maximum Average Deck
Load Limit: The maximum allowable load, in pounds per square foot, that can be stowed in a cargo magazine. This measurement is based on an analysis of the actual as built deck structure uniformly loaded and includes the effects due to ship motion. Since it
is an average, this load limit may be increased in some areas of a compartment if it is lowered in another area.