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, prepositionedmaterial (i.e.,
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/configurations.
Broken stowage loss:
Total lost space expressed in terms of a percentage.
Broken stowage factor:
The difference between 100% and the broken stowage loss, expressed in
terms of a percentage. (This factor will vary depending on the commodity
(vehicle, cargo--standard/palletized, drums) being planned for stowage,
the method of stowage and the ship type.)

Note: For applications of broken stowage loss/factor, refer to JOINT
PUB 3-02.2, "Amphibious Embarkation."
Fire Lane:
That area which must be kept free of vehicles/cargo so as to allow access
to firefighting stations and/or travel by firefighting 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.
JP-5 (bulk) (aviation):
That quantity of JP-5 which may be carried in ships' tanks and dispensed
to aircraft on flight decks.
JP-5 (bulk) (ground):
That quantity of JP-5 which may be carried in ships' tanks and dispersed
from points not flight deck oriented (i.e., vehicle stowage areas or well
Load limit line:
An imaginary line (point) within a stowage area which limits the
placement of vehicles/cargo. Use 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). (See symbols for load limit lines.)
Maximum allowable:
A general planning factor. The maximum height of a vehicle or
stowage height stowage height maximum height cargo can be stowed within a given
Maximum allowable
stowage height:
Consideration has been given for limited factors such as 9" clearance
(cont.) to sprinkler heads or 18" below girders (which ever is lower). (Exceptions
to this would be indicated by footnote to the diagram.)
Normal accommodations:
The total number of bunks available to the landing force when
consideration has been given to maximum use of recreation tables, TV
viewing areas, etc. (The numbers would reflect a comfortable berthing
level and not necessarily be the same the same as the design maximum.)
Outsized cargo:
Any pallet or single piece of cargo larger than 40" x 48" x 52" or
weighing more than 6,000 lbs..
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"x48" pallets which could be place done high within that
space, provided the hatch is large enough for pallet entry.
Surge accommodations:
The total number of bunks available to the landing force. The numbers
must reflect the design maximum. "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.
Unpurged Bulk Fuel:
Carrying Vehicle
Any bulk fuel carrying vehicle that has not had combustible fumes