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munition w/o explosive bullets, detonating fuzes, DOT Class O, mechanical time fuze and like Items.
Small-arms ammunition is a variety of Axed ammunition “Cannon primers".
and includes blank ammunition and shotgun shells de “Combination prim-
"Safety fuse." Cartridges (small-arms type, less than 0.75 inch or “Small-ermsammu19.05m):
nition." Aircraft engine starter.
"Small-arms ammuArmor piercing.
nition, tear gas Armor piercing incendiary.
“Time fuze (me-
Aircraft ejection seat.
when packed with blank sinall-arms cartridge.
Note: The U.S. Army and Navy definitions of smallarins is based on tactical considerations. The Coast Guard definition shall take precedence in all cases involv. ing transportation, handling, and stowage as cargo on board merchant vessels which are subject to the regulatons in this part. This Coast Guard class does not require a per mit. See 146.29-13 and 4 146.29-16.
handling and stowage chart.
The principal hazard in con- Any compartment or hold... 1. Observe marking on package to be certainļthat
nection with the stowage May be stowed in any hold Do small-arms ammunition with explosive bullota of this class of ammuni. above, any bold below, or is included. tion is its involvement in a hold adjacent to one in 2. Do not subject packages to rough bandling. fire from outside source. which flainmable liquids, 3. Maximum weight per draft shall not exceed 3,000 Under such conditions the flammable solids or oxidiz- lbs. plus 10% presence of this type of ing materials, flammable 4. Drafts consisting of one or more palletized units ammunition will not con- compressed gases, hazardous shall not exceed 4,000 lbs. plus 10%. tribute excessively to the articles or combustible liq. 5. Lifts of palletized units shall not be tiered except fire. uids are stowed.
when using a sling so designed as to prevent the Fire may be controlled and Provisions of $ 146.29-59 upper tier or tiers from shifting or falling from the extinguished by flooding (Stowage adjacent to other draft. or spraying with large dangerous articles) shall be 6. The limiting weights noted above are for a 8-ton amounts of water.
complied with unless spe- boom. See 146.29-41. Missiles from burning am. cifically exempted by the
munition will not be pro- above paragraph. jected with any consider. May be overstowed. able velocity.
May be transported in vans Fire Öghting personnel stowed on deck,
should take normal precautions and not expose themselves unnecessarily.
such as: Bal.
Propellant explosives for cannon in bulk. Rocket pro. “Propellant ex.
pellants in bulk. Propellant charges (made-up charges) plosives, soud,
without explosive projectile and like items.
Fixed ammunition with solid projectile, blind loaded pro- “Ammunition
for jectile, empty projectle or without projectile-(the ex- cannon with plosive components consisting of the primer and powder empty projectile. charges in a cartridge case); cartridge cases primed and “Ammunition for containing powder charges; practice grenades; practice cannon with inert. and target rockets.
loaded projectile." Includes but is not limited to:
“Ammunition for Ammunition for cannon:
cannon with solid Blank.
projectile." Blind loaded and plugged (BL & P).
"Ammunition for Blind loaded with tracer (BL & T).
cannon w/o proEmpty projectile.
jectile." Solid projectlle.
"jet thrust units Without projectile.
(JATO) Class B."
(other than HC).
Catapult (other than aircraft personnel).
and stowage chartContinued
Loose powder may be ignited AMMUNITION STOWAGE 1. Handle by hand or mechanical means.
by spark, friction, or in. OR PORTABLE MAGA- 2. Do not drop, drag, tumble, walk or otherwise tense heat. ZINE
subject packages to shock. Powder dust_is especially shall not be overstowed with
3. Packages shall be handled in such a manner as hazardous. Buras rapidly
to insure that no spark or friction will occur. with excessive heat.
any other kind of cargo ex. Burning powder in ships
cept bomb fin assemblies,
4. Observe packages or containers for evidence of hold ma yexplode, producempty water fillable prac
sifting or inability to retain contents and reject ing structural damage and tice bombs and empty aur.
any showing such signs.
5. In event a package is damaged and powder is missiles.
illary gas tanks. It Involved in a fire, immeWhen Class I ammunition is
spilled, immediately stop operations and sweep stowed in the same hold or
up any loose powder. diately apply water freely
6. Remove damaged container and residue of and in quantity.
magazine with this class, the
powder to a safe location,
7. Gravity roller conveyor shall not be used unless head or type "A" dunnage
authorized by the Captain of the Port in ports floor.
or facilities under his jurisdiction. At other Propellant charges of this class,
ports or facilities authority for such use may be for separate loading artillery
granted by the Officer in Charge. projectile, filled with Class
8. Cargo handling stevedore gear may be trays, XI-A or XI-B chemical
skipboards, paliets, or pieplates provided they may be stowed together in
are fitted with cargo nets or sideboards. Boxes the same hold or compart
or trays with fixed or removable sides are au.
9. Cargo nets w/o trays, skipboards, pallets, or stowed," the two items
pieplates are not permitted. being separated by a type
10. The maximum permitted weight per draft "A" dunnage floor. When
when handled by pallet, skipboard, tray, or pleSO stowed, the propellant
plate fitted with cargo net or sideboards shall charges shall not be over.
not exceed 2,400 lbs. plus 10%. stowed with any other cargo.
11. Drafts consisting of one or more palletized For stowage adjacent to other
units shall not exceed 4,000 lbs. plus 10%.
12. Lifts of palletized units shall not be tiered dangerous articles see $ 146..
except when using a sling so designed as to 29-59. Bulk propellants shall not be
prevent the upper tier or tiers from shifting or loaded at an ammunition
falling from the draft.
13. The limiting weights noted above are for a loading pier.
5-ton boom. See $ 146.29-41. May be transported in vans
stowed on deck.
The principal hazard asso. AMMUNITION STOWAGE 1. Handle by hand or mechanical means.
ciated with this class of OR PORTABLE MAGA- 2. Do not drop, drag, tumble, walk or otherwise ammunition is its involve- ZINE
subject packages to shock. ment in a fire. Boxed and crated ammunition
3. Cargo handling stovedore gear may be trays, Pressures which would cause
skipboards, pallets, or pieplates provided they may be overstowed with serious structural damage
are fitted with cargo nets or sidebogds. Boxes nondangerous cargo and are not usually generated.
or trays with ixed or removable sides are author. Il involved in a fre, it is permitted explosives.
ized. Tanked ammunition may be possible the fire may be overstowed with bomb fin
4. Cargo nets without trays, skipboards, palets controlled or extinguished
assemblies, by flooding or spraying
or pieplates are not authorized.
empty water with large amounts of Allable practice bombs and
5. The maximum permitted weight per draft when
handled by pallet, skipboard, tray or pleplate water.
empty auxilary gas tanks, May be stowed in the same
fitted with cargo net or sideboards shall not Fire-fighting personnel should take appropriate deep tank, lower hold or
exceed 2,400 lbs. plus 10%.
6. Drafts consisting of one tweendeck hold with Class precautions and not ex
or more palletized
units shall not exceed 4,000 lbs plus 10%. II-F ammunition provided pose themselves. the Class II-F is bottom
7. Lifts of palletized units shall not be tiered except stowed and provided further
wben using a sling so designed as to prevent the that no other class of mili
upper tier or tiers from shifting or failing from the
8. The limiting weights noted above are for a 5-ton
boom. See 146.29-41.
deep tank or lower hold with
stowed on deck.
Fireworks are all manufactured articles designed primarlly “Common ire.
for the purpose of producing visible or audible pyro. works."
"Fuse Igniters" Bluo sump
"Fuso lighters" Bomb, target Identification.
"Igniter. Cartridge Igniter, turbo jet engino.
"Rallway tusen" Delay electrio igalters.
"Railway tor Depth charge markers, day.
pedoes". Destroyer, document, No. 3.
WP, or WPW filled).
WPW filed) when assembled with or without ejection
Alrcraft float light.