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Hazard

Stowage

Handling

The principal hazard is in. AMMUNITION STOW. 1. Handle by band or mechanical means. volvement in a fire.

AGE, DEEP TANK 2. Do not drag, drop, tumble, walk or otherwise Somo pyrotechnics may ig.

STOWAGE, PORTABLE subject packages to shock. nito spontaneously 11 er MAGAZINE OR PYRO- 3. Do not load during excessive rainy weather, posed to moisture or high TECHNIC LOCKER

unless complete protection against moisture temperatures, but under

coming in contact with the package is provided. these conditions most Shall be stowed away from 4. Do not use chute in loading or unloading. types tend to become less heat and in a dry location, 5. Cargo handling stevedore gear may be trays, sensitive and more diffi. protected against moisture skipboards, pallets, or pieplates provided they cult to ignite.

contacting the stowage. are fitted with cargo nets or sideboards. Boxes Aircraft dares and high shall not be overstowed with or trays with fixed or removable sides are author. burst ranging ground sig- any other kind of cargo

ized. nals involved in a pro may May be stowed in the same 6. Cargo nets without trays, skipboards, pallets, explode.

doep tank, lower hold or or pleplates are aot permitted. Most other types burn with tween-deck hold with 7. Packages or containers shall be stowed in the Intense boat and without II-F provided the Olags position indicated by their marking. serious explosion.

II-F ammunition is bot. 8. The maximum permitted welght per draft when L' involved in a fire immedi. tom stowed and provided handled by pallet, skipboard, tray or pleplate

ately apply water freely that no other class of ex. Atted with cargo net or sideboards shall not ex. and in quantity.

plosives or ammunition is ceod 2,400 lbs. Plus 10%. Steam or log is also effective stowed in the hold below 9. Drafts consisting of one or more palletized onits but less so than water. such stowage.

shall not exceed 1,000 lbs. plus 10%. Fire fighting personnel May be stowed in the same 10. Lifts of palletized units shall not be tiered or should work from behind deep tank or lower hold as cept when using a sling so desigped as to provent barriers and not expose Class II-J provided the the upper tier or tiers from shifting or falling themselves unnecessarily. II-J ammunition is bottom from the draft. stowed.

11. The limiting weights noted above are for a 5-ton For stowage adjacent to other boom, See $ 146.29-41.

dangerous artioles see

$ 146.29-59.
May be transported in vans

stowed on deck

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All chemical ammunition, including fixed, sernt-fired and “Ammunition for

separate loading, filled with WP or PWP (white phos. cannon with ex.
phorus) when assembled or packed with or w/o their plosive projec-

Ignition elements, bursting charges, fuzes or propellants. tile."
WP or PWP shipped in bulk in drums, barrels, or other “Ammunition for

authorized shipping containers shall be classified as a cannon with
flammable solid.

smoke projec
WPor PWP when shipped in authorized DOT specification

tile.”
containers or Army Materiel Command specification con- «Explosive bomb".
tainers of integrity equal to DOT containers (including pro- "Explosive projec-
jectiles, bombs, and rocket heads, W/O Ignition ele- tile."
ments, bursting charges or luzes), may be handled and "Igniter"?
stowed either as a flammable solid or as chemical ammu- "Special fireworks".
nition Class II-D.

Shipping name of
Includes but is not limited to:

item when
Bombs, aircraft, WP or PWP Alled.

shipped as flam-
British Calling Cards.

mable solid.
Fire leaves.
Grenades, hand, WP or PWP Alled.
Grenades, rifle, WP or PWP filled.
Igniters, phosphorus filled.
Projectiles, WP or PWP Alled packed w/ or w/o propel-

lants.
Rockets Heads, WP or PWP Alled.

Rockets, assembled w/motors, WP or PWP Alled.
NOTE: The U.S. Army and Navy, when shipping ammu.

nition filled with white phosphorus, mark such ammuni.
tion and the containers thereof with the word "smoke"
and the symbol WP or PWP. The ammunition is also
marked with one yellow band.

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Hazard

Stowage

Handling

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The principal characteristic AMMUNITION STOW.

of white phosphorus is AGE, CHEMICAL AMthat of spontaneously ig. MUNITION STOWAGE, niting upon exposure to PORTABLE MAGA air, burning with an in- ZINE, OR DEEP TANK tensely hot flame, and STOWAGE giving off large volumes of white smoke.

It is important to stow in The fumes are highly dis- locations not subject to comforting.

temperatures above 100° F. Burning phosphorus glves When shipments of Army am.

oft phosphorus oxide munition cannot be which is toxic upon sus- stowed the following sball

tained exposure thereto. be complied with: WP or Phosphorus is intensely pol- PWP olled items of ammu

sonous when taken in- nition shall be stowed in a ternally. It becomes liq

up position unless uid at 111° F.

other requirements Leakage which sometimes specified by the Army. The

occurs, usually gives Warn- position of the nose end ing by smoke.

of the item of ammunition Ammunition fitted with is marked on the outside

fuzes and boosters, if in. package or container. volved in a fire will usu- Drums or other authorized ally explode with moderate DOT or Army Materiel Comviolence thus tending to mand specification containers

spread the fire rapidly. filled with WP or PWP may Apply water freely and in be stowed in the same hold

quantity to control spread or compartment with chem. of fire.

ical ammunition Class II-D. Steam or fog is also effective For stowage adjacent to other but less so than water.

dangerous articles It is necessary to keep the $ 146.29-59.

loose WP or PWP com- When given chemical ampletely covered with water munition stowage,

see to prevent reignition.

$ 146.29-85 for additional Organic material contami. requirements

nated with WP or PWP May be transported in vans such as dunnage in the stowed on deck, holds of vessels, must be removed and disposed of by burning. Otherwise after drying out, these substances are likely to

reignite. Rockets, WP filled, assem.

bled with motor and in. volved in a fire will present an additional hazard due to the propulsive

nature of the rocket. Loose phosphorus in contact

with skin tissue will adhere causing painful burns and continue to consume skip tissue until removed. A solution of copper sulphate is effective in coun.

teracting this action. Use rubber protective

gloves, boots, aprons, and gas masks to provide ef. lective protection.

1. Handle by hand or mechanical means. 2. Do not drop, drag, tumble, walk or otherwise

subject packages to shock. 3. Do not use chute inloading or unloading. 4. Observe packages or projectiles for leakage and

reject any showing such signs, 5. Packages or containers shall be stowed in the

position indicated by their marking. 6. Cargo handling stevedore gear may be trays,

skipboards, pallets, or pleplates provided they are fitted with cargo nets or sideboards. Boxes or trays with fixed or removable sides are author.

ized. 7. Cargo nets w/o trays, skipboards, pallets, or

pieplates are not permitted. 8. The maximum permitted weight per draft when

handled by pallet, skipboard, tray, or pieplate fitted with cargo net or sideboards shall not ex.

ceed 2,400 lbs. plus 109 9. Drafts consisting of one or more palletized units

shall not exceed 4,000 lbs. plus 10%. 10. Lifts of palletized units shall not be tiered ex.

cept when using a sling so designed as to prevent the upper tier or tiers from shifting or falling from

the draft. 11. Wire rope slings are permitted when bandling

unboxed bombs or containers filled with WP or PWP. (See table Limiting Loads, Olase

X-A.) 12. Drums of WP or PWP shall not be handled by

attaching hooks to the chime of the drums. 13. The limiting weights noted above are for a 5

ton boom. See $ 146.29-41,

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All chemical ammunition including ixed, semi-fixed and "Ammunition for

separate loading, filled with HO (Hexachlorethane, a cannon with
smoke mixture) when assembled or packed w/ or wlo smoke projec
their ignition elements, bursting charges, ejection
charges, fuzes or propellants.

“Explosive bomb".
H0 mlxture shipped in bulk in drums, barrels or other “Explosive projec

authorized shipping containers shall be classified as an tile."
oxidizing material.

"Special freworks"...
HO mixture when shipped in authorized DOT specification shipping name of

containers or Army Materiel Command specification con. itom when
tainers of integrity equal to DOT containers (including shipped as ox.
projectiles and bombs w/o ignition elements, bursting dizlng material.
charges or fuzes) may be bandled and stowed either as
an oxidizing material or as chemical ammunition

Class II-E.
Includes but is not limited to:

Bombs, aircraft, smoke, H Alled.
Bombs, floating, smoke, HC Alled.
Bombs, smoke identification, 10 allod.
Flost, smoke, HC Alled.
Grenades, band, HO Alled.
Grenades, signal, HC Alled.
Grenades, colored smoke, HC Allod.
Pots, smoke, HO filled.
Projectiles, artillery, smoke, HC Allod.
Projectiles, mortar, smoke, HC Billed.

NOTE: The U. 8. Army and Navy, when shipping
ammunition filled with Å0 smoke or colored smoke,
mark such ammunition

HC smoke or colored smoke and mark tbe ammunition with one yellow band.

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Hazard

Stowage

Handling

FC (bexschlorethane mix. AMMUNITION STOW. 1. Handle by hand or mechanical means.

ture) is subject to spon. AGE, CHEMICAL AM. 2. Do not drop, drag, tumble, walk or otherwise taneous ignition through MUNITION STOWAGE, subject packages to shock. the action of moisture on PORTABLE MAGA: 3. Do not use chute in loading or unloading. tbe HC mixture.

ZINE, OR DEEP TANK 4. Observe packages or projectiles for leakage and Once started, the temperaSTOWAGE

reject any showing such signs. ture rises quickly and may

5. Packages or containers shall be stowed in the be sufficient to cause adja. It is important to stow in position indicated by their markings. cent containers of HC to locations not subject to 6. Cargo bandling stevedore gear may be trays, ignite. The reaction once temperatures above 100° F. skipboards, pallets or pieplates provided they are started is self-supporting and protected from mois. fitted with cargo nets or sideboards. Boxes or and requires no oxygen. ture.

trays with fixed or removable sides are author. Water can be applied freely Stowage shall be accessible ized.

to prevent spread of fire. from cargo hatch or other 7. Cargo nets w/o trays, skipboards, pallets, or The use of Foamite, CO, access means to the bold or pleplates are not permitted. or fog is less effective. compartment.

8. The maximum permitted weight per draft when Personnel fighting fire in- Drums or other authorized handled by pallet, skipboard, tray or pleplate

volving O articles of DOT or Army Materiel Com- fitted with cargo net or sideboards shall not er. ammunition

especially mand specification containers ceed 2,400 lbs. plus 10%. when stowed in the hold Ailled with HC may be 9. Drafts consisting of one or more palletized of a vessel, should avoid stowed in the same hold or units shall not exceed 4,000 lbs. plus 10%. working in dense smoke if compartment with chemical 10. Lifts of palletized units shall not be tiered exnot wearing rescue breath- ammunition Class II-E. cept when using a sling so designed as to preing apparatus gas May be stowed in the same vent the upper tier or tiers from shifting or fall. masks.

deep tank, lower hold or ing from the draft. As there will probably be an tween-deck hold with Class 11. Wire rope slings are permitted when bandling

oxygen deficiency in dense II-F provided the Class unboxed bombs or containers filled with H smoke, self-contained II-F ainmunition 18 bottom mixture. (See table of Limiting Loads, Class breathing apparatus stowed and provided fur. X-A.) should always be used in ther that no other class of 12. Drums of HC mixture shall not be handled by preference to gas masks. military explosives is stowed attaching hooks to the chime of the drums.

in the hold or tank below, 13. The limiting weights noted above are for a For stowage adjacent to other beton boom. See $ 146.29-41.

dangerous articles
$146.29-59.
When given chemical ammu-

nition stowage, see ( 146.29
85 for additional require-

or

see

ments.

May be transported in vans

stowed on deck.

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