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handling and storage chart-Continued
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
stowed on deck
bition. WP or
All chemical ammunition, including fixed, sernt-fired and “Ammunition for
separate loading, filled with WP or PWP (white phos. cannon with ex.
Ignition elements, bursting charges, fuzes or propellants. tile."
authorized shipping containers shall be classified as a cannon with
Shipping name of
shipped as flam-
Rockets, assembled w/motors, WP or PWP Alled.
nition filled with white phosphorus, mark such ammuni.
and storage chartContinued
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,
nition, HO Alled (solid).
All chemical ammunition including ixed, semi-fixed and "Ammunition for
separate loading, filled with HO (Hexachlorethane, a cannon with
authorized shipping containers shall be classified as an tile."
containers or Army Materiel Command specification con. itom when
Bombs, aircraft, smoke, H Alled.
NOTE: The U. 8. Army and Navy, when shipping
HC smoke or colored smoke and mark tbe ammunition with one yellow band.
and stowage chartContinued
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.
nition stowage, see ( 146.29
May be transported in vans
stowed on deck.