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Table 7-1. Types of Ship Based Mooring Equipment*
One or more anchors required. See Chapter 7 for
Stud link grade 3 chain (see Chapter 6.4) is used.
Anchor windlass/wildcat and
Equipment for deploying and recovering the
anchor(s), including the windlass(s), hawse pipe(s),
chain stoppers, chain locker, and other equipment.
Bitts for securing mooring lines.
Chocks, mooring rings and
Fittings through which mooring lines are passed.
Padeyes are provided for specialized mooring
requirements and towing.
Synthetic lines for mooring at piers, wharfs, and
other structures. See Chapter 6.7 for information.
Mechanical winches used to aid in handling
Wire rope is sometimes used for mooring tension
Marine fenders, as discussed in Chapter 6.8, are
sometimes carried on board.
Winches of various types can support mooring
operations. Some ships use constant tension
winches with wire rope automatically paid out/pulled
in to adjust to water level changes and varying
environmental conditions. Fixed-length synthetic
spring lines are used in pier/wharf moorings that
employ constant tension winches to keep the ship
from `walking' down the pier.
Various specialized equipment is carried to meet
needs (such as submarines).
*See NAVSEASYSCOM Naval Ships' Technical Manual for additional information and
Chapter 3.1 for design criteria.