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Title:OPERATING TWIN SCREW LANDING BOATS : the LCM(3) [Main Title]
Film Number:ADM 229
Other titles:AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE [Series Title]
Summary: A guide to the efficient handling of the LCM(3).
Description: The efficient handling of twin screw landing boats calls for seamanship of a high order: the film aims to give the audience the additional knowledge they will need to operate a twin rather than a single screw boat. Routine of checks before setting out. Starting the engines and cold-start procedure. Importance of checking that sand traps are working once the engines are running. The operation of the bilge pumps. Reel Two. Procedures for getting a twin screw boat away from an empty and then a crowded dock. Steering in the open sea. Use of the engines to manoeuvre quickly. Reversing the boat. Need to run the engines at equal revolutions to keep a straight course, and offsetting of the wheel to compensate for unequal engine speeds or to run a straight course on only one engine. The normal running parameters of the engines, and the importance of regularly checking for these on the instruments. Reel Three. Procedure for going alongside. Anchoring by the stern and weighing a stern anchor. Anchoring by the bow and weighing a bow anchor. Mooring in a crowded dock. Making the boat ship-shape before leaving.
Production Country: United States of America
Production Details: United States Navy, Commander-in-Chief US Fleet (Production sponsor)
Audio Productions Ltd (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: ships, United States naval - amphibious: LCM (object name)
ships, United States naval - amphibious: LCP[R] (object name)
ships, United States naval - amphibious: LCV (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 3
Footage: 2365 ft; Running time: 26 mins
Notes: Production company: made by Audio Productions under the supervision of the Bureau of Aeronautics.