Cranes

Aircraft salvage cranes - mobile cranes that provide support to ship’s crash and salvage team in the event of an aircraft or flight deck mechanical failure. Without a salvage crane, aircraft are not allowed to perform flight operations. The salvage crane is a rear-wheel drive tractor designed for towing aircraft weighing up to 100,000 pounds. The frame is a welded-steel one-piece unit with power assisted front wheel steering, power assist disc brakes, and a conventional 12-volt system with alternator to power lights, accessories, horn, ignition, and instruments. Front and rear tow couples and tie-downs are provided.






Sideport cranes - hydraulically driven telescoping booms rated at about 6,500 pounds, with a main purpose of loading stores when docked.










Pedestal Cargo Cranes - Pedestal mounted slewing cranes. Capable of handling loads weighing 5, 20, 30, and 60 or more tons. Handling of cargo and vehicles to the ship from dock, barge or lighter. Designed and outfitted with padeyes on the boom, used in the process of supplying fuel at sea to ships up to Destroyer size.









Payload/Bridge Cranes - Electrically powered, provide the capability to handle mission package payloads in the longitudinal, transverse, and vertical directions. Capable of hoisting up to 2,000 pounds and rated for shipboard operation through sea state 4. Longitudinal travel up to 10 feet per minute.





















Watercraft Launch and Recovery System (WLRS) - used to launch and retrieve watercraft, including 11 meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs), Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) and Remote Minehunting Vehicles (RMVs). WLRS is electro-hydraulically powered and controlled and provides the capability to translate loads in the longitudinal and vertical directions. This capability includes the ability to lift a watercraft off the mission bay deck, translate it through stern doors, and lower and launch the watercraft if the water, and recover.




Launch Recovery Handling and Stowage (LRHS) - Electrically powered, providing the capability to handle loads in the longitudinal, transverse, and vertical directions. Rated for a maximum lift of 12,400 kg under dynamic conditions imposed by ship motion. This system provides coverage in the two adjacent waterborne mission zone and reconfigurable space.









Slewing Arm Davit, or SLAD - designed for the launching, retrieving and stowage of Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs). It can also be used for retrieval of other objects from the water. Rated for a 5,700 pound load, it is designed to handle both single and double RHIB configurations.











Boat Handling Systems - provide for deployment and retrieval of 11 meter, non-cabin or cabintype Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs). The boat handling system is capable of launching and recovering an 11 meter RHIB in, up to and including Sea State 5 conditions with the ship at an adverse list of 10 degrees. It is also capable of boat launching and recovery with the ship underway up to 10 knots.