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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

February 2nd, 2006, 2:47 am #1

What is a PLIMSOLL LINE?

(I don't ever remember seeing one on an LST....)
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Joined: December 9th, 2004, 6:55 am

February 2nd, 2006, 3:39 am #2

I bet there isn't a line on the 325 because perhaps they did some serious overloading during the war?
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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 10:55 pm

February 3rd, 2006, 12:05 am #3

Chris, Maybe you should have some T-Shirts made up with Plimsoll Lines so we can tell how much "ABUSE" we an heap on you before you sink!

Is that Golf cart air conditioned?

HAVE A NICE DAY!
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Joined: June 11th, 2004, 11:46 pm

February 3rd, 2006, 12:36 am #4

What is a PLIMSOLL LINE?

(I don't ever remember seeing one on an LST....)
I don't believe I have ever seen a plimsoll mark on any USN ship. Bob528
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Joined: January 17th, 2006, 3:42 am

February 3rd, 2006, 1:12 am #5

What is a PLIMSOLL LINE?

(I don't ever remember seeing one on an LST....)
A ship will float at different levels depending on the warmth,and/or consisty of the water.

If a ship were loaded to capacity in say, Iceland, at a saltwater port and sailed to a fresh water port in the tropics, there would be a danger of it riding too low in the water at it's destination and the risk of sinking.

The Plimsoll line actually consists of several horizontal lines meant to be used as a load guide when changing water consistency in travel is anticipated. (salt water to clear. clear water to salt)

The LST 325 has no Plimsoll lines.


Larry


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Joined: January 17th, 2006, 3:42 am

February 3rd, 2006, 1:17 am #6

Chris, Maybe you should have some T-Shirts made up with Plimsoll Lines so we can tell how much "ABUSE" we an heap on you before you sink!

Is that Golf cart air conditioned?

HAVE A NICE DAY!
Chris already had that idea. He mentioned it to me last Sunday, right after his nap.

I am glad he said something as he was going to have vertical lines silk screened on the shirts.

Larry




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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 10:55 pm

February 3rd, 2006, 1:24 am #7

Wouldn't that give him away when he is NAPing?
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Joined: January 17th, 2006, 3:42 am

February 3rd, 2006, 2:52 am #8

Not really considering if he were trying to stay afloat with vertical lines.



Larry


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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 10:55 pm

February 3rd, 2006, 5:56 am #9

Maybe we should see if he Floats, or if he needs balast ( Chris, I know where the IHOP is). Larry, think we could get David Letterman to loan his "Will it Float" tank for testing? Need to know the specfic gravity of the river at Evansville also.
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

February 3rd, 2006, 11:52 am #10

What is a PLIMSOLL LINE?

(I don't ever remember seeing one on an LST....)
Corpsman forwarded this photo... from the September 2001 Progress Report.

Although LST 325 doesn't have Plimsol lines (I haven't seen any LST that does), it does have a series of lines that are used... for measurement of?

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