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APPENDIX E

FORMAT OF GEOGRAPHICAL ANNEX

NATURAL PHENOMENA

  • Climate.

  • Weather: seasonal expectancy and extreme conditions; effects of weather on ships, craft, and working conditions.

  • Winds: prevailing and extreme.

  • Tide tables.

  • Tables of daylight, moonlight, and darkness.

  • Star charts.

SHORELINE OTHER THAN BEACHES

  • General characteristics.

ANCHORAGES

  • Characteristics of sheltered anchorages for small craft and of adjacent beaches suitable for boat maintenance and bivouacs.

EXISTING PORTS

  • Evaluation of wharves, docks, unloading facilities, covered and uncovered storage, repair facilities, and routes.

  • Availability of native labor.

UNDERDEVELOPED HARBORS

  • Potential capacity and facilities when developed.

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

  • Actual or potential supply of gravel, timber, and other construction materials.

EXISTING ROADS AND RAILROADS

  • Net characteristics.

  • Railroad facilities immediately or potentially available.

LANDING BEACHES

  • Include for each beach--

      - Exact location.

      - Portions with clear approaches.

      - Bars, reefs, and other obstacles (natural or constructed by the enemy).

      - Gradient of underwater approaches and its effect on the beaching of landing ships and craft.

      - Effect of tides on the width of the beach.

      - Nature of bottom immediately off the beach.

      - Surf.

      - Currents near shore.

      - Physical consistency of the beach; its effect on the movement of personnel and vehicles.

      - Width at all tides.

      - Terrain behind the beach including consistency of the ground, effect on movement, cover, swamps, and bogs.

      - Exits, existing and potential.

      - Water supply.

      - Terrestrial observations over beaches.



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