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Barge, deck cargo

Barge, deck cargo, BC 231A.

The BC 231 transports containers, general cargo, and wheeled and tracked vehicles in harbors and IWWs. It is particularly suited for transporting tracked and wheeled vehicles. It is equipped with two skegs aft, thereby improving its towing capability by helping to keep it tracking on course. The BC 231 can be loaded aboard ships or towed overseas.

Characteristics and capabilities include:

  • Length overall: 120 feet.
  • Beam: 33 feet
  • Displacement (weight): 175 LTONs (light); 760 LTONs (loaded).
  • Cargo capacity: 585 LTONs.
  • Draft: 2.5 feet (light); 8 feet (loaded).

Barge, deck cargo, BC 7005.

The BC 7005 transports containers, general cargo, and wheeled and tracked vehicles in harbors and IWWs. Because of its flush deck without fore and aft sheer, it is particularly suited for transporting vehicles. The BC 7005 was built without skegs, making it easy to maneuver at port terminals where piers are in close proximity. The BC 7005 can be deck-loaded aboard ships or towed overseas.

Characteristics and capabilities include:

  • Length overall: 110 feet.
  • Beam: 32 feet.
  • Displacement (weight): 120 LTONs (light); 690 LTONs (loaded).
  • Cargo capacity: 570 LTONs.
  • Draft: 1.75 feet (light); 7.5 feet (loaded).



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