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YCV - Open Lighter

YCV is a steel hull, open lighter, non-self-propelled, 200 foot long by 65 foot beam and is used for transporting aircraft. The craft is suitable for open sea tow. The craft is fitted with airplane securing fittings for lashing down the planes. The craft is equipped with towing pads forward and aft, a towing bridle and a portable davit for handling the bridle. The craft is divided into watertight tanks by transverse bulkheads and longitudinal bulkheads. Access to each tank is via a manhole on the main deck and the vertical ladder.


Hull Steel
Length, molded 200 ft
Breadth, molded 65 ft
Depth, molded (to main deck at side) 13 ft
Propulsion None


Towing bridle (1)

Towing bridle davit (1)

Hull - Access to each buoyancy tank is via bolted type manhole and vertical ladder. The craft is equipped with pipe fenders which are welded to the hull on each side of the craft. Draft marks are installed at each of the four side corners of the craft with 1/8" bead of weld.

Towing - One portable davit complete with fittings and tackle and capable of handling 2000 lbs manually is provided to handle towing bridle. Recessed davit sockets are provided at each ends of vessel for supporting davit. Towing pads are provided at each end of the vessel to suit towing bridle.

Bridle and davit are stowed on the main deck.

Bitts and Cleats - Craft is equipped with 10" double barrel bitts and cleats with 2" horn size.

Fenders - Pipe fenders are welded to side of craft.

Airplane Securing Fittings - Recessed type airplane securing fittings are provided on the main deck for securing airplanes carried aboard.

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