Tail-first docking procedure for a large flying boat, United States. Martin XPB2M-1flying boat
United States USA Date:1946 Duration:5 min 11 sec Sound:Yes
A U.S. Navy film titled ‘Docking and Undocking Large Flying Boats’ giving details about large flying boats in United States. A Martin XPB2M-1flying boat in water moves towards U dock for docking. Animation gives top view of a flying boat docking. U-dock shows sanders of slip which protects hull of boat. Main docking line extends from end of the slip to the boat. Inner buoy lines extend to anchor buoys and the flying boat. Outer buoy lines extend from winches to boat. Member of the crew handles lines from bow of the flying boat. Dock crewmen in a boat moving around flying boat and connect buoy lines. Officer signals for docking from dock. Dock crewmen handling lines at winches. Flying boat moves in. Tail of flying boat enters slip. Dock crewman handle lines at bow of flying boat. Crewman hooks up flying boat. Crewman releases the hook during an undocking procedure .
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