Sunday, January 29, 2012

Life Float

This is one of the life floats I saw during our visit to USS Lexington museum. (Corpus Christi, Texas)

"The life craft aboard a ship may consist of any or all of the following types: balsa wood floats, floater nets, and rubber CO2 inflated boats.
There are two wood floats, elliptical and rectangular. The elliptical type, though still aboard older vessels (1950), are being replace by the rectangular float seen here. The function of the float is to provide a support for survivors and their equipment. Paddles are provided to assist in getting away from the side. The abandon ship equipment and rations are lashed to the latticed platform in such a way that the lanyards are accessible from either side, making the float reversible. If the float lands in the water with the equipment on the underside, the lanyards can be unlashed  and the equipment hauled around. On Lexington's main deck  (HANGER DECK) is the equipment found inside the modern "PODS" which you can see attached to the gun tubs on the starboard side of the ship.
These tow particular life craft were props used in the filming of the movie Pearl Harbor on board Lexington."


Chubskulit Rose said...

Very informative sis.. Kumusta weekend nyo?

Jessica said...

that is a big life float Mommy Dhemz which is a saver just in case of emergency. Visiting from MYM, hope that you can return the visit too.

Vhen said...

nice post mommy! mostly dito naman makikita orange di ba hihihihi

happy MOnday!

hope to see you too, thanks!

Marites said...

it looks like a door but for sure, it's a great assurance while traveling on water. my MYM is up here.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Nice and looks comfy, Mommy Dhemz:)

Visiting for MYM! Hope you can stop by:)

w0rkingAth0mE said...

Need ito ng pnas ngayn mukhang maraming predictions about flooding eh :(

Mel Alarilla said...

Yes, life floats and other life saving floaters are part of the usual fixtures of all ships. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.