Capt R. S. Crenshaw, Jr., USN, Naval Shiphandling, US Naval Institute, 1960


Solution (Figure 145)

As the LST approaches the harbor, both her LCVPs are lowered to act as tugs. The approach up the channel is made at 6 knots to insure good control, and, as the ship turns into the harbor, the stern anchor is dropped in midchannel about 700 feet from the intended berth. As the ship moves into the restricted part of the harbor, the two LCVPs are placed on the Port bow to push the bow to Starboard. As the ship comes abreast the sea wall, she is inclined to the wind by a combination of the engines, rudders, and the boats working on the Port bow. As soon as possible, the Starboard bow line is passed to the sea wall, and the bow is worked gently in to the sea wall by the combination of the bow line and the boats. Once the bow has been secured, the ship can be brought perpendicular to the sea wall by adjusting the stern anchor cable.