the equipment used in anchoring and in mooring with anchors
what equipment is identified as ground tackle?
anchors, anchor chain, wire rope, synthetic line, or a combination of these materials, when used with anchors; and appendages consisting of connecting shackles or links, detachable links and end links, bending shackles, mooring swivels, anchor buoys, etc...
what are the 5 groups of anchors used in the Navy today?
2)lightweight-type anchors (LWT)
3)two-fluke balanced-fluke anchors
4)navy-type stock anchors
why were the stockless anchors adopted by the navy?
because they are easy to stow
what are the 3 designs of stockless anchors in use on naval ships?
3)the Mark 2 (MK 2)
which type of stockless anchors has the greatest holding power?
the MK 2 with its long flukes, but it made only in 60,000 lb size for use aboard aircraft carriers