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Classification, handling



1. C. O, marking 1. C. O. class

AT. mine fuzes Blasting caps of all types; detonators; grenade fuzos, “Blasting caps".

(chemical), etc; detonating type; fuzes, anti-tank mine (chemical). "Blasting caps with
Blasting caps. Includes but is not limited to:

salety fuze." Detonators. Blasting caps.

“Boosters (exploBlasting caps with safety fuze.

sive)". Destructor, explosive, M10 and MK2 Mod 0.

“Detonating fuzes,
Detonating grenade fuzes.

Class A".
Detonators, all types.

"Electric blasting
Detonators, torpedo.

caps”. Electric blasting caps.

“Precussion caps". Fuzes, AT mine (chemical).

“Percussion luzes".
Percussion elements (Army).

“Time fuzes"
Primers, electric.
Priming assembly for demolition outfit MK104.

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The two primary hazards in MAGAZINE STOWAGE

the transportation of these "A", SPECIAL STOW devices are shock and in- AGÉ, OR PORTABLE volvement in fire.

MAGAZINE, WHICH A collateral hazard is the MAY BE STOWED IN

effect of the detonating of A HOLD OR ON DECK these articles upon other explosives or ammunition The location of magazines is stowed in proximity to restricted to a hold or comsuch articles.

partment in which no other All of this class ammunition explosives or ammunition

in a unit stowage may ex. (except Classes I, III, and plode at one time, but as VI) are stowed. the total amount of explo- Shall not be stowed within 8 sives involved is limited feet of the vessel's side except structural damage would blasting caps stowed in a not tend to be great.

portable magazine

“On Light missiles having lim. deck" need not meet this

ited range would be requirement. formed.

This class of ammunition shall

Ammunition of Class VIII constitutes & distinct

class of ammunition when not assembled in projectiles, bombs, or other ammunition.

These types of ammunition are loaded with explosives that are sensitive to shock. The handling and stowage provisions of these regulations give consideration to the probable effect accidental detonation of these devices may bave upon other am.

munition or explosives stowed within the vessel. 1. Handle by hand or mechanical means. 2. Do not drop, drag, tumble. walk or otherwise

subject packages to shock. 3. Gravity roller conveyors are not authorized. 4. Do not use chute in loading or unloading. 5. Trays with sideboards shall be used when load

ing by mechanical means. 6. Packages shall not be stacked on a tray to a

height above its sideboards. 7. Trays shall not be swung unnecessarily over open hatches or holds containing military explosives

or other dangerous articles. 8. Trays shall be hoisted and lowered carefully and

deposited without undue shock on a mattress or

other shock absorbing material. 9. Packages shall be stowed in the position indica.

ted by their markings. 10. The maximum permitted weight per draft when

handled by tray with sideboards shall not exceed

1,000 lbs. plus 10%. 11. Drafts consisting of one or more palletized units

shall not exceed 2,400 lbs. plus 10%. 12. Lifts of palletized units shall not be tiered except

not be overstowed with any

other cargo. For detail of stowage see

$ 146.29–93. For stowage with

other dangerous articles see $146.29-59.

when using a sling so designed as to prevent tho upper tier or tiers from shifting or falling from the draft. 13. A portable magazine in which this class of am. munition is stowed and hoisted on board a vessel

as a unit load shall not exceed 2,400 lbs. plus 10%. 14. The limiting weights noted above are for a 5

ton boom. See $ 146.29-41.

Classification, handling 1. C. C. marking L. C.C. class




Explosives in

bulk such as: Black powder. Propellant explo

sives for small. arms, etc.

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Black powder in bulk, ballistite for small-arms, propellant

explosives for small-arms, black blasting powder, flash powder and powder having similar hazard characteristics

to those named.
Includes but is not limited to:

Ballistite for small-arms.
Black blasting powder.
Black fuze powder.
Black pellet powder.
Black powder.
Black powder and magnesium mixtures.
Black powder, unglazed.
Black rifle pwoder.
Black shell powder,
Bull's eye powder #2
Cannon powder.
Charges. Lyle gun.
Charges, spotting, black powder, MIAI, M3, M4.
E. O. blank fire powder.
FF black powder.
Firecracker, M80.
FFFG black powder.
Flash cartridges over 72 grains.
Flash powder sheets inner unit over 2 ounces.
Flash reducer (black powder with potassium sulfate)
Flash sheets in bulk.
Flashlight powder in bulk.
High vel #65.
Igniter pads.
Igniter, rocket motor, Class A.
IMR #1185.
IMR #4166.
IMR 44676.
Low blasting explosives.
Pistol powder $5.
Propellant explosives (for small arms).
Pyrotechnic mixture, in escoss of 72 grains,
Rifle powder.
Boobytrap, flash, illuminating, whistling, in excess

of 72 grains,
Boobytrap, whistling, M114.
Gunflash, M110.
Projectile, air burst.

Projectile, ground burst M116.
Smoke puff charge.
Sodium nitrate black powder.

hexagonal black powder.
Sporting powder.
Sulfurless black powder.

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1. Handle by hand or mechanical means.

Do not drop, drag, tumble, walk or therwise subject packages to shock. 3.Packages shall be handled in such a manner as

to insure that no spark or friction will occur. 4. Observe packages or containers for evidence of

sifting or inability to retain contents and reject

any showing such signs. 5. In event a package is damaged and powder is

spilled, immediately stop operations and sweep

up any loose powder. 6. Remove damaged container and residue of

powder to a safe location. 7. Gravity roller conveyor not authorized. 8. Drums and kegs shall be stowed on end with

bungs up. Metal cans shall be stowed with filling openings up. Packages or containers shall be stowed in the position indicated by their

markings. 9. Cargo handling stevedore gear may be trays,

skipboards, pallets, or pieplates provided they are fitted with cargo nets or sideboards. Boxes or trays with fixed or removable sides are au.

thorized 10. Cargo nets without trays, skipboards, pallets,

or pieplates are not permitted. 11. The maximum permitted weight per draft when handled by tray, skipboard, pallet, or pieplate fitted with cargo net or sideboards shall not exceed 2,400 lbs. plus 10%. 12. Drafts consisting of one or more palletized

units shall not exceed 4,000 lbs. Plus 10%. 13. Lifts of palletized units shall not be tiered

except when using a sling so designed as to pre. vent th upper tie or tie

shifting or falling from the draft. 14. Tho limiting weights noted above are for

& 5-ton boom. See $ 146.29 41.


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High explosives High explosives in bulk, Items of high explosive such as "High explosives”... such as:

shaped charges for demolition or other pos and Demolition powder in bulk, possessing the characteristics of being

blocks, etc likely to detonate en masse. Dynamite. Includes but is not limited to: TNT.

Ammonium picrate.
Anchor charges.
A queous snakes
A. S. A. pellets.
Atlas amodyn.
Balls of cellulose nitrate.
Beehive charges.
Blasting gelatin.
British beebive.
C. E. pellet.
Charge, demolition, block.
Charge, demolition, chain.
Chlorate explosives, dry.
Chlorate propellants.
Clams, M3.
Composition "A," etc.
Composition "B" "B2," etc.
Composition "C" "02" etc.
Oratering charges.
Cyclonite, RDX.
Demolition blocks.
Depth bomb explosives.
Explosive “D." (Ammonium plcrate.)
Explosive gelatin.
808 plastic.
Gelatin dynamite.
General wade.
Hayrick charges.
Negative cotton.
Nitrocellulose, dry.
Nitroguanidine, dry
Nitrostarch, dry.
Nobel's ammonal (704B).
Nobel's explosives (808).
PEP 1, 2, and 3.
Picrates, dry.
Picric acid, dry or wet.
Plastic explosives.
PTX, 1 and 2.
Reddy Fox.
Seachest demolition blocks.
Shaped charges.
Snake demolition explosive charges.
Supplementary charges.
Torpex. .

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