Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jul 15 1967, Page 12

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - July 15, 1967, Tokyo, Japan Salvage lift Craft energie l and aus aver raise we ii Landing ship As their first exercise after reaching Subic Gerhard Funk third from left of the German Salvage company busier re Derei explains cradling techniques to hcu1 Navy photos and Story by jo1 Ely Orias the worlds two largest Salvage lift both commissioned in 1943 by a world War ii enemy and contracted 14 years later by the United nations to Clear the Suez canal of sunken have been acquired through absolute Sale by the the two German auxiliary lift energie ahlc1 and aus aver Are now at the Vaval base at Subic after haying performed extensive Salvage service throughout the european England and the Middle their arrival at Subic in towed by German tugs from added tons in lift strength to Subi based Harbor clearance unit ones hcu1 original lift in addition to their powerful Winch the Salvage Craft use buoyancy to Aid in when they weave a Cradle of three Inch steel cables under the wreck and work out a system of ballasting the sunken vessel and using the tides to help hoist the wreck a few feet at a Nav men Strain on 3inch cables As they Start an exercise German chief Engineer from Hamburg briefs Boilerman 1c Juan Ayala on Alc ballast tank lift Craft is de ballasted As Cradle of steel cables tightens to lift sunken Landing

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