This daunting task proved too much for the commander alone, and the command was augmented with an additional officer to assume these responsibilities. ... Power to operate the railway cradle came from a manual block and tackle with the occasional assistance of a jeep. ... of repairs, so vessels would be beached and tidal action used to tilt the hull from one side to the other to perform maintenance.
|Title||:||The Brown Waters of Africa|
|Author||:||John P. Cann|