Photo #: NH 97877
USNS Josiah Willard Gibbs (T-AGOR-1)
Dr. H. B. Stewart of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, on the left, viewing the tractor winch component of the ship's deep-sea winch during installation in around late 1959.
Note the numerous turns of the wire around the two drums of this winch that were necessary to give the device enough traction to handle its designed 40,000 pound load.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph, from the Military Sealift Command Collection.
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24 February 2002