Jackstay Transfer

Here are several examples of ships engaged in a jackstay transfer. One line which was kept as taut as possible by a group of seamen on each ship while the other line attached to the chair was pulled back and forth delivering a person or a piece of equipment from one ship to the other.


The seat uses during a jackstay transfer



River Class Frigate HMCS Montreal on the left with another Canadian ship (From the 1940's)

HMCS Annapolis on the right with unidentified DDE on the right

HMCS Mackenzie on the left and an unidentified Canadian DDE on the right


Transfer carried out between two Royal Australian Navy ships

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