Damage Control Shoring
Shoring for the 21st Century

The Next Evolution in Mechanical Damage Control Shoring

In 2015, Paratech released the first major change to mechanical damage control since German innovations 1940s. The Paratech design combines a host of innovations first created for the Urban Search and Rescue industry back in the 1990s. Throwing out the legacy pin system, Paratech created the threaded shaft and locking collar design in 1991. The locking collar innovation provides infinite adjustment and full surface contact between the two telescoping components of mechanical shoring, improving shore versatility and simplicity, and replaced the locking pin holes in the tubing of the previous era’s design with solid threaded shafts, vastly increasing shore strength.


The system is designed to be modular, separated into five component classes: shores, extensions, bases, braces and connectors. Each component class is cross compatible allowing wood shoring system levels of flexibility, but at much higher strengths and with less tooling all with virtually no pre-deployment measuring and calculation. The system was even designed to be compatible with wood strongbacks and bracing, using rubber pads to absorb flex in the hull as wooden shoring does. Paratech DCS provides superior axial compression strength and huge increases in side load strength over wood shoring. Mechanical damage control shoring has made significant strides since its introduction, with Paratech continuing to push its design into the 21st century.

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Damage Control Shoring

Technical Specs

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Damage Control Shore 03, 06, 10

The core component of the Paratech Damage Control Shoring system is the aluminum shore. The shore is composed of two telescopic components that extend and retract to a minimum and maximum length. The shores come in 3 sizes, 25” to 36” (64 cm to 91 cm), 47” to 73” (119 cm to 185 cm), 71” to 116” (180 cm to 295 cm).

  • Floating threaded shaft and locking collar design.
  • All components manufactured from hard coat anodized aluminum and corrosion resistant stainless steel.
  • Exterior coated in high visibility reflective paint impregnated with non-slip grit medium.
  • No solid pistons or gaskets restrict use of shore fully submerged
  • Able to apply up to 1.1 US ton (1 metric ton) of force to a hull breach using only a spanner wrench.
  • Able to lock closed with a simple quarter turn of the of shaft for storage and transport.


Damage Control Shoring
LENGTH Working Load Chart at Following Safety Factors
Feet (Meters) 2:1 lb. kg. 3:1 lb. kg. 4:1 lb. kg.
2 ft  (0.6m) 44,000 19,958 29,333 13,305 22,000 9,980
3 ft  (0.9m) 44,000 19,958 29,333 13,305 22,000 9,980
4 ft  (1.2m) 44,000 19,958 29,333 13,305 22,000 9,980
5 ft  (1.5m) 44,000 19,958 29,333 13,305 22,000 9,980
6 ft  (1.8m) 44,000 19,958 29,333 13,305 22,000 9,980
7 ft  (2.1m) 44,000 19,958 29,333 13,305 22,000 9,980
8 ft  (2.4m) 40,000 18,144 26,666 12,095 20,000 9,072
9 ft  (2.7m) 32,000 14,515 21,333 9,676 16,000 7,257
10 ft (3.0m) 24,000 10,886 16,000 7,257 12,000 5,443
11 ft (3.3m) 22,000 9,979 14,667 6,653 11,000 4,990
12 ft (3.6m) 20,000 9,072 13,333 6,047 10,000 4,536
13 ft (3.9m) 14,000 6,350 9,332 4,233 7,000 3,175
14 ft (4.2m) 12,000 5,443 8,000 3,629 6,000 2,722
15 ft (4.5m) 9,000 4,082 6,000 2,722 4,500 2,041
16 ft (4.8m) 6,000 2,722 4,000 1,814 3,000 1,361


Damage Control Brace

The Damage Control Brace resists both compression and tension forces, and is extended and retracted by turning the collar. The Damage Control Brace is designed purely for bracing between struts when used in conjunction with the clamp and clevis base.

  • All components manufactured from hard coat anodized aluminum and corrosion resistant stainless steel.
  • Exterior coated in high visibility reflective paint impregnated with non-slip grit medium.
  • No solid pistons or gaskets restrict use of shore fully submerged

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Damage Control Extensions 01, 02, 04

The Damage Control Extensions fit over the tube end of the Damage Control Shore, extending total length in discreet increments of 12″ (30,4 cm), 24″ (60,9 cm) or 48″ (121,9 cm).  The extension has full, flat, surface contact and full load transfer to the Damage Control Shore and lock into place with an integrated corrosion resistant spring loaded locking pin.

  • All components manufactured from hard coat anodized aluminum and corrosion resistant stainless steel.
  • Exterior coated in high visibility reflective paint impregnated with non-slip grit medium.
  • No solid pistons or gaskets restrict use of shore fully submerged

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