Accession Number : AD0164797

Title :   Disc Anchor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Diorio,Frank

Report Date : 03 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a disc type anchor for holding projectile emplaced marine mines. The disc anchor has a pair of flukes separated by an enlongated slot which rotatably holds therein a torque arm. The flukes lie in a plane directed opposite to each other and on opposite sides of the plane of the rear area of the disc. The torque arm is bimodal and is restrained from forming an angle with the disc plane of more than 150 degrees with either side of the disc. The bimodality of the disc anchor permits it to return to a flush digging alignment with a water bed whenever it has been upended.

Descriptors :   *Moored mines, *Anchors(Marine), *Patents, Structural members, Embedding, Shallow water

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE