Accession Number : AD0164933

Title :   Salvage Pontoon.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Odum,William T. ; Elkins,James H. ; Coggins,Thomas M.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The patent relates to a salvage pontoon characterized by flat suction coupling plates, object attaching arms having explosive driven studs, and a cryogenic gas supply. A ballast arrangement is disclosed to permit raising of the object and attached pontoon in controlled increments.

Descriptors :   *Underwater objects, *Salvage, *Pontoons, *Patents, Ballast tanks, Gas cylinders, Recovery

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE