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