Accession Number : AD0782503

Title :   Development of the CEL Salvage Remote Assist and Lift Device.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bayles,J.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The report discusses the need for and development of a diver's lift assist device as a part of the Navy's salvage forces program. The device discussed in this report combines the best features of the Hunley-Wischhoefer Remote Recovery System and the family of commercially available diver's lift assist devices. Features of the unit include buoyancy variability, inflatability, messenger capability, and reliability. It is designed to be simple, safe, and economical. A water brake designed for the device proved quite effective as a safety feature in slowing the rate of ascent through the water column. The assembly was successfully tested in the laboratory and at sea and has been forwarded to the Harbor Clearance Unit in Hawaii for in-service evaluation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Salvage, *Underwater equipment, Inflatable structures, Buoyancy, Water brakes, Divers, Underwater trajectories

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE