Accession Number : ADA185351

Title :   Single and Tandem Anchor Performance of the New Navy Mooring Anchor: The NAVMOOR Anchor.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 84-Dec 86,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Robert J

PDF Url : ADA185351

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : A new Navy mooring anchor (NAVMOOR), has been designed to satisfy a variety of Navy anchor applications. Various sizes of anchors have been designed, fabricated, and structurally and operationally proof-tested. This report describes the NAVMOOR Anchor, presents the results of prototype single and tandem anchor tests and sand and mud seafloors, provides anchor performance specifications, and presents Navy fleet mooring anchoring guidelines. The NAVMOOR Anchor was shown to be structurally and operationally superior to the Navy's STATO Anchor which in the past was the most effective general purpose anchor for Navy applications. The NAVMOOR Anchor was effective in dense sand and soft mud seafloors when used in single and tandem anchor leg configurations. Tandem anchor system holding capacity was shown to be at least twice the capacity of a single NAVMOOR Anchor. The Navy's fleet mooring requirements from class C (100-kip capacity) to class AA (500-kip capacity) can be satisfied with only two sizes of NAVMOOR Anchor, the 10,000-pound and 15,000-pound NAVMOOR, used in various single and tandem anchor leg configurations.

Descriptors :   *ANCHORS(STRUCTURAL), MOORING, FIELD TESTS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE