Accession Number : ADD000013

Title :   Submersible Submersible Underway Docking Unit.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Seiple,Ronald L

Report Date : 11 Sep 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent relates to a docking system which employs a haul down winch to recover and secure a swimmer delivery vehicle to the deck of a large submarine. A buoyancy system is used to deploy a haul down line in a vertical position extending above the submarine vehicle. An acoustic pulse transmitter provides guidance signals to direct the small swimmer delivery submersible to a point of engagement with the haul down line. An attachment means is secured to the line and cooperates with a capture socket carried on the nose of the submersible vehicle. A line capture and guidance device is also mounted on the nose of the submersible swimmer delivery vehicle to assist in attaching the vehicle to the haul down line.

Descriptors :   *Submarines, *Underwater vehicles, *Docking, *Patents, Positioning devices(Machinery), Acoustic signals, Guidance, Winches

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE