Accession Number : ADD000174

Title :   Force Balance Pressure Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Plice,William A

Report Date : 05 Feb 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This invention relates to a force balancing system for determining the mooring depth of an anchored mine. More specifically, the present invention provides means to automatically cause a positively buoyant mine to float at a predetermined depth no matter what the overall depth of the water may be, provided there is sufficient mooring cable to reach from the bottom to the predetermined depth of submersion of the mine.

Descriptors :   *Moored mines, *Buoyancy, *Patents, Naval mines, Mooring, Mechanical cables, Balance

Subject Categories : Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE