Accession Number : ADD000253

Title :   Underwater Torpedo Recovery Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Walden,Barrie B

Report Date : 16 Apr 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent relates to a device for retrieving torpedoes or other sunken cylindrical objects from a variety of bottom types and in a variety of attitudes. The retriever is operated by mechanical means only and comprises a pair of opposed jaws which are balanced so as to open automatically when unrestrained and to close about the object upon contact.

Descriptors :   *Underwater objects, *Clamps, *Patents, Manipulators, Mechanical components, Positioning devices(Machinery), Salvage, Cylindrical bodies

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE