Accession Number : ADD000278

Title :   Motion Compensating Device for Surface Supported Underwater Structures.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Egeberg,Lansing E

Report Date : 30 Apr 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a stable platform for handling small submersibles and other underwater apparatus from the surface employing a self-reeling buoyant winch to isolate the platform from surface motion. A ballasting arrangement is controlled from the surface to recover the platform and its load without platform or vehicle manipulation. The deck recovery boom and winch arrangement permit the platform to be placed on the deck for on-and-off loading.

Descriptors :   *Ships, *Positioning devices(Machinery), *Patents, Buoys, Stabilized platforms, Winches, Booms(Equipment)

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE