Accession Number : ADD000279

Title :   Submersible Underwater Docking Concept.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Talkington,Howard R

Report Date : 30 Apr 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : According to the patent, a launch and recovery system for submersible vehicles operating from a surface support station includes a platform configured to pass through a well in the support station and descend below the surface of the water and is supported by four cables attached to the corners thereof. Provision is made for docking and launching the submersible vehicle on the lower surface of the platform. Hydraulic tensioning devices couple each of the supporting lines to the platform and, together with controllable louvers, isolate the launch and recovery platform from movements induced by the sea state acting upon the surface support station.

Descriptors :   *Underwater vehicles, *Docking, *Patents, Launching, Recovery, Hydraulic equipment, Positioning devices(Machinery)

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE