Accession Number : ADD001179

Title :   Launching Means for Surface Effect Ships.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ford,Alan G

Report Date : 05 Dec 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The patent application relates to a launching and recovering means for surface effect ships comprising an elevated ramp which extends into the water, and which is designed to be straddled by the surface effect ship. The width of the ramp matches the inside width of the contained pressure section of the surface effect ship; hydralic jacks or other extensible members support the surface effect ship at the upper end of the ramp.

Descriptors :   *Surface effect ships, *Launching, *Recovery, Patents, Ramps, Hydraulic jacks

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE