Accession Number : ADD001286

Title :   Explosive Device for Scuttling Ships.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Austin,Carl F ; Halsey,Carl C

Report Date : 01 Oct 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to an explosive device comprising a linear charge in the shape of a hollow square confined between a metallic liner and a frangible non-metallic housing which breaks into small, non-lethal parts when the device is exploded, and means for detonating the charge at diagonal corners of the square. The method involves affixing the device to the interior wall of a ships hull and detonating it.

Descriptors :   *Ships, *Sinking, *Explosive charges, *Patents, Shaped charges, Containers, Frangible, Fastenings

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE