Accession Number : ADD001321

Title :   Mechanical Retriever.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Rosenberg,Edgar N ; Moran,Stephen F

Report Date : 10 Dec 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to an apparatus for attaching a hoisting cable to a sunken vessel. It is configured to be pulled-down onto a cone-shaped line anchor. The device is pulled down onto the line anchor when the hoisting cable and marker-buoy line are drawn in opposite directions by a pair of surface ships. Having the ships draw the hoisting cable and the marker buoy line in opposite directions prevents the cable and line from becoming entangled to allow connection to the sunken vessel and to reduce the hazard of inadvertently separating the more fragile marker-buoy line.

Descriptors :   *Underwater equipment, *Cables, *Positioning devices(Machinery), *Patents, Salvage, Hoists, Fastenings

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE