Accession Number : ADD001420

Title :   Subsurface Submersible Mating System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Wynn,John F , Jr ; Trowbridge,Clifford F

Report Date : 31 Dec 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This invention relates to a system for mating a submersible vehicle, such as the deep submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV) with a submersible carrier and locking the DSRV in place on the carrier. The mechanism, called a mating system, has two portions: a forward portion and a stern portion. The forward portion includes a means, such as a sonar buoy, for guiding the vehicle to it and a locking mechanism for locking the vehicle to the carrier. The stern portion of the carrier is designed to accommodate the stern of the DSRV and also includes a locking mechanism. The combination of the forward and stern portions of the carrier serve to deploy the DSRV, ensnare the DSRV upon its return to the carrier vessel, mate with the DSRV and then bring it down into a locked position on the carrier vessel ready for transport.

Descriptors :   *Deep submergence rescue vehicles, *Positioning devices(Machinery), *Patents, Sonobuoys, Locking fastener devices, Transport, Deployment, Shock absorbers

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE