Accession Number : ADD004017

Title :   Marker Buoy Recovery Aid.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Faulstich,Albert J ; Johnson,James B ; Winkler,Gerhard B

Report Date : 25 Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A marker buoy, attachable to a submersible article by controllable explosive cutter, is provided with a buoyant housing having an interior chamber for storage of a coiled length of flexible cord connecting the buoy to the submersible article. The chamber is provided with vents to permit water flow therethrough. An element of buoyant material within the chamber helps to orient the top surface of the buoy in the upward direction. Release of the buoy by the explosive cutter permits it to float to the surface, with the flow of water through the chamber vents ensuring rapid ascent. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Buoys, *Cable cutting devices, Markers, Deployment, Salvage, Underwater objects, Recovery, Explosive actuators, Underwater objects, Position finding

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE