Accession Number : ADD004261

Title :   Method of Assembling a Glass Spherical Segment Viewing Port to a Submarine Vessel.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Horn,George M

Report Date : 30 Dec 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An improved window viewing construction for viewing submersible vehicles and a method of manufacture thereof is described in which a hemispherical glass dome is fitted to a metallic mounting ring which is held in a horizontal position during manufacture to simulate the final installed position thereof. A method of preloading the dome and mounting ring construction by using metal bands which remain on the assembly to further compressionally load the assembly in its operational environment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Submersibles, *Windows, *Fabrication, *Watertight fittings, Ports(Openings), Joints, Mounting brackets, Assembly

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE