Accession Number : ADD006920

Title :   Mooring System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tolliver,Daniel R ; Haug,W Gordon

Report Date : 21 Nov 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A system for mooring a buoyant case such as a marine mine or other marine device at a preselected depth below the surface of the water in which the case was launched. After the case has been launched, and made bottom contact, the mooring system utilizes a first piston assembly in conjunction with a corrodible pin to initiate mooring line payout from a buoyant case to an attached anchor. When the preselected mooring depth is reached, a second piston assembly terminates the mooring line payout and the ascent of the case, thereby resulting in mooring of the buoyant case at the preselected depth. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Mooring, *Mines(Ordnance), Mooring buoys, Moored mines, Anchors(Marine), Pins, Assembly, Cables, Depth

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE