Accession Number : ADD007251

Title :   Mine Sweeping Means.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Weller,Royal ; Jones,Harry S

Report Date : 19 Feb 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In a mechanism for sweeping a pressure controlled mine arranged within a body of water comprising a plurality of water entraining devices, each of said devices comprising a pair of pressure plates, a plurality of bracing members for maintaining the pressure plates of each pair in predetermined fixed space relation with respect to each other, a plurality of flexible tension members interconnecting said pairs of pressure plates whereby the plates are adapted to cause the water entrained between said plates to be moved sufficiently to reduce the pressure of the water adjacent the mine to a predetermined value as the mechanism travels over the mine, and means of causing movement of said mechanism above the mine. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Minesweeping, Hydrostatic pressure, Naval mines, Pressure mines, Minesweepers, Towed bodies, Baffles

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE