Accession Number : ADD008074

Title :   Case Mounted Mooring System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Peregrim,Frank ; Johnson,James B ; Winkler,Gerhard B

Report Date : 26 Nov 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A system is disclosed 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, together with an attached anchor, the anchor and case separate to the extent of a resilient line as they descend through the water. When the case passes through a first preselected depth the resilient line is released from the case, thereby permitting a mooring line, which is connected in series between the resilient line and the case, to payout. As the mooring line unwinds the anchor descends to the ocean floor while the buoyant case ascends toward the surface. When the case ascends through a second preselected depth, a brake assembly is activated to stop the payout of the mooring line. After the case has been positioned at the second depth, a locking assembly fixes the position of the case at the mooring depth.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Mooring, Depth control, Anchors(Marine), Underwater objects, Containers, Buoyancy, Naval mines, Braking, Explosive bolts, Mechanical cables, Cable reels

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE