Accession Number : ADD008419

Title :   A Safety Mooring Line.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Swenson,Richard C

Report Date : 16 Mar 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This invention provides a safety mooring line which is restrained from snapping back when parting. A high strength, low-stretch line is braided or twisted in a helical path around a high-stretch safety line. The safety line serves to retain the ends of the high strength line should that line part. A load-bearing jacket braided or stranded into the rope and having a slightly fuzzy nap protects the rope, enhances wear and produces better rendering characteristics over bitts and capstans.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Mechanical cables, Ships, Mooring, Safety, Fracture(Mechanics), Backlash, Prevention, Nylon, Polyamide plastics, Braids, Synthetic fibers

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Plastics
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE