Accession Number : ADD010013

Title :   Buoy Anchoring System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Swenson,Richard C

Report Date : 27 Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A buoy anchoring system includes an anchor device in the form of a weighted cannister that pays out line from the center of a fixed, hollow-cored bale during free fall. The line is secured against further pay out after the device impacts the bottom by wrapping about a shaft that is driven upwardly within the bale by the impact. The shaft has a line engaging cross-bar at its upper end, and is held in an extended position prior to impact by a shear pin. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Mooring buoys, *Anchors(Marine), Mechanical cables, Release mechanisms, Automatic, Ocean bottom, Depth, Free dropping, Canisters, Cylindrical bodies, Weight

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE