Accession Number : ADD012989

Title :   Apparatus for Attaching an Underwater Explosive Pad Eye.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hill,Terry E ; Riley,George R ; Linse,Vonne D ; Green,Sheryll C ; Tack,Paul G

Report Date : 12 Nov 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An apparatus for attaching a pad eye to an underwater ship includes explosives connected to the wings of the pad eye to explosively weld it to the hull of the ship. A water-tight housing holds the pad eye and allows gas to be introduced to drive away all water. Magnets hold the housing to the hull before detonation, a window in the top of the housing allows the diver to observe the entrance of the gas. (Patents)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *EXPLOSIVE WELDING, WATER, EXPLOSIVES, WINGS, DIVERS, MAGNETS, SHIPS, UNDERWATER, WATERTIGHTNESS, SHIP HULLS, ATTACHMENT, HOUSINGS, UNDERWATER TOOLS

Subject Categories : Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE