Accession Number : ADD013329

Title :   Bow Dock.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Apr 80, patented 27 Jul 82,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stevens, Don L , Jr ; Brown, Steven L ; Malone, John A ; Knowles, Timothy A ; Webb, Thomas G

Report Date : 27 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A bow dock for use in a two-step docking method to allow the repair or replacement of a sonar-dome rubber window on a variety of classes of full draft vessels in harbors and other water of limited depth. The bow dock is provided with docking pedestals and alignment fenders which mate with docking brackets and fenders on the vessel to be docked. Each docking pedestal is provided with an electronic load cell to monitor the pedestal load during docking. The stern gate is fitted with an auxiliary gate and inserts designed to mate with the hull configuration of each vessel class. The stern gate is also provided with a slotted pivot hinge to facilitate sealing of the stern gate to the dock by hydrostatic pressure.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SHIP BOWS, ANTENNA PEDESTALS, AUXILIARY, DEPTH, DOCKING, DOCKS, GATES(CIRCUITS), HARBORS, HINGES, HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, LOAD CELLS, LOADING(ELECTRONICS), MOUNTING BRACKETS, PIVOTS, REPAIR, SHIP STERNS, SHIPS, SLOTS, WATER, DRYDOCKS, SONAR DOMES, MAINTENANCE, NAVAL VESSELS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE