Accession Number : ADD014392

Title :   Detachable Storage Tank for Hydrofoils.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 May 82, patented 22 May 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Meyer, John R , Jr

Report Date : 22 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An easily detachable storage tank for use with existing hydrofoil ships is connected to the ship by two struts with minimal modifications to the ship. The shipboard connections are such that the ship is also usuable without the storage tank. The tank may store fuel in a plurality of cells having a diaphragm separating the fuel from ballast seawater. Weapons may also be stored in the tank and fired directly from the tank. Keywords: Patents. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *HYDROFOIL CRAFT, *PATENTS, *STORAGE TANKS, BALLAST, FUELS, HYDROFOILS, MODIFICATION, SEA WATER, SHIPS, STRUTS, WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE