Accession Number : ADD014567

Title :   Portable, Rapid Installable Dolphin System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 1 May 89, patented 28 Nov 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lin, Sheng S

Report Date : 28 Nov 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This patent discloses a portable rapidly installable dolphin system comprising a gravity base with a skirt which may be ballasted or deballasted at a site of interest. A pair of fenders are mounted vertically on a rectangular shaped plate which has a pair of legs connected in rotational engagement to the gravity base. The fenders function to transmit a moored vessel's load to the gravity base. Activating an air operated cylinder mounted within the gravity base will effectuate the movement of the plate's support structure so as to cause the plate to rise from a first position which is parallel to and above the gravity base to a second position which is perpendicular to and above the gravity base. Six propellant embedment anchors hold the dolphin in place. Keywords: Patents; Dolphins structures; Portable equipment; Ship moorings. (EDC)

Descriptors :   *DOLPHINS(STRUCTURES), *MOORING, *PATENTS, AIR, ANCHORS, BALLAST, BASES(STRUCTURES), BUFFERS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, EMBEDDING, GRAVITY, INSTALLATION, LEGS, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, PLATES, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, PROPELLANTS, SHIPS, SUPPORTS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE