Accession Number : ADD014607

Title :   Barge Connector System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application Filed, 29 Dec 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Capron, Mark E

Report Date : 29 Dec 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A barge connecting system for connecting a first vessel to a second vessel comprising three spaced parallel rectangular shaped plates, the first plate of which is attached to the stern of a lead vessel, and the third plate of which abuts or may be attached to the bow of a following vessel. Bracing for the second and third plates is provided by plurality of diagonal wire cables each of which has one end connected to a corner of the first rectangular shaped plate and the opposite end connected to either a corner of the second rectangular shaped plate or a corner of the third rectangular shaped plate. Positioned vertically between the first and second plates are a first pair of pneumatic fenders which are rotably mounted on the first plate by wire cables. There is positioned horizontally between the second and third plates a second pair of pneumatic fenders which are mounted on third plate by wire cables. The fenders allow horizontal movement of the second and third plates with respect to the first plate and vertical movement of third plate with respect to the first and second plates. Patent applications. (SDW)

Descriptors :   BARGES, CABLES, CONNECTORS, HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION, JOINING, PATENT APPLICATIONS, PLATES, SHIP BOWS, SHIP STERNS, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, WIRE

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE