Accession Number : ADD014821

Title :   Submarine Torpedo Tube Shutterway Launch Mode Adapter.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 15 Aug 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Moody, Paul

Report Date : 15 Aug 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This patent application discloses a three-position submarine torpedo tube shutterway that adapts to one of: the swimout launch, the ejection launch or the non-launch mode. The shutterway resides within a housing that is located between the muzzleward end of the torpedo tube and an opening in the submarine's hull. The shutterway rotates to accommodate any one of the three modes.

Descriptors :   ADAPTERS, EJECTION, LAUNCHING, PATENT APPLICATIONS, SUBMARINE HULLS, SUBMARINES, TORPEDO TUBES

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Torpedoes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE