Accession Number : ADD015334

Title :   Girth Hitching Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 Oct 90, patented 21 Jan 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Held, Jimmy L ; Tallerino, Charles E ; Reich, Ronald S

Report Date : 21 Jan 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A girth hitch is secured about an object by a girth hitching mechanism having a rotatable actuator gate which displaces a latch gate that has a parrot hook that loosely, supports a portion of a closed girth loop. A latch ring joined to the girth loop by a latch ring bite is engaged by the parrot hook when the latch gate and actuator gate are rotatably displaced as the object enters the throat of a fork which supports the latch gate, actuator gate and latch ring. After the parrot hook engages the latch ring and the latch gate is rotated in the opposite direction by the object to disengage the latch ring, the girth loop is pulled from its loose support on the parrot hook into a girth hitch configuration about the object to enable its recovery via an attached lift line.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, ACTUATORS, CONFIGURATIONS, HOOKS, LATCHES, RECOVERY

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE