Accession Number : ADD015970

Title :   Inflatable Undersea Vehicle System of Special Utility as a Daughter Vessel to a Mother Vessel.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Jul 92, patented 17 Aug 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Nadolink, Richard H

Report Date : 17 Aug 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The submersible vehicle system of tile present invention comprises a unitary undersea vehicle composed of a rigid hull submersible mated to an inflated auxiliary submersible. Both the rigid bull submersible and the auxiliary submersible may be initially stored aboard a mother vessel. The auxiliary submersible is provided with one or more compartments for storing fuel and/or ballast, either positive or negative.

Descriptors :   *SUBMERSIBLES, *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, AUXILIARY, BALLAST, COMPARTMENTS, FUELS, INVENTIONS, TILES, VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE