Accession Number : ADD016243

Title :   Underwater Delivery System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 29 Dec 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Godfrey, Daniel M ; Chester, Mark

Report Date : 29 Dec 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Apparatus for launching a device from a vessel includes a launcher having a pair of launch bay doors retractable within a launch bay, and first and second connection mechanisms for holding first and second ends of the device. 'The connection mechanisms extend the device partially out of the launch bay simultaneous with the retraction of the bay doors into the launch bay. The first connection mechanism releases the first end of the device while the second connection mechanism rotatably holds the second end of the device. This allows the device to rotate away from the launch bay until a preset position is reached at which point the second end of the device separates from the second connection mechanism allowing the device to move away from, the launcher.

Descriptors :   *LAUNCHERS, *SUBMARINE EQUIPMENT, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, BAYS, DOORS, LAUNCHING, RELEASE, RETRACTABLE, BOMB BAY DOORS

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE