Accession Number : ADD017477

Title :   Submersible Boat.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Jun 93, -patented 3 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wyman, David B ; Davis, Joann

Report Date : 03 Jan 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A submersible boat is provided which utilizes a planning boat hull with a sharp bow and blunt stern. The submersible boat performs as a planing boat until it nears the target location. Then, the boat submerges in order to avoid detection. After this vessel submerges, it travels with the blunt end forward and the sharp end aft. (MM)

Descriptors :   *BOATS, *PATENTS, *SUBMERSIBLES, FIBERGLASS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, AIR PRESSURE, SHIP HULLS, COUNTERMEASURES, FOAM, SHIP BOWS, SHIP STERNS, BALLAST TANKS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE