Accession Number : ADD017731

Title :   Apparatus for the Storage of Cylindrical Objects.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 Jun 94, patented 29 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Moody, Paul E

Report Date : 29 Aug 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A support system for submarine weapons. Fore and aft support structures include a plurality of vertically oriented channels spaced to engage rollers on the ends of the saddles that engage and support a weapon on diametrically opposed sides of the weapon. Locking structures position the ends of the saddle in the supporting structure. A crane mechanism can selectively engage the saddles and elevate the weapon into the crane for transport to a loading structure. Upon use of a column of weapons, the saddles can be stored horizontally allowing other operations in the storage space between the support structures. (MM)

Descriptors :   *WEAPONS, *SUPPORTS, *SUBMARINES, *PATENTS, *STORAGE RACKS, *LOCKING FASTENER DEVICES, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, ROLLERS, CRANES

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE