Accession Number : ADD017744

Title :   Shutter Door Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Sep 94, patented 19 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Moody, Paul E

Report Date : 19 Sep 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A torpedo tube shutter door assembly includes a series of segmented, abutting panels constituting a shutter door for selectively blocking an elongate opening formed in an outer hull of a submarine. The panels are movable between a closed position in which the panels fair to the outer hull and block the opening, and an open position in which the panels slid ably move away from the opening along a longitudinal axis. Links connect the panels together and a guide mechanism guides the sliding movement of the panels between their closed and open positions. A drive actuates sliding movement of the panels between closed and open positions. (MM)

Descriptors :   *OPENING(PROCESS), *RELEASE MECHANISMS, *PATENTS, *TORPEDO TUBES, CLOSURES, ASSEMBLY, SUBMARINES, SUBMARINE HULLS, DOORS, SLIDING, OPENINGS

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Torpedoes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE