Accession Number : ADD018169
Title : Simulated Suspended Mine Retrieval System.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 20 May 96,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Stottlemyer, Thomas R
PDF Url : ADD018169
Report Date : 20 May 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 11
Abstract : A simulated suspended mine retrieval system is described. It snares a simulated suspended mine at sea that is comprised of an anchor, a buoy and a tether connecting the anchor and buoy. The retrieval system has a cable connected to a loop for snaring the simulated suspended mine. In operation the retrieval system is towed from a vessel and the loop passes over the mine and strikes the tether. When this happens the loop has a shackling arrangement that snares the tether and is of such a size that it cannot slip over the mine. This enables the simulated suspended mine to be hoisted upon the towing vessel.
Descriptors : *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *SUSPENSION DEVICES, *UNDERWATER MINES, SHIPS, LOOPS, BUOYS, ANCHORS(MARINE), TOWING VEHICLES, UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT
Subject Categories : Land Mine Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE