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