Accession Number:

AD0411460

Title:

GAS-EJECTED FLOAT AND RECOVERY SYSTEM

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The retrieval of negatively buoyant exercise tor pedoes from the ocean floor after searun tests is essential to the antisubmarine-warfare effort. A simple, self-contained nonelectrical recovery system carried in the torpedo exercise head is described. It includes a gas-ejected float that has surfaced from varying depths to 2,600 feet, bringing up a connecting nylon line and two marker balloons. Electrolytic corrosion of a magnesium-alloy disk provides the timing from launching to positive ejection. The accessories for recovery include the Retriever Mk 1 Mod 0 and a torque-limiting winch.

Subject Categories:

  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE