Accession Number:

AD0613330

Title:

FEASIBILITY STUDY OF FLOTATION OF SUNKEN VESSELS BY INJECTION OF FOAMED FLOTATION MATERIAL.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

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Report Date:

1965-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

Continued laboratory experimentation under pressurized water and a test demonstration at the Experimental Diving Unit have resulted in the conclusion that technically and economically it is feasible to inject foamed flotation materials into sunken vessels to refloat them. A foamed salvage method is estimated to take less than one-tenth the time and cost less than one-half of a conventional salvage operation. Continued experimentation is necessary to fully develop the method and materials of foamed flotation. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE