FEASIBILITY STUDY OF THE OUTFITTING OF EXISTING U. S. NAVY VESSELS FOR DEEP OCEAN BOTTOM DRILLING TO 1000 FOOT WATER DEPTHS.
GLOBAL MARINE EXPLORATION CO LOS ANGELES CALIF
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This report investigates the feasibility of outfitting existing U. S. Navy vessels with portable drilling equipment to provide them with limited drilling capability. The feasibility of this undertaking is demonstrated and as a result, the Navy can, with a minimum of vessel alterations and the addition of portable equipment, avail themselves of an extremely versatile tool in the field of underwater construction. To achieve the results herein indicated as both practical and conveniently available, detail engineering and outfitting of a vessel should proceed without interruption if the advantages of this capability are to be realized. Author
- Marine Engineering