Explosive Anchor for Salvage Operations - Progress and Status
Technical note, Sep 1967-Jun 1970
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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An explosive anchor for salvage operations was designed, fabricated, and tested. The primary objective was to alleviate the critical problem of anchoring in coral seafloors but it also was desired to incorporate as broad a range of salvage anchoring capabilities into the new anchor as possible. The prototype is 12 feet high, has a 10-foot circular base and weighs about 6 tons. It functioned in coral and developed a holding capacity greater than 150,000 pounds. It also demonstrated potential for service in other seafloors and over a wider range of operational conditions.
- Marine Engineering