Accession Number:

AD0786626

Title:

Self-Righting Action of Coast Guard Experimental SR-1 Lifejacket Compared with Other Lifejackets

Descriptive Note:

Rept. no. 1

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD BALTIMORE MD FIELD TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1946-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The Coast Guard is developing a new lifejacket for use by Coast Guard personnel on surface vessels. It is designed especially to bring and held the wearers face clear of the water to permit breathing for survival when the wearer is unconscious or toe weak to assist himself. Lifejacket wearers were instructed to take a position face down in the water and assume complete relaxation as if unconscious. For the type of lifejackets tested. The percentage of trials on which the lifejacket successfully righted the wearer are summarized.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE