IN-SERVICE TEST OF THE STATO MOORING ANCHOR.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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The STATO mooring anchor was designed to be used in a permanent type mooring i.e., where the bottom soil characteristics can be determined in advance of the anchorage installation. In-service tests were requested by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to determine any adverse operational characteristics which might become apparent through varying or continuous operational usage. Equivalent holding power STATO anchors were substituted for existing standard anchors already attached to two of the mooring assemblies in San Diego Bay. Substitution of the anchors was made at two mooring sites of different capacities in the Navy Harbor Complex during the regular Public Works Center inspection of moorings. This report describes the fabrication and installation of the anchors. Upon completion of one years operation, the anchors will be removed from the water, evaluated and the results reported. Author
- Marine Engineering