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Submarine Torpedo Tube Shutterway Launch Mode Adapter.
Patent Application, Filed 15 Aug 90,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This patent application discloses a three-position submarine torpedo tube shutterway that adapts to one of the swimout launch, the ejection launch or the non-launch mode. The shutterway resides within a housing that is located between the muzzleward end of the torpedo tube and an opening in the submarines hull. The shutterway rotates to accommodate any one of the three modes.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE