Torpedo Tube Hull Liner Cluster and Method for Making Same.
Patent application, filed 3 Sep 92, patented 13 Jul 93,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A densely packaged torpedo tube hull liner cluster for use in a pressure hull of a submarine, the cluster comprising a rigid 1-beam having first and second flanges interconnected by a web portion, and having an end block fixed to either end of the beam. The flanges and the end blocks are provided with oppositely disposed seats of respective first and second radii therein. A first torpedo tube liner having a radius substantially equal to the first radius is fixed to the beam flanges and end blocks in a first of the seats, and a second torpedo tube liner having a radius substantially equal to the second radius is fixed to the beam flanges and end blocks in a second of the seats. The beam is disposed between the first and second liners and is adapted for attachment to a submarine pressure hull in an opening therein adapted to receive the beam and liners. Further contemplated, is a method for making the cluster of beam and liners and fixing the cluster to the submarine pressure hull
- Submarine Engineering