Inflatable Undersea Vehicle System of Special Utility as a Daughter Vessel to a Mother Vessel.
Patent, Filed 22 Jul 92, patented 17 Aug 93,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The submersible vehicle system of tile present invention comprises a unitary undersea vehicle composed of a rigid hull submersible mated to an inflated auxiliary submersible. Both the rigid bull submersible and the auxiliary submersible may be initially stored aboard a mother vessel. The auxiliary submersible is provided with one or more compartments for storing fuel andor ballast, either positive or negative.
- Submarine Engineering