Simulated Suspended Mine Retrieval System.
Patent Application, filed 20 May 96,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A simulated suspended mine retrieval system is described. It snares a simulated suspended mine at sea that is comprised of an anchor, a buoy and a tether connecting the anchor and buoy. The retrieval system has a cable connected to a loop for snaring the simulated suspended mine. In operation the retrieval system is towed from a vessel and the loop passes over the mine and strikes the tether. When this happens the loop has a shackling arrangement that snares the tether and is of such a size that it cannot slip over the mine. This enables the simulated suspended mine to be hoisted upon the towing vessel.
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