Accession Number:

ADD018826

Title:

Simulated Suspended Mine Retrieval System

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 20 May 96, patented 18 Nov 97

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-11-18

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Underwater Ordnance
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE