Accession Number:

ADD019312

Title:

Remotely Operated Lift System for Underwater Salvage.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 19 Jul 96, Patented 13 Oct 98

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-10-13

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The invention pertains to a system for retrieving undersea salvage items from a subsurface location. The system includes a flotation unit, winch, related remote control unit and a power supply mounted thereon, a winch, related remote control unit, and a power supply mounted on the support element. A cable or equivalent secured to the winch includes a retrieval harness or alternative means such as a shackle for securing the salvage item to the winch. A tether connects the system to a remote salvage tender on the surface. An adjustable and automatic stop is provided by the control unit to prevent certain types of salvage from rising beyond a desired depth or breaching the surface. Portions of the system used in magnetic mine retrieval are fabricated of non-magnetic material.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE