An explosive anchor for salvage operations was designed, fabricated, and tested. The primary objective was to alleviate the critical problem of anchoring in coral seafloors but it also was desired to incorporate as broad a range of salvage anchoring capabilities into the new anchor as possible. The prototype is 12 feet high, has a 10-foot circular base and weighs about 6 tons. It functioned in coral and developed a holding capacity greater than 150,000 pounds. It also demonstrated potential for service in other seafloors and over a wider range of operational conditions. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Port Hueneme, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, J E
  • Publication Date: 1971-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCEL-TN-1186 Tech Note
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM