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Manned Submersibles

Busby, R. Frank

Published by Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, [Washington], 1976
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xii, 764 p. 27 cm. Illustrations. Index. Addendum. Terminology and Units; Glossary of Acronyns and Terms. Corporate Index. Subject Index. "Because of escalating interest in what is required to accomplish useful work in the ocean environment, questions are being asked about manned submersibles: How do they work? Are there laws that govern their construction and employment? What are they capable of doing? If they are involved in an emergency, what can be done to assist them? What are their limitations? (The Author) has compiled an extensive review of the development and operation of manned submersibles, providing the marine scientist, engineer and surveyor.as well as the uninitiated explorer of the ocean depths.with many answers to questions about these unique vehicles. "-Rear Admiral J. Edward Snyder, USN-Oceanographer of the Navy. Chapters include: Design and Operational Considerations; Contemporary Submersible Development; Manner Submersibles 1948-1974; Pressure Hulls and Exostructures; Ballasting and Trim Systems; Power and its Distribution; Maneuverability and Control; Life Support and Habitability; Operational Equipment, Navigation, Manipulators; Scientific and Work Equipment; Sea and Shore Support; Certification, Classifcation, Requirements; Emergency Devices and Procedures; Emergency Incidents and the Potential for Rescue. Foreword by Rear Admiral J. Edward Snyder. Dedicated to Robert Palmer Bradley. The majority of illustrations were reproduced from various transactions of the Marine Technology Society's annual meetings. The photographs which appear with NAVOCEANO credits were taken by members of its Deep Vehicles Branch. Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by author. Author's enscription on title page [signed copies are very scarce.]. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Bookseller Inventory # 62784

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Title: Manned Submersibles

Publisher: Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, [Washington]

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Presumed first edition/first printing.

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