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Manned Submersibles
USA: Office of the Oceanographer of the (U.S.) Navy. Hardcover. 764 pages. Subject index. List of acronyms. Profusely illustrated with black and white photos and line diagrams. "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. Average wear. Binding intact. Prior owner's name inside front board. A sound working copy of this excellent reference. . Good. 1976. Reprint.
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