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Title
Buoyancy Transport Vehicle, the undersea forklift
Creator
U.S. Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, Port Hueneme, California
Date Created and/or Issued
1968
Contributing Institution
UC San Diego, Library, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
California Revealed from University of California, San Diego, Library
Rights Information
Public domain. No restrictions on use.
Description
Components of the Navy's SeaLab III project was the development of underwater construction methods. This film presents the design and operations of the Buoyant Transport Vehicle, (BTV), a remotely operated underwater forklift vehicle developed by the Hawaii laboratory of the Naval Undersea Research and Development Center. BTV field testing including running an underwater course and payload handling was done off Anacapa Island by the U.S. Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, Port Hueneme, California. Next, the BTV was used in assembling the DIVERCON module in the DIVERCON BTV Exercise, saving one third of the underwater construction time over previous construction methods. Finally, the BTV was transferred to the Naval Undersea Center in San Diego for use as a range support vehicle.
Type
moving image
Format
Original
Color
Sound
16mm film
Extent
1 Reel of 1
Identifier
2000-06
cus_00005
Language
English
Relation
Lawrence W. Hallanger Films, 1968-1971
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/search?query=Lawrence W. Hallanger Films, 1968-1971;idT=34d2db82671a0f72c77355f33f34068d
Provenance
University of California, San Diego Libraries
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