Patent Number: 8,821,066

Title: Shock mitigating universal launch and recovery system

Abstract: A universal launch and recovery system that may be used to launch or recover/receive water vessels. The launch and recovery system including a deployable ramp having a shock mitigating arrangement, including bumpers, fenders and a bow stopping guard arranged to accommodate vessels of different geometries.

Inventors: Caccamo; Matthew P. (Virginia Beach, VA), Gaston; Gregory V. (Chesapeake, VA)

Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: B63C 3/02 (20060101); B63B 35/40 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018