Submarine support cradles

When the Australian Submarine Corporation’s (ASC) Collins Class submarines are removed from the water for maintenance or repairs, they need to be stored in a manner that allows them to be transported on land to the various workshops.

The solution is to place the submarines on a row of steel blocks or cradles that can then be lifted up and moved around by a special transporter vehicle.

Magryn & Associates designed several submarine-specific sets of cradles for the ASC, as well as cradles for more general keeled vessels at the Australian Maritime Complex’s Customer User Facility in Henderson, WA.