JW Automarine played a major part in the successful salvage
of the last Wellington bomber (Arthur Robert #N2980) to see
active service in World War II. A large aluminium frame with
JW Automarine Totally Enclosed Lift Bags attached was lowered
to within four meters of the bomber.
The frame was attached to strong lifting points
on the bomber's wings and fuselage so that lifting could commence.
JW Automarine employed the use of Parachute style Lifting Bags
and proceeded to lift the bomber in ten meter stage lifts to
ensure stability. The bomber, suspended just twelve meters below
the waters surface, was towed for six hours, 1.5 miles into
shallow water using more of JW Automarine's Totally Enclosed
Lifting Bags. The final and the most dramatic lift by JW Automarine
involved inflating more air into the bags currently holding
the plane in position below to bring it to the surface. The
bomber registered a massive fourteen tonnes on the crane that
hoisted it from the loch.
The Tail section of the bomber was successfully retrieved a
few days later using JW Automarine's Totally Enclosed Lifting
used: A combination of JW Automarine's
Totally Enclosed and Parachute Style Lifting Bags.
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Application type: Wreck Salvage
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