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Oceans: Alvin and Trieste

Oceans: Alvin and Trieste

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Proceedings, November 2012
Both are Navy-owned deep submersibles. One was retired in 1963, while the other is still active. But their histories are related.

The bathyscaph Trieste joined the U.S. Navy in 1958. Based at the Naval Electronics Laboratory (NEL) in San Diego, she was deployed to Guam for a series of deep dives in 1959–60 that included one to the deepest place in the ocean.

Trieste. US Navy photo

Trieste. US Navy photo

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