Accession Number : AD0484549

Title :   DEEP SUBMERGENCE RESEARCH CONDUCTED DURING THE PERIOD 1 JANUARY THROUGH 31 DECEMBER 1965.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The Deep Submergence Research Program made progress during this period by demonstrating an operational deep diving (6000 ft) research submarine after an extensive testing period. The 96 ft long catamaran tender was completed and successfully used to support the diving operations and provided repair facilities for the submarine overseas. A major submarine modification program was carried out last winter at Otis AFB and completed at Cape Kennedy prior to shallow water testing. The catamaran was towed to Port Canaveral and there was outfitted for sea. Submarine launching and recovery procedures were worked out with a dummy ALVIN. The catamaran with ALVIN on board was towed to Coral Harbout, Bahamas, where 7500 ft unmanned and 6000 ft manned test dives wer conducted following shallower testing. Operations were then moved to Bermuda after a short stay in Port Canaveral for repairs. In Bermuda several deep dives were made prior to termination by worsening weather. Two shallow scientific dives in the Woods Hole area were made before weather cancelled plans to make a geologic dive into Hydrographers' Canyon. The submarine was then moved again to Otis AFB for annual inspection and minor repairs and modifications. The catamaran was placed in a Boston Shipyard for major modifications prior to deployment to the Bahamas in early 1966 for a scientific diving program. A summary of the dives is included and additional technical reports are referenced. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DEEP SUBMERGENCE, SUBMARINES), SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, CATAMARANS, OPERATION, LAUNCHING, BERMUDA, DIVING, MAINTENANCE, SUBMARINE PERSONNEL, RECOVERY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), TEST EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE