Bathyscaphe USS Trieste’s Record-Breaking Dive

On January 23, 1960, The bathyscaphe USS Trieste broke a depth record by descending to 35,797 feet (10,911 meters) in the Pacific Ocean. Trieste is a Swiss-designed, Italian-built deep-diving research bathyscaphe, which with its crew of two reached its record maximum depth in the deepest known part of the Earth’s oceans, the Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench near Guam in the Pacific. Jacques Piccard … Continue reading Bathyscaphe USS Trieste’s Record-Breaking Dive

USS Nautilus

On August 3, 1958, the world’s first operational nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus (SSN-571), became the first vessel to complete a submerged transit of the geographical North Pole. Sharing names with Captain Nemo’s fictional submarine in Jules Verne’s classic 1870 science fiction novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and named after another USS Nautilus (SS-168) that served with distinction in World War II, the … Continue reading USS Nautilus

Soviet Submarine S-56

S-56 was a Stalinets-class submarine of the Voyenno-morskoy flot SSSR (Военно-морской флот СССР), ‘Military Maritime Fleet of the USSR’)  — the naval arm of the Soviet Armed Forces — known as the Soviet Navy or the Red Fleet in English. She was laid down by Shipyard #194 in Leningrad on November 24, 1936, and then shipped in sections by rail to Vladivostok where it was reassembled … Continue reading Soviet Submarine S-56