1965-02-01

The “Aluminaut”-A Deep Submergence Vessel 650661

The launching of the “Aluminaut” in September, 1964, and its subsequent sea trials are proving that by combining the most advanced knowledge of several engineering disciplines and the skill of a group of metal fabricators a “Scientific First” of great importance can be created.
While the “Aluminaut” is not a “scientific breakthrough” in the customary sense, the “state of the art” in metal forming, electronic engineering, and submarine building has been advanced. The result is a well-equipped scientific laboratory capable of working 15,000 ft under the sea for extended periods of time and with excellent maneuverability.

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