• Short Summary

    THE "ALUMINAUT"--THE WORLD'S FIRST ALUMINUM SUBMARINE -- HAS MADE ITS FIRST TRIAL DIVES IN LONG ISLAND SOUND, CONNECTICUT, U.

  • Description

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    GV "ALUMINAUT" AT DOCK
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    MV "ALUMINAUT"
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    MV MEN ON SUBMARINE
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    GV SUBMARINE BEING TOWED OUT
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    SV SUBMARINE UNDERWAY
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    SV SUBMARINE BEGINS DIVE
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    SV TOWER GOING UNDER
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    GV SUBMARINE COMING UP
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    MV NAME OF SUBMARINE ON CONNING TOWER
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    SV SUBMARINE ON SURFACE
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    SV MEN IN TOWER WAVE
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    Background: THE "ALUMINAUT"--THE WORLD'S FIRST ALUMINUM SUBMARINE -- HAS MADE ITS FIRST TRIAL DIVES IN LONG ISLAND SOUND, CONNECTICUT, U.S.A., WHERE IT WAS BUILT.

    THE TEST DIVES WERE SHALLOW, BUT WHEN THE "ALUMINAUT" IS JUDGED TO BE READY, IT WILL CARRY THREE MEN DOWN TO 15,000 FOOT LEVEL, WHICH WILL ENABLE THEM TO STUDY AS MUCH AS 60 PER-CENT OF THE EARTH'S UNDERWATER SURFACE WHICH IS NOW LARGELY UNEXPLORED.

    THE "ALUMINAUT" WILL STAY SUBMERGED AS LONG AS 72 HOURS AND WILL BE ABLE TO RANGE AS FAR AS 80 MILES UNDERWATER AT A SPEED OF FOUR KNOTS.

    SPECIAL OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT INCLUDES UNDERWATER TELEVISION, SYSTEMS TO LIGHT THE DEPTHS, AND CLAIM AND SCOOPS TO RETRIEVE SAMPLES FROM THE OCEAN FLOOR.

    COMPARED TO TODAY'S NAVAL SUBMARINES, THE "ALUMINAUT" IS TINY. IT IS ONLY 50 FEET LONG AND DISPLACES 72 TONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABBI3H7G09E8UTBH9YTGZGMDR1
    Media URN:
    VLVABBI3H7G09E8UTBH9YTGZGMDR1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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