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Hughes Glomar

Society: ASMEEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1974Vessel no longer exists in original formWebsite: Hughes, Howard, Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co.
The Hughes Glomar Explorer was designed to complete the mission of lifting a 2,000-ton Soviet submarine 17,000 feet from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The Soviet Golf-II class submarine K-129 sank in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii in April 1968 and the recovery mission, the “Jennifer Project”, as it was termed, took place in July 1974.
Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEImage Caption: Hughes Glomar ExplorerEra_date_from: 1974
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