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Soviet Submarine

Society: ASMEEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1974Vessel no longer exists in original formWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/water-transportation/-239-hughes-glomar-explorer-%281974%29Creator: 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.
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2006
Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEImage Caption: Hughes Glomar ExplorerEra_date_from: 1974
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