First commercially built submersible in the USA
Last updated: September 13, 2017 at 4:52 am
The Asherah, capable of reaching a depth of 183 m (600 ft) and a speed of four knots, was launched about one month before Alvin in May 1964. It was designed and built by Electric Boat for then graduate student and underwater archaeologist George Bass.
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.