BARTON, Jr., Frederick Otis

USA (1899-1992)

Last updated: February 19, 2017 at 22:23 pm

Co-creator of the Bathysphere, a round steel craft with several windows that is lowered by cable into the sea, with Dr. William Beebe; dove to the record depth of 923 m (3,028 ft) off the coast of Bermuda in 1932; reached depth of 1,372 m (4,500 ft) in 1949 aboard a modified version of the Bathysphere, the Benthoscope, which is still the deepest dive by a suspended submersible; actor (Titans of the Deep, 1938).

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