Deepest escape w/Davis Submerged Escape Apparatus
Last updated: September 17, 2017 at 20:03 pm
52 m (170 ft) – John Capes (Leading Stoker), 31, was the sole survivor from the wreck of the submarine HMS Perseus (crew of 61) after it struck an Italian mine off Cephalonia, Greece, on December 6, 1941. The wreck was discovered with the rear escape hatch still open by Greek diver Kostas Thoctarides in 1997. Capes escaped using the Davis Submerged Escape Apparatus (DSEA), a closed circuit underwater breathing system.