First aluminum submersible
Last updated: September 17, 2017 at 19:34 pm
1964 – The Aluminaut (16 m / 51 ft) was owned by Reynolds Metals and built by the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics. The Aluminaut recover the sunken Alvin submersible in 1969 and it helped recover a submerged atomic bomb off the coast of Spain in 1966. It is currently preserved as museum ship at the Science Museum of Virginia.
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