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1963 Press Photo Ocean Floor Missing Submarine Thresher

AdID: 533154

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRY71163

Source: Rogers


This is an original press photo. Ocean Floor Debris. The Defense Department released this photo today in Washington and said it was taken on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean--8,400 feet below the surface-in the area where the Nuclear Submarine Thresher sank last month. The Dept said some objects shown constitute debris but cautioned they are not conclusive evidence of the location of the missing submarine. The photo was taken last week by an underwater camera system operated by the Oceanographic Research Vessel Atlantis II. The captain explained that some of the round objects shown are sea urchins which range in size from four to twelve inches in diameter.Photo measures 8.25 x 10inches. Photo is dated 05-05-1963.