On Wednesday, April 10, 1996, I was lucky enough to participate in an all day dive to the bottom of the sea on the Navy's nuclear research submarine, the NR-1. Along with me on the dive was Jonathan Howland of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Below are links to a detailed account of the dive which is illustrated with photographs taken by a remarkable digital camera and features sounds actually recorded during the dive. In addition to showing you some of the features of this incredible submarine, I hope to give you a glimpse of what life is like for the crew members of the "world's finest deep submersible".
The story is divided into five parts:
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Gene Carl Feldman
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Revised: 19 April 1996