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Sea Cliff

 

A town in Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.

 

(Research submersible: t. 21; l. 26'; s. 2.5 k.; cpl. 2; max. operating depth 5,280' + )

 

AUTEC I, a research submersible built by the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Conn., was renamed Sea Cliff on 3 December 1968; launched on 11 December 1968; sponsored by Mrs. Thomas B. Owen; and accepted by the Navy on 25 September 1970.

 

In November, Sea Cliff was assigned to Submarine Development Group One, San Diego, where, accompanied by a mother ship, Maxine D, she has performed research work into 1974. She has a submerged endurance of eight hours, a life support of 100 man hours, and a payload of 1,200 pounds.