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Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Squalus and Diving Bell

In the background, the submarine on the bottom of the ocean with the diving bell in front
Description: Painting, Watercolor and Ink on Paper; by John Groth; 1966; Unframed Dimensions 28H X 38W
Accession #: 88-161-QY
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On the 4th rescue dive of the McCann diving bell, the steel wire used to raise the bell to the surface became fouled. The bell was lowered to the ocean floor and divers sent down in an unsuccessful attempt to unfoul the wire. The bell was subsequently raised through the manipulation of bouyancy in the ballast tanks, and manual hauling to the surface

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  • Boats-Ships--Submarine
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Wars & Conflicts
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