Photographs taken by Conrad, Lamont Laboratory's research ship, on 14 June 1963 in the USS Thresher search area. An air bottle similar to that carried aboard Navy ships. The diagonal lines and the ball in the center of the picture is part of the lighting system for the underwater camera. The original view, from whose caption the quoted text is taken, was released on 19 June 1963. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.