1186-USS Dolphin Submarine – San Diego, CA

One November 24, 1968 the USS Dolphin dove to a depth of over 3,000 feet to become the world’s deepest diving submarine. Today the record still stands. The last of her kind, a diesel-electric submarine, was decommissioned in 2007 where she was configured to conduct deep water acoustic research, oceanic surveying, sensor trials, and engineering evaluations. She now resides at the San Diego Maritime Museum.

Dolphin1Official photo (stolen from the web)

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Dolphin3Parked next to the Berkeley at the San Diego Maritime Museum.

Dolphin4(Photo stolen from the web)

Dolphin5(Another stolen photo)

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XXX_3911Radio room.

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XXX_3914Some of the crazy plumbing and electrical work.

XXX_3915Control room.

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