Tag Archives: Submarines

OceanGate gets sub set for Salish Sea expedition

OceanGate had to put off its plan to send a new breed of submersible to the wreck of the Titanic this summer, but now it’s gearing up for an undersea adventure closer to home. The Everett, Wash.-based venture and its associated … Continue reading

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OceanGate sub hits Titanic depth of 4,000 meters

OceanGate successfully lowered its Titan submersible to a depth of 4,000 meters in waters off the coast of the Bahamas, during a series of uncrewed dives aimed at testing the integrity of the craft’s carbon-fiber hull. The Everett, Wash.-based team lowered the … Continue reading

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OceanGate reschedules Titanic sub trips for 2019

OceanGate is putting its underwater trips to the Titanic shipwreck on hold for a year, due to difficulties encountered during deep-water testing of its submersible in the Bahamas. The Titan sub’s first trips to the world’s most famous shipwreck had … Continue reading

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Shipwreck sleuths document WWI sub’s remains

Score another undersea revelation for the crew of the Petrel, a research vessel backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. This time it’s the AE1, Australia’s first submarine and the first Allied submarine loss of World War I. The AE1 was lost … Continue reading

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Titanic sub rises to the next level of testing

OceanGate has finished putting its Titan submersible through its first round of shallow-water tests in Puget Sound, and is packing it up for deep-water tests in the Bahamas. Then it’s off to the Titanic. The OceanGate team custom-designed the 22-foot-long craft to … Continue reading

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Spy targets cited in Russian consulate’s closure

Twenty-five years ago, the opening of Russia’s Seattle consulate was a symbol of the post-Cold War thaw, but now a chill in relations is causing its closure. It’s due to be shuttered on April 2 as part of the international response to this … Continue reading

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Titanic sub takes to the water with a new name

Don’t call it Cyclops 2: The five-person submersible built by Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate has been renamed Titan, befitting its role as a vehicle designed to get up close to the Titanic’s shipwreck. Today OceanGate announced that it has launched Titan for its … Continue reading

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