• Short Summary

    ON JULY 25 THE FRENCH NAVAL BATHYSCAPHE "ARCHIMEDE" LEFT JAPANESE PORT OF KUSHIRO ON THE ISLAND OF HOKKAIDO, FOR A SERIES OF DEEP DIVES INTO THE KURILE-KAMCHATKA TRENCH IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

  • Description

    ON JULY 25 THE FRENCH NAVAL BATHYSCAPHE "ARCHIMEDE" LEFT JAPANESE PORT OF KUSHIRO ON THE ISLAND OF HOKKAIDO, FOR A SERIES OF DEEP DIVES INTO THE KURILE-KAMCHATKA TRENCH IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN. SHE RETURNED TO PORT, AUG 5, WITH THE NEWS THAT HER CREW HAD REACHED A DEPTH OF 31,350 FEET, TO RECORD THE SECOND DEEPEST DIVE EVER.

    COMMANDER GEORGE HOUOT OF THE FRENCH NAVY PILOTED THE VESSEL ACCOMPANIED BY NAVAL ENGINEER PIERRE HENRI WILLM. DURING THEIR THREE HOURS AT THE BOTTOM THEY MADE NOTES AND TOOK PICTURES OF WHAT THEY SAW.

    COMMANDER HOUOT SAID THE OCEAN BED SEEMED TO BE SLIGHTLY INCLINED, AND WAS "VERY OOZY". HE ALSO NOTED THE PRESENCE OF WHAT HE CALLED FLAT WINGED SEA LIFE. WHILE ON THE BOTTOM THE BATHYSCAPHE WAS ABLE TO KEEP IN RADIO CONTACT WITH THE MOTHER SHIP "MARCEL LE BIHAN".

    MR. WILLM DESIGNED THE "ARCHIMEDE TO RESIST WATER PRESSURE UP TO A DEPTH OF 36,300 FEET. THE 70FT LONG VESSEL WEIGHS 65 TONS. THE DEEPEST DIVE EVER MADE WAS BY A UNITED STATES VESSEL "TRIESTE," WHICH WENT DOWN TO 35,800FT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1IYPEOEIDXO02FTQ8RHLEBIK9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1IYPEOEIDXO02FTQ8RHLEBIK9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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