• Short Summary

    The star attraction at the Swiss National Exhibition at Lausanne on Lake Geneva will be Jacques Piccard's mesoscaphe "Auguste Piccard".

  • Description

    The star attraction at the Swiss National Exhibition at Lausanne on Lake Geneva will be Jacques Piccard's mesoscaphe "Auguste Piccard". Yesterday (Tuesday) the mesoscaphe - the world's first tourist submarine - named after Piccard's father, the distinguished Swiss pioneer of deep sea and atmospheric exploration, made its maiden dive in the waters of the lake off Lausanne.

    In all four dives were made in fairly shallow water to test the crafts balance and stability. The submarine is entirely electrically driven and when submerged will have a speed of five knots. The hull is 1 1/2 inches (3.7 cms) thick, and its vertical 'crushing depth' is about 4,000 feet. The maximum depth of Lake Geneva is about 1,000 feet. The "Auguste Piccard" has been entirely designed and built in Switzerland.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAS9DZMREGFLBJQ0SH6GTKR8ZF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAS9DZMREGFLBJQ0SH6GTKR8ZF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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