• Short Summary

    Frogmen at the Royal Naval Physiological Laboratory are tested in a deep dive simulator.

  • Description

    Alverstoke near Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    At the Royal Naval Physiological Laboratory's deep trial unit, we see frogmen of the Navy's Scientific Service going into a deep dive simulator. The compression chamber recreates the natural hazards the men will encounter in a real deep sea dive.

    Some men watch the frogmen at a control panel topped with four closed circuit television (CCTV) screens and test communications through a microphone. The pressure is raised and lowered in the chamber by the man at the control panel. After resurfacing, the two frogmen climb through a door into the decompression chamber and lie on beds with oxygen masks to reacclimatise before going back to the 'outside world'. A doctor enters this chamber to check the men.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    375.09
    Media URN:
    4090
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:10:00 / 01:44:50:00
    Canister:
    CP 608

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