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USS Dolphin (AGSS-555)- San Diego, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 32° 43.264 W 117° 10.410
11S E 483741 N 3620378
Quick Description: This decommissioned submarine was the deepest diving sub and is part of San Diego's Maritime Museum. It is located on the waterfront on North Harbor Drive.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2009 12:36:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM7GW1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member C4A
Views: 11

Long Description:
This submarine was launched in 1968 and decommissioned in 2007. It was the deepest-diving submarine and was built at the Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine.

Wikipedia has a list of the sub's achievements:
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"In August 1969, Dolphin launched a torpedo from the deepest depth that one has ever been fired. Other examples of Dolphin's work include

first successful submarine-to-aircraft optical communications
development of a Laser Imaging system of photographic clarity
development of an Extreme Low Frequency (ELF) antenna for Ohio-class submarines
evaluation of various non-acoustic ASW techniques
evaluation of various low probability of interception active sonars
first submarine launch of a mobile submarine simulator (MOSS) system
first successful submarine test of BQS-15 sonar system
development of highly accurate (10 cm) towed body position monitoring system
development of a new Obstacle Avoidance Sonar system
development of a highly accurate target management system
evaluation of a possible "fifth force of nature"
first successful submarine-to-aircraft two-way laser communication
deepest submarine dive- more than 3,000 feet.[3]
Dolphin was overhauled in 1993.

In the late 1990s, Dolphin tested a new sonar system. As a result of Dolphin's efforts, this new system will now be retrofitted into the fleet."

Type of vessel: The Navy's only operational diesel-electric, deep-diving, research and development submarine. Laid down 11/9/1962. Launched 6/8/1968. Commissioned 8/17/1968. Decommissioned 1/15/2007.

Hours of use: From: 9:00 AM To: 8:00 PM

Admission? Cost?: Adults $14. Children $8.

Date: 01/15/2007

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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