Glomar Explorer

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Glomar Explorer, originally uploaded by Tom Ipri.

“In a covert CIA plan named the Jennifer Project, this ship was built at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Chester, in the early 1970s and played a key role in US cold war espionage. Its mission was to obtain intelligence by recovering a sunken Soviet submarine, three miles deep in the Pacific Ocean. Portions of the sub were raised bu the ship’s huge claw in the summer of 1974; six Soviet submariners were recovered and given a burial at sea.”