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Title
DIVERCON 1: NAVFAC/NCEL Underwater Construction Experiment
Alternative Title
DIVERCON 1
Creator
U.S. Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, Port Hueneme, California
Date Created and/or Issued
1968
Contributing Institution
UC San Diego, Library, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
California Revealed from University of California, San Diego, Library
Rights Information
Public domain. No restrictions on use.
Description
SeaLab III was a U.S. Navy undersea habitat slated for San Clemente Island waters in 1969. This film documents one aspect of the SeaLab III project called DIVERCON 1, which was a ten foot diameter and ten foot high modular dry repair and storage facility standing on adjustable legs and anchored. Designed by the U.S. Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory at Port Hueneme, underwater construction techniques and methods by divers were tested in water tanks at UCLA and in the ocean offshore Anacapa Island. An underwater lighting chandelier was developed to illuminate an underwater construction site. DIVERCON 1 remained on the bottom off Anacapa Island for a month until recovery by a ship.
Type
moving image
Format
Original
Color
Sound
16mm film
Extent
1 Reel of 1
Identifier
2000-06
cus_00006
Language
English
Relation
Lawrence W. Hallanger Films, 1968-1971
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/search?query=Lawrence W. Hallanger Films, 1968-1971;idT=34d2db82671a0f72c77355f33f34068d
Provenance
University of California, San Diego Libraries
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