Cubmarine, Perry`s manned submersible

Perry Submarine Builders, Inc
designed and built the Cubmarine in the beginning of the 1960s. Cubmarine was a two-person, battery powered submersible first leased by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in1962, scientist William E. Schevill planned to photograph whales in Cape Cod Bay. In addition, Cubmarine was presumably the first sub to explore Woods Hole Passage.

During 1962-1965 Perry developed, further more, the Cubmarine used by the US Navy to recover ordnance on the Pacific Range and an H-Bomb lost off the coast of Spain-January 1966.

John Perry`s
interest in the ocean materialized in 1957 with his first plywood and fiberglass underwater vehicle which led to the 1960 formation of the first of the Perry underwater companies, Perry Submarine Builders, Inc. As this time period coincided with the beginning of a rapid development of the tools and techniques that would take both man and machine underwater, Perry quickly became a viable leader in the subsea industry.  Perry Inc has a very interesting history of building many unique submersibles- they now build ROV systems under the name of Perry Tritech, Inc, since 1990.

Technical specifications:

Weight in air (pound): 4,700
Dimensions (L*W*H feet): 18`0*3`0*?
Speed (sub/knots): 5.0
Range (sub n/miles@knots):
20, with some
5 hours operation timen/mille
Diving depth (feet):
2 pilot 

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Antigua & Barbuda 2000 Cubmarine
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