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SEA DIVER (diving support ship)

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SEA DIVER (diving support ship)

Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:25 pm

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Built as a diving support vessel under yard No 943 by Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Quincy, MA for the Sea Diver Corp., New York.
Launched as the SEA DIVER.
Tonnage 158 grt, 108 net, dim. 25.69 (bpp) x 6.88 x 2.96m. (draught)
Powered by two 6-cyl. Caterpillar diesels each 403 kW, twin shafts, speed ?
Accommodation for 12 passengers.
01 January 1959 delivered to owners.

1959, Edwin and Marion Link led an expedition sponsored by National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Institute of Jamaica. This was the first mission with their new vessel SEA DIVER, the first in the world specifically designed for marine archaeology. Fitted out with specialized equipment includes bow nozzles for waterjet steering, air compressor for divers air supply and 10” suction hoses, a heavy duty crane, built in glass windows in the bow, in the stern is a diving compartment opening in the sea.

Carried an 18 ft. water-jet-propelled launch for exploration in shallow water.

On the stamp she is shown exploring the sunken city of Port Royal, Jamaica in 1959. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1692_Jamaica_earthquake

1959 She spent 10 weeks in Jamaica exploring the sunken city of Port Royal.
01 July 2001 she was renamed EDWIN LINK.
1994 She was rebuilt and repowered. Tonnage given as 160 grt, 48 nrt, dim. 34,44 x 6,86 x 3.81m, length bpp. 30.48m. (I am not sure if the Caterpillar diesel engines were place at that time?)
12 October 2003 sold to Lone Star Offshore Marine Inc., Galveston, Texas and renamed ODYSSEY.
2017 Same name and owner, laid up, Imo No 7622637, homeport Galveston, Texas.

Source Log Book. ABS Records and internet.
Jamaica 1964 5d sg230, scott?
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