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|29k||US Navy Rearch Underwater Vessel Alvin (DSV-2) at Wood's Hole prior to being placed in service, 5 June 1964.||USN photo & text courtesy of USNI.|
|265k||The Deep Submergence Research Vehicle Alvin (DSV-2) was commissioned on 5 June 1964. Attendants included Mr. George Scharffenberger left, senior vice president of Litton Industries which built Alvin, and the Honorable James H. Wakelin, Jr. right, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research Development.||Photo & text courtesy of wikipedia.org.|
|63k||US Navy Rearch Underwater Vessel Alvin (DSV-2) is lowered into the water off Palomares, Spain, during the search for a missing Air Force hydrogen bomb. Alvin, the two man research submarine, located the bomb five miles off-shore and it was pulled to the surface April 1965.||USN photo & text courtesy of USNI.|
|253k||Missing H bomb recovered by Alvin (DSV-2) off Palomares, Spain||AP Wire photo courtesy of Ron Reeves via Gary Priolo.|
|49k||Alvin (DSV-2) secured to the well deck of Fort Snelling (LSD-30) in March 1966.||USN photo & text courtesy of USNI.|
|697k||Alvin (DSV-2) and Aluminaut in the well deck of either the Fort Snelling (LSD-30). The two submersibles were berthed together until Aluminaut's tender arrived.||Photo courtesy of the Naval Historical Center & text via writtenbybarbaramoran.com.
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|59k||Alvin's (DSV-2) three view ports welded into the hemispheres. This photo was taken after the completion of welding the third view ports and prior to removing the hemisphere from the welding enclosure to the machine shop for machining in 1972 at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard.||Photo & text courtesy of Jim Richardson.|
|84k||The hemisphere set-up on the BETTS vertical mill for machining the weld joint prep for welding Alvin's (DSV-2) two hemispheres together.||Photo & text courtesy of Jim Richardson.|
|62k||Close-up of the weld joint during preheat and prior to welding.||Photo & text courtesy of Jim Richardson.|
|82k||The two hemispheres being preheated for welding to become the personnel sphere for Alvin (DSV-2).||Photo & text courtesy of Jim Richardson.|
|607k||Cover page of the 7 page PDF lab report on hot forming of the titanium plate to make the two hemispheres for the personnel sphere that is in Alvin (DSV-2). This is the same method used to form the titanium hemispheres used for Sea Cliff (DSV-4).||Photo & text courtesy of Jim Richardson.|
|53k||Cut out of the Alvin (DSV-2).||Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|19k||Commemorative postal cover marking Alvin's (DSV-2) dive on the Titanic, 23 August 1995.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|29k||Alvin (DSV-2), in the depths off the Atlantic coast, date unknown.
||Courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.|
|34k||Alvin (DSV-2), dockside.||Courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.|
|39k||Alvin (DSV-2), aboard her support ship Atlantis.||Courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.|
|37k||Alvin (DSV-2), aboard her support ship Atlantis.||Courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.|
|41k||Alvin (DSV-2), with divers aboard as she approaches her support ship Atlantis from the stern.||Courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.|
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