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Nemo (DSV 5)

Name: NEMO is an acronym for Naval Experimental Manned Observation: Hull Designation: Naval Vessel Registration (NVR) list NEMO as DSV 5.
Design and Manufacturers: Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL), Pacific Missile Range & Naval Air Station Point Mugu

Specifications: Overall Height: 110 Overall Width: 78 Over Weight: 4 Tons Depth capability: 600 (Deepest dive was 614) Payload: 450 lbs. Endurance: Normal operations 8 hours; Emergency operations 24 hours Personnel Capsule (Sphere): Crew: 2, one pilot and one observer Material: Grade G Plexiglas 2.5 thick Outside Diameter: 66 Inside Diameter: 61
12 May 1970 Started test and evaluation off Grand Bahamas Island under joint direction of NCEL and Southwest Research Institute. Made further dives in the California Channel Islands.
1986 NVR stated NEMO was transferred to other Government Agencies
2011 Current on display at the Seabee Museum at Port Hueneme, CA.

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DSV 5759kEngineering concept of the NEMO for continental shelf depths. NEMO Photo courtesy of NCEL Report Apr 1970 via Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 02/12/18.
DSV 5672kNEMO in the depths.NCEL Technical Report R676:
Development of a Spherical Acrylic Plastic Pressure Hull for Hydrospace Application

Courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 02/12/18.
DSV 5169kNEMO on location at the Seabee Museum.Photo courtesy of via Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 02/12/18.

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
NCEL Technical Report R676:Development of a Spherical Acrylic Plastic Pressure Hull for Hydrospace Application
Seabee Museum 7/22/2011 Press Release
Popular Mechanics September 1970 DSV Article

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