The Alvin

Deep Sea Submersible

Greatest Depth

The Alvin can reach depths up to 21,325 feet below the surface.

Inventor

The inventor and most influential being on the Alvin's design, was Allyn Vine.

Passengers

The Alvin can hold up to three people at a time; a pilot and two passengers.

Length

The Alvin is 23 feet and 4 inches in length.

Specialties

The Alvin has the newest technology that can help scientists study biologics, chemicals, geochemical, geological, and geophysical studies.

Operator

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution currently owns and operates the Alvin.

Data

The data the Alvin can collect is photo and video.

Discoveries

-The Alvin assisted the French Americans in confirming the theory of a spreading sea floor.

-The Alvin was used to discover the first sea floor vents.

-In 1966, the sub was used to help locate and retrieve a hydrogen bomb that had been lost after an American B-52 and a tanker collided over the Mediterranean Sea.