Triton’s New Titanic Submersible will reach the Deepest Ocean Trenches
Exclusive: This New ‘Titanic’ Submersible With Gull Wings Is Designed to Explore the Ocean’s Deepest Trenches
(Robb Report) – Triton’s new 13000/2 TE, standing for Titanic Explorer, is designed to be the deepest-diving, acrylic-pressure-hulled submersible ever produced. It also is the first with retractable Gull Wings. The TE was named following the 2019 exploration by a Triton of the RMS Titanic. It was the first manned mission to visit the Titanic in 14 years.
The new model has a 13,123-foot (4,000-meter) depth rating for deep-ocean research. Triton said that the retractable Gull Wing design provides versatility during underseas operations. When the wings are retracted, the submarine is more streamlined for fast ascents and descents, while also being able to maneuver around tight spaces. When the wings are fully extended to nearly 20 feet, they become a platform for lighting and cameras. They are also designed for scientific observation or close macro video work. The submarine also has a “silent glide” feature for filming delicate species…
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