Deep Drone

Remotely operated vehicle Deep Drone was a Navy-built ROV used for deep ocean salvage and emergency rescue missions in the 1970s and 1980s. It was the first in a series of three Deep Drone vehicles. Today the Navy operates the third-generation Deep Drone 8000....

CURV III

CURV III is the fourth in a family of cable-controlled underwater recovery vehicle (CURV) developed and used by the U.S. Navy. The Naval Undersea Research and Development Center (NUC) (today Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific) designed the first CURV — the...

USS Petrel Football Helmet

On the morning of January 17, 1966, an American B-52 bomber flew over southeast Spain carrying four hydrogen bombs. The aircraft was one of several patrolling European skies with nuclear payloads, ready to retaliate should Cold War tensions escalate. At 10:20 AM, as...