Technology at NIMR and others

Nelson Institute of Marine Research

Santa Barbara, California

TECHNOLOGY AT NIMR AND AROUND THE WORLD

SEAVIEW

Considered by some to be man's 8th wonder of the world.

Before the refit to allow room for the Flying Sub the Seaview was figured to be 600 feet long and could run at 55 knots. After the refit, and looking at the specs of the Flying Sub comparing it's size to the Seaview, it changed the dimensions of Seaview drastically and now only looks like it is about 350-400 feet. To keep the Seaview at about 600 feet and the relationship in size of the Flying Sub to the Seaview the Flying Sub would have to be about twice as big as it is.

I prefer the pre Flying Sub dimensions myself.

As far as how deep it could go, it varied depending on which episode you watched although it seems that more episodes showed crush depth to be about 4500 feet. That is what the depth gauge showed, anyway.

Here are blueprints of Seaview as configured after refit of the Flying Sub.
This shows the Port Profile Cutaway and Deck A Overview.

Here are blueprints of Seaview as configured after refit of the Flying Sub.
This shows Decks B and C Overview.

CONTROL ROOM

Forward View

Overhead View

Port and Starboard Views

MISSILE ROOM

Overhead View

Starboard View

Forward and Aft View

REACTOR

Reactor Control Island.

How a Reactor Works

See the drawings forSeaview as configured in 2002 by Mike Adamson for "Skyfall".

See the history of Nelson's Folly as seen by Mike Adamson for "Skyfall".

Pictures of Seaview

THE FLYING SUB

"FS1, FS2, etc."

Blueprints of the Flying Sub

Pictures of The Flying Sub

Here is a link to a virtual wind tunnel page. A wind tunnel was where the Flying Sub was tested. Experiment and learn how a wind tunnel works.
This opens up in a new window.

Various Systems Tested At AEDC Scroll down and click on the FS 1 to see info on it.

Propulsion Wind Tunnel (PWT)Where the Flying Sub and other systems were tested.

THE DIVING BELL

"Apple One"

Blueprints of the Diving Bell.

Starboard Elevation.

Overview Plan

Port and Bow Elevation.

THE MINISUB

"Atlas"

Blueprints of the Minisub

MiniSub Specs

These drawings are used with permission of Fred Barr.

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