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Seaward Divers Complete Underwater Hull Cleaning and Inspection of Historic Ship NAUTILUS

Posted October 3, 2014
Written by Cecil C. Achord
Seaward Marine Services completed underwater inspections and cleaning on the USS NAUTILUS (SSN-571), the first nuclear powered submarine was launched in 1954 and the first ship to reach the geographic North Pole- 90° north had an extensive and pioneering role in the groundbreaking uses of nuclear power.  NAUTILUS was decommissioned on March 3, 1980 after a 25-year career.  In April of 1986, NAUTILUS joined the Submarine Force Museum in Groton CT. as the Historic Ship NAUTILUS.

Seaward Divers used the multi-bush machine SCAMP to clean the underwater hull followed by Divers with single brush machines cleaning smaller areas then inspecting and photo documenting all underwater appendages and the overall condition of the hull.

Seaward Dive Crew starting work on Historic Ship NAUTILUS

Diver running SCAMP at waterline on Historic Ship NAUTILUS

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