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Mystic (DSRV 1)

Named in 1977, MYSTIC is the first of the two Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicles of the Navy designed to perform rescue operations on submerged, disabled submarines of the U.S. Navy or foreign navies. The DSRV operates from Attack Submarines which are able to carry them on their decks at 15 knots.

General Characteristics:Launched: January 24, 1970
In service: 1971
Builder: Lockheed Missiles and Space, Co., Sunnyvale, Calif.
Propulsion system: Electric motors, silver/zinc batteries
Propellers: one
Length: 49 feet (15 meters)
Beam: 8 feet (2.4 meters)
Displacement: approx. 38 tons
Speed: 4 knots/8 hours
Transit: 2.5 knots/14hours
Search: 1.5 knots/18 hours
Maximum diving depth: 5,000 feet (1524 meters)
Armament: none
Life support: 36 hours
Crew: two pilots, two rescue personnel and the capacity for 24 passengers

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