Science: Deepest Diver

When Senior Commissioned Boatswain George Wookey of the British navy went over the side of the experimental diving ship H.M.S. Reclaim, he knew he was headed for a trying experience. The Reclaim was anchored in a cold Norwegian fiord, and on the bottom, at 600 ft. below the surface, was a steel table. Boatswain Wookey's job was to descend to the table in an ordinary diving suit and stay there for a specified time. If he accomplished this and survived, he would break the diving record by a wide margin.

Men in the rigid, strong-walled cabin of a bathyscaphe (diving ship) have...

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