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Evening Aboard IOWA – Tales of the GLOMAR EXPLORER with Charlie Canby

March 14, 2023 @ 8:00 am - March 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


In this frame grab provided on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by Russian Defense Ministry press service, long-range Kalibr cruise missile is launched by the Russian Navy Admiral Essen frigate in the Mediterranean. The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, that the Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine in the Mediterranean Sea launched the missiles at IS targets in the area of the ancient city of Palmyra. (Russian Defence Ministry Press Service photo via AP)

Who’s in the mood for an epic spy story?In 1968 the Soviet Union lost ballistic missile submarine K-129 in the Pacific. They could not locate the wreckage. The United States did.An audacious plan to covertly raise and study the sub was contrived, and in 1974, cloaked in the guise of deep-sea mining, the Hughes GLOMAR EXPLORER was on scene at the wreck site, about 1500 miles northwest of Hawaii, attempting to bring K-129 up from a depth of over 16,000 feet.Did the mission succeed?Join us aboard #BattleshipIOWA on Saturday, March 18th at 6 PM for TALES OF THE GLOMAR EXPLORER – an evening with Charlie Canby, who was involved with every step of this project: from the ship’s design and construction, to being at sea for the mission itself.Subject matter preview here:


March 14, 2023 @ 8:00 am
March 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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