Thursday, March 13, 2008

Photos from the Archives - WWII Submarine Training

Here are a couple of photos from our archives. These photos are not on display at the museum. The only place you can see them is here, and soon on our main website.

These photos show sailors training in submarine escape procedures at the submarine base in Groton, CT during World War II, using the "Momsen Lung". This device was successfully used by American sailors to escape from the sunken submarine USS Tang during WWII. Similar devices were also successfully used in the British and German navies.

After WWII, the Momsen Lung was replaced with the "Stenke Hood" which in turn, has been replaced by a modern suit known as the SEIE (Submarine Escape and Immersion Equipment).


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