I suppose this documentary aired on PBS in the last year but apparently it is not well known as this is the first review here on IMDb. The capture vehicle successfully lifted the TO from the ocean floor. While technically an intelligence failure, the recovered third yielded two nuclear torpedoes, the bodies of six Russian servicemen and plenty of priceless intel. Among the most interesting insights: Polmar and White, Then, on the surface of things, show an aging Howard Hughes christening the Hughes Glomar Explorer with all the pomp and circumstance befitting a CIA cover story.
Share this Rating Title: Have someone you trust travel to a less restrictive environment and deliver the information via one of the above methods. On 7 June the president approved the mission with the caveat that the recovery itself not begin before he returned from a visit to Moscow on 3 July. The exhaust plumes would have burned into the pressure hull and, with their extremely high temperatures and poisonous fumes, quickly killed all the crew. An offshore Hughes who Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below and tune in next week when we tackle another lost property in Hollywood! Exactly what the operation managed to salvage remained unclear.
Nothing like that occurred, and the tug left abruptly. Army Major General Roland Lajoie stated that, according to a briefing he received by the CIA during recovery operations, Clementine suffered a glomae failure, causing two-thirds of the already raised portion of K to sink back to the ocean floor.
From March to Junethe General Services Administration GSA published advertisements inviting businesses to submit proposals for leasing the ship. Needless to say, relations between the U.
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After part of its sail structure tore away and its fxplorer was breached, it began to flood and then sank. Exactly what the operation managed to salvage remained explofer. The two ships exchanged messages, and the Chazhma left four days later.
The CIA crafted a secret program to Then, on the surface of things, show an aging Howard Hughes christening the Hughes Glomar Explorer with all the pomp and circumstance befitting a CIA cover story.
Project Azorian – Wikipedia
For threats outside the U. It was the first strategic – missile submarine to have been lost and potentially had substantial intelligence value, but the odds against retrieving it seemed insurmountable. Archived from the original on February 5, Share this Rating Title: The site was hundreds of miles away from where the Soviet Navy had been searching. Polmar and White, This would allow a covert recovery of K that took place completely underwater and away from the prying eyes of the circling Soviet ships.
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Kuchkovo Pole, ; Peter A. American forces observed Soviet ships and planes performing unusual search operations a month or so later, but returned to their fleet once they were unsuccessful in that particular mission.
The Glomar Explorer in Film and Print — Central Intelligence Agency
The CIA crafted a secret program to raise the submarine in Depending on what you provide, we may offer you compensation. A media frenzy quickly developed in southern California where the Glomar was berthed. Sand Dollar’s objective was to find and photograph K Written by Vaughn K. And yet, aside from the Michael White documentary, Azorian: The capture vehicle successfully lifted the TO from the ocean floor.
The CIA, wanting neither to confirm nor deny the story, issued the Glomar responsewhich set the precedent for subsequent responses to Freedom cilm Information Act requests.
Hughes Glomar Exploreras the ship was named at the time, was built between andby Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. This episode has been a major American accomplishment.
The arguments on either side are largely ex post facto because no one knows for sure what intelligence of what potential value was lost when only a part of the K was recovered and MATADOR was cancelled. Now after much secrecy, this story can be told, by the men who made it happen and with never-before-seen footage of the actual salvage attempt, and new evidence of the project’s successes and failures.
The Glomar maneuvered over the HMB-1, whose roof was opened so the capture vehicle could be pulled up into the moon pool. The security regime held up for more than filk years.