U.S. motorized Alvin craft hoisted to the deck of an LSD during aircraft salvage operations off Palomares, Spain.
Palomares Spain Date:1966, March 1 Duration:4 min 53 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Salvage operations off the coast of Palomares, Spain by the United States after the 1966 Palomares B-52 crash incident. A motorized Alvin craft enters the flooded well deck of an LSD (Landing Ship, Dock) off the coast of Palomares. Many lines are fastened to Alvin to pull in to proper position. The tail gate of the LSD rises for the closing of the well deck. A sling is lowered over Alvin. A man in the conning tower of Alvin and a man on the deck prepares to make a hook-up. Alvin in the flooded well deck. A rubber boat is alongside. A crewman jumps into the rubber boat from the deck. One man stands on the deck of Alvin. The sling is attached for hoisting Alvin out of the water. Alvin being hoisted high up into the air by the ship's crane. Several lines are extended to the left and the right to keep Alvin steady. Alvin in the air hanging from the crane hook, framed by a part of the LSD. Alvin is lowered to the deck of the LSD. A large group of men around Alvin with some holding guy lines and some looking on.
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