Trieste is a Swiss-designed, Italian-built deep-diving research bathyscaphe which reached a record depth of about 10,911 metres (35,797 ft) in the Challenger Deep of the Mariana Trench near Guam in the Pacific. It was the first manned vessel to reach the bottom of the Challenger Deep.
The name is foreboding and fairly self-explanatory; it’s when the submarine goes so deep the water pressure crushes it, causing an implosion. The crush depth of most submarines is classified, but it’s likely to be more than 400 metres.
Like all U.S. nuclear subs, its real crush depth is classified, but it has an estimated 2,400 to 3,000 feet before its time runs out.
The deepest point ever reached by man is 35,858 feet below the surface of the ocean, which happens to be as deep as water gets on earth. To go deeper, you’ll have to travel to the bottom of the Challenger Deep, a section of the Mariana Trench under the Pacific Ocean 200 miles southwest of Guam.
Human bone crushes at about 11159 kg per square inch. This means we’d have to dive to about 35.5 km depth before bone crushes. This is three times as deep as the deepest point in our ocean.
Submarines that are not ice -strengthened can only surface through ice that is less than one meter (three feet) thick.
Making the hull. 4 Steel plates, approximately 2-3 in (5.1-7.6 cm) thick, are obtained from steel manufacturers. These plates are cut to the proper size with acetylene torches. 5 The cut steel plates are moved between large metal rollers under tons of pressure.
The air is compressed so quickly that would ignite before water reaches in, just like a diesel engine cylinder. The sudden acceleration of air molecules produces a shockwave similar to an explosion, disintegrating everyone inside instantly.
Submarines are relatively unaffected by weather or tsunamis when submerged in deep open waters. Once a submarine is deep enough the conditions on the surface are not felt. Large enough waves can cause a submarine to be pulled (sucked) up to the surface. This is called broaching, this is not a good thing.
Because submarines are made of metal, and metal can only withstand a certain amount of pressure before buckling or collapsing, the strength of the metal and the design of the sub determines its ultimate depth limit. In reality, a submarine pilot would never take a sub anywhere near that depth.
There is no reason to have a window because submarines are submerged almost all the time. Besides, there is nothing to see. Submarines operate in open ocean and stay away from any kind of ocean floor. Using external lights to allow people to look through a window would defeat the purpose of being stealthy.
No, you cannot scuba dive to the Titanic. The Titanic lies in 12,500 feet of ice cold Atlantic ocean and the maximum depth a human can scuba dive is between 400 to 1000 feet because of water pressure.
The seabed (also known as the seafloor, sea floor, or ocean floor) is the bottom of the ocean, no matter how deep. All floors of the ocean are known as ‘seabeds’.
The world’s deepest oceans and seas
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