Bathyscaphe Trieste [2010]

Bas-relief in salvaged wood, 110 x 84 x 12 cm
(private collection, Rotterdam, NL)

Trieste is a deep-diving research submersible designed by the Swiss scientist Auguste Piccard. It was originally built in Italy, and sold to the US Navy in 1958. Jacques Piccard (son of the boat’s designer) and US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh reached a record maximum depth of about 10,911 metres (35,797 ft), in the deepest known part of the Earth's oceans, the Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench near Guam in the Pacific, on 23 January 1960.
(source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathyscaphe_Trieste

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