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Secret at sea

Working out of Pearl Harbor, the Navy in 1971 began an unprecedented undercover mission to salvage film sitting more than three miles beneath the Pacific Ocean

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 30, 2012

~~<p>In late 1971, the Navy brought the deep-diving submersible Trieste II and several support ships out to a spot 350 miles north of Hawaii to retrieve Scripps Institution of Oceanography &quot;instrumentation&quot; from the ocean floor.</p>
<p>That was the cover story.</p>
~~

In late 1971, the Navy brought the deep-diving submersible Trieste II and several support ships out to a spot 350 miles north of Hawaii to retrieve Scripps Institution of Oceanography "instrumentation" from the ocean floor.

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