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Declassified US Documents on Project Azorian

Postby Tom Dougherty » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:06 pm

New insights into the planning and decision making process for Project Azorian, the US operation to recover the Soviet Golf II class submarine K-129 in 1974. The Golf II, which sank in March, 1968, was at 16,500 feet depth in the North Pacific Ocean. The purpose built Glomar Explorer, together with a Lockheed designed and built "Capture Vehicle" was to retrieve the forward section (roughly 138 feet) of the K-129, along with the R-21 SLBM and warhead. The operation retrieved only a part of the bow (38 feet) due to a CV structural failure. A followup mission was cancelled due to the cover story being reported by Jack Anderson.

Additional information continues to come out, as this report outlines the planning and decision making process behind Azorian.
pages 862-927 in:
http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v35
Tom Dougherty
Researcher for Project Azorian
Project Azorian Documentary: http://www.projectjennifer.at/
Project Azorian Book: http://www.usni.org/store/catalog-fall-2012/project-azorian
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Re: Declassified US Documents on Project Azorian

Postby roedj » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:14 pm

Another view of the most recent documents...

http://io9.com/that-time-the-cia-and-ho ... 1561583789

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