23/01/1960 Bathyscaphe "Trieste" reaches bottom of Pacific
ROLEX History: 1960 Bathyscaph Trieste Record Dive.mpg
She dived to the bottom of the Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench near Guam in the Pacific. The boat was designed by Swiss physicist Auguste Piccard. The crew consisted of his son Jacques and US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh. The submarine was transported by freighter Santa Maria and escorted by destroyer USS Lewis.