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Triton 650: 2 Person, 1 Atmosphere Sub

The Triton 650 is U.S. Submarines' latest design and represents an advanced, light weight minimum volume 2-person configuration engineered specifically for deployment from megayachts. With an overall height of 1.8 meters and an overall length of only 3.8 meters the Triton will fit on many mid-level boat decks, and at 2.7 tons it can often be launched with the existing davit systems.

Stability & Freeboard
Vehicles built by U.S. Submarines are unique in that they are the only small submersibles available that have excellent surface stability and also meet the ABS freeboard requirement of .77 meters between the water's surface and the hatch. These factors are critical in the enjoyment of a leisure submersible. Other commercial manufacturers build submersible where the passengers or scientists must embark and disembark while on the deck of the support ship. This reduces operating flexibility and requires an expensive manned launch and recovery system and does not provide the occupants a safe exit from the submarine while it is on the surface.

Learning to Be a Pilot
U.S. Submarines provides piloting and maintenance training to the owner or crew at no additional cost. Triton has been designed to be easy to pilot, with intuitive joystick controls and a computer based monitoring system. The thrill or piloting your own deep submersible is a rare and rewarding experience.

  • The Triton 650 can be trailered behind a truck or SUV or shipped in a standard container.
  • The Triton design provides for excellent visibility and high levels of comfort with luxury leather seating and full air conditioning.
  • No complex maintenance is required.
  • The Triton 650 has proven reliable in diverse marine conditions.
  • U.S. Submarines only use components proven effective in subsea applications.


Triton 650 Specifications:
Certification ABS+A1 Manned Submersible
Operating Depth 305 meters (1000')
Passengers 2
Length 3.4 meters
Beam 2.5 meters
Pressure Hull Diameter 1.45 meters
Height Overall 1.80 meters
Draft 0.90 meters
Weight in Air 2767 kg

Dynamic Characteristics

Maximum Surface Speed 3.0 knots
Cruising Surface Speed 3.0 knots
Maximum Submerged Speed 3.0 knots

Propulsion

Main Electric Motors 2 x 1 kW
Vertical Thruster 2 x .5 kW

Endurance (Predicted)

Submerged Endurance 12 hours @ 2.0 knots
Submerged Range 24 nautical miles @ 2.0 knots

Ballast and Trim Systems

Variable Ballast 100 KG
Trim Weight 2 x 50 KG

Gas Supply

Main Oxygen 27 liters @ 245 bar
Main Air 27 liters @ 245 bar

Life Support

Mission Life Support 24 hours for 2 passengers
Emergency Life Support 72 hours for 2 passengers
Carbon Dioxide Absorbent M.P. Sofnolime
Air Conditioning 3,000 BTU

Navigation and Communications

Compass Main Magnetic Fluxgate
Speed Log Digital
Depth Gauge 300 Meter, Analog and Digital
Surface Communications Marine VHF
Subsurface UWT 10 and 27 KHZ

Additional Instrumentation
 
Custom Control LCDs Ballast Indicators
Thruster Control Panel Hydraulic Panel
F-16 Style Joystick Hydraulic Pressure
RPM Gauge Depth Sounder CRT
Rudder Indicator Video Camera (optional)
Life Support Panel Video Monitors (optional)
Oxygen Gauges Electrical Panel
Oxygen Analyzer Volt and Amp Meters
Carbon Dioxide Monitor IR andCircuit Protection
Alarm Panel Lighting Panel
Interlock Indicators Clock
Flammable Gas Monitor Barometer/Hygrometer
Fire Suppression System Inclinometers
Ballast Panel Thermometer
Air Pressure Gauges

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