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Glomar Explorer

 
 
Glomar Explorer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 14, 2010
1. Glomar Explorer Marker
Inscription. In a covert CIA plan named the Jennifer Project, this ship was built at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Chester, in the early 1970s and played a key role in US Cold War espionage. Its mission was to obtain intelligence by recovering a sunken Soviet submarine, three miles deep in the Pacific Ocean. Portions of the ship were raised by the ship's huge claw in the summer of 1974; six Soviet submariners were recovered and given a burial at sea.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.776′ N, 75° 8.411′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of South Columbia Boulevard and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on South Columbia Boulevard. Click for map. Located at the entrance to the Philadelphia Seaport Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Exiles for Conscience Sake (within shouting distance of this marker); The Liberation of Jane Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Commodore John Barry (1745 - 1803) (about 700 feet away, measured
Glomar Explorer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 14, 2010
2. Glomar Explorer Marker
in a direct line); Tun Tavern (about 800 feet away); Pennsylvania Abolition Society (about 800 feet away); Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lorenzo L. Langstroth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cruiser Olympia - Submarine Becuna (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. For some time the Glomar Explorer was laid up as part of the Reserve Fleet.
 
Also see . . .
1. Project Jennifer. Web article on the recovery operation. (Submitted on August 16, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Raising Sunken Ship. PBS page on the Glomar Explorer. (Submitted on August 16, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, ColdWaterways & Vessels
 
Glomar Explorer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, June 28, 2015
3. Glomar Explorer Marker
Tall Ships visit Philadelphia June 2015
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4. Glomar Explorer Marker
Official US Government photo of the Glomar Explorer.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,774 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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