USS Sea Cliff

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(Research submersible: t. 21; l. 26', s. 2.6 k.; cpl. 2
max. operating depth 5,280'+)

AUTEC I, a research submersible built by the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation Groton, Conn., was renamed Sea Cliff on 3 December 1968; launched on 11 December 1968; sponsored by Mrs. Thomas B. Owen, and accepted by the Navy on 25 September 1970.

In November, Sea Cliff was assigned to Submarine Development Group One, San Diego, where, accompanied by a mother ship, Maxine D, she has performed research work into 1974. She has a submerged endurance of eight hours, a life support of 100 man hours, and a payload of 1,200 pounds.