Information about the Research Vessel Transquest

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R/V Transquest is a submersible launch platform for:
ocean research, dive support, or treasure hunting!

The former flagship of the Lockheed Corporation's Ocean Research Division, this vessel is a twin diesel screw, 1967 Oceanographic SURFAC support ship with twin transom design. She will accommodate submarines up to 50' long and 50 tons. 

Transquest is a solid, well equipped and well maintained vessel that has been at the forefront of submersible activity. She served as the mothership of Lockheed's "DeepQuest" submarine then went on to 20 years of classified service with U.S. Navy Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicles (DSRVs) including Mystic, Sea Cliff, Turtle and Avalon. 



Ship Specifications

Exterior Photo Tour


Auxiliary Equipment: 



At Work:
Historical Photos in Action

Moving Day with the Crane

Azerbaijan Outreach

Transquest in the News:
Magazine and News Articles

Condolences to the family of Case Blazyk who passed away March 2016.

Case Blazyk, 2007. Photo by Loren Earle Cruickshanks.

Ownership of the Transquest is in limbo as of August 2016.

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Last Update: August 2016
Web site developed by Sarah Rodger, Transquest Crew
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