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What is the heaviest object to ever be lifted off the bottom of the ocean floor?

Question #69747. Asked by Lilady.
Last updated Apr 25 2023.

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Regalskeppet Vasa (also Wasa) was a Swedish 64-gun ship of the line, built for King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden of the House of Vasa, between 1626 and 1628. The Vasa capsized on its maiden voyage but was later recovered and is now on display at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm.
Displacement: 1210 metric ton


Aug 16 2006, 4:51 PM
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Actually, it was the Russian submarine, Kursk. It weighed 98 tons. The "Giant" raised it from its bed in the ocean with 26 cables. This took place in the Barents Ocean near Russia in 2001. It was believed that a faulty torpedo exploded and sank the Kursk. 118 men lost their lives to this tragedy. It was raised in September, 2002.

Aug 18 2006, 10:03 AM
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Right you are.

The weight of the submarine, when prepared for the main lift, was around 9,000 ton. The raising of the ’Kursk’ created a new world record, as it is the heaviest object recovered from such depths. [no longer exists]

Response last updated by gtho4 on Apr 25 2023.
Aug 18 2006, 5:42 PM
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