Hughes Glomar Explorer Commemorative 11oz Mug - Black
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The Hughes Glomar Explorer represented the most audacious, expensive intelligence operation in CIA History. Initiated in 1971, with cooperation from eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, the project built a specialty ship designed to raise a sunken Soviet submarine from it's final resting place, 11,500 feet deep in the Pacific Ocean. The ship got underway in 1974 with a cover story of mining manganese nodules from the ocean floor as a commercial venture.
The crew, who wore this uniform patch, were successful in raising a portion of the submarine's bow, which contained a ballistic nuclear missile, classified code logs, and the bodies of several Soviet crewmembers. The crewmembers were given a respectful burial at sea, and the intelligence collected proved a gold mine for the United States.
Never run out of your favorite hot drink! Durable ceramic mug in always fashionable black color. High quality sublimation printing makes it an appreciated gift to every true coffee or tea lover, who always asks for a refill.
PLEASE NOTE: This mug is produced on-demand by a print provider, and generally takes seven days or more from the date of purchase to arrive.
.: Black ceramic
.: 11 oz (0.33 l)
.: Rounded corners
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