The Underwater Technology Podcast

Pod41 - Captain Don Walsh, Part 1 - Don's Early Career and First Deep Dives

December 24, 2020 Society for Underwater Technology Season 1 Episode 40
The Underwater Technology Podcast
Pod41 - Captain Don Walsh, Part 1 - Don's Early Career and First Deep Dives
Chapters
16:42
How did Don end up on submarines?
19:20
Don sees the bathyscaphe for the first time
25:55
Taking USS Rasher to 300 feet, before long he’d be at 36000 feet
30:55
The deep dives
36:19
After the deep dive
42:30
How Don’s career moves on
45:00
Finding deep ocean tech wasn’t straightforward in the early days
53:51
Becomes XO of a submarine, Vietnam war starts
59:40
Don goes to Texas A&M University to study for a Masters degree
The Underwater Technology Podcast
Pod41 - Captain Don Walsh, Part 1 - Don's Early Career and First Deep Dives
Dec 24, 2020 Season 1 Episode 40
Society for Underwater Technology

This is part 1 of a discussion between our former CEO Steve Hall and oceanographer Don Walsh. 

  • How did Don end up on submarines? 16:42
  • Don sees the bathyscaphe for the first time (check out how he pronounces it too - I’ll use his pronunciation as the default from now on, it’s scaphe with an ‘a’ like cat) 19:20
  • Taking USS Rasher to 300 feet, before long he’d be at 36000 feet 25:55
  • The deep dives 30:55
  • After the deep dive 36:19
  • How Don’s career moves on 42:30
  • Finding deep ocean tech wasn’t straightforward in the early days 45:00
  • Becomes XO of a submarine, Vietnam war starts 53:51
  • Don goes to Texas A&M University to study for a Masters degree 59:40

This episode is broadcast in association with the Marine Technology Society (MTS). mtsociety.org

Find out more about SUT at www.sut.org, contact us via [email protected]

For more information on how to sponsor an upcoming podcast episode contact [email protected]

Thanks to Emily Boddy for podcast artwork and composing and performing the theme music. 

Support the show (https://www.justgiving.com/soc-underwatertech)

Support the show (https://www.justgiving.com/soc-underwatertech)

Show Notes Chapter Markers

This is part 1 of a discussion between our former CEO Steve Hall and oceanographer Don Walsh. 

  • How did Don end up on submarines? 16:42
  • Don sees the bathyscaphe for the first time (check out how he pronounces it too - I’ll use his pronunciation as the default from now on, it’s scaphe with an ‘a’ like cat) 19:20
  • Taking USS Rasher to 300 feet, before long he’d be at 36000 feet 25:55
  • The deep dives 30:55
  • After the deep dive 36:19
  • How Don’s career moves on 42:30
  • Finding deep ocean tech wasn’t straightforward in the early days 45:00
  • Becomes XO of a submarine, Vietnam war starts 53:51
  • Don goes to Texas A&M University to study for a Masters degree 59:40

This episode is broadcast in association with the Marine Technology Society (MTS). mtsociety.org

Find out more about SUT at www.sut.org, contact us via [email protected]

For more information on how to sponsor an upcoming podcast episode contact [email protected]

Thanks to Emily Boddy for podcast artwork and composing and performing the theme music. 

Support the show (https://www.justgiving.com/soc-underwatertech)

Support the show (https://www.justgiving.com/soc-underwatertech)

How did Don end up on submarines?
Don sees the bathyscaphe for the first time
Taking USS Rasher to 300 feet, before long he’d be at 36000 feet
The deep dives
After the deep dive
How Don’s career moves on
Finding deep ocean tech wasn’t straightforward in the early days
Becomes XO of a submarine, Vietnam war starts
Don goes to Texas A&M University to study for a Masters degree