DSV - 1000 foot long research submarine on the science fiction adventure SEAQUEST DSV/NBC/1993-96.
The SeaQuest DSV (Deep Submergence Vehicle) roamed
the oceans of A.D. 2018 maintaining peace and colonizing the sea for the
United Earth/Oceans Organization.
Designed and commanded by Captain Nathan Hale Bridger (Roy Scheider), the
ship's could travel at speeds of 160 knots (submerged), had a crush depth of
25,000 feet and was armed with 50 mark 75 variable charge plasma
torpedoes,16 Triton ll long range tactical nuclear missiles and defensive
Mark V intercept torpedoes - all which can be launched from any nine of the
ship's torpedo tubes. The overall shape of the SeaQuest submarine
resembled a large squid shooting through the ocean's depths.
"The 21st Century...Mankind has colonized the last unexplored region on
Earth...The oceans. As Captain of the seaQuest and her
crew, we are its guardians...For beneath the surface...Lies the
--Captain Nathan Hale Bridger
The ship also housed a number of mechanical support vehicles including 8 sea
launch transport mini-subs, 4 sea speeder transport/pursuit/attack
mini-subs, one prototype "Stinger," a high speed mini-sub, and 8 sea crab
The SeaQuest's 232 crew members (20 officers & 212 enlisted) included
- Don Franklin as Cdr. Ford, the second in command;
- Stacy Haiduk as Lt. Cdr.
Katherine Hitchcock, the chief engineer
- Ted Raimi as Lt. (J.G.) Tim O'Neil,
the communication specialist
- Marco Sanchez as Sensor Chief Miguel Ortiz,
- Royce D. Applegate as Chief Manilow Cracker, the security
- Stephanie Beacham as Dr.
Kristin Westphalen, the ship's chief science officer
- Jonathan Brandis
as Lucas Wolenczak, a 16-year-old techno-genius who befriends
a talking bottle-nosed dolphin who lives in a tank of his own inside the
The SeaQuest (Registry: Fort Gore, Florida) was destroyed at the end
of the first season and replaced by a smaller vehicle with a different
In the fall of 1995 the time frame shifted to the future thus the new title
SEAQUEST 2032. The ship was now commanded by Michael Ironside as Captain
Oliver Hudson. New crew were added including
- Rosalind Allen as Dr. Wendy
Smith, a biologist with ESP abilities;
- Edward Kerr as Lt. James Brody, a
special weapons and tactics expert
- Kathy Evison as first-tour Ensign Loni
- Michael DeLuise as Tony Piccolo, a genetically-altered
human with gills
- Peter DeLuise as Dagwood the ship's janitor "forever
in search of a heart," who was the by-product of a genetics
test-tube-experiment to create a warrior group known as "Daggers."
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