The Navy SEAL Museum has announced acceptance of a GSE Trieste Button 5.60 prototype submersible.
This Italian-designed submersible was one of several prototypes considered for the next generation of small, dry submarines to be used by USSOCOM and U.S. Navy SEALs.
The United States Special Operations Command Undersea Systems Program Office offered the Button 5.60 to the Navy SEAL Museum as a donated artifact to educate visitors.
“The Navy SEAL Museum is the choice custodian of this submarine,” said Rick Kaiser, Executive Director of the Navy SEAL Museum. “Because the Button prototype was a potential service choice for Navy SEALs’ next dry combat submersible, we feel it warrants display at the Museum. We are excited to exhibit this particular piece of important Navy and SEAL history.”