A retired U.S. Navy submarine has found a new home on the Central Coast.
The deep submergence rescue vehicle Avalon arrived Monday on the Morro Bay waterfront, where it’s set to go on display as part of the Morro Bay Maritime Museum project.
Launched in the early 1970s, the 50-foot Avalon was designed to rescue crew members of downed submarines. It’s one of two deep submergence rescue vehicles built by the United States.
The Central Coast Maritime Museum Association worked with the city of Morro Bay and U.S. Rep. Lois Capps' office to put the 50-foot submarine on public display.