Kenneth W. (Ken) Privitt

The Submarine Delta Interesting Links

(Which I co-designed and built with Doug Privitt, my father)

First Launch - Redondo Beach, Ca.

Delta's goody bag containing 564 coins (all Double Eagles, $20 gold pieces).
That's my dad's hand holding the first recovered treasure.
This bag of coins were sold at auction for approximately $2.8M.

The ship was carrying in 1865 Dollar Values:

Ship's money & personal valuables $80,000
Indian treaty money transfer $105,000
Wells Fargo transfer $141,000
U.S. Army payroll $200,000
Canadian bullion transfer $3000,000

This is $75M to $100M numistmatic value today.

The legal battle over these coins went all the way to the US Supreme Court (twice 9-0). Sandra Day O'Conner wrote the second unanimous opinion (9-0), blocking the State of California claims over the coins.

Hang Gliding - Hang Gliding Pioneers



Halloween Costumes

Skiing at Heavenly Valley- Lake Tahoe

SCUBA Diving

Carmel Golf Trip

Art - Ken's Art

Delta - The Submarine Delta Web Site

 Other Submarines

Submarine Design - How to design a submarine

Grounded vs. Ungrounded Electrical Systems for Use in Manned Submersibles - Marine Technology Society Journal, Fourth Quarter 1981 Vol. 15 - No. 4 

California v. Deep Sea Research - Supreme Court Decision on the Brother Jonathan

Settlement with the State of California on the Brother Jonathan

Brother Jonathan - Treasure Web Site

Catalina Submarine Trip

UCLA - Bachelor's 1977, Masters 1980 in Engineering

Ex-Marfab Employee

Ex-Magnavox Employee

 Ex-El Dorado Hills Music Owner

El Dorado Hills Music- Current Web Site

Ex-Intel Employee

IBTA - InfiniBand* Trade Association Web Site. I was a contributing author to Volume 2 of the InfiniBand Specification.

Intel Achievement Award


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