Deep Sea Diving

B Lungs in Display Room

The B Lung, also known as the Buccaneer Lung. This is the unit first developed for the OSS and U.S. Navy during WWII. The first units used a oval mask with a nose bump out. Later units were fitted with a modified Jack Browne mask. B-Lungs were produced until the early 1960's. On the 1960 DESCO pricelist the B-Lung cost $205.00. We are fortunate to have a early and a late version of the B Lung in our collection. Rebreather manufacturing ceased after several incidents of oxygen poisoning occurred. Modern Draeger Rebreathers are computer controlled so the diver only gets the amount of oxygen they need.