Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Header Image

... hope everyon likes the new custom header and thanks to Eric at the Sub Report for hosting it for the blog.

And in case anyone is keeping track, the boats used are:

USS BUFFALO (SSN-715) - emergency surface
USS STERLET (SS-392) - w/ fleet snorkel configuration
USS LAGARTO (SS-371) - w/ WWII configuration
USS PITTSBURGH (SSN-720) - bridge watch
USS SCAMP (SSN-588) - starboard side view
USS SAN FRANCISCO (SSN-711) - port side view

Maybe i'm reading too much into it, but the image of LAGARTO represents the 52 boats lost in WWII and the SAN FRANCISCO represents all the boats lost during "peacetime" and of course MM2 Joseph Ashley.


At 1:02 PM, Blogger Alex Nunez said...

Very cool indeed. Well done!

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Bubblehead said...

Agreed... Thanks!

At 2:24 PM, Blogger Vigilis said...

zero bubble: Thank you for the hull numbers. The average of which (582.8) tells a familiar submarine story. As we already know, the average sub has not been today's cushy nuke, it has been a contuously improved, but still hazardous experiment.

SS-582 Bonefish- Launched: 22NOV58
New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, NJ. Arcing between cables in battery compartment caused an explosion which flashed into a general fire. Temperatures in the battery spaces, reaching 1,200 degrees, melted soles on the shoes of crew located above. BONEFISH surfaced with the order to abandon ship. During the firefighting, three crewmembers were lost. BONEFISH was towed to Charleston, SC where damage was found too extensive to warrant repair.

SS-583 SARGO- Launched: 10OCT57 Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA. On 14 June, an explosion and fire in her Stern Room, while the submarine was charging oxygen, killed one crew member. In August, 1963 she was called on to support operations resulting from the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Her disposal through SRP was completed at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on 5 April 1995.

Keep up the good work, and many thanks.


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