Saturday, December 17, 2005

Through The Teak Wood Cracks

Not a quiz, I haven't a clue to the answer to this one, and finally realized there probably is not a better forum than Ultraquiet to get a reliable answer.

What was the last U.S. submarine to utilize teak wood decking as a working surface? (photo source)

SSN-575 (commissioned 1957) had it, but don't think she would have been the last one. There were several later boats before the Skipjack (SSN-585) class (launched 1959) which probably ended the practice. Triton (later in 1959) may also have had teak decking (it is not the type thing that is easy to remember).

If you thought that all of the older (than 1957) U.S. subs had teak decking (as I once did) you would be wrong. A link to related, post WWII information has been incredibly elusive to date.


At 7:30 AM, Blogger Pedro Caleja said...

Mysterious 'Alligator' mound in Rancocas Creek may really be oil drum

Safecracker's dream

Decades of silt obscure wreckage of midget sub

The Bowfin is centerpiece of Pacific Fleet sub exhibit

Submarine plans are on course for Maritime Museum

1942's missing subs found

At 1:59 AM, Blogger Pedro Caleja said...

Under pressure: Submarine life

At 3:22 PM, Blogger Vigilis said...

Many thanks, Pedro Caleja.

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Pedro Caleja said...

Any time.

Best regards.

At 5:52 PM, Blogger Mike Lief said...

The USS Blueback (SS-581) and its sisters, the USS Barbel (SS-580) and USS Bonefish (SS-582), all had teak decks.

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