The Stupid Shall Be Punished:
[Intel Source: The Sub Report] One of the things submariners worry about is getting the "technical" stuff covered up when the boat goes into drydock. Back in the day, we'd always schedule our drydocking times for gaps in Soviet satellite coverage, so we'd have everything covered before the next pass. Nowadays, we're more worried about tour boats; we don't want some tourist snapping a picture of the screw, so that's always one of the first things covered.
The new openness in Russia seems to have resulted in the same problems, but it looks like they aren't quite as good at "keeping their fly zipped", as it were. From this web page (it looks like it might be a general "city information"-type page for the Black Sea Fleet) we see some cool pictures of Russian Kilo-class boats. Here's one of them in drydock, as the tour boat starts coming up the river:
Here's another view:
And here's a blow-up I made of an interesting portion of the last picture:
Monday, February 13, 2006
A group blog for submariners and submarine enthusiasts to post about submarines, submarine life, and submarine news. Basically, it's about submarines.
- Behind the 2006 QDR (a very public discussion) are...
- an ultraquiet no more exclusive
- Sub Launched Anti-Aircraft System
- another sea story
- how to tell if you are really a nuke
- Need a tow, fellas?
- Stranded German Sub Freed
- German Sub Runs Aground, Rescue Planned
- German Submarine Down?