New Pic of the San Francisco
(Intel Source: The Sub Report) Pacific Daily News has a story and new picture of USS San Francisco in drydock. Excerpts from the story:
"The Navy reports that a new large steel dome -- about 20 feet high and 20 feet long -- was installed in place of the damaged one.
"The Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is overseeing the overall process, which involves personnel from Pearl Harbor, the Guam Shipyard and other local contractors.
"The release also states repair and damage assessment have been completed. The temporary repairs to the bow provide enough support for the submarine to move on its own power to another shipyard, where more extensive capabilities are available.
"However, a decision has yet to be made as to when the submarine will make its voyage, where it will go and what its final disposition will be. Also, no decision has been made on the next course of action for the submarine's crew."
Interestingly, the press released mentioned in the story hasn't been posted on the Naval Forces Marianas web site as of 2000 MDT. Here's the new picture:
Staying at PD...