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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Secret New Submarine Equipment?

Found this picture of USS Jefferson City getting underway from San Diego on the official Navy website, and it looks like someone messed up. If you look at the hi-res shot, and then click on the icon on the lower right, then pan over towards the part of the deck between the aft escape trunk and the aft MBT vents, you'll see that the Jeff City apparently has the B1rD installation; it appears to be the CGU-11 mod. Don't tell anyone!

Going deep...

Update 0931: Here's the original image:



And here's a cropping that focuses on the new equipment!



Update 0946: I could only find one other site on the web that gives background information on the CGU-11.

6 Comments:

Blogger ninme said...

What are they, some kind of dive-bomber?

(har)

5/04/2005 2:46 PM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

Yup... with a really nasty payload, too...

5/04/2005 2:49 PM

 
Blogger ninme said...

hahaha

God I had no idea the Pentagon was this crafty.

5/04/2005 3:18 PM

 
Blogger Lubber's Line said...

I think those are Turtle Back Doves either that or someone may have Hawked one over the side.

Radioactive bird droppings the new treat to your car finish.

5/04/2005 11:19 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I moored to the tender at Ballast Point in SD some years ago in the course of an interfleet transfer. Sea gulls everywhere. We were told by squadron that environmental regulations prohibited washing the bird crap off your topside. Basically, if the bird craps on your boat, it's yours.

5/05/2005 5:59 AM

 
Blogger Chap said...

Ah, yes, that's the new mod version, the GU-eleven.

The anonymous fella's right--ordinary tap water is not allowed into the pristine harbor. (Or can be used when absolutely necessary, et cetera). Required machinations to try anything resembling a freshwater washdown. Mutter mutter EPA mutter...

5/05/2005 4:30 PM

 

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