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Monday, July 18, 2005

USS Jimmy Carter Picture Slideshow

The Sub Report has a link to this great series of 12 pics of my last boat, USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23). The pictures are associated with a new article in Popular Mechanics on the "Spy Sub of the Future". In the seventh picture in the slideshow, you can see the mast housings on the sail, as well as the plug that's aft of the Weapon's Shipping Hatch. Cool stuff!

And yes, I finally finished the new Harry Potter book. Now just have to wait for everyone in the house to finish it so we can discuss it...

8 Comments:

Blogger Vigilis said...

re: 3 of 12 - What's with the green life preservers for deckhands vs. usual "international orange" for the fairwater crew?

7/18/2005 9:24 PM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

I'm not sure; they hadn't come up with them the last time I went to sea, but I see them also in this picture of Topeka.

7/18/2005 11:32 PM

 
Blogger ninme said...

Ack are those people in pic 7?

7/19/2005 8:02 PM

 
Blogger ninme said...

So why don't they ever take pictures of submarines under water?

7/19/2005 8:05 PM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

It's really tough to get the photographer down there and have him close enough to take the picture, and yet be sure the sub won't hit them. Here's a pic of USS Chicago submerged, taken from overhead.

7/19/2005 10:20 PM

 
Blogger ninme said...

Well can't the sub just sort of...sit still for a couple secs while a guy in flippers swims around taking glamour shots? I mean, all the cool shots in the movies are under water, so you'd think in real life they'd see the same thing that cinematographers see.

7/20/2005 2:27 PM

 
Blogger StinKerr said...

You of course meant to write Popular Science vice 'Popular Mechanics'.

7/21/2005 3:25 AM

 
Blogger mommymichael said...

My husband is Navy, currently on the USS Alexandria.

His CO is pushing him to go to the Jimmy Carter instead of shore duty at prototype, so he can further his career.

I hear nothing but bad things about husbands going to that boat. That it goes out a lot, they're never home, lots of work...

Any opinions or information I can give my husband?
I'd follow him where ever, no matter what.. but the boat he's on now goes out a lot. If he goes to one that goes out even MORE.. I can imagine it would really put a strain on things.

9/09/2009 5:07 PM

 

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