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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

USS San Francisco Headed to Mainland

It looks like USS San Francisco (SSN 711) got underway from Guam, headed for Bremerton. That is going to be one long surface transit... Good luck, guys.

Going deep...

Update 0538 18 Aug: Here's a Navy Times story that talks about SFO's journey. It looks like they'll be stopping in Pearl on the way...

15 Comments:

Blogger Skippy-san said...

From what I know of submarines that must be one uncomfortable ride home. Wonder why they just did not put her on one of those ships like brought the Cole home?

8/17/2005 5:34 AM

 
Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

Money, pure and simple. Paying for the lift ship that brought the Cole home would have been significantly more expensive than just slapping a makeshift dome on the 711 and having her drive herself back. Sailor's comfort (or safety, if you listen to some folks opinion about this plan) is secondary...

8/17/2005 7:39 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link on this one. I was able to email Danny Hagar, a former shipmate of mine from the Miami. I just had to tell him "good job."

RM1/SS

8/17/2005 9:25 AM

 
Blogger ninme said...

Why Bremerton?

8/17/2005 11:48 AM

 
Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

RM1-
Pop over to Rontini's place, too. MMCS Hagar has been the voice for the crew over there.

ninme-
Bremerton's got the most significant shipyard facilities on the Pacific. Pearl has a SY, but there is more support and greater capability in Bremerton, if I remember right (Rob might correct me on this point). Pearl might also just be all full up...

8/17/2005 1:02 PM

 
Blogger ninme said...

Eh, really? I mean, really? Not San Diego? I mean, I live in Seattle and I've driven past the Bremerton shipyard and it's not exactly huge.

8/17/2005 3:08 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A really interesting blog.- Zippy FLH.com

8/17/2005 3:25 PM

 
Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

nin-

I am pretty sure that sandy eggo does not handle sub repairs. The sub capable shipyards I can recall are Pearl, Bremerton, Portsmouth (going away), and Norfolk. I am not sure about King's Bay, as I was never a boomer fairy =)

8/17/2005 3:54 PM

 
Blogger Eddie said...

lol

8/17/2005 3:58 PM

 
Blogger ninme said...

(ninme sings "somebody's getting spa-ammed, somebody's getting spa-ammed")

Well, aren't we special. I've always thought of Bremerton as sort of the hall closet of navy bases. Where you stuff all the things you're not going to need very often.

How fun would it be to see a sub scootin' along the Sound, though.

8/17/2005 5:20 PM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

OK, better clean out the spam. If I did this right, you shouldn't even notice the deleted posts scattered throughout this thread.

8/17/2005 9:47 PM

 
Blogger ninme said...

You missed Zippy.

8/17/2005 10:25 PM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

I know... he was just so polite...

8/17/2005 11:24 PM

 
Blogger ninme said...

But I think he's the voyager ant, testing the area for a picnic, reporting back to the colony that there's food yonder.

8/18/2005 11:52 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bremerton has all the capabilities. I went through a non refueling OH in 77-78 on the Drum. We were the ginney pig for how will a 637 withstand an impact of a dummy 48. 14 shots and all we got was a dented ballast tank.

8/19/2005 8:35 AM

 

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