Sub Linehandling in Crete... Redux
For the second time in a week, the Navy is treating us to photos of a submarine tying up in Souda Bay, Crete. Following the release of last week's picture of the USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) bringing on lines, now we get three (!) pictures of USS San Juan (SSN 751) mooring in the same port. These pictures can be seen here, here, and here.
The USS San Juan (or "San One", as she is sometimes affectionately known) is finishing up a deployment in which she participated in the Shark Hunt 2005 ASW exercise in the Med.
The earlier picture of the Philly sparked quite an interesting discussion on linehandling over at Rontini's BBS, including an explanation of why they aren't using the traditional "monkey's fist" at the end of the heaving line (or "heavie").