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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

USS Scranton At The Pole

Obviously, USS Scranton (SSN 756) isn't at the North Pole; she's currently hosting Good Morning America off Norfolk. But, apparently because of the increased interest in the boat, the Navy decided to re-release some pictures of Scranton and her visit to the Arctic (or "Artic", as the text accompanying all four photos says) back in 2001. These pics can be found here, here, here, and here.

Going deep...

Update 1958 22 Nov: More from the Good Morning America segments on the USS Scranton can be found here.


Blogger ninme said...

Okay I have a question. If subs are like three bedroom houses with 140 guys stuffed inside, without any extra room to even discuss the possibility of a private closeted area for potential girls, with one little drawer underneath the bunk bed for all your earthly (subly?) possessions, where on EARTH do you find the space for thermals and snow gear for all those guys?

11/23/2005 11:41 AM

Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

Snow gear etc. gets stored in common lockers, at least it did on my boat. We didn't have enough for the entire crew, though, but enough for a good portion of it. And some guys stuffed cold weather gear into their little drawer or into the common coat locker in each berthing space. Me, I had a light jacket that I usually brought (Connecticut was never warm), along with my own gloves and balaclava. For the really cold days, though, I would use the common boat cold weather gear.

11/23/2005 3:48 PM

Blogger ninme said...

Jeez. I can't even store my own and I have a whole bedroom and a hall closet. I certainly can't travel with them...

11/23/2005 5:40 PM


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