USS Dolphin On The Prowl
Today brings a new picture of and article about the American diesel-powered submarine USS Dolphin (AGSS 555). Returning to sea for her first long underway after the 2002 flooding and fire incident, it looks like she's ready to show HMS Gotland that there's another diesel boat ready to help out in San Diego!
Update 1826 20 Dec: Speaking of HMS Gotland, here's a new report on how they did during the Reagan Strike Group JTFEX. Excerpts:
"According to Swedish Liaison Officer Lt. Cmdr. Peter Ostbring, Gotland and her crew played a number of roles during the joint exercise, which mutually benefited the U.S. and Swedish navies by enhancing overall anti-submarine warfare (ASW) proficiencies and further strengthening the relationship between the two countries.
"Initially, [Gotland] was acting as an opposing force, and in the middle of the exercise, she acted as a green (friendly force) submarine, like a third country in a coalition doing intelligence and reconnaissance missions for the strike group," he said. "Later, she returned to being an opposing force."
Update 0630 21 Dec: Here's another article about the Dolphin.