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Saturday, September 23, 2006

USS Dallas In Souda Bay

Navy NewsStand has some pictures out of the visit of USS Dallas (SSN 700) to Souda Bay, Crete: here, here, here, here, and here. The thing that makes Dallas stand out among U.S. submarines is her Dry Deck Shelter:

The thing is huge! I don't even want to guess what hydrodynamic effect that thing has on Dallas' top speed. More information on the DDS can be found here, and some articles on the Swimmer (or SEAL) Delivery Vehicle that goes inside are here and here.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's one of the first pictures of Dallas, taken during her Alpha trials off of Connecticut:

http://subase-inet.tripod.com/images/la_dallas.jpg

Close-up of the DDS:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Dallas_(SSN-700)

Can anyone guess what the SEAL is resting his foot on?

9/23/2006 9:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same but hi-res picture of Dallas & its DDS off of Greece, July 2004:

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/040719-N-0780F-070.jpg

Take a close look at the oblong object that the SEAL is resting his foot on. Bragging rights go to the first one who can guess what it is.

9/23/2006 9:08 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of huge -- also see the Advanced Seal Delivery System (ASDS) here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Seal_Delivery_System

9/23/2006 9:24 AM

 
Blogger The Clinging Vine said...

Thanks so much for the photos of the Dallas on its current tour of duty! My son just left Groton yesterday to fly over to meet up with it.

His first tour of duty...he just joined last January.

Anyway, the photos were a treat!

Anne in Texas

9/30/2006 10:18 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was very exciting to see these photos. My brother is stationed on that sub, and it made me feel a little bit closer to him.

1/05/2007 12:07 PM

 
Anonymous a former ssn-690 sailor said...

the SEAL is resting his foot on a storage pod. normally keeping inflatables and gas bladders inside. man are they noisy when they break loose

2/01/2007 9:51 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The person who is resting his foot on the Storage Pod is not a SEAL. He is the Top Side Watch for the Maneuvering Watch. His job is to check people on and off the boat as soon as it ties up to pier.

3/06/2008 4:10 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First it is not a SEAL. I know this be cause I was on the boat at the point the photo was taken.

2/22/2010 8:53 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes he is not a seal i was sitting in the DDS when that picture was taken

6/07/2010 4:57 PM

 

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