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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Tended In Hong Kong

Navy NewsStand has a good picture of USS Honolulu (SSN 718) and USS La Jolla (SSN 701) tied up alongside USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in Hong Kong. Here's the original:

...and here's a closer view of the two boats:

Having submarines go to Hong Kong is always a challenge; you have to anchor out, and submarines don't like having to provide their own power during port visits, so SubGru 7 always wants to find a surface ship who the sub (or subs, in this case) can hook up to. This time, they had a sub tender available, but if need be, subs can hook up to a cruiser or destroyer. The only problem with that is the skimmers who have duty always want a tour, and it's not very sporting to turn them down if they're the ones controlling the main electrical supply breaker.


Blogger Subsunk said...

So who is the dry deck shelter configured ship? La Jolla or Honolulu or both?


10/11/2006 6:40 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

La Jolla is DDS

10/11/2006 9:04 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coordinated Port Visit is fun for we skimmer pukes, too. When I was on Scott (DDG-995), we served as mother-ship to Batfish while anchored off the coast of Athens, sometime in early 1992. It turned out I had gone to Nuke School and Prototype with one of the officers. Small world.

Anyway, as a nuke, I had a good chuckle with the ELT when he came over to conduct the shield survey. The snipes on the gas turbine plant were mighty uncomfortable with that "clicking thing" (it was a 27) he was wielding.

Late the second night, a huge storm marched in off the Aegean and we had to cut them loose before we bashed each other to death.

10/11/2006 5:53 PM

Blogger lazlong said...

So, the soon-to-be USS San Francisco's nose is in Hong Kong. Is this going to be one of her last cruises? I guess that is a good way to end it, seeing some good foriegn ports!

10/11/2006 7:51 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hartford did a coordinated mooring with a frigate (USS Jarret, FFG 33) in Peru during our '05 deployment to Southcom. I felt sorry for their deck div, the fenders rubbed the paint down to bare metal.


10/12/2006 4:36 PM


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