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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Werewolves Of London?

Or is it Seawolves of Guam? Last month, I blogged about reports that USS Seawolf (SSN 21) had made a port visit in Yokosuka; this surprised me a little, because she's not scheduled to transfer to PacFleet until next year. It looks like SubGru SEVEN decided it'd be a waste of time to have her visit only one port in the Pacific while she was there, though, based on some photos a reader sent me from Guam. They were looking for help in identifying the strange sub they saw:


I'd say that based on the "boot" in front of the sail, it could only be a Seawolf- or Virginia-class boat, and she's too short to be my old boat Jimmy Carter. Since Seawolf is the only other such boat known to be in the Pacific recently, I'd say that Guam is getting a visit from the 'Wolf. Here's hoping the crew has a good time, and the maintenance activity doesn't get too confused by all the new systems they'll be working on!

Update 0107 26 Oct: Yep, it was the Seawolf.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that a scope or a BRA-34? If it's a scope, it doesn't look like a photonics mast, which suggests that the boat is a Seawolf.

10/21/2006 1:38 PM

 
Anonymous EW-3 said...

Guam is getting more and more traffic all the time. Even CVNs have pulled in there for liberty. This could all be part of developing a presence on the island.

10/21/2006 3:04 PM

 
Blogger Skippy-san said...

She was pierside in Yoko just 2 days ago...........

10/22/2006 7:30 AM

 

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