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Friday, February 09, 2007

I Guess It's Been Snowing In Groton

Navy NewsStand has some pictures (here, here, and here) of submarines covered in snow in Groton earlier this week, including this one:

In the background is my old boat USS Connecticut (SSN 22); the boat in the foreground is the newer but slower USS Virginia (SSN 774).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can remember a time when the Marines were guarding lower base in Groton....If we saw a camera appear as a pier watch, we would take the camera and tear out the film because of some of the pictures taken here......and that was a nice day. It was a literal chase down and take.
At dark? It was not abnormal to place our magazines in our weapons. We had no "chief of the guard" at the time, we were just cautious.
We also halted ALL NCIS and NIS agents if they would not answer our question if they were carrying a sidearm, quite a few EGO's were brutalized....
Granted, we also had much hilarity on watch, but things were different then. I'd pointed my weapons at far more people in a two year period than what I have in the post 20 years afterwords. I was not wrong, I was on watch for security, and it was maintained.
Good pic's tho....interesting pic of the sail, hmmmm.....

2/09/2007 3:38 AM

Anonymous Dean said...

nice pic I was woundering what happened to Shippinport, looks like thats where the camera was did they move Nr1 or somthing is diferent/ moved

2/09/2007 8:36 AM

Anonymous sonarman said...

I live in this area, and I can attest to the fact that that pic is about a week old, or so. It hasn't snow here in a while.

It's just been cold enough to freeze the hairs inside your nostrils every time you inhale, though...

Oh, and I remember the days when the Marines guarded the gates. That was serious security, indeed. Now we have guys like my old retired sonar masterchief as a rent-a-cop checking IDs as we roll through the gate. Like that's any deterrent to Abdul with a pickup full of ANFO.

At least the Sub Base upgraded the gate physical security.

2/09/2007 9:52 AM

Anonymous Shower Tech said...

All I have to say is Thank God I was in Pearl. :) The problem now is that when it get in the 50s i start to break out my jacket.

2/09/2007 1:06 PM

Anonymous Linda Davis said...

I remember the days of the Marines. I went through the gates of the Submarine Base yesterday and the guard looked about 16. And nope, we haven't had any snow this year except for a light dusting on the grass.

2/09/2007 1:19 PM


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