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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Seawolf-Class Boats Gathering In Puget Sound

USS Seawolf (SSN 21) arrived in her new homeport of Bremerton this weekend, joining USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23) in the Puget Sound. The other ship of the class, USS Connecticut (SSN 22), is heading to Bremerton herself at the end of her upcoming deployment.

In addition to making it easier for the three Seawolf-class boats to share training resources and spare parts, this move pretty much makes Naval Base Kitsap the most powerful Navy base in the world; it's homeported ships could pretty much destroy the world and sink any ships or submarines they want to -- no other base can say that. (Specifically, no other base has a ship or submarine that could win a fight against a Seawolf-class sub.) Plus, they also have an aircraft carrier.

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the carrier in Everett or at Bangor?

That Damn Good Looking Aganger From Iowa.

7/24/2007 10:26 AM

 
Anonymous Topeka Plankowner! said...

I don't know what the Bird Farm adds to the equation...just another Skimmer!

7/24/2007 5:29 PM

 
Anonymous rusty700 said...

The Lincoln is in Everett, though she was just here being overhauled the past 6 months, and the Stennis, currntly on deployment, is stationed here in Bremerton. I walked past Delta pier today and took a look at the old Wolf. I hadn't seen her since I left Groton 7 years ago. She looks good, now I just have to figure out how to get on her so I can get out of the friggin shipyard.

7/24/2007 6:13 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude. Don't forget that Bangor also has the most Ohio Class SSBNs!

7/24/2007 6:32 PM

 
Blogger Celia said...

It would've been nice, though, had the local newspaper not published an article a couple days before her arrival stating the exact time they'd be transiting through the canal. (They later pulled the article, from what I can tell.)

Still, exciting news.

7/24/2007 9:30 PM

 
Blogger Chap said...

Pfffttt. Those who think 'invulnerable' get killed.

Wooden fishing boat with a couple of mines. Squad of SOF. Really good jellyfish. Creative OPDEC or sneakiness. Et cetera, et cetera. Hell, our thirty eight year old ex-Polaris boat waxed a top flight SSN in a 1 v 1 trying to get us...and they knew they were had, but didn't know we also got them days prior in a way they didn't even know about.

Not saying I'm king superdude, just saying it's wiser to maintain a proper respect for people trying to kill you. What was it Heinlein said about some guy with a rock and dialing verniers?

7/25/2007 12:01 AM

 
Blogger subwife98 said...

Not only did they put out when they would be getting to Bremerton (I called my girlfriend on Sunday and said "so your husband is pulling in today huh? So much for Opsec"), but for three days they had articles in the paper and news reports about them leaving from here.

They make such a damn stink about us wives supposedly opening our mouths as to whats going on, when all we have to do is open the latest issue of the The Day and we can find out exactly whos transiting that day. Its irritating.

7/25/2007 8:40 AM

 
Anonymous Lee said...

I'm with Chap on this. I'm sure the Redcoats thought they couldn't be beat in 1776. Especially not by a bunch of farmers and shop keepers.

7/25/2007 10:08 AM

 
Blogger Pig Boat said...

Specifically, no other base has a ship or submarine that could win a fight against a Seawolf-class sub

Yeah, what Chap said, old man. If I ever manage to catch up with you in person, I'll have to tell you what we did to your old boat, and how it compared to the other boat playing in our little train-ex, the Augusta.

*pffft*

7/26/2007 7:00 AM

 
Anonymous dukeofearl said...

Even with a nad and the rules they put on us so the "good guys" don't look bad, my old Polaris boat caught a 637 SSN. We had an unfair advantage though, the two best sonar techs were working the stacks. Terrance can tell you all about it.

7/26/2007 4:52 PM

 
Anonymous chris Muir said...

Subs rule.

7/28/2007 12:24 AM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

Chris speaks the truth, as always.

7/28/2007 12:47 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here is a "Sailors can be stupid" news story, a sailor drove 1300 miles from VA to TX to burn someone's house down over an online "flame war"

STORY HERE

Pete

7/28/2007 10:23 AM

 
Blogger 21Plankowner said...

Are we talking about the "bouncing Augusta"? how many times has that thing hit something?

8/03/2007 6:25 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My hubby is on the connecticut. I'm sure you all know they've deployed. I can't wait for that damn boat to get to this side of the world! It's been a pain having him stuck out there, and me here (WA).
Connecticut (the state) made such a huge deal about the boat leaving (whiners). Who cares? I don't think there are any other boats in the same state as what they're named?!

8/04/2007 12:25 AM

 
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