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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Angle On The Bow... Zero

The Navy website posted some really good pictures of USS Montpelier (SSN 765) pulling into Souda Bay, Crete over the weekend. I really like the zero angle on the bow shot:

More pictures of their arrival are here, here, and here. From the looks of the acoustic tile peeling off their starboard bow, it looks like they've been running the ship hard so far during their deployment. Good for them! Hope they have a great liberty call, and don't get the ouzo headaches common for those on liberty in Crete. (The secret, I've heard, is not to put ice in your ouzo.)


Anonymous Bobblehead said...

Looks like they took a few moments to paint over that rust before they pulled into port.

I knew that the threat of a taste of the lash would do the trick.

12/11/2007 11:15 PM

Anonymous cmoor98 said...

bobblehead, you arrogant *explicative*! Maybe it could be that it's cold and wet, and the hull is wet, so poof it looks like a wonderful new paint job. I can guarantee that those guys don't give a rats a$$ about the rust you pointed out because of your wise beyond your years submarining experience. If you note, they seem to be a bit heavy on there trim, and since it's a 0 AOB photo, you'll be hard pressed to see the "rust" you pointed out from a previous photo.
The tiles on the starboard side have been peeling since before I left the boat. The last time we were in the yards we asked the yard to fix it, but there wasn't enough money in the budget to fix it. But, knowing Cdr. Harkins "Drive it like you stole it" mentality, I'm sure it's been driven hard.
Good Luck Monty, stay safe.

ET1 (SS) Moore

3/17/2008 7:48 PM


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