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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Where Is This Submarine Exhibit?

Check out this YouTube video from "stanthei95man" that asks, "Where is this submarine on I-95?":

If you think you know where it's at, or have given up, go here for the answer.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a very cool display outside the Franklin Gate at NSB Kings Bay! Whoever designed that deserves an attaboy.

6/29/2008 10:41 PM

Blogger SonarMan said...

I woukd say it's Kings Bay, too (I never saw it as it was built after I left), but the question is "Where is this submarine on I-95?" NSBKB is not "on" I-95, you have to go several miles off the highway to get there.

Let me check the answer...

6/30/2008 8:44 AM

Blogger SonarMan said...

KIngs Bay it is then, even though the question was kind of misleading. The exhibit is not technically on I-95, since you can't see it from the highway and have to travel at least 6 miles to get there.

6/30/2008 8:50 AM

Blogger Sandy Salt said...

It is close enough to I-95 and it is at the submarine base which is appropriate.

6/30/2008 9:17 AM

Anonymous sobersubmrnr said...

Bancroft sail, next to the Franklin Gate at NSB Kings Bay, Georgia Spur 40, St. Marys, GA.

I watched them build it. They first built a concrete pedestal to hold the sail, then placed fill dirt around it in the shape of a surfacing 640-class SSBN. Then they laid concrete over that, the same stuff they use to line swimming pools. They even mounted a WLR-9 dome on the bow and wired up the running and masthead lights. Purdy neat.

6/30/2008 12:50 PM

OpenID fastnav said...

I'm with sonarman on this one. I knew it was Kings Bay the second I saw it, but the whole I-95 thing threw me off for a hot second.

6/30/2008 1:40 PM

Blogger Jay said...

It's not far off I-95 (like maybe 10 minutes tops).

6/30/2008 5:17 PM

Anonymous tom2000 said...

The submarine is used in olden days to protect from other war ships. This submarine is modified in new way. It looks so fantastic. This will exhibit's in certain area.

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7/01/2008 12:32 AM

Anonymous gazunderdownunder said...

Here in Australia, the 'home' of the Sub Squadron used to be HMAS Platypus on Sydney harbour. A town in country NSW changed its name from Germantown to Holbrook in 1941 after a WWI navy hero. They have had a submarine museum since 1970-something. The main feature is the casing of an old Oberon class submarine rising out of the ground, 600k from the nearest ocean. its right next to the highway. If you google earth Holbrook, you'll see it. The squadron used to have `freedom of entry` privileges and enjoyed a close relationship, I am unsure if this has been maintained since the squadron moved to HMAS Stirling, WA in the late 90s

Still it`d be mighty impressive to see a bomber in the middle of nowhere like that.

7/01/2008 5:16 AM

Anonymous gomerb said...

I recognized some of my chip'n hammer and brush strokes on that sail! I'd recognize her anywhere.

And the answer to those folks' question: The underground submarine sees exactly what the the underwater submarine saw. Nuttin'. (Hey, Sonarman, what would underground biologics sound like?)

7/03/2008 1:38 PM

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7/03/2008 3:54 PM


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