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Friday, April 27, 2007

Dead Stick Moves

Navy NewsStand has two good pictures of USS Asheville (SSN 758) heading into the drydock Arco (ARDM 5) in San Diego:

It doesn't appear that Asheville is snorkling in either picture, although I suppose they could have secured the diesel before heading over the drydock sill. On the other hand, they may have done a more manly "battery only" move that my old boat USS Topeka was infamous for in San Diego back in the early '90s. It's a lot easier -- as long as nothing goes wrong. Does anyone know if battery-only deadstick moves are coming back into style?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont see any snorkle jucie running down the the sides of the hull it looks like a Batt only move to me even if they had been on big blue there would still be wet sides by the exhaust

4/26/2007 11:05 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I've normally seen is securing the diesel while crossing the sill and re'commencing snorkeling once you are lined up and the lines are across, it's mostly up to the docking officer, but it is in the drydocking instruction they provide you a couple of days before. What they normally neglect to tell you is that the rudder and stern planes must be at zero also......

4/26/2007 11:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Does anyone know if battery-only deadstick moves are coming back into style?"

Nope they are not coming back into style......

4/27/2007 4:55 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll ask them when I see them in June/July.

4/27/2007 5:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They may be running a "temp" diesel sitting topside just aft of the sail. They do that here in Pearl. One cable runs from the diesel into the FWD escape trunk.

4/28/2007 5:04 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you notice they were using the Mk 1 Autoinflatable lifejackets from the USS Helena?
Probably not, hard to see from that picture.
They couldn't find their own and had to borrow. Would hate to be that 1rst Lt.!!

4/30/2007 10:38 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had a piggy back diesel while we went in.


5/30/2007 3:57 PM


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