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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Museum Submarine Sinks In Rhode Island

Lubber's Line has pictures of the old Juliett-class submarine being displayed in Providence that sank after this week's storm. Rontini's BBS has some "play-by-play" postings written as she was going down, and the museum's official website has a webcam that shows -- well, some empty water.

They should be able to salvage her; hopefully they'll be able to get whatever money and expertise they need to get the sub floating again.

Update 0615 20 Apr: Luckily, it appears the museum has insurance for this sort of thing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope they can get "er" back! Thanks - I didn't know this. As usual - even with all of the 24 hour news coverage - nothing has changed. We still don't know our world - just "stuck" on the same stories - hour after hour.

4/18/2007 11:39 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, my husband went to see that sub while he was at Leadership Training after SCC!

Thanks for keeping us aware of all the goings on!

4/19/2007 5:59 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a damn shame. Visited her for my STS "A" school graduation. Pretty cool sight to see.

I'm sure they can get her back afloat and presentable. They can always bus some kids in from sub school like they did before. =)

4/19/2007 9:58 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a long standing connection to that boat. I was skin diving in Key West (in 94?), and as we were coming into port, I could make out her shape at a distance as she was being towed in at the same time. Thought my mind was playing tricks on me. But after a year of studying Soviet subs as an EW the conning tower was unmistakeable. They had much lower profiles than ours. She was originally going to be turned into a restaurant in Tampa.
Gave the museum in Providence a picture of her as she was entering Key West. Still stunned I could recognize the boat after 20 years. But the tubes they kept the SSN-3 Shaddocks in are a give away.

4/21/2007 5:06 PM

Anonymous said...

It can't work as a matter of fact, that's exactly what I consider.

10/29/2011 12:10 PM


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