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Ship Photo of the Day

Randy Daytona

Cold War Relic
pilot
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HMS Venturer (P68), A British V-class submarine,

The only submarine (publicly known) to have sunk another submarine while both were underwater. A fascinating short story, it sank U-864 in early 1945 which was carrying advanced technology to Japan.

Length: 206', Beam: 16', Displacement: 545 tons (surface), 740 tons submerged
4x21" bow torpedo tubes
Commissioned: 1943 Sold to Norway: 1945 Scrapped: 1964.

https://defenceoftherealm.wordpress...water-submarine-to-submarine-kill-in-history/




 

Randy Daytona

Cold War Relic
pilot
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Happened to see an article on one of the first Russian nuclear submarines: the Hotel class K-19 (apparently nicknamed "Hiroshima"). The story was later made into a decent movie called K-19, The Widowmaker starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson.

Length: 374' Beam: 30' 5000 tons submerged. Commissioned in 1961, decommissioned in 1990. (The accident occurred in 1961)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_submarine_K-19

Good article from National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/k19/k19_html_main.html



K-19 disabled in the North Atlantic on 29 February 1972


 

Uncle Fester

Robot Pimp
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What do you need to do to get that job? Seems like a dream
Its just something Shoes can do... I think it counts as sea duty but it’s sequenced in as shore tour, or at least that used to be the case. I once met a guy coming off being the XO; he said it was an interesting tour, as far as doing something different.
 

nittany03

FUBIJAR
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Wonder if The Powers That Be would ever think about doing any more involved sailing with her than that annual turnaround cruise . . . or if that would cause the Total Risk Avoidance™ light to start flashing.
 

jmcquate

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Wonder if The Powers That Be would ever think about doing any more involved sailing with her than that annual turnaround cruise . . . or if that would cause the Total Risk Avoidance™ light to start flashing.
I remember there being plans to sail/tow her down the coast to New York, I think for the bicentennial, but the light started flashing
 

Flash

SEVAL/ECMO
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Wonder if The Powers That Be would ever think about doing any more involved sailing with her than that annual turnaround cruise . . . or if that would cause the Total Risk Avoidance™ light to start flashing.
That and there are politics involved, as in the city of Boston along with the state of Massachusetts and its politicians haven't wanted to see her go away much at all since they see her as 'their' ship. Pretty sure there was an article or letters in either Naval History magazine or Proceedings about it a few years ago, mentioned the Navy had actually thought about doing an actual cruise like they had done back in the 30's but the local pols (the US Senators in particular) largely nixed it.
 

Gatordev

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It used to be for newly selected Chiefs. Not sure if it still is.
Not quite. Certain Chief Selects can go and do their Chief games onboard rather than doing them locally. Obviously there's a certain quota and a Select is hand-picked. I think it was during my DH tour that we had a Select get to go there. I would think that would be a cool way to get pinned.
 

nittany03

FUBIJAR
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That and there are politics involved, as in the city of Boston along with the state of Massachusetts and its politicians haven't wanted to see her go away much at all since they see her as 'their' ship. Pretty sure there was an article or letters in either Naval History magazine or Proceedings about it a few years ago, mentioned the Navy had actually thought about doing an actual cruise like they had done back in the 30's but the local pols (the US Senators in particular) largely nixed it.
MA politicians demanding the whole country do things their way? I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. :rolleyes:
 

hlg6016

A/C Wings Here
She was out under her own power about 5 years ago for some anniversary, The day was crappy but she had a bunch of surface ships escort her and a good sized Navair flyover. Being as she was built right across the harbor from where she is berthed and is a major attraction I wouldn't be holding my breath waiting for any politicians to give her up.