Comments: – – Father served 21 years in the Silent Service. One of many boats that he received his “Plank” and the last boat he served on and received another plank was on the SSBN 658 Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. God speed as he is on his eternal patrol
I must be getting old. Ive operated many Reactor Plants in my day. Served on 2 Old boomers/1 Fast attack//1 Trident/ and Finally the First and Finest the USS Nautilus. I know those who volunteer and perform this challenging job are very competent. They have the watch now. Best to our Silent Service.
We should be looking heavily at drone subs. The drones could be awesome because no air requirements, all about defense, quiet stealth, and firepower – lethal and quiet, with a fraction of the cost.
The investment would decline if the Navy were willing to clearly identify the mission… surface vessels seems outdated given the latest technology to sink the surface fleet. Diesel mini-subs running shuttle to nuclear ships is always a good option. Noisy wolf packs guarding surface ships is another good option…if there is an effective way to take out anti sub assets?
It look very similar to the SRNN Seaview in the bow of the submarine.I am a very biggest fan of voyage to the bottom of the sea.Question did you have permission from Irwin Allen about the submarine .
You do realize that you are showing a prop, right? That is not an actual submarine. It’s a model used to shoot the TV series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. It was referred to as the USS _Seaview_. It is a purely fictional vessel.