I am pretty sure most, if not all, of the current and retired Navy personnel that frequent this site will see why this image is .... interesting, but for everyone else - the propeller on submarines is one of the submarines most jealously guarded secrets, it has huge implications for the quietness of the submarine as well as its acoustic signature. Usually they cover it prior to the submarine being drydocked so these sort of images do not happen.
PADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3855 times:
Don't know how this relates to aviation, but pictures of most western sub props have been leaked to the public. While this might be spectacular to the normal military technology geek, it's rather boring to the intelligence community.
JayinKitsap From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 769 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3759 times:
I am very familiar with Bangor, WA and that is the Delta Pier Drydock. What is unusual is the sub is normally the other way in the drydock. (ie the bow toward the caisson usually. I am out there every few months or so but I have never seen the propeller uncovered. This also is at least some time after docking as there are work houses in the drydock floor. I can't quite read the ships name on the gangway, it looks like either the Alabama or Alaska
Can anyone tell the date of this photo, it is fairly recent (within 1 year) but earlier this summer there were all kinds of production trailers on the east side of the dock which are not in this photo.