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moo
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Ohio Class Ssbn Prop Exposed In Screw Up

Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:08 am

All I can say is, check this out (I know thats probably against the site rules...):

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...alt=-1000&scene=10352732&encType=1

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.
 
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RE: Ohio Class Ssbn Prop Exposed In Screw Up

Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:25 am

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.
 
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RE: Ohio Class Ssbn Prop Exposed In Screw Up

Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:31 am

Already removed I guess since I can't get the link to work.
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RE: Ohio Class Ssbn Prop Exposed In Screw Up

Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:44 am

The link works fine with me ... quite extreme resolution (less than 0,1m), but a strange angle. Probable just an aerial photograph.
 
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RE: Ohio Class Ssbn Prop Exposed In Screw Up

Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:45 am

Is the Hunt for Krasny Oktyabr being rerun on TV again?

Quoting Chksix (Reply 2):
Already removed I guess since I can't get the link to work.

Still working here.
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RE: Ohio Class Ssbn Prop Exposed In Screw Up

Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:10 am

Good pictures, but I doubt they are good enough to get blade pitch and other measurements. This looks like Bangor, Washington?
 
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RE: Ohio Class Ssbn Prop Exposed In Screw Up

Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:39 am

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.
 
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RE: Ohio Class Ssbn Prop Exposed In Screw Up

Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:18 pm

Skyline Photography
 
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RE: Ohio Class Ssbn Prop Exposed In Screw Up

Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:27 pm

Just as well it was not of Barrow in Furness or one of our fav a.netters would be having kittens - the Astute one!

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