Thursday, December 24, 2015

Two power projectors

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 23 2015) USS Charlotte (SSN 766) moors outboard of USS Texas (SSN 775) at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Commander, Submarine Group 7 provide support for submarines deployed to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Kakiel)


  1. There are two kinds of ships: Submarines and targets.

  2. Way back when I was in this man's Navy (VP-47) that photo would have been classified Top Secret--No Foreign Distribution!

  3. Ed- you're right. For example, look at the two subs. Assuming they are of the same class, the newer one (with the higher hull number) has a curved piece forwards of the sail, where it meets the hull. The older sub does not have this. It's probably to further quieten the sound as the sub moves thru the water. This would have been nice-to-know information during the cold war. BTW I was in VS-22, attached to the Saratoga.