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doesn't that flag mean something special, like a kill mission success?
The flag you are looking at is the US Naval Jack. It is the flag flown from the bow of a US Naval warship while docked in port. It has been the official jack since the start of the war on terror and was also the official jack during the bicentennial year 1976. (I still have one that I received when stationed in USS James Monroe SSBN-622 during that time.) Outside of these times the official US Naval jack was the canton of the US Flag, that is a blue field of however many stars on the US flag. (50 since 1959, 48 during WWII & Korea.)
As best as I can make out, the flag appears to be the First Navy Jack. The Los Angeles class subs were great boats. I served on the first of the class, USS Los Angeles (SSN688), which has been decommissioned, and from what I have read, the boat has already been cannibalized of its sail.
At sea you can submerge the snow away. At dock, not quite so simple.
I recognize those hills across the river, they're in Rotten Groton.
P.S. I'm so old I remember the last time the Thames froze over.
That's why I never wanted stationed there. Never had to shovel that white crap at Mare Island/San Diego/Pearl Harbor.
Now I feel old too being a Stugeon class bubblehead. Never had to deal with snow being based out of Pearl Harbor though.
That was my boat! EM1(SS) Sailed on the Philly from 83-89. Sadly, she was decommissioned in 2010. Lots of great memories!
I saw the hills in the background and thought one thing (someone already beat me to it though)- "Rotten Groton"!Did not have the snow problem in Pearl Harbor!