the bow for T.Rex by danapommet ()
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Poking around New Hampshire I found the USS Albacore (AGSS-569) sitting in a hole at 600 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801. I think that the hole is supposed to be full of water. The USS Albacore was a unique research submarine that pioneered the American version of the teardrop hull form of modern submarines.
I did not start with this bow photo because I had no explanation for the dent that you can clearly see. More information in my previous post.
It will zoom.
Thanks for stopping by, taking a look and for all your previous favs and comments.
They are very much appreciated.
Image Comments (30)
Richardphotos () 9:22PM | Tue, 30 June 2015
really a great capture. I went into a smaller one at Galveston and it was very tight quarters
MagikUnicorn () Online Now! 9:28PM | Tue, 30 June 2015
Love this POV & shot Very COOL Now you need to come visit this: (inside) Come aboard the ONONDAGA submarine, which was in operation from 1967 to 2000. It helped patrol our coasts and participated in many NATO missions. When you board the ship, you will discover daily life as it was experienced by the 60-some men who lived within the confines of the 90-metre submarine for months at a time. You can also explore its complicated machinery and the technology used in undersea detection systems. The audio tour will plunge you into this fascinating and little-known world. In addition, by visiting the Empress of Ireland Pavilion, you will learn all about the terrible tragedy that took the lives of 1012 people in 1914: “One of the worst maritime disasters in the history of the world, one that — in terms of sheer horror — exceeds the sinking of the Titanic, occurred on the Saint Lawrence River. The Empress of Ireland, bound for Liverpool, was struck by the Norwegian coal freighter the Storstad and sank within ten minutes, taking with it into the abyss a thousand human lives.” Thus read the lead in the newspaper, Progrès du Golfe de Rimouski, on May 29, 1914. Almost a century later, the Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père is still trying to reconstruct the events of the night of May 28, 1914. In the Empress of Ireland pavilion, visitors can see items recovered from the shipwreck, which remains submerged off the coast from Sainte-Luce, and watch a moving 3D film about the tragic accident, S.O.S. Empress of Ireland. The historical site also invites visitors to climb one of the tallest lighthouse towers in Canada, from which they can admire the view and learn how the ingenious signal devices operate. In addition, you can visit the lighthouse keeper’s house and foghorn to experience a bit of the maritime heritage that has so deeply influenced this region.
Faemike55 () 10:23PM | Tue, 30 June 2015
This is very cool. As far as I know, no sub that I've every seen has had a 'door' on its side. most unique! Cool capture
jayfar () 12:05AM | Wed, 01 July 2015
I think that was an 'acci' dent Dana!! Love the shot and the info.
mtdana () 1:23AM | Wed, 01 July 2015
I have been in smaller subs and there is not much room - not sure how the sailors could live in such tight places for so long. Great capture!!!
Jean_C () Online Now! 1:43AM | Wed, 01 July 2015
A very interesting capture, thanks for the infos, Dana!
blinkings () 5:10AM | Wed, 01 July 2015
WOW it goes without sayng that I would love to explore this!
T.Rex () 6:21AM | Wed, 01 July 2015
THANKS for the photo and the mention! I sure recognize the sub. The dent is probably from bumping into something, probably during transport to the present location. What surprises me is how the sub wound up in its present location. As for crew, the potential members went through considerable psychological screening to prevent problems when confined in such a small space over so long periods of time. The WWII submarines had a deck so crew could go up on it to "stretch their legs" and even, in some cases, take a swim. Not so with the new hull shape. The visitor's door marks the upper deck level. Below was the machinery area, giving a good balance preventing "roll over" (turning upside down). There are several subs on display around the US. Philadelphia, San Francisco, Mobile, just to name a few. Thanks again for the photos and the information. Keep up the good work! :-)
CavalierLady () 8:27AM | Wed, 01 July 2015
I was wondering if you would show the opposite end, Dana. We went inside one in Mobile, Alabama and I don't see how these seamen keep from getting claustrophobia. Nice shot.
durleybeachbum () 10:40AM | Wed, 01 July 2015
A very odd thing to find in the garden! Most interesting.
MrsRatbag () 12:55PM | Wed, 01 July 2015
Even from this angle it looks way too small for that many crew; I can imagine that it must have been incredibly warm and close in there!
weesel () 6:55PM | Wed, 01 July 2015
ALBACORE was an experimental boat. You can see the diving planes are back on the hull much as the boats of WW1 and WW2. Interesting. If I remember correctly, they used to be on the sail after starting out on the hull. They found that a boat could dive faster with the sail-mounts. I met someone who had seen ALBACORE prior to her retirement. The comment was: looks like one continuous weld. They tried all sorts of strange things on this platform. Not a warrior, but provided invaluable service.
eekdog () 9:13PM | Wed, 01 July 2015
cool sub and pov shot, dana. i would never have wanted to be in one of them deep underwater myself. cool lg view..
dochtersions () 11:36AM | Sun, 05 July 2015
I can't imagine how it must be to go in there, and being under the water. Its such impressing, as I never seen a submarine in real.
TallPockets () 3:54PM | Sun, 05 July 2015
NICE shot! .... Reminds this OLD man of the CLASSIC MOVIE, "THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!" (Alan Arkin) .... WINK! ROTL
jif3d () 11:22AM | Thu, 09 July 2015
I imagine a drunken Submariner coming back on board and thinking, where the heck did all the water go ? LOL Kool find and capture. ~Cheers~
wysiwig () 11:00PM | Sun, 19 July 2015
Very cool picture. When I was a boy our cub scout troop was given a tour of the naval base at Port Hueneme, California. It included boarding a submarine. I remember looking through the periscope.