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USS Seawolf SSN-21

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  1. Half Track

    Half Track Active Member

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    There is a lot of detail on this diecast model. B88170A7-518E-4BBA-8CCF-402BE3C0F969.jpeg
     
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    Shes a beaut...
     
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    Lovely model!

    The Seawolf class epitomizes the Navy/Pentagon's incoherence with regard to nomenclature. It comprises three ships named for three completely different things:

    Seawolf (fish)
    Connecticut (state)
    Jimmy Carter (person)

    The project to design the class was called SSN-21 (21st century submarine), but then that became the hull number, so the sequence is now:

    ......SSN-773 (Los Angeles class)
    SSN-21-23
    SSN-774.......(Virginia class)
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Needs more screen door.
     
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    You’ll have to explain that one.
     
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    Next to last time I was at Chicago I visited U-505. They have an entrance cut in the side, a lubber's hole(?). As we went in one lady asked how they closed up the hole when they dived? I replied "They had a screen door for that." THAT is a rif on the old line, "as useful as a screen door on a submarine."

    I know, you're sorry you asked.
     
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    Oh, now I understand. The only sub I ever visited and walked through was the Bacuna at the Philadelphia waterfront where they also had the Olympia, admiral Dewey’s old flag ship.
     
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