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Old 11-26-2007, 05:09 PM   #16
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Been on HMS Onyx (Oberon Class diesel sub), the Falklands War veteran, when it was at Birkenhead, also took a tour of U-534 (Type IX Kriegsmarine U-Boat).

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Old 11-26-2007, 06:11 PM   #17
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Been on HMS Onyx (Oberon Class diesel sub), the Falklands War veteran, when it was at Birkenhead, also took a tour of U-534 (Type IX Kriegsmarine U-Boat).

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I've been on HMS Onyx too! Took a tour of HMS Plymouth that was moored along side also, both extremely intersting. This was about ten years ago I think. Shame they are no longer at Birkenhead. I only saw U534 from outside.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:21 PM   #18
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Been on the Scorpion, the Russian Foxtrot class submarine laying besides the Queen Mary at Long Beach.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:22 PM   #19
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I visited a nuc boat in 1962. Don't remember the name.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:36 PM   #20
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1962 for me as well - U-505.

In 1970 I was given a tour of some still-in-service WWII boat while in Long Beach.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:41 PM   #21
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I was in Long Beach a week ago - I did the Scorpion (Foxtrot Class) - loved it. My first sub. I just about freaked out. Spent about 3 hrs inside going over the details and trying to read russian labels. The periscope was.....awesome!



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Old 11-26-2007, 06:54 PM   #22
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I helped load torpedoes into the Cavalla in Galveston with Onkel Neal.
And I helped load torpedoes into the Cavalla with Mookie! I still have all my fingers, too

Also, been on tours of Bowfin, Pampanito (with some of the SH4 dev team), USS Michigan, USS Tennesse, USS Cavalla SSN-684, and to sea for a VIP ride on USS Houston SSN-713 and a media event in the Atlantic aboard the USS Texas SSN-775.

Also went on a tour of USS Nautilus with TimmyG00, Frank Kulick, and several members of the Subsim meeting.

In Germany, the U-2540 Type XXI U-boat in Bremerhaven, with Crow, DeerhunterUK, Marcus, and a bunch of guys at the 2005 Subsim meeting. It was awesome.


Next, I'm looking forward to visiting Denmark and going to sea aboard Peter's homemade sub.

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Old 11-26-2007, 07:02 PM   #23
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I've been on the Bowfin when I went to Hawaii but that's about it. I've seen some cool stuff in museums but it doesn't match being inside a sub.

In England I went to a museum that had a German midget sub which was interesting to look at.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:22 PM   #24
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Darn, I wanted to be the first one to say I've been on the U-2540.

Also have been on the USS Bowfin as well.
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U -505 in Chicago and USS Cavalla in Galveston.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:22 PM   #26
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I saw the U-505 in Chicago, but didn't get inside (forgot to book tickets in advance ). Also toured the Bowfin in April during my honeymoon. I got an awesome external pic that I now use as my desktop. That same day, as we toured the Missouri, the USS Kentucky, SSBN 737, left Pearl for destination unknown.

I would gladly post the pic if someone would be kind enough to let me know how to post a digital image here
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:32 PM   #27
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I saw the U-505 in Chicago, but didn't get inside (forgot to book tickets in advance ). Also toured the Bowfin in April during my honeymoon. I got an awesome external pic that I now use as my desktop. That same day, as we toured the Missouri, the USS Kentucky, SSBN 737, left Pearl for destination unknown.

I would gladly post the pic if someone would be kind enough to let me know how to post a digital image here

Go to www.photobucket.com and create an account. You store your photos there and then post the links here.

Also put [img] before and [/img] after the link to make the pic show.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:42 PM   #28
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U-505 and Clamagore.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:52 PM   #29
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Let's see if I've figured this out...
First, the Bowfin



Then the Kentucky

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Old 11-26-2007, 09:08 PM   #30
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Le Redoutable (S 611)

I had the honor of serving in the French “Marine Nationale” between 1972 and 1975. I was assigned to a French submarine: Le Redoutable (S 611) It was the lead sub of her class of ballistic missile submarine. It was commissioned on December 1st, 1971, she was the first French SNLE (Sous-marin Nucléaire Lanceur d'Engins, "Device-Launching Nuclear Submarine"). She was fitted with 16 M1 ballistic missiles, delivering 450kt at 2000 kilometers. In 1974, she was refitted with the M2 missile, and later with the M20, each delivering a one-megatons warhead at a range over 3000 kilometers. The Redoutable was the only ship of her class not to be refitted with the M4 missile.
The Redoutable had a 20-year duty history, with 51 patrols. She was decommissioned in 1991. Since 2000, she is used as a MUSEUM SHIP at the Cité de la mer in Cherbourg. I had a great experience. I was young and foolish....
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