Thursday, August 25, 2011

Submarine USS Growler

Part of the Intrepid museum in New York. Was aboard the I a long time ago; the sub wasn’t there yet. But I’ve been aboard several WWII museum boats, mostly American and one German (of course I’ve seen Das Boot along with the American classic sub films). This boat was from a brief period right before the nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed boomers (doomsday boats – they and ICBMs give me conscience problems but they’re a necessary evil) in the late ’50s (shortly after the first nuclear boats were built); diesel-electric Guppyish design, the postwar/’50s modification of the WWII design, with the Regulus cruise missile. I’m anti-war not anti-military.

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