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Thread: OT: What Is That Hole At Nose of Some WWII Subs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willy View Post
    There are a number of sites showing a 360 tour of subs from a variety of countries and periods of time but for this discussion of WWII subs I'll leave you with this link to a panoramic view of the inside of the USS Pampanito virtually as she was in 1945.

    Start the tour by selecting the image size that your internet connection is comfortable with and then simply select either the link or area of the ship you would like to see.

    Interestingly enough the main page showing a topside view of the Pampanito also shows the hawsepipe in service.

    https://maritime.org/tour/index.php
    if you are ever in the city, it's worth visiting. I've been aboard

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    I'll be damned...I was hornswaggled and the victim of hazing!
    Nearly 2 years involved with subs stationed in New London and I was operating ever since under the false belief
    that pig boats had no anchors.
    And I can blame senior enlisted personnel for my ignorance!
    We were made up alongside a sub trying to position her to enter a floating dry dock but tide, river current and wind were beating the hell out of us.
    I was the Fireman on this tug and I mentioned to the Engineer "why don't they have her lay to and drop anchor until this calms down?".
    I was derided with "You drifty boot, PIG BOATS DON'T HAVE NO ANCHORS!!" and took it for Gospel with what seemed to be a well reasoned explanation.

    Am I the boob or what?
    At least I have the distinction of being there when we bent hell out of the George Washington's screw!
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    There, now aren't you glad that we have the occasional OT discussion in order to offer us all a bit of edification now and then.
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    This picture of the WWII era subs clearly show the anchor inset in to the starboard side of the bow.

    From http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com...esubpart1.aspx I found this image SS-232 is the USS Halibut.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Willy View Post
    There, now aren't you glad that we have the occasional OT discussion in order to offer us all a bit of edification now and then.
    Yeeeaaah...shaddup!
    Len

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    I once had a toy submarine that ran on baking powder:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baking_powder_submarine

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStechPaul View Post
    I once had a toy submarine that ran on baking powder:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baking_powder_submarine
    Sometimes given away as prizes in breakfast cereal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old mart View Post
    300 feet depth is 148psi
    Depends how close the depth charge comes...
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