View Full Version : Ohio class submarine comes home discussion

10-04-2007, 12:29 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile27190/Ohio-class-submarine-comes-home.htm>Ohio class submarine comes home</a></b><br><br>This submarine travels trough the channel between USA and Canada, towards Naval Base Kitsap. <br><br><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/147253sub.jpg>

10-04-2007, 01:16 AM
Great find! :) I was spending my time looking at the Chinese bases as those were the first ones I spotted that had been updated.

To put it into perspective, this is the first Ohio class SSBN on the move in Google Earth images. Again, well spotted. :)

10-04-2007, 03:52 AM
I'm going blind in my old age.

We can say with a strong confidence this is the SSGN-726 Ohio. Note the extra shadow behind the sail. You can actually see the strucutre if you look carefully. That's one of the SEAL delivery vehicles. This means the ship must be one of the converted SSGN submarines. The image is from Oct 23, 2006 and that means it must be the Ohio.

Here's a Navy webpage showing the Michigan wasn't delivered until later in 2006 from the conversion process.

10-04-2007, 05:20 AM

10-04-2007, 03:56 PM
Great job sherlock :yep:

I tried to figure out yesterday but didn't come to an answer.
I came this far:

Seal container -> 4 SSGN
Ohio, active, homeport: bangor
Michigan, active, homeport: bangor (until june 2007 in puget shipyard)
Florida, active, homeport: kings bay
Georgia, still norfolk shipyard

The pic date was the missing clue!