Submarine Underway discussion
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Not sure what type (it's about 300 feet long)
I think you'll find this is a Seawolf class submarine, and not a Virginia class submarine.
It's actually a little on the short side to be a Virginia class submarine for one. The Virginia class should be around 115 meters long, and the visible portion of this one is barely 100. That matches the 107m Seawolf class much better.
Secondly, the hatches on the deck do not match those of the Virginia class.
Thirdly, there are no Virginia class submarines at Kitsap. The submarines there are the Seawolf class subs, so you're much more likely to find one.
Sounds reasonable. I was kind of wondering about the length, but I've kind of come to accept the inaccuracy of the GE ruler. Can't argue your second and third point. Changed the info again; thx for the ID.
Originally Posted by Munden
To me, this submarine looks like it's going backwards. I had always assumed the hatch would be in the front. Also, the narrower end is facing backwards. Looking at the wikipedia image for the Seawolf, it's also traveling like it is in GE; so my assumption seems to have been wrong.