Monday, May 29, 2017

Tuesday Torque: Four Fairbanks Diesels On The U.S.S. Silversides!



4 comments:

John said...

Very good post.

The Navy also named a nuclear powered fast attack submarine the Silversides.

Here is a link to a little information about the second boat.

https://www.revolvy.com/topic/USS%20Silversides%20(SSN-679)&item_type=topic

During the time the USS Silversides (SSN-679) was homeported in Norfolk, I was doing two weeks of ACDUTRA on the subtender Emory S. Land (AS-39) and was part of the tender's outside repair shop. We worked on the trash disposal unit of the Silversides for a few days. I didn't know that she was the second boat of the same name.

Merle Morrison said...

FYI, there is another old WW2 sub located in Manitowac (sp?) Wisconsin, if anyone is interested. It is slightly newer, and also open to self guided tours.

Merle

David aka True Blue Sam said...

I will definitely put that on my list of things to do!

David aka True Blue Sam said...

USS Cobia:http://www.wisconsinmaritime.org/the-submarine-experience/uss-cobia/