Pic of USS Hartford Reaching Home

GROTON, Conn. (May 21, 2009) Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) wait for the brow to be lowered during the ships return home to Submarine Base New London after a month-long surface transit from Bahrain. Hartford sustained major damage to her sail in a March 20 collision with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) in the Strait of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo by John Narewski/Released)

GROTON, Conn. (May 21, 2009) Sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) wait for the brow to be lowered during the ships return home to Submarine Base New London after a month-long surface transit from Bahrain. Hartford sustained major damage to her sail in a March 20 collision with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) in the Strait of Hormuz. (U.S. Navy photo by John Narewski/Released)

What a mess.

Comments

  1. Good lord. Can you imagine transiting on the surface in that thing? That hull is designed for underwater sailing…. that must have been the transit from hell.

  2. I’d think it would be like riding in a barrel over Niagra falls over and over for a month. I bet you could sell tickets as a carnival ride in that thing on the surface in any weather!

  3. You should have seen the damage and the repairs i help repair her she was a absoulute mess but she is looking good now

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