USS TEXAS SSN 775 Commissioning

USS TEXAS SSN 775 Commissioning

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    USS TEXAS SSN 775 Commissioning

    Hey guys,
    While reading another thread it occured to me that ya'll might like to see pics of the Commissioning of the USS TEXAS virgina class nuclear submarine SSN 775.

    I was fortunate enough to attend this event with my mom, dad, sister, and bro-in-law.

    It was in Galveston, TX
    September 9, 2006.

    They brought this submarine into Galveston port, major security risk right there.

    There were Coast Guard boat and Helos all over the place, as well as four (4) .50 Cal. gun placements in all four corners of the event area.

    Plus the navy sailors who were patting us down were combat ready.

    Anyways enough w/ the rambling here's the pics!

    USS TEXAS COMMISSIONING

    Please let me know if it's viewable or not.

    Also found some raw footage of the ship being brought into Galveston bay escorted by the Tall Ship Elissa

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    Here's the navys page on it.

    Unfortunatly I can't find the pics that were taken of the engine room and such but all in all it's a nice submarine!

    Enjoy


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    Pervious shipe bering the name USS Texas have been a credit to the US Navy and the United States. I expect nothing less fron this vessal.
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    It's good that more of these "Seawolf" boats are being made given the Iranian and Chinese submarine threats (and both nations apparent willingness to aggressively deploy them) outside of territorial waters.

    Thanks for the pics tacoma....
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    Actuallly, these are not SEAWOLF class, they are VIRGINIA class submarines. You see, I work at NOrthrop Grumman Newport News and am proud to say I BUILD THESE BOATS! Great boat, quieter at 15 knots than LOS ANGELES class was at the pier.
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    cool pics...
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    Cool Pic's...

    It must have been sunny, but cold around Mrs. Bush...all those guys in 'sun glasses & and bulky coats'...

    I took several opportunities to tour (much of) a couple of fast attack nuke subs when I lived in Adak, Alaska. Not something a lot of people get a chance to do...very clean but tight quarters...

    If memory serves me well, they only had beds for a third of the crew...hot racks?...someone always in the bed?...I do remember some beds made on top of torpedoes? It was VERY interesting, you couldn't really tell you were under water...they must keep the windows closed very tightly...

    Stay safe and thanks for sharing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacomaoffroader View Post
    Also found some raw footage of the ship being brought into Galveston bay escorted by the Tall Ship Elissa
    Thanks for sharing the photos! Brings back some very fond memories. One small point of correction, if you ever use the term "ship" when talking to a submariner, they'll have your head! Proper term is "boat"!

    My Wife and I attended every keel-laying/launch/commissioning during my 3 years at GD/EB in the early 1970s. Luckily we didn't have the security BS that you need to go thru these days.

    Quote Originally Posted by cjm5874 View Post
    You see, I work at NOrthrop Grumman Newport News and am proud to say I BUILD THESE BOATS!
    Keep up the good work! I remember with great fondness . . . my first job out of college was as a nuclear project engineer at GD/EB in Groton, CT. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Navy crews and always had a lot of respect for them working in that environment, not to mention where our boats actually operate!

    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I took several opportunities to tour (much of) a couple of fast attack nuke subs when I lived in Adak, Alaska. Not something a lot of people get a chance to do...very clean but tight quarters...

    If memory serves me well, they only had beds for a third of the crew...hot racks?...someone always in the bed?...I do remember some beds made on top of torpedoes? It was VERY interesting, you couldn't really tell you were under water...they must keep the windows closed very tightly...
    Pretty awesome experience touring the boats. I was in and out of them on a daily basis for 3 years, both new construction and commissioned boats in for overhaul. I was able to get my Wife a tour of the USS Thomas Edison (that was built around a piano, literally), SSBN613 IIRC. I had to board the USS Nautilus (SSN571) for work since Adm. Rickover was coming up and rather upset . . . it was a swill-hole when I had to work on her (1973 IIRC). It was a lot nicer when both of us took a tour of her at the New London Navy Base (it's now a museum) probably 10 years ago.

    We had the opportunity to go out on the USS Pargo (SSN650, great crew) for a dependent cruise, but I stupidly headed up to Boston that weekend and missed it . . . something I severely regret to this day (30+ years later).
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    That is correct Len, they are boats not ships (my Mom always told me not to correct others speech...but since you did I'll jump in) I served 9 years in the Navy Nuclear Program (luckily Rickover was long gone by then but the guys who followed were not much better) and currently work as a Nuclear Shift test Engineer.

    RET, the boats are bigger now there are racks for the whole crew (but if you get enough riders somebody will hot-rack)
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