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06-15-2005, 01:29 AM
The new Russian sub that was added to the ships available for touring along the Embarcadero downtown finally opened after Memorial Day. Today I got a chance to go onboard. For $10 you can go on the Star of India, the HMS Surprise (from Master and Commander), a steamship- the Berkeley, this sub, and a couple of other smaller ships- on one ticket. This picture was taken through a porthole on the Star of India. For more information on the 300 ft. long Foxtrot Class diesel powered sub nicknamed Cobra: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20050603-9999-m1m03tfcval.html
06-15-2005, 01:40 AM
It is pretty cramped inside the sub. You would not want to be on one if you are average height or taller. The openings between compartments are circular and about 2 1/2 to 3 feet in diameter. There are tubes and wires and gages and valves everywhere. No fancy computer electronics onboard like modern submarines. If you go on board, they have a display next to the sub where you can try to climb through to find out if you would be able to make it through the sub. This is looking through one of the compartment doors to another room. It has eight torpedo tubes at each end of the ship.
06-15-2005, 11:30 AM
Killer shots man.
I like that you take the time to discuss the images and even offer links. ^5
06-15-2005, 12:17 PM
That's very cool! Love those!
06-15-2005, 12:18 PM
Is that red one the real color, or was it photoshopped? Really neat how one room is red, the other is color.
06-15-2005, 12:24 PM
Probably real red. It is one of the better colors to preserve night vision and was used a lot on subs.
06-15-2005, 01:40 PM
"Emergency! Emergency! Everyone to get from street!"
06-15-2005, 01:48 PM
i like how the russian sub has a sign in english. hahaha
06-15-2005, 03:49 PM
Cool! I just went there on Saturday!
06-15-2005, 06:35 PM
I toured the USS Nautilus (first American Nuclear Powered Submarine) some years ago, and I was amazed at how small it was. After hearing how much time the Nautilus spent underwater testing the new capability of not having to surface, I am amazed that the crew was able to stand living in such small quarters.
I am looking forward to visiting the Russian sub. It is rumored that the sub may have been in these waters before during the cold war.
06-15-2005, 07:01 PM
we all live on a black submarine...beatles remix.. :)
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