SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: Submarine, northbound

Thanks to Greg for sending the photo, taken from the hillside east of Weather Watch Park. He notes, “Seems most likely it’s the USS Connecticut based on the MMSI number provided by Marine Traffic.” The Connecticut is indeed based at Naval Base Kitsap, and made headlines earlier this week for a reported bedbug infestation; the linked story notes it had training scheduled this week.

5 Replies to "SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: Submarine, northbound"

  • StopCuttingDownTrees March 11, 2021 (1:44 pm)

    Those are fascinating machines. The most technologically-advanced vehicles on earth. I have a great deal of gratitude for the brave men and women who operate those craft. They are under constant danger while submersed and don’t even get to see sunlight or breathe fresh air for weeks and months at a time.

    • WSB March 11, 2021 (11:55 pm)

      I mentioned the bedbug situation above, with a Navy Times link.

  • Rick March 12, 2021 (1:08 am)

    It takes a special kind of person to be a submariner. I know several and thank them for their service. USAF myself.

  • Tyr1001 March 12, 2021 (7:55 am)

    The Connecticut is a hot rod of a boat. . . Seawolf class is for sure an impressive machine. I tried to get orders to her but got the Dallas instead. She’s famous in her own way  though, even had a clock in the sonar shed signed by Sean Connery

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