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Gallery 7 - Chuck Weavers

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Contributed by Chuck Weaver:



Torpedo on a loading ramp awaiting the loading work party to be lowered the angled loading hatch into the Forward Torpedo Room. It may be lunch time.Torpedo on a loading ramp awaiting the loading work party to be lowered the angled loading hatch into the Forward Torpedo Room. It may be lunch time.

CUBERA’s forward hatch, the top one leading down into the forward escape trunk. A second one in the floor of the trunk enters the room below. The dark deck opening in the lower left accesses the trunk’s side door.CUBERA’s forward hatch, the top one leading down into the forward escape trunk. A second one in the floor of the trunk enters the room below. The dark deck opening in the lower left accesses the trunk’s side door.


CUBERA in the foreground, TORSK behind, with ORION in the far background. Both subs are loading torpedoes. CUBERA’s forward capstan is being used to lower a fish into her Forward Torpedo Room.CUBERA in the foreground, TORSK behind, with ORION in the far background. Both subs are loading torpedoes. CUBERA’s forward capstan is being used to lower a fish into her Forward Torpedo Room.

CUBERA (nearest) and TORSK in process of loading torpedoes. Notice the hoist rigging with a lower snatch block used to run the loading line forward to the capstan.CUBERA (nearest) and TORSK in process of loading torpedoes. Notice the hoist rigging with a lower snatch block used to run the loading line forward to the capstan.


This 1970 collection contributed by Tom Rafferty:


Cubera at Key West, flanked by Threadfin (SS410) and Tirante (SS420), circa 1970.Cubera at Key West, flanked by Threadfin (SS410) and Tirante (SS420), circa 1970.

Pulling alongside a Cuban refugee raft, near the Tortugas.Pulling alongside a Cuban refugee raft, near the Tortugas.

Fish call, somewhere over the Tongue of the Ocean east of Andros Island.Fish call, somewhere over the Tongue of the Ocean east of Andros Island.


Bow of Cubera in Key West ARD, 1970. Notice the BQR-2B sonar chin-dome.Bow of Cubera in Key West ARD, 1970. Notice the BQR-2B sonar chin-dome.

Stern of Cubera in Key West ARD, 1970. The port screw, torpedo tubes 8 and 10 doors, stern diving planes and rudder are plainly visible.Stern of Cubera in Key West ARD, 1970. The port screw, torpedo tubes 8 and 10 doors, stern diving planes and rudder are plainly visible.

Cubera after deck rigged for yard safety in Key West ARD, 1970.Cubera after deck rigged for yard safety in Key West ARD, 1970.


Engineering gang at the GITMO Hilton.Engineering gang at the GITMO Hilton.

USS Mackerel (SST-1) at Key West. Mackerel served as a training sub and experimental base for noise-reduction projects in the 1960s.USS Mackerel (SST-1) at Key West. Mackerel served as a training sub and experimental base for noise-reduction projects in the 1960s.

STS1(SS) C.B. Workman at the GITMO Hilton. C.B. was Toms ’Sea Daddy,’ submariner slang for mentor.STS1(SS) C.B. Workman at the GITMO Hilton. C.B. was Toms ’Sea Daddy,’ submariner slang for mentor.



 

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