16 Boats

There's enough hardware loafing on them
two berths to start a healthy argument.
(Private Submarine fleet for hire - reasonable terms)
(No Callout Charge - Somalian Pirates a speciality)

(Same thread - different subject 'cos I can't be arsed to start another)

Spent my entire career chasin' the Red Scourge,
and then they offer to help in the disposal of the very
boats I sat inside for oh-so-long, playing hide and seek
with the fother-muckers.


"Who ya gonna call?? ---------- BOAT BUSTERS!"
This is what you are looking at:
An aerial view of a section of the Ship Intermediate Maintenance Facility at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on 17 May 1993. One submarine tender and 16 decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines are shown including the Seawolf (SSN-575); six George Washington, and Lafayette class SSBN's (with their missile sections cut out) plus several Skate, Skipjack, Permit and Sturgeon class SSN's. All are awaiting scrapping.
Bottom row, from left to right Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610), Skipjack (SS-585), Snook (SSN-592), Henry Clay (SSBN-625), Lapon (SSN-661), Dace (SSN-607), Skate (SSN-578), Swordfish (SSN-579), Sargo (SSN-583) , Seadragon (SSN-584).
Across the pier are Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618), and not in view, Patrick Henry (SSBN-599), George Washington (SSBN-598),Barb (SSN-596) & Sea Devil (SSN-664).
That yachts the former Blue Riband holder, Destriero. There was talk of refitting her but i presume that fizzled out..

Edit: I'll wind me neck in, she never won the Blue Riband as she was classed as private yacht and not commercial passenger ship. Although if she was, she would have..
notafourknotfudgepacker said:
We're not that far behind them really, particularly considering the relative sizes of SUBFLOTS. The photo does not show it, but we already have 7 de-commissioned SSNs in Devonport's 3 basin
Plus another 7 in Rosyth... (check Google Earth!)
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