There are only two types
of naval vessels:
Submarines....... and Targets!
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The Submarine Warfare Insignia (Dolphins)
A gold or silver embroidered or metal pin showing the bow view of a submarine
proceeding on the surface with bow planes rigged for diving, flanked by dolphins in
horizontal position, their heads resting on the upper edge of the bow planes. The
submarine insignia signifies the wearer is knowledgeable in his watch station, his
submarine and its characteristics, and is a trusted member of the crew.
Saluting : Denmark
Click [HERE] for information on Dolphin Collecting
|These photographs were taken by air and boat (a small surface craft). Photographs and names of 14 submarines being "recycled", i.e. scrapped. (This is a very large page) Only truck loads of scrap metal leave the dry-dock. If you wear Dolphins, these will not be happy scenes!|
|UPDATE: Click HERE for photographs taken by Don "Snuffy" Smith of the 590 boat. These photographs were taken July, 1998. In 2000, the 590 boat completed "recycling" process.|
|PSNS handles the scrapping of all US Navy Nuclear Powered Vessels. Photos of many submarines and surface craft along with some historical facts. Photos of FBM's that have been cut in half to remove their Reactor and Missile Compartments. The halves were rejoined and refloated. Photos of Missouri, New Jersey, Long Beach, Midway, Ranger, Holland, Triton. Triton Information updated. October 1998 photograph, and anonymous story about an Engine room flood while Triton was in storage at Norfolk. Missouri and New Jersey are no longer located at PSNS.|
|This article was written by William Galvani, Director of the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington. Mr. Galvani describes the condition of submarines he toured in search of items to display at the museum. The submarines are at Mooring Alpha, PSNS, Bremerton Washington waiting final disposition.|
The art of clandestinely painting Submariners Dolphins on Surface Craft!
A photo of the Dolphins described on the left has been submitted!!
At sea aboard "Jewel of the Sea"
I never got called
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Donald J. Shelton
K5OK --- Garland, Texas
Radio related links for Don K5OK
Where is Don? Look for K5OK-9 on www.findu.com (APRS)
K5OK entry on QRZ.com
Look for K5OK or K5OK-5 postings on worldsstv.com
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