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  • What boat am I?

    David was talking about sweeping up the shop with a broom the other day..

    Well here is a boat with a broom sticking out of it..

    What boat am I and where am I? Said this rather large piece of submarine history. This one is probably too easy..

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    Last edited by Kazzer; 04-08-2013, 03:29 PM.
    "Wir kommen ihnen unbekannt."

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    The Memorial in Groton?
    Resident Luddite

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    • #3
      SS383 - Pampanito

      Dan
      Born in Detroit - where the weak are killed and eaten.

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      • #4
        USS Drum, Mobile, AL.? I do not think they put a broom on their sub, probably USS Pampanito.
        Last edited by trout; 04-08-2013, 09:59 AM.
        If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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        • #5
          not sure what sub but the broom means they had a clean sweep of sea trials and are ready to come out of the yards. The broom is usually flown on the way back in to port.

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            ss383 Pampanito with picture...Click image for larger version

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            Dan
            Born in Detroit - where the weak are killed and eaten.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hazegry View Post
              not sure what sub but the broom means they had a clean sweep of sea trials and are ready to come out of the yards. The broom is usually flown on the way back in to port.
              Maybe today. But in the time of these boats (pre-GUPPY converesions) it means return from a successful War Patrol.
              Resident Luddite

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              • #8
                The DRUM in Mobile is a rust bucket. They ought to be ashamed. The rear torpedo area is almost completely rusted away.Click image for larger version

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                • #9
                  Rode hard, put away wet. The Navy leases these on condition of reasonable preservation and respectful presentation. What the hell happened here?????!!!!!!
                  Last edited by Kazzer; 04-08-2013, 03:28 PM. Reason: Spelling
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                  • #10
                    What I was looking at was the round antenna, RDF. It is mounted upside down. The Drum, albeit a rust bucket, has the same setup as the one pictured.
                    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Warpatroller View Post
                      David was talking about sweeping up the shop with a broom the other day..


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                      OMG! Yep! That's the one he uses! It makes you ill to think where he's had that handle!

                      I prefer The British answer, the Jolly Roger!
                      Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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                      • #12
                        This photo said taken may 2012 of USS Drum. Looks like some work has been done.

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                        • #13
                          Pampanito it is! In San Francisco! I was on board her in late March.. Took several photos, here are a couple..

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                          "Wir kommen ihnen unbekannt."

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                          • #14
                            Man, that broom is gonna be hard to replicate when it comes time to make a model of it!
                            A man of true Frankenstinean proportions!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kim Sleep View Post
                              Man, that broom is gonna be hard to replicate when it comes time to make a model of it!
                              What? You're a resourceful guy. Get a .003 inch drill bit, make 800 holes real close together, shave a bit off the cat (and dye it a straw brown), then CA each one in individually. If you do not have a cat, while the wife is sleeping, just snip the ends of her hair, you may have to ream the holes a tad to adjust for the thicker hair size, but that should work. What's the problem with that? jk
                              Last edited by trout; 09-25-2015, 03:26 PM.
                              If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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