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    Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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    Originally posted by Das Boot View Post
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    Like ALBACORE this boat was a test bed. Principally to verify deep submergence structures and systems. Diesel-electric.
    Resident Luddite

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    • #3
      3000 ft. Is pretty good for a boat that big.
      Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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      • #4
        ... and that's test-depth. Multiply that by 1.5 and you get close to the design-depth. My gonads aren't big enough to ride that boat!
        Resident Luddite

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        • #5
          Went aboard her in San Diego about 10 years ago. Very well presented as a Museum Boat!

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            Click image for larger version  Name:	Dolphin-starboard-side.jpg Views:	0 Size:	91.9 KB ID:	157671 Fxmodels 1/72 AGSS-555 Dolphin. Not sure if it's still available. Worth giving them a call.

            About 28" long.

            According to FXmodels it's made of GRP with resin appendages and is RC-able and is capable of accepting one of David's 2.5" SD.
            https://fxmodels.com/dolphin-info/
            Last edited by redboat219; 01-06-2022, 10:16 PM.
            Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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            • #7
              I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this boat. I thought I knew them all. 555 does not ring a bell.
              Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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              • #8
                A sailor onboard saved the boat after a fire. He won the Navy Marine Corps medal.
                Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Das Boot View Post
                  A sailor onboard saved the boat after a fire. He won the Navy Marine Corps medal.
                  Go to bed you old fart!
                  Resident Luddite

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                  • #10
                    Bite me, scumbag.
                    Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                    • #11
                      I was shocked when I saw this submarine, USS Greyback

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sam Victory View Post
                        I was shocked when I saw this submarine, USS Greyback

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                        Careful there. Edward Wiswesser drawings are always suspect. Some of his work is OK. Some of it is horse****.
                        Resident Luddite

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                        • #13
                          USS Greyback is a museum ship in NYC. Maybe you could get good plans from the USS Intrepid Museum, of which she is part.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wlambing View Post
                            USS Greyback is a museum ship in NYC. Maybe you could get good plans from the USS Intrepid Museum, of which she is part.
                            You're pertaining to the USS GROWLER. (SSG 577) Click image for larger version  Name:	images (26).jpeg Views:	0 Size:	61.0 KB ID:	157685

                            GRAYBACK (SSG 574) was decommissioned and sunk as a target in the West Philippine Sea near Subic Bay Republic of the Philippine Islands April 13, 1986. Click image for larger version

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                            Last edited by redboat219; 01-07-2022, 11:14 AM.
                            Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                            • #15
                              Some picīs
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                              Regards Gantu

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