Sunday, June 8, 2008

USS Ohio (SSGN-726) on the move

Here in north-western Washington, we can see the USS Ohio (SSGN-726) nuclear-powered submarine, making its way back to its home base at Bangor, WA.

USS Ohio (SSGN-726), the lead ship of her class of nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarines, was the fifth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the 17th state. She was commissioned with the hull designation of SSBN-726, and with her conversion to a conventional missile submarine she was re-designated SSGN-726.

The submarine is being escorted by 3 US Coast Guard ships: a 110 ft. patrol boat to the north, a 87 ft. boat to the south, and a Reliance class cutter farther behind.
a 110 ft. patrol boat north of the submarine
a 87 ft. boat south of the submarinea Reliance class cutter behind the submarine

(This has been posted before in the GEC forums. Thanks to earthgoogler for the ID and information)

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