On The Brink


Last Friday night we went to the San Diego Maritime Museum. They have a Soviet Foxtrot B-39 diesel-electric attack submarine on display in the harbor. There were videos about the Cuban Missle Crises, with details of what went on in the submarine from Soviet archives that were uncovered in a meeting in Cuba in 2002. The submarine is 300 feet long. We entered at the front torpedo tubes, and as we walked back towards the “After Torpedo Room” to the exit, the submarine went on and on and on.






View climbing up from the After Torpedo Room.

36 thoughts on “On The Brink

    • Hi Tiffany. It’s roomy inside. I used a normal lens. You might not have trouble with it. The US 555 sub is much smaller with much tighter spaces. You would probably had issues with it.

    • Laurie is claustrophobic. She said she didn’t have problems in the sub. Laurie thinks you could probably get through it as well.

    • Hi Herman. I don’t know if I could be in one for a long time, but this one was roomy, and not bad to walk through.

  1. Sounds like an interesting place to visit, Tim. I know I could never work on a sub. Too cramped! I’ll keep this place in min to visit if I get down that way again though.

  2. Oh this is so cool! You and Laurie must have had a fabulous time. My Cornelis Drebbel character would be beside himself with glee. 😀 I hope you get to see everything you want in San Diego. Happy weekend hugs!

    • Hi Teagan. The conference was all consuming. We got to see very little of San Diego, and what we saw was mostly at night. But I did get to meet up with two bloggers, which was really fun, and I had a nice time exploring ships and subs. Maritime is so foreign and fascinating to me as a desert boy.

  3. Wow, I just realized I had to click follow again. No wonder I’m not seeing your photos in my reader. I’ve been missing them. Of course I’ve been working a lot and not online as much. So if you notice I clicked again, somehow WP unfollowed you. This happens to my blog a lot I think! 😛

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