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Kokanee (LSV-I)


LSV (Large Scale Vehicle): is operated by the Acoustic Research Detachment (ARD) for the Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA 92R). Kokanee is a one-quarter scale model of the Seawolf (SSN-21).

Specifications: Weight: 168 Tons Length: 90 Feet Beam: 10 Feet pods Propulsion: Batteries weighing approximately 25 tons and requiring special, high- powered battery chargers. Operating depth: N/A Crew: Unmanned
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Kokanee 2.60k David Taylor Model Basin 1/4 model submarine in on 8 April 1981 after the shipyard had applied acoustic tiles (Special Hull Treatment) to the hull. The shipyard did a lot of R&D work on submarine acoustic tiles. during this period. I sent the photo to a couple on ex-shipyard type and they confirmed that the yard did not build the model. I believe that this model the forerunner to Kokanee (LSV-1) & Cutthroat (LSV-2) used on Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho.
She was part of Project Kamloops.
Navy Photo number # 176083-4-81,courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Photo added 03/03/12.
Kokanee 41k Kokanee (LSV-1), bow view underway on Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho.
Courtesy of FAS (Federation of American Scientists) fas.org
Kokanee 20k Kokanee (LSV-1), portside view underway on Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho.
Courtesy of globalsecurity.org
Kokanee 10k Kokanee (LSV-1), port quarter bow view underway on Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho.
Courtesy of globalsecurity.org
Kokanee 27k Tied to her launching platform, the Kokanee (LSV-1) floats on Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho.
Courtesy of globalsecurity.org
Kokanee 19k Cut out of the Kokanee (LSV-1).
Courtesy of globalsecurity.org

There is no DANFS History currently available for Kokanee (LSV-I) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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