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Cutthroat (LSV-2)


LSV (Large Scale Vehicle): Ordered 12 February 1999, designed and built by an industry team from Newport News Shipbuilding and General Dynamics/Electric Boat Company under contract from Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Christened as Cutthroat (LSV 2), on November 15, 2000 and commisioned on February 2001. The Cutthroat is operated by the Acoustic Research Detachment (ARD) for the Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA 92R). Cutthroat is a 0.294-scale model of the Virginia (SSN-774) that will operate as an unmanned, autonomous submarine test vehicle for evaluating new technologies.Cutthroat will operate on Lake Pend Oreille at the Acoustic Research Detachment in Bayview, Idaho, the Navy's laboratory for demonstrating submarine stealth technology. The facility is operated by the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division.

Specifications: Weight: 205 tons (205,000 metric tons) Length: 111 feet (33.83 meters) Beam: 10 feet (3.05 meters) Propulsion: Electric drive (3,000 shaft horsepower (shp) plant coupled with electric motor controller, expandable to 6,000 shp with additional motor controlled modules). Speed: N/A 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.
Cutthroat 33k Construction on the Cutthroat (LSV-2) began in September 1998, and the 60-foot long forward end left NNS on 22 July 2000. It is shown here being loaded onto one very large truck for shipment to U.S. Navy's Acoustic Research Detachment in Bayview, Idaho.
Photo by John Whalen, courtesy of nns.com.
Cutthroat 46k Cutthroat (LSV-2), loading for Departure from Newport News Shipbuilding to the U.S. Navy's Acoustic Research Detachment in Bayview, Idaho. The unit arrived on 31 July 2000. Photo by John Whalen, courtesy of nns.com.
Cutthroat 35k Bows on view of the forward section of the Cutthroat (LSV-2), loading for Departure from Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by John Whalen, courtesy of nns.com.
Cutthroat 133k Athol Elementary Idaho School students sign their names on the Cutthroat (LSV-2) model before christening.
Photo by Pam Lama, courtesy of dt.navy.mil.com
Cutthroat 18k Capt. Petri excites the students during the ceremony of the Cutthroat (LSV-2) model before christening.
Photo by Pam Lama, courtesy of dt.navy.mil.com
Cutthroat 191k Cutthroat (LSV-2) is lowered into the water.
USN photo by Pam Lama, courtesy of dt.navy.mil.com
Cutthroat 212k Ballons being released during the celebration of the Cutthroat's (LSV-2) launching.
USN photo by Pam Lama, courtesy of dt.navy.mil.com
Cutthroat 149k Rear Admiral Phil Davis & Principal Connie McGee at Cutthroat's (LSV-2) launching.
USN photo by Pam Lama, courtesy of dt.navy.mil.com
Cutthroat 79k Cutthroat (LSV-2), shown here during initial launching at the Acoustic Research Detachment in Bayview, Idaho.
Courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil
Cutthroat 315k Cutthroat (LSV-2), submarine test vehicle is moved out of the support barge where final systems testing was conducted, into the waters of Scenic Bay, October 2001.
USN photo & text by Drew Meyer, courtesy of dt.navy.mil.com.
Cutthroat 289k Cutthroat (LSV-2), is moored to the tender, which will move the vehicle from the base at Bayview to the test area in the main body of Lake Pend Oreille. During acceptance trials, the vehicle will be operated by the NSWCCD LSV crew, with the shipbuilders, Newport News Shipbuilding and Electric Boat Company, providing support, October 2001.
USN photo & text by Drew Meyer, courtesy of dt.navy.mil.com
Cutthroat 30k Cutthroat (LSV-2) starboard side view at Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho, 2003.
Courtesy of nn.northropgrumman.com

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