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Buoyancy Assistance Modules


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La Jolla931kMare Island built Buoyancy Assistance Modules (BAMS) were used to float 637 & 688 class submarines into dry dock #4 at the yard. Dock 4 is the smallest dry dock at Mare Island. These BAMS are now used at Pearl Harbor for the same purpose.
This BAMS is aft of the sail of the La Jolla (SSN-701) during her docking at Mare Island on 7 March 1989.
USN photo courtesy of Darryl Baker.
La Jolla980kThis BAMS is forward of the sail of the La Jolla (SSN-701) during her docking at Mare Island on 7 March 1989.USN photo courtesy of Darryl Baker.
Los Angeles1.10kPhoto of the Los Angeles (SSN-688) at Pearl Harbor in 2005. One BAM is visible aft of her sail. She is in Dry Dock #3 at Pearl Harbor. USN photo courtesy of Darryl Baker.
La Jolla1.45kTwo Buoyancy Assistance Modules (BAMS) in Pearl Harbor Hawaii, 23 April 2015. Photos courtesy of Captain Wade Armstrong, Pearl Harbor Pilots.
Photos added 04/29/15.

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