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|650k||Aspro (SSN-648) goes Hawaiian, circa 1970-1971.||Photo courtesy of Richard Albright, GMG3, via Fred Willshaw.
Photo added 07/27/12.
|47k||Aspro (SSN-648), entering Pearl Harbor during the early 70's.||Courtesy of John Hummel.|
|136k||Another photo behind the palm trees that every submarine seems to pass is the fate of the Aspro (SSN-648), as she enters Pearl Harbor, circa 1980. Note the small private plane above the trees.||Official USN photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.|
|1.91k||Welcome Aboard the Aspro (SSN-648) PDF, circa 1980.||PDF courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|26k||The sail of the Aspro (SSN-648) at the North Pole in 1982.||USN photo courtesy of Arctic Submarine Laboratory & csp.navy.mil.|
|43k|| Oil on canvas painting by the artist Jim Christley entitled "Trailing".|
During the Cold War the US Naval Submarine Force was tasked with keeping tabs on Soviet Naval movements in particular, the Soviet Submarine Force. Submarines of the Sturgeon Class were well suited to this task and often trailed Soviet submarines for days reporting on their movements and recording noise signatures. In this image, such a trailing has turned into a close aboard encounter as a Soviet Viktor III Class has turned to port to check his baffles (to listen to see if anyone is immediately astern). A trailing Sturgeon has stopped his screw and gone quiet. Extending far behind the US submarine is its towed array sonar which assists in giving a clear picture of the ocean's acoustics
|Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.|
|145k||Submerged submarines in tandem.||USN photo courtesy of Robert Hall.|
|2.6m||A sketch of Aspro (SSN-648) in Mare Island's dry dock #1 in 1987. The sketch was done in May 1989 about the time she departed the shipyard after overhaul. The structures on either side of her hull are environmental enclosures used primary for installation and repair of sound-absorbing rubber tiles (special hull treatment).||USN photo courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.|
|136k||The floating drydock Competent (AFDM-6) starts flooding to re-float Aspro (SSN-648) at Pearl Harbor, April 1992.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Weeks.|
|135k||Aspro (SSN-648), crew photo taken while she was up on keel blocks in Competent (AFDM-6), at Pearl Harbor, February to April 1992.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Weeks.|
|118k||Competent (AFDM-6), flooding to refloat Aspro (SSN-648) at Pearl Harbor, April 1992.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Weeks.|
|780k||Aspro (SSN-648) at Pearl Harbor.||Photo courtesy of Jim Stats and submitted by Darryl L. Baker.|
|2.68k||Change of Command & Inactivation Ceremony PDF for the Aspro (SSN-648) at Pearl Harbor, 23 September 1994.||PDF courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|31k||Haddock (SSN-621), at top, followed by Ethan Allen (SSBN-608), Aspro (SSN-648), Bergall (SSN-667) and Silversides (SSN-679) at bottom, awaiting scrapping at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 2000.||Photo courtesy of Don Shelton.|
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