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|286k||Mrs. David Packard, wife of the Deputy Secretary of Defense does the honors to Bluefish (SSN-675) prior to her launching, 10 January 1970.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|100k||Bluefish (SSN-675) conning tower crew gets ready to ride her down the ways.||Courtesy of bluebird-electric.net.
Photo added 03/20/17.
|250k||Bluefish (SSN-675) backs into the waters following her launching on 10 January 1970.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|97k||The Bluefish (SSN-675) off Groton, CT., following her launching, 10 January 1970.||Electric Boat / USN / USNI photo.|
|128k||The Bluefish (SSN-675), possibly off Groton, CT., following her launching, 10 January 1970.||Official USN photo courtesy of Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.|
|1.06k||Bluefish (SSN-675) on 28 October 1970.||USN photo # NPC 1148437 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|849k||The Bluefish (SSN-675) during her trials on 20 November 1970.||USN photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.|
|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 oceanís acoustics
|Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.|
|145k||Submerged submarines in tandem.||USN photo courtesy of Robert Hall.|
|38k||Bluefish (SSN-675),(outboard) & Sea Devil (SSN-664) at D&S Piers Norfolk, VA. 1975.||Courtesy of John Hummel.|
|36k||Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Bluefish (SSN-675), at the North Pole, 4 May 1975.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|89k||Bluefish (SSN-675), at the North Pole, 4 May 1975.||USN photo courtesy of US Navy Arctic Submarine Laboratory.|
|73k||Bluefish (SSN-675), at the North Pole, 4 May 1975.||Courtesy of John Hummel.|
|19k||Arctic Submarine patch.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|1.72k||Eight page Welcome Aboard PDF for the Bluefish (SSN-675), circa 1979.||Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|114k||Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Bluefish (SSN-675), at the Virgin Islands, 29 November 1983.||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.|
|484k||A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Bluefish (SSN-675) underway off Puerto Rico, 1 February 1991.||Official USN photo # DN-ST-91-05706, by PH1 Raymond J. Curtis, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.|
|100k||Port broadside view of the Bluefish (SSN-675) cutting through the ocean in this undated photo.||USN photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.|
|130k||Bluefish (SSN-675), underway, date and location unhnown.||Courtesy of John Hummel.|
|27k||From left to right, Drum (SSN-677), Bluefish (SSN-675), Ray (SSN-653), Lapon (SSN-661) and Richard B. Russell (SSN-687), await scrapping at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 8 October 2001.||Courtesy of Don Sheldon.|
|56k||Plaque of the Bluefish (SSN-675) on display at the Naval and Maritime Museum at Patriots Point, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.||Courtesy of Robert Hall.|
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