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|372k||Christening of the Batfish (SSN-681) by Mrs. Arthur R. Gralla.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
Photo added 03/20/17.
|268k|| Batfish (SSN-681) commissioning cachet, 5 May 1972.||USN photo # NPC 1149044 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
||1.40k|| Batfish (SSN-681) on 7 June 1972.||USN photo # NPC 1149040 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
||1.20k|| Batfish (SSN-681) on 7 June 1972.||USN photo # NPC 1149044 courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
||80k||Bow on view commissioning era photo of the Batfish (SSN-681), underway, 1972.||USN photo.
||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.
||230k||Batfish (SSN-681) going to sea from Charleston SC., June 1976. Passing inbound James Madison (SSBN-627).||Photo courtesy of John Hummel & Tom Shea.
||1.07k||Twenty six page Welcome Aboard PDF of the Batfish (SSN-681), circa 1977.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
||265k||An officer aboard a Sturgeon class nuclear-powered attack submarine uses the ship's periscope in the control room on 1 December 1980.||USN photo # DN-ST-83-02966, by PHC Robert K. Hemmerly, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.||133k|| 1981 cover of the Welcome Aboard booklet for the Batfish (SSN-681). || Courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. ||276k||CDR Frederick Arthur Adams, Batfish's (SSN-681) CO from 2 November 1982 to 20 December 1985.||USN photo DN-SN-82-08561 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. via Bill Gonyo.
||597k||Batfish (SSN-681): somewhere at sometime 1.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
||699k||Batfish (SSN-681): somewhere at sometime 2.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
||457k||Batfish (SSN-681) checks in for a 10,000 mile overhaul in drydock.||USN photo courtesy of John Hummel.
||576k||A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Batfish (SSN-681) with the guided missile destroyer Scott (DDG-995) in the background. Personnel are being transferred from the Batfish to the Scott by way of a motor whaleboat during exercise ADVANCE PHASE III off the coast of Florida, 1 July 1986.
||USN photo # DN-SC-87-05045, by PH1 R. W. Beno, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil ||108k||A Sturgeon class nuclear-powered attack submarine sits in dry dock at the Naval Sub Base, New London, CT., on 14 July 1991. ||USN photo # DN-ST-92-04182, by Don S. Montgomery (USN Ret), from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. ||175k||A Sturgeon class nuclear-powered attack submarine, possibly the Batfish (SSN-681), is shown departing the Chesapeake Bay as the guided missile cruiser Yorktown (CG-48) enters the bay en route to the Norfolk Naval Station, 26 February 1992. ||USN photo # DN-SN-95-00797, by PHC Robert K. Hemmerly, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. ||114k||Batfish (SSN-681) as she appeared at the end of March 1995 in the western Atlantic Ocean as Batfish started a 6-month Mediterranean deployment with the Roosevelt (CVN-71) battlegroup.||USN photo contributed by Bill Papale / Federation of American Scientists
||54k||Batfish (SSN-681) leaving Gibraltar 17th September 1995.||Contributed by Daniel Ferro.
||187k||Deactivation of the Drum (SSN-677) & Batfish (SSN-681).||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
||33k||Commemorative post mark on Kamehameha (SSN-642) & Batfish (SSN-681) after finishing the NPSSRP (Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program), September 2002. ||Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
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