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torpedochief

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About torpedochief

  • Birthday 08/20/1963

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    Charleston SC USA
  • Interests
    Whale Ships, Submarines, Warships, Ships in Bottles, Scrimshaw, History, Clippers. Author of Two Submarine Novels

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  1. USS CREVELLE SS291

    Submarine in a bottle under actual water
  2. Trumpeters 1/144 with self made decals and scratch built masts. This is the Russian sub that launched missile against targets in Syria
  3. My Ship USS DALLAS SSN 700

    The second submarine I was a crew member of. This is the boat I took to war in 1990. Sorry details are still CLASSIFIED. Loved this ship. 1/350 scale. Resin, steel and brass.
  4. USS Sam Rayburn SSBN 635

    One of the old boomers, now long gone. Well sorta This ship had the missile compartment cut out, then the boat was put back together and is now used for training our nukes how to operate a reactor.
  5. Lost with all hands in August 2000. This submarine later became the largest object retrieved from the ocean bottom.
  6. Squid Attack

    Just seeing if I could. No real scale
  7. CSS HUNLEY

    The first submarine to sink a ship in combat. She was lost the same night as her attack on USS HOUSATONIC
  8. Russian DELTA IV SSBN

    K-407 Once commanded by my friend Igor Kurdin. Igor was also on board the ill fated Yankee Class SSBN K-219. That submarine suffered a leak in one of the missiles liquid propellant which resulted in an explosion. The boat later sank after the crew was removed. This model is from OKB in 1/700 scale. The launch of the SSN-6 SLBM is simulated with Flashing LEDs
  9. USS HAMMERHEAD SSN 660

    When I make a model without taking my meds.
  10. FLYING FISH 4

    Thank you my friend!
  11. FLYING FISH 4

    Hey Brother Nils! That is where the towed array deploys. It is a set of passive hydrophones on a long cable. It gets the passive sonar away from the noise of own ship. It is also used to solve bearing problems
  12. TIRELESS 3

    No sir those are not really windows. Those are protective RFP and rubber plates that cover the Active and Passive sonar transducers. Sound does not go through steel very well so material that can allow acoustic energy through is used. The front of American submarines is nothing more than a big fiberglass dome. When the shipyard here in Charleston shut down they had a few sonar domes left over so they turned them so it formed a dome, they cut a door in the side and presto you have a storage shed.
  13. British Steel HMS TIRELESS

    1/350 scale Royal Navy Submarine
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