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About torpedochief

  • Birthday 08/20/1963

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

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  1. This is a TANG class diesel submarine. This class is the first US-designed post-war submarine. Internal and some of the external features of this class were taken from the German TYPE XI, and XXIIIclass "electro-boats."
  2. Actually what you are seeing is a big fat lie. This is the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV), Avalon. The DSRV is mated to the Special Operations Boat Richard. B Russell. The "story is the Russell was going out and "training" with the DSRV. However, that was far from the truth. Read BLIND MAN'S BLUFF.
  3. Friends if you think you might be having a heart-related issue. Get to a Hospital fast. I almost shipped off to Fiddler's Green on Sunday. Two surgeries later and still in drydock. Would have been less damage to my main recirc pump had I gone when I was having pain.
  4. I don't mean to make mountains out of molehills or be dramatic, however, doing research sometimes leads even us not so bright people into questions. I Need some help. Any welders, marine engineers, or shipwrights I need your opinion. Suppose we have a ship 15 years old. Designed for one load line, however, it was decided to increase the load line with no internal work. During inspection, it was noticed the hull plates and the keel welds were separating, and the keel was hogged. Repairs were to use steel plates and wedges welded between the keel and the plates. Would this repair be sufficient for continued loading beyond the designed load line?
  5. built from scratch and using Evens LED lighthouse light. 4 feet tall
  6. From many years ago. My COB found this and posted it.
  7. These guys have some great bases for your waterline type projects. https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.coastalkits.co.uk%2Fnewstore%2Fships.html%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0w-i8geoT0l2ymhm1R-7Rht0w0dhlQCC7QMmHhGRF-OD2afRNQnvEdS6I&h=AT07OBoXAXmm5i4u_JKyrid-TAhjAL1J_2p--8W2zsMSdy_wB8FfyYy3ExVSgmjxk3k_WkzZjpQC2mLN8ajkEgeVKjESb-Fk336d8nrY4JqgezbaavT2vupaXY-J8xfxdx3-rh_DYNJ07_TBAWDLldBkdqHcn0j_bmZMMAU67PyXPjqk348XmB7dMeaNTot6AoYn7UGEIG1976BbZTJ__Mfgletpwngzbh4xSHgrPanhAyP0HblBpHMJivFkKiTY37ai6JILcXVZOiIWn7H-Z5ZeglahZYmEWkyCL6d6GmOOCRlug2rQyl5jlSqzRDwCi4eVIucgofmMekJhRQaIKughX6uTiBmVJ5gEZ24DhCeA5ElxIRjPzeoDolSATQDvRGebVpK9t3AocCgOxacNfBvT_vbwpUe4UxohyQxhil_eG7vglt9VfXOgUetaQr-QzBZgRlycYfgJzaWRst_a1rnFp7M_KrO_DcY_8L_74bq_2tCYhGbWr2PhE2lwEnRbllbssRB6EtEgx1z1xG-sdakfC1pQUFhfymWF7CVNt_DQjAp22A2bUA9bEmUgd6ssa6ai3cIGFtVYwBhu7wCncVyADe495U7jTVj9gyu1VT8bLKySW-dDdoS_rujTnD_683vYQJbktA0t9taM88PkxJL5zBdkegkC0l99IOL7U5DmUkynURpD
  8. The last American Diesel Powered Submarine. Dolphin was decommissioned on 15 January 2007. She was used in testing various projects over her long career. The submarine s now a museum in San Diego CA. Model in 1/350 by Don Meadows
  9. Roger the only place on a Nuclear Submarine is the battery well. This wood is Rock Maple. It is boiled in wax for 24 hours. Every bit is therefore impregnated with the wax. This is done to prevent friction, and to lessen static in the well. The wood I have is from the DALLAS when she decommissioned. That was the finest submarine of the four I served on. I also have some from Trident class Boats. Each time the batteries are changed out they have to replace the wood. I also have some from the LaJolla. I do lots of projects for shipmates with it
  10. A tutorial I did for some impatient folks who wondered why making their scratch built submarine models took so long.

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