Posts Tagged ‘Submarine

26
Sep
17

Portland Bridges…

the Marquam Bridge (1966) stretches I-5 (North/South Bd.) across the Willamette River at the south end of Portland, Oregon. Note the old submarine moored at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI). I took this photo from the Tilikum Crossing Bridge (2015). Twelve bridges span the Willamette River in the Portland Metro area.

Tilikum Crossing Bridge (below)

14
Nov
13

OMSI: Paying Homage to Tin Cans………..

Sub

OMSI is home to the U.S. Navy’s last non-nuclear, fast-attack submarine, the USS Blueback (SS-581)! The Blueback was the first battle-ready class of submarines to use the teardrop hull. It was in official operation throughout the Pacific Ocean for 31 years. The USS Blueback served in the entertainment industry too! It appeared in the hit movie The Hunt for Red October and an episode of Hawaii Five-O ” (more)Sub Plaque SB

sbProp Sub

Seems a little odd to have a submarine tendered in downtown Portland. But, interesting none the less. Each June, river levels and budgets permitting, naval ships pass the bar of the Columbia River, head upriver to the Willamette River and then to Portland, Oregon for the Rose Festival event. So, the submarine is not that unusual, I suppose.




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