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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Just a little background about snowzilla. He appears around Christmas in this one guys' front yard. Well, this time he's HUGE. Here's the link to the news of the wierd from MSNBC.Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

20 dead in accident aboard russian sub

Reuters just put out this news article that at least 20 people are dead, approimately and 20 injured during sea trials aboard a russian submarine. Some of the dead/injured were from a shipbuilding company. It is believed to be possibly one of the worse accidents since the Kursk. Here's the link to the article. 202 people were aboard.

Another link via Russian News & Information Agency (RIA)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Oberon Class sumarine becomes museum

This is a picture of the Onodaga, an Oberon class submarine. There were 3 in existance, now 1 remains and will be a museum piece. The Oberon class were constructed circa 1960's and decommed in the 1990's. If you want to see this submarine, it will be stationed at the Musee de la Mer de Pointe-au-Pere in Rimouski, Quebec. It was sold to the museum from the government for 4 bucks plus tax. The link to the article is here. DPG

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mini Submarine needs new home

Weylin Engel has a 30 foot non operational mini submarine in his backyard that he would like to sell. Anyone interested, call the owner. To view the submarine, click on this link to the maritime museum's newletter.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dolphin Prayer

Ok, it was a mistake, but a good mistake. I was at the decom ceremony and accidently pushed the video on so here's to my mistake. DPG UPDATE: 04 NOV 08 - HINT: LISTEN TO THE VIDEO BLOOPER, DON'T WATCH. DPG.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Two Pictures via Diesel Power Mag

Two photos of the last crew aboard the USS Dolphin.

This is a picture of the ballast control panel (bcp)on the USS Dolphin.

The galley. Serves 6 at a time.
Cool huuh?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cool pic of the Dolphin

Here's the link to the story on SanDiego6's website.
A special thanks to B.H. for finding the article.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dolphin Transfer to Maritime Museum

The USS DOLPHIN was transferred to the hands of the San Diego Maritime Museum in a ceremony in Washington D.C.

Exerpt from the San Diego Tribune:

"...Ownership of the one-of-a-kind research vessel was transferred Thursday to the Maritime Museum of San Diego in a ceremony that participants likened to a wedding service, with Navy officials on one side and museum representatives on the other..." Here's the link to the article.

Big thanks to Rose Creasman and Steve Liewer for the heads up about the article.

The Dolphin should be on display by the end of the year. (we're hoping)


UPDATE: Forgot the news article on Sorry for the delay.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

USS DOLPHIN SCP "ships control panel"

Here is a "unclassified" picture of the ships control panel onboard USS DOLPHIN AGSS-555.

A note to one of my readers. Mr. J. Stagg I apologize about the wrong picture of the USS DOLPHIN's SCP earlier. I will give details at the next submarine function.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Submariner's Song (caution - graphic)

I don't really want to do it, but here's the submariner's song that I found on you tube.
Enjoy. DPG

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dolphin Sailors needed

You heard correctly. If you were a Dolphin Sailor and you live in the San Diego area, the San Diego Maritime Museum would like your participation. They need docents to help with the documentation, interpretation and oral histories. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the San Diego Maritime Museum's docent program.


Note: If you would like to give any oral history of the Dolphin online, please go to my other site - .

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Revenge of the Orange Microbe

The Daily Record reports of a substance that is eating away the outer hull of a submarine.

Apparently, the old submarines (nuclear) are being eaten alive by orange microbes. The Scots noticed on the HMS Revenge, that the sub, after being docked at Rosyth dockyard for the last 20 years, was kinda looking cock-eyed. Three holes in the outer shell were found by divers. So now, the Scots are trying to figure out how to get rid of their decommissioned submarines. Don't worry, the holes were plugged up immediately.

You can read about it by clicking this link.


Thursday, July 31, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Diesel Power Magazine

Guess what was found on Diesel Power Magazine? A video of the Dolphins' engine. Yup.
Because of copyright infringement and stuff, I'm just going to link you to the magazine.

sidenote: JW, this is for you.


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Whats This?

Found this picture on NAV LOG. Anyone know where it was taken and whats on the sub? Click on this link to find out - but beware, its a long read.
Figured it out yet?

Friday, June 27, 2008

Update on Dolphin Donation

Via NAVSEAs Media Room/Navy Inactive Ships Program -Washington, DC -- June 23, 2008

"The Navy has determined that the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s application for the permanent donation of ex-DOLPHIN (AGSS 555) has met the minimum requirements for donation as a museum and memorial. The Navy intends to donate and transfer ex-DOLPHIN to the Maritime Museum of San Diego by September 2008. "

No joke, you can check the info out yourself by clicking this link. Also found a good photo of the
Dolphin but it is in a .pdf format.

Waiting patiently,

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Port District Authorizes Dolphins Berth

(photo from Black Dots /McKenna's Flikr photos. To view his other collection, click on this link.)

Rumor has it that the San Diego Maritime Museum will have a new arrival. The San Diego Port District has ok'd the Dolphin to be berthed somewhere on the Embarcadero. While the official date of arrival is not quite clear, the Museum is hoping that the Dolphin will be home just in time of the Tall Ships Festival (that would be sometime in August). Here's the link to the article in the San Diego Business Journal for more information.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

It was a dark and stormy night

12 foot waves. Water. Lots of water. Confusion. Rescue.

Its been 6 years now and I still can remember what had happened that eventful night.

Found this interesting account from the Union Tribune and I thought I would post it again.