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SSN 680 Surface Running Close

These photos were taken by the Newport News Shipyard photography group on April 11, 1974 as we were about to finish up our PSA.

As you all know, hull numbers were not in vogue in those days, but we wanted a publicity piece.

So we made large cardboard numbers, and double sticky taped them to the sail for the photos.

Following the photo shoot, we did some operational tests, one being a dive to test depth. We were sure the cardboard numbers would be gone when we surfaced.

To our amazement they were still stuck to the sail!

 

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