Sunday, October 14, 2012

Answer: last (USN) submarine fitted with teakwood decks

Questions (and dates originally posed): 

When was the last submarine built with teakwood topside decking decommissioned and what was its hull number? (October 05, 2012)  

When was the last United States Navy submarine built with a teakwood main walking deck (not bridge deck) commissioned and what was its hull number?  (August 08, 2010)   

When was the last submarine fitted with teakwood decks commissioned and what was its hull number? (September 26, 2008)  
Answer:  Sunday, 14 OCT 2012 

The last submarine built with teakwood topside decking was decommissioned June 2, 1989.   It was the USS Swordfish, a flat-decked sub of the Skate class, and its hull number  was SSN 579.

Note bene:
Anyone 22 years of age (or older) on January 1, 2013, lived during the age of at least one commissioned U.S. nuclear submarine fitted with teakwood decks!  Hmmm!

Submarines are always silent and strange.





Submarines are always silent and strange.

1 Comments:

At 15 August, 2013 05:43, Blogger 0s0-Pa said...

Whoa interesting. I didn't know submarines were made with the same stuff as my my teak patio furniture. Thanks for the share!
-Jon

 

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