Friday, March 11, 2011

Submarine Mystery Questions of the Week - 11 MAR 2011

Background (Relationship to submarines) -
The first underwater volcanic eruption was not documented until 1990. Seismometers on land still cannot detect the many, distant earthquakes that scientists believe precede submarine eruptions by months. It is likely that tomorrow's uncharted sea mounts will have resulted from undersea volcanic eruptions. As recently as 2005, USS San Francisco collided tragically with an undersea mountain about 350 statute miles south of Guam while operating at flank speed and more than 500 feet deep.
Read a subamariner's rare, personal experience on the USS Wahoo (SS-565) in the early 70's as posted in a comment on TSSP 3/11/2011 11:49 AM by Dean.

The photo on the right (above) shows how a pyroclastic surge during eruption of a nearby submarine volcano has damaged the base of a lighthouse in the Azores Archipelago.
Mystery Questions of the Week
1) - The mystery photo on the left (above) illustrates some of the aftermath of a famous earthquake whose submerged epicenter occurred about 2 miles offshore. What city was this?
2) - What was the date of the earthquake whose aftermath is shown in the mystery photo?
3) - What, before your eyes, is extremely rare about the mystery photo?
4) - Name the photographer who took the mystery photo?
5) - In what month and year was the mystery photo taken?
6) - The USS Wahoo submariner (above link) was just West of what island when his own experience occurred?
Comments ON ...... ANSWERS MONDAY, 14 March
Submarines are always silent and strange.



At 11 March, 2011 18:44, Blogger Cookie..... said...

1) The San Fransisco Earthquake

2) April 18th, 1906

3) First and only stereo color photograph(s) of city.

4) Frederick Eugene Ives.

5) October 6th, 1906

6) Taiwan.

At 11 March, 2011 19:40, Blogger Vigilis said...

Cookie, that's correct! I bet the criminals hated to saee you on their case.

At 11 March, 2011 21:33, Blogger Cookie..... said...

Some of em, usually the ones that I'd had run ins with them before. Even today there are still about 9 or 10 that are still in prison, some doing life, a few others 25 PLUS, and I retired in "89".

At 11 March, 2011 21:59, Blogger Tom Goering said...

I thought the picture was taken much later - heck, I was even looking in the wrong direction - I thought Italy.

Nice work, Cookie.

At 13 March, 2011 12:47, Blogger Cookie..... said...

"Vigilis", just received your comment regarding the S3G incident posted on todays blog. I've just updated it to include a once classified video if the SL-1 incident. Maybe you recall seeing that movie in NP School.

BTW, when you said you were in Schenectady at the time, do you mean in 1965?


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