Naval Undersea Museum Keyport WA visit

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Naval Undersea Museum Keyport WA visit

Postby Gilbert » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:13 am

This past Sunday Carol and I, along with two of our kids, visited the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington. We were met there by John Clear, Hank Hollis and Ric Hedman.

Hank is a Torsk veteran, serving aboard as a TM from 1955-60.

Most of you know John Clear, and you may recall John was instrumental in getting two of the MK14's we have aboard shipped from Keyport to Torsk several years ago, and runs usssealion.com .

Ric has been a long time supporter of Torsk and has been aboard. His website pigboats.com is dedicated to pre-WWII boats.

I presented Hank with a small piece of Torsk Teak and showed him a larger piece of teak and a small piece of ballast tank plating from Torsk (removed when installing a tank inspection manhole in 1997).

The museum is very well done, with quite a few torpedoes on display, a WWII section, a re-creation of USS Greenling's Control Room with equipment removed from that boat, a section on Navy Diving, and a gallery on the loss of Thresher. They have quite a nice gift shop too.

It is well worth the visit if you are in the area.

Thanks to John, Ric and Hank for taking the time to come out and meet us!

Enjoy the photos below!

Gil


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Exterior of museum with sail of USS Sturgeon SSN-637
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John Clear, Hank Hollis, Gil and Ric Hedman
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Caleb checks out the TDC on display in the WWII exhibit
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Gil presents Hank with a small piece of Torsk deck Teak
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Caleb and Tabitha at Greenling's controls
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One of two periscopes on display
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View of Trieste II in the parking lot. The scopes are hooked to cameras on the roof that turn with the scope.
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Re: Naval Undersea Museum Keyport WA visit

Postby Gilbert » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:17 am

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Carol reading about the Japanese Kaiten suicide torpedo they have on display
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The Greenling Control Room display
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Rescue bell on display
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Gone before you can weld it down!
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Torpedoes on display
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More torpedoes
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Caleb at a door that is very familiar to all of us!
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Re: Naval Undersea Museum Keyport WA visit

Postby Gilbert » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:19 am

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A section on Navy Diving
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Trieste II on display outside
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Deep Quest on display outside
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Mystic (DSRV-1) on display outside
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Re: Naval Undersea Museum Keyport WA visit

Postby Tim » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:12 am

Thanks Gil, great pictures!
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Re: Naval Undersea Museum Keyport WA visit

Postby Paul » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:10 am

Amazing what you can do with a bit of Federal funding...
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