Top 50 Ultimate Experiences — Tour a United States Navy Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine

BadAss Experience — Tour an Active Nuclear Submarine

When I was in Hawaii this summer, I was fortunate to get a tour of the USS Pasadena – a Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine.  (btw, still in active service).  Yea, this baby has torpedoes and tomahawk missiles!

USS Pasadena - US Nuclear Attack Submarine "Anytime, Anywhere"

Pasadena provides the Fleet Commander or Task Force Commander a multi-mission platform. This vessel has unlimited endurance due to the nuclear propulsion plant, advanced sonar, torpedo, cruise missile, and mine delivery systems, a combination of speed and stealth due to quieting and the capacity to fulfill numerous missions. (wikipedia)

Notice the sailors folding the US flag on deck

USS Pasadena

Armament: 4 × 21 in (533 mm) bow tubes, 10 Mk48 ADCAP torpedo reloads, Tomahawk land attack missile block 3 SLCM range 1,700 nautical miles (3,100 km),Harpoon anti–surface ship missilerange 70 nautical miles (130 km), mine laying Mk67 mobile Mk60 captor mines (wikipedia)

One thought on “Top 50 Ultimate Experiences — Tour a United States Navy Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine

  1. I am really interested in submarines, and so far all I’ve been able to see are WWII subs so it’s interesting to know that a modern day sub is available for viewing. You’ve got me interested in posting more about my sub adventures on my blog. Maybe I’ll start with the two Soviet subs in California !!

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