Very fortunate to catch an Ohio Class submarine of the US Navy as she went up to Faslane on the Gareloch in Scotland this morning.
I gather it's the first time a USN SSBN has visited Faslane since 2001.
In the US Navy ballistic missile submarines are designated SSBN (Ship, Submersible, Ballistic, Nuclear) and are nicknamed 'boomers.'
The sun shone brightly to greet her arrival, and there was some excitement on shore as she passed the Rhu Narrows bound for Faslane Naval Base.
Approaching from the Clyde
Sun Glints off the Casing
MOD Police Boat Escort
Royal Marines Escorting
Flotilla Passes Rhu Spit
SD Dependable with the Ohio Class
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