Dive! Dive! Dive!
Good morning! How about starting your day with some footage rarely seen outside of dolphin and bubblehead circles. Below we have the 1000th dive of the USS San Francisco (SSN 711) courtesy of COMSUBRON11. An early Los Angeles-class nuclear submarine, she was commissioned 24 April 1981 and has spent her entire service homeported in the Pacific and in 2006 inherited the bow section of the retired classmate USS Honolulu (SSN-718) after a seamount collision crumpled her original. Still, with 35 years of service under her belt, that makes 29~ dives per annum, per average, which isn’t bad, and she is one of the last “first flight” 688’s left.
And it’s one hell of a view.