Unfurling the Fish on the Hoosier Boat
200925-N-AY957-050 GROTON, Conn. (September 25, 2020) – The Virginia-class submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. Sept. 25. Indiana returned to homeport from its maiden six-month deployment in support of the Navy’s maritime strategy – supporting national security interests and maritime security operations – in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Bianchi/RELEASED)
Note the boat’s (unofficial?) fish banner, including the traditional 19-starred Indiana Torch, sonar muffs, and a Mk48. It varies a bit from the sub’s official crests, which includes silhouettes of the famous battleships that carried the state’s name in the 20th Century, but still covers much of the same bases.
Also, nice to see that the iconic UDT frogman shorts are still very much a thing with rescue divers.