Monday, January 14, 2008

New Picture in the Archives - USS Razorback - April 1962

This picture came to us recently from the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington (the source of our three MK XIV torpedoes), thanks to one of their volunteers, John Clear.

In November 1961, Razorback entered the drydock in the San Francisco Naval Shipyard. She left the drydock in February 1962 and, after some additional work was done pierside, she left San Francisco for the Pacific Northwest, arriving in Bangor, Washington on 10 April.

Razorback spent four days in the Bangor area, firing a total of 34 practice torpedoes at the torpedo test range at Dabob Bay, Washington before heading back south.

The crew clearly had some early days, loading as many as 10 torpedoes BEFORE getting underway at 6:30 a.m. and staying out at late as 6:00 p.m.

AIMM would like to thank the Naval Undersea Museum and John Clear for sending us this picture.


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