Tuesday, July 08, 2008

New Pressure Hull Exhibit

Thanks to the generous donation of a personal artifact from a submariner, AIMM's visitors now get a dramatic, hands-on lesson in submarine construction.

The piece of pressure hull on the left is from USS Razorback. It was removed during the installation of the Air Conditioning units last year.

The piece of pressure hull on the right is from USS Skipjack (SSN-585). It was cut when Skipjack was recycled through the U.S. Navy's Submarine Recycling Program in the late 1990's.

The different in hull thickness is obvious. When you hold each piece in your hand, the difference in weight is equally impressive, and our visitors are enjoying the new exhibit.


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