Sunday, August 07, 2011

Day 17 - Submarine Museum in CT

(Catching up on my travel posts. Day 17 is July 2, Saturday)

On Saturday, my mom, Leo and I headed off to the Submarine Naval Base to check out their museum. I haven't been inside a submarine before and they have the Nautilus SSN 571 permanently docked at the museum.

Here's a partial view of the submarine at the back.

Instead of a tour guide, they had this interactive handheld recorder (I forgot what it's actually called) where you can listen to some trivia about the ship if prompted by a sign. Here's Leo listening to the device as he views an exhibit.

The whole ship is so small and cramped. I can't imagine the sailors living in that thing for months a time. Even the sleeping compartments are so minuscule! I pity the guy who gets the middle bunk.

We took lots of pictures. I'll just post them in Facebook once I've organized that day.

1 comment:

Fickle Cattle said...

Wow, that's pretty cool. Tiny space though. Must be hell it you're claustrophobic.

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