Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Picture of the Day - USS Torsk

Here is a photo of the USS Torsk, a decommissioned WWII submarine that is docked in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The Torsk's claim to fame is that it torpedoed the last ship to be sunk by a torpedo in WWII. The ship was a small Japanese frigate, sunk on August 14, 1945.

The few times that I have seen an old sub up close, I am always surprised at how unstreamlined they seem? The surface of the hull has lots of holes, bumps, hatches, and other features that look like they would produce a lot of drag.

1 comment:

Nancy M. said...

Wow, I've never seen one up close. That sub doesn't even look like it's airtight.