Sunday, September 9, 2012

USS Henry M. Jackson

USS Henry M. Jackson by kiki5253
USS Henry M. Jackson, a photo by kiki5253 on Flickr.

I learned about Trident Submarines today. The ones in the Pacific Ocean are all based in the area - Bangor Naval Base.

"The 14 Trident II SSBNs together carry approximately fifty percent of the total American active inventory of strategic thermonuclear warheads."

These are cool, and they're all named after states except for this one apparently.

The Naval Undersea Museum on the peninsula is an interesting place to go, it's small, but it's full of some interesting history. It also came to my attention while I was there, that it's the bicentennial of The War of 1812.

Enjoy the new pics!


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