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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:24 pm

    David...on the USS Shark, just aft of the sail, there's a large oblong shaped, deck mounted 'object'...any ideas what it is?

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    Post  merriman Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:37 pm

    I never worked that out. No idea what it is.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:46 pm

    I wondered if it may be some form of sonar housing.

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    Post  merriman Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:49 am

    Looks to me more like a foundation for something. This was about the time the Navy was experimenting with large antenna low frequency sonars.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:53 am

    Strange, that's the only picture I can find of Shark with the mystery object on it...must have been very hush hush!

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    Post  merriman Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:55 pm

    All classes of American front-line submarine, at one point or another, serve as mules for variouse equipment configurations and devices.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:08 pm

    Thanks David, perhaps I'll make something similar for my Skipjack.

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