One of the most powerful weapons in the world, Trident/Ohio Class: USS Michigan SSBN/SSGN 727 (27 HQ Photos)

24 0 0

Just for those who aren't familiar. When the USS Michigan was converted from SSBN to SSGN, it denotes a conversion to carry guided missiles. How many? 22 tubes holding 7 Tomahawks each…totaling 154 Tomahawks with either conventional or nuclear warheads. If it ever went down, it's good to have this bad boy on our team. That being said, the men and women that control these powerful weapons are one of the reasons it, hopefully, will never actually come to the worst-case scenario.

`

Comments:

  1. etcrr says:

    I wish you God's Speed Gentleman and thank you for your service

  2. Neo says:

    #15 #23
    there always would be a sexy girl there

  3. Anonymous says:

    Actually SSGN's are the first class of submarine to have female personnel on board.

  4. me. says:

    #22
    perky – who is she?

  5. The NH Riddler says:

    I commend the men risking their lives on a daily basis to protect my freedom and opportunity…
    There's enough firepower in this machine to create a black-hole within our own planet if ever used. Why must we continue to carry such a payload when in reality, we will never really use them?

    – The NH Riddler

    • Stan_Dalone says:

      Because carrying them means peace is kept. It is used as a deterrent. If you stop carrying them sure as I use to live in NH there will be an immediate World War

    • Final says:

      Also to correct your over estimation NH, there is enough to ruin a medium countries day, not enough to destroy the whole planted literally. Repercussions later would possibly hurt us just as much.( cancer, radiation)
      As an example, The U.S.A has detonated at lease 1,000 Nuclear bombs/missiles on our own territory. (a little more than that if you must be accurate to the number its like 1,470 something)

      -Semper-Fi

    • Mike says:

      They were used….more recently than you think…

    • Sombre says:

      They are used as we speak. Do you really think missiles are only launched from jets? If a sub is within range and has the advantage, they dispense their arsenal. Lastly, it wouldn't make sense not to have them when questionable nations do.

  6. Panzerrat says:

    #4 was taken in either 1998 or 1999. A return to port from a deterrent patrol. I was below decks in that picture, and could name most of the people in that picture

  7. James says:

    12 is GREAT! And 22…even better.

    #12
    #22

  8. UssKeyWestssn722er says:

    I serve aboard a fast attack submarine the Great ship USS KEY WEST SSN 722 and I just wanted to say thanks to the people responsible for shredding a bit of light on a part of the service that no one really sees. Chive on people Pp

    • James says:

      Tangentially OT here, but during Clinton admin, the innase decision was made to remove the GO-Codes from the boomers with the idiotic belief this would prevent accidental/rogue release by boomer Capts & crews justifying move by stating codes could be helicoptered out in time of crisis as plenty of time would be had during initial crisis build-up. Was this innase craziness ever reversed? (Of course if not under Bush, now that we have Obama, fat chance)

  9. monoxxide says:

    #22 is hella fine

  10. Larisa says:

    Hi Gavin.Was just participating in an local photo cotepmition, and needed a idea for a Autumn colour picture, and used you tutorial for my version of the picture.Have shared it on my webpageThanx a lot for sharing this kind of tutorials. I’m learning a a lot of Photoshop how-to from your tutorials, keep up the good work/Frank

  11. Sittisak says:

    Your skript is great, used it evyrteime in Firefox. Today i tried it in Google Chrome, but your replytracker is not shown on my Last.fm profile and home page. What’s wrong? Cheers

  12. […] Just for those who aren’t familiar. When the USS Michigan was converted from SSBN to SSGN, it denotes a conversion to carry guided missiles. How many? 22 tubes holding 7 Tomahawks each…totaling 154 Tomahawks with either conventional or nuclear warheads. If it ever went down, it’s good to have this bad boy on our team. That being said, the men and women that control these powerful weapons are one of the reasons it, hopefully, will never actually come to the worst-case scenario. theBRIGADE […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s