Los Angeles Class Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine Photographed by
7 October 2000
notes: I used a Nikon 990 digital camera. Sun placement was less than
optimal. Ideally, it should be behind the photographer, but at this time of day (3 PM), it
was getting lower in the sky and creating backlighting problems. I decided against
asking the Captain to move Key West to a birth with better lighting angles. Note
how these "black subs" are really not black at all, but rather various shades of
weathered dark gray (especially the anechoic tile), with lighter gray non-slip walkways. "Anechoic tile" is a sonar
reflector/sound absorber designed to generate confusing echoes, functioning in a manner
similar to the chaff used above surface.
Those "rubber squares" are anechoic tiles
Great photo-but big!
Forward of the sub looking aft
Guarding the 'nuke
Nice view looking aft
Note anechoic tile pattern, various shades of dark gray, weathering etc.