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Former US GUPPY Submarines still serving today in Taiwan
« on: November 06, 2014, 10:26:43 PM »
All,

While onboard the USS Honolulu SSN 718 back in the early 90's we had our preferred reference material regarding warships around the world and that was JANES and we got to see whom was sailing what and how old their vessels they were and for submarines we got to see what their projected depth and speed were at the time.

Fast forward 20+ years and Taiwan is still operating the Ex USS Tusk and another GUPPY submarine at sea defending their waters just as they had done for us 70+ years ago.

Here is the link: http://news.yahoo.com/antique-submarines-still-key-struggling-taiwan-fleet-071219745.html

It is amazing to see that they are still going to sea and that they are going back into the shipyard to have the hull replaced due to their depth being restricted to 66 ft

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Re: Former US GUPPY Submarines still serving today in Taiwan
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 12:14:05 AM »
CUTLASS.

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Re: Former US GUPPY Submarines still serving today in Taiwan
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2014, 06:13:24 AM »
If I'm not mistaken, Rich Pekelney has visited them, with photos.


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Re: Former US GUPPY Submarines still serving today in Taiwan
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2014, 02:42:27 PM »
Yes, indeed, he has.

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Re: Former US GUPPY Submarines still serving today in Taiwan
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2014, 10:54:38 AM »
Can you imagine a dive in a submarine that old?

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Re: Former US GUPPY Submarines still serving today in Taiwan
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2014, 04:04:38 PM »
For some reason I thought that they were no longer allowed to go to sea and were going to be made museums, just one of those things that makes you wonder. I had forgotten that Rich had gone over and visited them and now that you mention it he took one of his friends over with him and they got one of the TDC's working properly again.