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Surface transits look cool, but submarines would much prefer
being under the water where they can be stealthy. The round bottom of
an SSN makes the ship easily roll around with the seas, making life
unpleasant for those who don't yet have their 'sea legs'.
SEALs practice landing onto the ship via a helicopter during exercise
Rim Of The Pacific (RIMPAC) 1998. A
larger version of this photo is
Kam practices an emergency blow procedure. You may be able
to see the small smoke pyrotechnic in the background to mark the area
of the surfacing.
courtesy U.S. Navy photographers.
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