Undersea Warfare The Official Magazine of the U.S. Submarine Force Spring 2004 U.S. Submarines... Because Stealth Matters Cover USW Magazine Spring 2004
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Near the end of an unusually long refit necessitated by major repairs to her fairwater planes, USS Kentucky (SSBN-737) has her starboard plane reinstalled at IMF Bangor. Accomplished while the ship was afloat, this delicate evolution required skillful coordination among crane operators, riggers, and the entire waterfront crew. To read more about IMF, Bangor's unprecedented maintenance support to Kentucky – and how this may soon have an impact on your next maintenance period, see page 16!

Photo by Brian Nokell, NSB Bangor Visual Information

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"Spadefish in Resolute--Norfolk, Virginia" John Charles Roach is an official Navy artist whose training began with three years of study in Paris at the National Academy of FIne Arts and culminated in a Master's Degree from American University. He served in Vietnam with the 7th Fleet as an official Navy Artist to document naval activities in-country and offshore. On active duty in the Naval Reserves he has completed artist assignments depicting the Submarine Force of the 1980s, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Among his private commissions, he designed and sculpted elements of the Navy Memorial in Washington, DC and completed a mural for the USS Arizona Visitors Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Artwork and artist information courtesy of the Navy Art Gallery.