From scuba divers
rescuing an American flag blown off a submarine facing heavy winds, to
the wistfulness of a little girl as she watches her daddy’s submarine
leave port, the photos that were submitted to the 6th Annual Undersea
Warfare Photo Contest revealed glimpses of a Submarine Force that is
proud, professional, and most of all, busy. More than ever, submariners
are being called upon to do more with less, and they are succeeding time
and time again. Among the photos we received were images of submarines
underway, submariners in training, and the civilians young and old who
support our force in so many different ways. From the routine task of re-supplying
the ship with butter and other necessities, to the pomp and circumstance
of a formal change of command, these photos are as diverse as the
Submarine Force itself.
co-sponsored by the Naval Submarine League (NSL), each year and the winning
entries were honored at the annual NSL Symposium held in Washington, DC
in June. The winners were also awarded cash prizes up to $500! Another
perk for submitting a winning entry is that they are published here in
UNDERSEA WARFARE. To tie next year’s contest even more closely to the NSL
Symposium, we have decided to accelerate our deadlines to make sure that
copies of our summer 2005 issue will be available at next year’s events.
Submissions will be accepted from now until 6 May so it’s not too early to
start shooting photos today! See our website for complete details.
A sincere thank you
goes out to everyone who submitted to photos for this year’s contest. The
pictures printed here include both our winning entries and others that
were considered some of the best we received.