8th A N N U A L


Each year, UNDERSEA WARFARE Magazine receives dozens of photographs that illustrate the truly unique community that is the U.S. Submarine Force. The 8th Annual UNDERSEA WARFARE Photo Contest provides a snapshot of what we, as a force, do. From USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) appearing through the fog and navigating its way into Puget Sound to an interesting time-lapse shot of USS Salt Lake City (SSN-716) surfaced in the Arctic. This year’s contest also features one of newest operational submarines – USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23) framed against the dramatic landscape surrounding Naval Base Kitsap – and one of the most recent submarines to be inactivated – Salt Lake City.

The winners of the Annual Photo Contest, co-sponsored each year by the Naval Submarine League (NSL), were honored at the annual NSL Symposium held in Washington, D.C. this June. The winners were also awarded cash prizes up to $500!

A sincere ‘thank you’ goes out to all those who submitted photos for this year’s contest. The pictures shown here include both our winning entries and others we considered some of the best we received.

1st place photo contest winner

First Place

USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) arrives at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance facility for a 27 month overhaul and TRIDENT D5 conversion. The sail is manned by (clockwise from top right) the ship’s former CO, Cmdr. Paul McHale, a civilian pilot, the lookout, the Junior Officer of the Deck, and the Officer of the Deck, Lt. George Howell.

Photo by Wendy Hallmark

Second Place

Arriving from Groton, Conn., USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23) is escorted past the Olympic Mountains to its new homeport, Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor, Wash.

Photo by Wendy Hallmark

2nd place photo contest winner
3rd place photo contest winner

Third Place

USS Salt Lake City (SSN-716) as it became the first (first flight) 688-class submarine to surface through the Arctic ice.

Photo by Edward Willis

Honorable Mention photo contest winner.

Honorable Mention

USS Louisville (SSN-724) in Pearl Harbor, HI.

Photo by Cheryl Hunt

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