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USS Albacore AGSS-569: "Down periscope!"

USS Albacore AGSS-569:

The periscope, perhaps unsurprisingly, still works. I wasn't able to get a photo through it, as you have to have your eye at just the right distance to see an image, but it is locked on a view of a nearby highway bridge, and you can see cars driving by etc very clearly.

Anyway, I like how the light from the lens has a blue-tinted HAL effect. Actually, I guess that would make this eye SAL 9000, as HAL's "sister" was said to have a blue eye instead of a red one.

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Photo taken @ Portsmouth on 1 November 2009 (© Chris Devers / Flickr)

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