Submarine spotted near Golden Gardens

Over the weekend, Ballard resident Jennifer Greiner Clark documented a unique sight: a submarine was passing by Golden Gardens around midday on Saturday, headed north.

Jennifer posted the photo in the My Ballard Group, using her binoculars and her phone camera.

The sub was also seen from West Seattle — the West Seattle Blog says that Bremerton is a homeport to two submarines. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is based in Bremerton, which has historically been a hub for building submarines — the shipyard built seven of them during World War I.

There’s some speculation about which sub it was — there are two active subs that are based in Bremerton; the USS Seawolf (SSN-21) and USS Connecticut (SSN-22) (If you’re a pro at identifying submarines, let us know!)

Thanks to Jennifer for posting the photo!

 


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Simon Says
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Simon Says

Hunt for Red October!

Hobo Hilton
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Hobo Hilton

Maybe they could nuke Ballard Commons so we can start again.

Sean
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Sean

One ping only, Vassily

Dave
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Dave

If you want to kill that many Americans, maybe you should move to Russia.

Hobo Hilton
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Hobo Hilton

Torpedo then?

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Ah yes, the old “move to Russia if you don’t like paying for violent junkies” retort.

Miguel Solis
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Miguel Solis

It’s a Russian sub Black Hole

Richard
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Richard

What made you say it’s a Russian Sub?

Kobe Tusk Lang
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Kobe Tusk Lang

It Is A Israelis Sub, Just Called America !!!.

Ken J. Bower
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Ken J. Bower

That was the U.S.S. Connecticut has my son is in it 😉

Noneya
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Noneya

While I’m sure the russian and other unfriendlies could have figured it out I am pretty sure your son would appreciate you not helping them out…

Simon Says
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Simon Says

Thank him for his service. Good to see some young men in this country still value sacrifice, dedication and hard work.

Jim
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Jim

Thank him, I probably helped build the steam generators.

David Goodman
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David Goodman

Not something to share Ken J Bower. I am a submariner and you could get your son in trouble for that.

Richard
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Richard

Even if I knew for sure. I WOULD NOT SAY A WORD

Anon
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Anon

While I have no doubt that your son is on the Connecticut, there is no way that this is she. Assuming that this picture was indeed taken this last weekend, let’s just say it would be physically impossible for this to be the Connecticut.

gk
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gk

Cool.

Freeman
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Freeman

Ever time we have these things we let our enemy’s know more then we should be telling. Not good for America.

Richard
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Richard

It’s not good for America nor for our sub fleet.

Joe h
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Joe h

Why would identify the sub ? Lose lips sink ships just be glad you’re sons home now 🙂
I severed on subs that’s why is it called slient service and for the news media posting such information should be tried for treason

Cutting remark
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Cutting remark

What did you sever on the sub? Underwater cables?

Acting Wizard
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Acting Wizard

If Putin wants to know where the Connecticut is all he has to do is ask his debtor in the Oval Office.

Richard
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Richard

Do you mean Comrade Trump.

Ballard
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Ballard

I lost my lips once too… Or at least I thought that I did. Then I remembered that I was on shrooms. They never actually went anywhere.

Darnedest thing.

Cherie L Spisak
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Cherie L Spisak

its neither. SeaWolf is in the Shipyard and Connecticut is deployed. (mom of deployed sailor on the USS. Connecticut) Probably the Jimmy Carter

BillyWarbear
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BillyWarbear

Carter is longer. Could be a transitory Virginia class.

Appallon
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Appallon

Stop spotting subs for the ” other side”.
WWII poster: ” Lose lips sink ships”.
“They” already have nuke subs off all coasts. The game of ” sub chess” will begin at depth, several kilometers off shore.

Ballard
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Ballard

Who lost their lips?

Dilly
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Dilly

Anyone that spends any time one the water (I know it’s a stretch for the new Ballard crowd), has seen these plenty of times cruising around the sound… usually escorted by heavily armed patrol boats. It only take one time staring down the business of a 50 cal to learn, if you see the sub, drive your boat the other way.

Jimboy
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Jimboy

Looks like the Seawolf. The Connecticut and Seawolf are the same class of Sub so it could be either.

Steve
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Steve

The Russians already know what sub it is and what capabilities it has because of morons that advertise it!

Dr.Clipper
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Dr.Clipper

Cool…..Kim Jung un finally answered my email to nuke Ballard ha…ha

C.Daniel
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C.Daniel

Oh please stop if the didn’t want people to know where and what it is they wouldn’t surface where it could be seen. The moment it surfaces anywhere I’m sure Russian and Chinese satellites spot it faster than humans do. When the US doesn’t want anyone to know no one knows where they are including most of the crew on the sub. So stop being silly and acting like someone talking about a sub surfacing where it can be seen by anyone or anything is a state secret. Weirdos.

Texn
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Texn

Really cool picture. Thank God I live in a country where you can post this without being marched down a hallway and shot in the back of the head, or shipped off to a frozen prison camp.

Wallbnger
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Wallbnger

Kind of shocked the SJW’s didn’t have a kayaktivist assault on the poor sub. What’s next? A tax on the whales?

Ken
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Ken

Love to see that happen. As if they could do anything to it.

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

Our Dear Leader CM Mike O’Brien is probably thinking about that too!

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

I believe the soda tax was a sort of whale tax.

N/A
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N/A

It is the USS Seawolf SSN-21

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

I hope they remembered to not to park the thing for longer than 20min in Ballard or some junkies will run off with the nukes after lunch at St Luke’s.