Our penultimate port of call was San Diego. Part 1 is of the photos I took during our arrival into San Diego.
DSRVs are used to rescue submariners from downed submarines, ie have failed (saying that they have sunk doesn’t work as that is what a submarine does) whilst underwater. The US Navy says they can deliver a DSRV anywhere in the world within 24 hours, which is great as long as there is a mother ship / submarine that can transport the DSRV to the area where the boat (submarine) has gone down.
A large number of Navies, including the Australian and British Navies, have fitted collars on their submarines to assist with the docking of a DSRV.
When the Russian Submarine Kursk “failed” underwater the US Navy offered to assist with the rescue of the crew, but this offer was declined by the Russian Navy, guess their pride got in the way of the welfare of their submariners as all hands were lost on board when some of them could have been saved as they were alive for a number of days. The Russian Navy was also offered help by the British and Norwegian Navies.
More photos of the Naval Air Station
Guessing that these guys were Navy Seals on a training run.
San Diego Airport