Sometimes called "The Devil Boat" prompted by a quote from Revelations Chapter 13: "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea . . . Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666."
USS Hawkbill was built by Mare Island Naval Shipyard and launched on April 12, 1969. She is a Sturgeon (637) Class Fast Attack Submarine. Length is 292 feet; beam is 32 feet, displacement is 4060 tons; crew is 120 men. The last of the Sturgeons, she officially was decommissioned 3/15/2000 and was scrapped soon thereafter. The sail was shipped to the Idaho Science Center in Arco, Idaho to be part of a museum.
By mlc1us @ 2009-05-26 09:49:59