US submarines are designed for speed and stealth. The Navy takes great pains to keep this technology a secret. The most critical part of that secret is the design of the propellers that drive the subs and keep them quiet. Usually, the propellers are shrouded or covered by a large tent. Bird's Eye found this one out in the open.

Note that in most Bird's Eye and Google images, this area is covered by a large tent structure.
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By: jbottero


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@ 2007-09-03 00:39:57
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@ 2007-09-03 06:16:28
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@ 2007-09-03 12:10:11
It is kind of neat. Some of the debate says it's not as secret as all that, but it's certainly a rare glimpse!