USS Florida Ohio Class Balistic Missile Submarine in drydock

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By kjfitz @ 2005-07-16 15:49:07
Two 688 Class SSNs and one Ohio Class SSBN (the bottom one). It is rare to see an SSBN as there are only about 14 or so left.
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@ 2005-07-16 17:31:47
The bottom submarine is actually two. You have to blow the picture up to see it but there are definitely two submarines in that drydock. It's pretty common, actually, since it costs the same to drain the dock for one or two subs.
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@ 2005-07-16 17:55:14
Hmmm, I'm not convinced. The both ends of the bottom one allign in a straight line. The bow shadow is the same size or a bit bigger than the other two. And the length of the bottom one is definitely not twice plus some margin longer than the top two.
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@ 2005-07-17 10:02:05
Ok, I just printed this out and measured them as close as I can. The top two are the same length. The ratio of lengths of the top two subs to the bottom sub as I measured them is 0.65.

SSN = 360 feet long.
SSBN = 560 feet long

Ratio is 0.64.

That's an error of about 3.6 feet which is within the margin of error considering the resolution of these photos.

I still think this is 2 SSNs and an SSBN.
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@ 2005-08-10 21:19:36
With the aid of Google Earth I am inclined to agree with you on this one.
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@ 2005-10-17 18:30:56
The SSBN (the southernmost of the three) has been identified elsewhere as the USS Florida in drydock undergoing SSGN renovation/upgrade.
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@ 2006-02-27 11:26:38
Very clear view of the launch vrtical launch tubes in Bird's Eye View.