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A view of four of the 12 vertical-launch Tomahawk missile tubes on the bow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS OKLAHOMA CITY (SSN-723)

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A view of four of the 12 vertical-launch Tomahawk missile tubes on the bow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS OKLAHOMA CITY (SSN-723)

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The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: USS Oklahoma City (CG 5)

State: Virginia (VA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Robert Mcroy

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Beginning in ancient times, humans sought to operate under the water. The legendary origins of the submarine stretch back to 332 BC with a tale about Alexander the Great being lowered into the sea in a glass barrel to study fish. The submarine concept was thereafter consigned to the backwaters of history for some 1,800 years. This collection presents various submarines: from small and simple to nuclear-powered underwater behemoths.

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01/02/1991
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The U.S. National Archives
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