An HH-46A Sea Knight helicopter hovers over the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (SSBN-656)
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED)
Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop
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.