Friday, February 27, 2009

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Last month, we visited the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The museum is billed as having the best collection of historic vessels in the world. After visiting a number of these types of these institutions from San Francisco to Maine, I would say that this may be true. There are at least seven major vessels as well as some small yachts and working boats from the early days of San Diego history. The major vessels include:
I found these ships very interesting.

The B-39 sub, for instance, was eye opening. This was a cold war submarine commissioned by the Soviets in the 1970s. Many of the systems seemed more primitive than US World War II subs. The B-39 reminded me of the USS Pompano in San Francisco, whose keel was laid in 1936.

Here is a short slide show of some of the vessels.

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