Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mighty Memphis

SSN-691 USS Memphis was launched in 1976. One of the Los Angeles Class nuclear attack submarines, the "Mighty Memphis" has prowled the seas in defense of human freedom for more than 30 years. In 1981 she circumnavigated the globe via the Panama canal and operated with both the US Sixth and Seventh fleets. The "Mighty Memphis" is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2011. Our print commemorates her many years of exemplary service.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Orbit Achieved

Having spent all its fuel to propel the space shuttle to orbit, the main fuel tank is jettisoned. The tank is destined for a fiery end as it loses altitude and incinerates in the Earth's atmosphere usually over the Pacific Ocean. The shuttle continues on to final orbit. This print shows the Space Shuttle Atlantis as she reaches orbit around the Earth - "Orbit Achieved".

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rig For Silent Running

During World War II Germany sent her finest young men to sea in it's fearsome U-boat fleet in an effort to bring Britain to her knees. During the early days of the war the U-boats nearly accomplished this feat. As the Allies became more adept at combating the German submarine menace, the casualties of the U-boats rose rapidly. The once voracious hunters now became the hunted. Despite the tremendous odds against them, the U-boatmen continued to carry the war to sea and attack Allied shipping wherever it was found. All too often this resulted in detection by destroyer escorts and a relentless pounding via depth charge attack. The only escape for the U-boat in this case was to submerge and rig for silent running in hopes of escaping detection. One can only imagine the terror these men must have felt as bombs exploded outside their steel tube; the black sea ready to crush them instantly should their hull be cracked.

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