U.S. Fast Attack Submarine • Topside In The Conning Tower

View from the conning tower of a U.S. Navy fast-attack submarine, the nuclear powered USS Texas (SSN-775) underway in the Pacific Ocean on March 15, 2017.

Film Credits: U.S. Navy Video by Austin Rooney, Jimmy Shea, Jonathan Snyder – Released


49 Replies to “U.S. Fast Attack Submarine • Topside In The Conning Tower”

  1. gee, kind of hazardous place to scale from within, some form of harness must surely be used in case of a fall (all tower climbers do rely on harness :-). Then is it a good idea to let that radar beam at your head?

  2. Don’t stand in front of a rotating transmitting radar you muppet. Have you not heard of RADHAZ! Yeesh amateurs! No wonder they get dicked on every NATO exercise!

  3. A Russian, an American and a British at an Harbour talk about which Sub will last longest:The British:Ours will doing best, only need to surface when Tea is empty!! The American: We only surface when our Whiskey is empty!! The Russian; We need to go up if the Wodka is done….suddenly you hear a Sound …..Tuck Tuck Tuck….an German WW2 Typ VII C/41 Sub enters the Harbour, Captains comes out and asks: You got some Schnaps here???

  4. At about 2:20 the annoying screech pause screech pause screech brought me a navy flashback. It's the electrically induced sound from the radar circling every second or so. Back when I flew from carriers, that sound used to pulse in my helmet headphones as the boat's search radar went round. I had forgot that detail. I feel . . . . young again.

  5. Things I like about my job…
    Fresh air
    Salt breeze
    Great view
    UV-A & UV-B = Nice Tan.
    Not so much…
    Gamma Ray's & x-rays = Lumination.
    My roommates complain I keep them up at night when I glow in the dark.

  6. Claustrophobia strictly prohibited !
    When we see the difference in comfort between the Soyuz and the Crew Dragon, the Navy should ask Space X to make a submarine or at least the sail entrance.

  7. Most of my 23 years in subs was spent aft in the Engine Room helping to push these marvelous machines through the water. But on occasion I would get the chance to go up on the bridge and enjoy the view. Wouldn't trade those years for anything.

  8. Kind of ridiculous how they have to put together that hand rail… Then again, if it was the Marine Corps, non of the parts would fit together and half the bolts would be missing.

  9. Nope…..I've been on a old ww2 sub and I get these are bigger,but no they're really not. No way I could live in the size equivalent of a sewer pipe for months on end. In an environment we know less about than space…. NOPE!Hats off y'all

  10. Great video! I was never on subs—USCG was my chosen service—but I served with a few guys who transferred over from Navy service on subs. They had some crazy stories to tell.
    I've got a question—aren't those guys concerned about how much radiation they're taking from that turning radar array right in front of them? I remember having to paint lines on the deck of the cutter I served on, just so we knew where the hazard areas were around the super-size whip antennas we carried (210' RELIANCE class).

  11. I did my time on subs in the 80's. Can someone explain to me why the ships onboard radar was rotating and radiating when it also had a Furuno commercial radar topside? When I was out there we used the Furuno to make our profile look like we were a seagoing fishing vessel so the Russian trawlers could not pick us out as being a war ship.
    My other question is why did the person who posted this video use the term "Conning Tower" It was called the bridge and the flying bridge was where the lookouts were stationed.
    I guess times have changed because I never saw the OOD or the CO or XO standing up on top of the sail.

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