View Full Version : Pictures of The USS Drum SS 228
09-23-2007, 03:29 PM
Made a pilgrimage to the Drum and snapped a few photos.
There are many more photos Slide Show (http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z107/davegrayson/The%20Drum/?albumview=slideshow). (4 pages in the album) There are also some photos of the B-25 for Lane. The pics are high resolution and should view and/or download well. I only had a couple of hours to work with and fortunately the weather was foul, so I was the only one on the boat.
The photo above was the last shot I took. Since it was raining fairly hard and I wanted at least one good outside shot, so I cheated and hit Control N and of course the sun came out. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Enjoy the pics Ladies and Gentlemen. I sure enjoyed being on board her for a while.
The attack scope is in working order. I love it!
Link to the Drum The Drum is HERE (http://ussalabama.com/html/drum/index.php)
09-23-2007, 03:48 PM
Bout damn time you got home! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif
Seriously....thanks Mr.Grayson! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
09-23-2007, 04:16 PM
Thanks, DG. Checking all the pictures out now as I write this. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
09-23-2007, 04:41 PM
Very very nice Mr.Grayson....
I've asked my uncle, Billy Gates, to drop a check in the mail to you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Thanks again. You took some great shots. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
09-24-2007, 05:56 AM
It's be awesome to get a fund going to make her seaworthy again. But that would take a lotta time in drydock to repair all the rust holes in the bow and stern around the tubes.
09-24-2007, 06:58 AM
Great pix, dgrayson!! Thank you for sharing your experience.
09-24-2007, 01:45 PM
Great photo's! Thanks for sharing! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
09-24-2007, 06:43 PM
Nice, awesome pics. I sure enjoyed that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
09-24-2007, 07:08 PM
Thanks for sharing the photos. Theres a lot of history in those pictures. It gave me a better perspective of whats inside. Thanks again.
09-25-2007, 04:48 PM
Thanks for sharing. Man the Balao class sure is alot more technologically advanced than the Gato, in the Batfish the chart table is in the conning tower, and the auxilary steering in the control room has the controls set up better, than in the drum. But thanks again
09-27-2007, 09:14 AM
Lucky you Sir!!!!......all weve got at this pitiful maritime museum on the very dry dock where 88 battle damaged U.S. subs were repaired.....probably the most important base for this very purpose....so close to the Solomons as it is........all weve got is a six foot model of a Balao...with a few photos on the wall...in the corner of a collection of ship models that just take your breath away......seriously, though ,not only did the museum staff wonderfully inform me that "japanese convoys did not exist", the only book i could find related to the topic was published by the museum itself...and they didnt have a copy to sell me on hand at the time...woeful...i told them that the Sub aspect of this exhibit should be the CENTRE PIECE....they should be lobbyiung for an old sub to park on thier lawns....anything but what they had...the only souvenier they ahd that was even remotly submariny was a pencil sharpener...which I sit non top of the computer, along with my silent hunter 4 patch stuck to the side if the box......did i mention i am a military history fanatic?....wargames of all simulation kind....detest sword and sorcery. Great post, all relavant to maritime affairs. Cheers
09-27-2007, 06:38 PM
I've seen the USS Silversides (SS-236) before, There's a museum in Muskegon, MI where she's docked. That was several years ago, I think I should make another trip out sometime.
09-28-2007, 01:18 AM
Very nice pics!! Thanks for sharing! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
09-29-2007, 08:34 AM
Excellent! Thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif