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The Final Days of the Fast Attack Submarine USS Bergall

"Around 1997 my job took me to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, surveying inactivated SSNs at Mooring Alpha for spare equipment for use by the Moored Training Ships and other training commands.   While there, I found SSN 667 in a dry-dock with 3 other relics of the Cold War.   The engineroom and AMR2 had been dismantled to the lower frame bays where Shit-can Neisser and I would go to retrieve cans of soda syrup during our mess-cooking days.   The inaccessible piping runs (the 1st place ORSE team members would inspect with their 4 foot telescoping inspection mirrors) were open to sunshine for the 1st time since building.   Sail planes, rudder, stern planes, shaft and propeller were all long gone to the recycling pile.   The sail was gutted, and the bow compartment was just starting to disappear under the cutting torches.   Shipyard workers were hauling long pieces of piping (still with vales and pipe hangers) and cable bundles out of the ship and dumping them on flatbeds for their trip to the cutting machines and furnaces.   Not a happy end, but SSN 677 had done her job and won a war without firing a shot in anger."
David Bushey    (He served on the ole girl from 11/77 to 11/81, MM1)

They cut out the reactor compartment for hazardous material disposal.

"I was on 667 between 1971 & 1974, Reactor Operator in I&C division. Now I am working in Washington State at the Hanford reservation where all the remaining submarine Reactor Compartments are sent for burial. Attached are shots of the transport device that carried the Rx compartment out to the site in about 1997."
Doug Dunlap

Here's the final resting location.   (thanks, Doug.)


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