Farewell, USS Bremerton

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The USS Bremerton submarine headed out of Naval Base Kitsap this morning following a weeklong visit. The crew of almost 150 made the most of the visit to the city she’s named for, performing a park renovation, visiting Mayor Patty Lent’s office and even inviting some guests aboard for tours.

I was fortunate to have been one of those guests. They gave us an incredible tour of the vessel that will stand out as a highlight of my reporting career.

Loved the cribbage board, too.

Here’s some more photos of our visit. The Bremerton will return to Bremerton a few years from now to be decommissioned.

 

Lt. Joe Huck shows us a torpedo bay.
Lt. Joe Huck shows us a torpedo bay.
The Bremerton.
The Bremerton.
Tight confines.
Tight confines.
My partner Ed Friedrich doing an interview on the conning tower.
My partner Ed Friedrich doing an interview on the conning tower.
A timeless diesel engine, part of what makes her a "classic."
A timeless diesel engine, part of what makes her a “classic.”
Coffee mugs, and on top of them, Richard O'Kane's famous cribbage board.
Coffee mugs, and on top of them, Richard O’Kane’s famous cribbage board.
That famous cribbage board. Still played to this day.
That famous cribbage board. Still played to this day.

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