WIDE ANGLE   3 comments

This is a wide angle shot of the USS Ling which was donated to the Submarine Memorial Association, a non-profit organization formed in 1972 with the purpose of saving it from the scrap yard.  They petitioned the Navy to bring the boat to Hackensack, New Jersey to serve as a memorial “…to perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country”. Many citizens and corporations contributed time, professional services, and funds toward the restoration of the Ling. The boat arrived at its present home in New Jersey in January 1973, where it  has been restored to near-mint condition—scrubbed, painted, and polished for public tours—through the efforts of the association. The compartments have been refurbished and outfitted with authentic gear that recreates the bygone era of the World War II battle submarine. It is now the centerpiece of the New Jersey Naval Museum.  (Please enlarge to get a better look at the sub.)

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UPDATE: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/nyregion/submarine-hackensack-uss-ling.html

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Posted November 29, 2012 by Madelaine in Photography by Madelaine Cappuccio

3 responses to “WIDE ANGLE

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  1. I only once went into a submarine, but I got so claustrophobic that I just had to get out of that tin can – I would not make a good sardine.

  2. Very nice shot!

  3. Hi, Madelaine…..Great picture……never knew this was there…Richard

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