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Photographs Related to USS Razorback - Bobby Brittain

Bobby Brittain was a Sonarman who served aboard USS Razorback from 1961 to 1963. These photographs were taken in 1961, just before Razorback's "step-sail" was removed and replaced with the taller, "North Atlantic" sail. In these photographs, most of the deck was still wood.

A view of Razorback's after deck, taken from around the After Battery Hatch.
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A view of Razorback's after deck, taken from somewhere around the After Battery Hatch. The bulge for the After Emergency Buoy is clearly visible. The After Engine Room hatch and the After Torpedo Loading Hatch are also visible. The After Torpedo Room hatch is open, and several sailors are standing next to it. The radio antenna is also visible.


A view of Razorback's forward deck, taken from forward of the sail.
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A view of Razorback's forward deck, taken from forward of the sail. The safety track on deck is clearly visible, as is the housing for the sonar system, which was later removed. The forward torpedo hatch is near the center of the photograph, and the access to the Forward Escape Door is visible.


A view of Razorback's forward deck, taken from forward of the sail, showing the Target Blister.
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A view of Razorback's forward deck, taken from forward of the sail. The Target Blister, on the port side, is clearly visible in this photograph.


A view of Razorback's sail, taken from the main deck looking aft.
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A view of Razorback's "step-sail", taken from the main deck, looking aft.