Russian Sub In the USA?
January 31, 2020
As we were enjoying our driving vacation a couple of weeks ago, we were passing through the small town of Bayou LaBatre in southern Alabama. As we passed by a scrapyard, we noticed this rather odd looking “thing.” We remarked to each other how weird it was. Bill couldn’t stand it, so we turned around and went back for a closer look. It looked like a submarine and several of the workers nearby confirmed that indeed it was. However, none of them seemed to know anything about it. We had to study it through a chain link fence because we couldn’t get into the yard to investigate more closely.
When we left, I called up the trusty Mr. Google to see what I could find out about it. Here’s the link to that article. https://expeditionwriter.com/soviet-submarine-found-in-alabama-bayou-shipyard/ It is a Ukrainian submersible that a local man had shipped, along with the 5-man crew from Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union. The man then disappeared. The crew was stranded in Alabama until they were eventually deported. She is a long lost Sever-2 submarine. How quirky is that?
“Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music.” ~ Bruce Springsteen
I’m headed out this afternoon to spend the weekend with my 6 Elementary School friends. There will be 7 of us old women at one of the lady’s house in Ringling, Oklahoma. We always have a blast and the weekend is filled with loads of laughter. We’ve been friends for more years than I care to admit. 😊 I will not have my laptop with me, so I will not be posting or commenting until Monday or Tuesday at the latest. I may take my iPad, so it’s possible I could find time to comment – we’ll see how it pans out. I’ll miss your photos - but I’m sure looking forward to hanging out with these wonderful women.
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