FRIDAY FOTO (December 30, 2011)

December 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm Leave a comment

Golden Treatment

U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early

The Royal Canadian Navy submarine HMCS Victoria awaits a deperming treatment in the magnetic silencing facility on U.S. Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Bangor, Washington. The HMCS Victoria , named for the capital city of the province of British Columbia, is a long-range, diesel electric patrol sub based in Esquimalt, Vancouver Island on Canada’s Pacific Coast.

Deperming, also known as degaussing, reduces a ship’s electromagnetic signature as it travels through the water, making it less detectable by magnetic detection vessels and enemy mines. The process pulses very high electrical currents through copper cables wrapped around the boat’s hull and superstructure — hence the golden glow.

For more photos of the HMCS Victoria, click here for the Royal Canadian Navy’s website.

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish a very Happy New Year to all our friends. See you in 2012!

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