USS HENRY CLAY SSBN-625
PRIMER ON BOW
After the sand blasting was done, a primer coat
of paint was sprayed onto the hull.
Here is a shot of the freshly primed bow with the torpedo tube doors open.
In case you're wondering why the primer stops at the waterline, the drydock
workers were only responsible for areas below the waterline. The ship's crew
was responsible for maintaining the hull above the waterline, which could be
done without a drydock.
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