USS HENRY CLAY SSBN-625
BOW HYDROPHONE ARRAY
A closeup view of the bow from down in the drydock.
The rippled area, just below
the torpedo tube doors, contained the main hydrophone array for the ship's sonar. A
submarine's sonar systems are it "eyes" under water.
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