Monday, August 26, 2013

What The Heck Was Floating Down The East River On Barge Sunday Afternoon Again - A Space Capsule, Submarine Part, Something Else?

Not only were kayakers paddling down the East River this weekend, but the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse reports:

In February 2012, Roosevelt Island resident Dave Rosenberg saw what looks like the same submarine part on a barge

Image From Dave Rosenberg

passing Roosevelt Island asking:
what the heck is that?
Mike Giroux answered:
I think it's the tail section of a Virginia-class submarine.  Look at the diagonal fin on the bottom, then look at the back of the sub in this picture:

(At first I thought it was the tail of a Seawolf, but they're not building any more of those, apparently - the Virginia's are smaller and cheaper)


CheshireKitty said...

I saw it floating by from a terrace of a building on the UES on the river. I was with a group of people and everybody proposed theories of what it would possibly be - a space capsule? A shuttle? I thought it could have been a portion of a water tunnel.