Woman On A Submarine!

No, it's not time to perform the quarterly PM of having a discussion on whether or not women should be assigned to submarines -- it's time to look at newly-released pictures of PCU Texas (SSN 775) as she makes her way to Galveston for her commissioning next month. Here's a picture of the Texas' bridge cockpit, which features an example of the title of this post:

If you go here and download the hi-res version, you can get a good look at some of the 21st century stuff the Virginia class boats have on the bridge. (Actually, it looks pretty much like what the 20th century Seawolf-class boats have, except their bridges are bigger. And faster.)

They put out quite a few more pictures from the boat's media availability: here's one of the control room, here's one of the torpedo room, and they have lots of pictures of the outside of the boat: here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Oh, and if you do find yourself being a woman on a submarine, and you have to go to the bridge like the young lady in the picture, remember that you'll be climbing a vertical ladder, with lots of Sailors potentially looking up the ladder from the bottom -- so don't wear a skirt.