I had a tour of the “Scoop” back in 1988. Well, the forward half. While the Navy is perfectly happy to show off its nuclear submarines, the tour doesn’t extend aft to the engineering spaces. Wander along the missile tubes and the missile fire control panel? Fine. Hang out in the torpedo room? No problem! Poke your head into Sonar? Have at it. But stay out of the reactor spaces.
The ballistic missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson transits past the Olympic Mountains as it prepares to conduct sea trials in Bangor, Wash., Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early