Friday, October 26, 2012

Soviet Scorpion Submarine B-427 Tour, Long Beach, Los Angeles


It's a memorable moments for me to be able to participate in the self-guided tour to visit Russian Scorpion Submarine, which is also known as Scorpion Podvodnaya Lodka Project 641 (B-427) Diesel Electric Submarine for the code name. The Russian Scorpion Submarine has converted into the museum vessel to attract the visitors to visit and know more about the Cold War Warrior.

Currently, the Scorpion Submarine is parked next to the legendary and haunted Queen Mary's Cruise Ship at Long Beach in Los Angeles.

The ticket costs at US$10.95 per person. The whole self-guided tour of the Scorpion Submarine takes about 30 minutes, which is cheaper than taking a tour to Queen Mary's Cruise Ship with limited access to visit. 

It's strongly advisable to put on pants with your flat and comfortable shoes as you have to walk through the steep stairs and climb through the subs or circular holes on the walls. It's a narrow and cramped crew quarters so you must look out for the pipes and wires above your head.  

For more information of the Russian Scorpion Submarine tour, please visit this official website here. 


USS Scorpion Submarine is parked next to the legendary Queen Mary's cruise ship at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
USS Scorpion Submarine is parked next to the legendary Queen Mary's cruise ship at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


The legendary haunted Queen Mary's cruise ship at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
The legendary haunted Queen Mary's cruise ship at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


A close look at the legendary Queen Mary's cruise ship at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
A close look at the legendary Queen Mary's cruise ship at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


Torpedo and the uniform display for the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
Torpedo and the uniform display for the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


Walking towards the Scorpion Russian Submarine for a tour at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
Walking towards the Scorpion Russian Submarine for a tour at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


The front view of the Russian Scorpion Submarine and Queen Mary's cruise ship as I am staying on top of the submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
The front view of the Russian Scorpion Submarine and Queen Mary's cruise ship as I am staying on top of the submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


More torpedo tubes can be seen in this room in the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
More torpedo tubes can be seen in this room in the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


The meeting room, bathroom and bedroom are cramped with limited space to move around in the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
The meeting room, bathroom and bedroom are cramped with limited space to move around in the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


High ranking officers sleep in these individual and cramped bedrooms while the crews share bunk beds among themselves in Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
High ranking officers sleep in these individual and cramped bedrooms while the crews share bunk beds among themselves in Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


It's narrow and cramped everywhere including the bathroom as we tour in the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
It's narrow and cramped everywhere including the bathroom as we tour in the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


The Main Engine Room with the valve control wheels and Periscope in Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Main Engine Room with the valve control wheels and Periscope in Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


Top Secret notice posted on the wall in the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
Top Secret notice posted on the wall in the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


Overseeing from the sub of the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
Overseeing from the sub of the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


The corridor is narrow with limited space to work in the kitchen can be seen in the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Long Angeles, California, USA
The corridor is narrow with limited space to work in the kitchen can be seen in the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Long Angeles, California, USA


The Engine Room of Scorpion Russian Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Engine Room of Scorpion Russian Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


The Main Motor Room of the Scorpion Russian Submarine with the cafeteria area and more bunk beds can be seen at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Main Motor Room of the Scorpion Russian Submarine with the cafeteria area and more bunk beds can be seen at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA


Coming to the end of the self guided tour with more torpedo tubes in this room of the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
Coming to the end of the self guided tour with more torpedo tubes in this room of the Russian Scorpion Submarine at Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
 

1 comment:

  1. Dear Michelle!

    I found your beautiful picture of the Queen Mary on the net. My name is Markus and I work at an Institute for Design in Vienna. I really would like to make an Artwork from one picture and use it as an Illustrator-Example for our students. Would you allow that? Certainly we credit you and send you the work as its ready. Please answer me under mex@meta.at Thank you very much and have a nice day :) Markus Gasser

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