|USS Cheyenne Returning to Pearl Harbor From Deployment|
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Anechoic Tile Problem Fixed?
As you recall, the Navy has had a very difficult time getting the anechoic tiles on its submarines to stay attached. Subs returning from deployment often looked like the surface of the moon with missing tile 'craters' dotting the ship's sides. The Navy periodically issued statements claiming to have fixed the problem but the missing tiles persisted. However, the photo below of USS Cheyenne returning from a five month deployment seems to show no missing tiles. If that's the case, then it appears the Navy has finally solved the tile attachment problem. If so, that's good news.