Located on the Hood Canal near Poulsbo, Washington, this is the Pacific home to America’s Ohio-class Trident Fleet Ballistic Missile submarines. Submarine sailors live and work on this base when they’re in “off-crew” status while their submarine is on patrol. As you can see in the picture below, the Delta pier, named for its triangle shape, can support two docked submarines as well as one in dry dock.
One of the most unexpected and explosive scenes in ‘Submarine Warriors > The Enemy Beneath’ takes place on the Delta pier at Subase Bangor.
Hood Canal Bridge
The world’s longest saltwater floating bridge, it represents the main economic transportation link between the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. The bridge crews can retract one or both of the draw spans (depending on the size of the vessel) between 300 and 600 feet. This is vital to the U.S. Navy since it’s the only way submarines can get in or out of the Hood Canal.
As you might imagine, opening the bridge is a good idea when a submarine armed with a full load of Mark 48 torpedoes needs to get through.
Situated on scenic Liberty Bay, in the Kitsap Peninsula, Poulsbo is home to Caroline, Nick and all the other young heroes of Submarine Warriors. It was settled in the 1880s its by a large number of Norwegian and other Scandinavian immigrants because of its similarities to their native countries.
Interestingly enough, Norwegian was the primary language spoken in Poulsbo until World War II, when the military constructed residential units to provide housing for workers at the nearby Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Poulsbo is a wonderful place to visit and is very popular with tourists coming over on the ferry from Seattle.