SEAL Delivery Vehicle

Here are a couple of shots of a Seal Delivery Vehicle (SDV) being loaded onto USS Dallas (SSN 700):


Norfolk, Va. (Feb. 6, 2006) – A SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) is loaded aboard the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) in preparation for a Special Warfare Training exercise. SDV is a “wet” submersible, designed to carry Seals and their cargo in fully flooded compartments to provide a dry environment while preparing for special warfare exercises or operations. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Dave Fliesen (RELEASED)

For more info on the SDV, follow this link.

Note that this is not the Advanced SEAL Delivery System, a mini-sub whose woes were recently covered on Defense Industry Daily.


  1. *door buzzes* Me: Hello? Who is it? Man: I have a delivery here for Nicholas. Me: Oh, what is it? Man: -checks manifest- A SEAL team. Me: !*$&@[email protected] -lights go out, windows shatter, door falls down, men with submachineguns crowd into my apartment- Me: I think you have the wrong address. Or else I accidentally ordered the wrong product from Amazon. Damn that one-click shopping! Hehe. I just love the concept of a SEAL team ‘delivery’. Not the kind of thing you want to be on the wrong end of.

  2. I dunno. Looks a little too much like the Hunley to me. I’d want to build confidence in a pool first. Guess that’s why I was in the Airborne. I can breathe air. ;-) ACE