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  • Massachusetts (SSN 798) Launch

    03/08/2024 9:09:25 PM PST · by Paul R. · 25 replies
    H11 - You Tube ^ | 359,479 views Feb 23, 2024 | H11
    Virginia-class submarine Massachusetts (SSN 798) was recently launched into the James River at Newport News Shipbuilding. Shipbuilders transferred the submarine from a construction facility to the floating dry dock, where it was later submerged and moved by tugboats to a submarine pier at the shipyard for final outfitting, testing and crew certification. Massachusetts is the U.S. Navy’s 25th Virginia-class submarine and will be the 12th delivered by NNS.
  • Titanic sub disaster: Banging sound that gave hope of finding crew alive aired for first time

    02/28/2024 9:05:03 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 41 replies ^ | February 28, 2024 | Began Hurley
    Eerie banging sounds that briefly gave rescue teams hope of saving the Titan submersible’s crew and passengers have been released. The Titan was destroyed a few hours into a dive to the Titanic shipwreck on 18 June, claiming the lives of OceanGate Expeditions CEO Stockton Rush, father and son Shahzada and Suleman Dawood, Hamish Harding, and Paul-Henri Nargeolet.
  • Yemeni Navy Captures Advanced American Unmanned Submarine: A Shift in Maritime Power?

    02/21/2024 10:33:12 AM PST · by House Atreides · 91 replies ^ | February 21, 2024 | Olalekan Adigun
    Discover how the Yemeni Navy's seizure of the Remus 600 submarine highlights the evolving dynamics of naval power, technological warfare, and regional security in the 21st century. In an event that reads like a narrative torn from the pages of a high-stakes international thriller, the Yemeni Navy's special unit has seized control of the Remus 600, an advanced American unmanned submarine. This recent incident not only underscores the ongoing tensions in the region but also highlights the complexities of modern maritime security and technological warfare. The Strategic Seizure of the Remus 600 The Remus 600, with its sleek design and...
  • Houthis Using Unmanned Subs in Red Sea Region

    02/20/2024 6:42:01 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 2/20/2024 | Charlie McCarthy
    Houthi rebels in Yemen have employed an unmanned submarine for the first time since attacks in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden began
  • First Look At Columbia Missile Submarine’s X-Shaped Stern

    01/12/2024 9:10:26 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    The Drive/War Zone ^ | BY HOWARD ALTMAN | PUBLISHED JAN 10, 2024 6:16 PM EST
    The delivery of Columbia’s stern section is a milestone for the first ballistic missile submarine built for the Navy since the 1990s. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ he first Columbia class submarine stern section has been delivered to General Dynamics Electric Boat. The massive component will serve as the propulsion section of the inaugural Columbia-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine, the USS District of Columbia. The vessel is the first of a planned 12 boat fleet designed to replace the existing 14 Ohio-class boomers in what the Navy says is its top-priority acquisition program. Images of the first stern section were released on Wednesday by...
  • Royal Navy nuclear submarine equipped with Trident missiles 'suffered huge malfunction that sent the vessel into an endless dive - with engineers saving the 140 crew members moments before they faced being crushed by underwater pressure'

    11/20/2023 3:04:49 AM PST · by dynachrome · 112 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-19-23 | EIRIAN JANE PROSSER and Rory Tingle
    A Royal Navy nuclear submarine equipped with Trident missiles suffered a huge malfunction that sent it into an endless dive before the vessel was righted moments before the crew faced being crushed by underwater pressure, it was claimed today. The Vanguard class sub had been carrying 140 crew when its depth gauge suddenly failed while on a mission in the Atlantic. It caused a frantic scrabble with engineers managing to stop the submarine and its nuclear reactor from plunging further just moments before disaster struck. The deep sea vessel, carrying Trident 2 missiles, was on patrol when the depth indicators...
  • 55 Chinese sailors allegedly died after falling into their own undersea trap

    some 55 Chinese sailors aboard a submarine designated 093-417 are presumed dead after an accident in the Yellow Sea, off of China’s Shandong Province. British intelligence reports the submariners died after a “catastrophic” failure of the vessel’s oxygen systems on August 21, 2023.
  • Navy Kills 99 of Their Own Men to Save Sub

    10/17/2023 5:45:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Badly constructed and designed Thetis founders during first dive trial, June 1939. His Majesty's Government (Chamerlaine, Conservative) lets the crew and guests drown, but saves the ship.
  • China’s Sub Glides Into Its Own Trap: Intelligence reports that on August 21, there was an onboard accident whilst carrying out a mission resulting in 55 deaths

    10/08/2023 5:19:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/08/23 | Milt Harris
    Anytime anything occurs with China’s military, it is shrouded in mystery. Denial, lies, deceit, and misdirection are the CCP’s standard operating procedure, especially if it’s an accident that would point to them being at fault. If you have ever watched the movie “Red October,” there are eerie similarities between that and this story. No, there doesn’t appear to be a defection, as in the movie, but the fact that a submarine is involved as well as the typical deception by Chinese officials draws parallels to that storyline. During the past week, reports began to surface that a Chinese nuclear submarine...
  • 3 South Africa navy personnel die after they are swept off a submarine deck during supply operation

    09/21/2023 9:19:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Newsday ^ | September 21, 2023
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Three South African navy personnel died and a senior officer was in critical condition after seven crew members of a submarine were swept off its deck by big waves as a helicopter attempted a "vertical transfer" of supplies, the Department of Defence said Thursday. Wednesday's accident happened as an Air Force Lynx helicopter was attempting what's known as a “vertrep” — or vertical replenishment — of supplies to the SAS Manthatisi submarine on the ocean surface off the coast of Cape Town, the department said. The operation was immediately called off and a rescue effort...
  • Why Ukraine’s Strike On Sevastopol Naval Infrastructure Is A Big Deal

    09/13/2023 1:55:04 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 57 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 13, 2023 | Criag Hooper
    Ukraine’s audacious strike on Sevastopol’s naval infrastructure has apparently severely damaged a landing craft and a submarine. Aside from inflicting significant naval losses, the sidelining of a major naval dry dock facility complicates Russia’s ability to operate on the Black Sea. In modern warfare, dry docks have always been a high-priority target. As complex pieces of heavy machinery, necessary for the basic maintenance of any naval force, dry docks—facilities where ships can be floated in and repaired after water is pumped out—are not easy things to fix. America is spending billions to refresh undamaged dry docks. Repairing battle damage will...
  • While Navy Pushes DEI, 37% of Attack Subs Are Out of Order

    07/17/2023 3:20:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies ^ | 7-17-2023 | Daniel Greenfield
    If only the Navy could repair subs as quickly as its transgender teams castrate sailors.On June 16, 2023, a date which will live in infamy, the Pearl Harbor base featured the story of Lt. Nick Grant, an “out gay cisgender man” who was a co-chair of the Naval Medical Force Pacific Transgender Care Team (NMFP TGCT). The title of the Pride Month feature was “serving with pride”. The Navy’s medical service, which can’t seem to do anything about active duty personnel killing themselves, has multiple “transgender care teams” for different regions composed of multiple specialists for different areas to “oversee...
  • Almost 40% of US Attack Submarines Out of Commission

    07/12/2023 9:06:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 11, 2023 | Thomas McKenna
    More than a third of U.S. submarines are out of commission due to ship-building delays, according to data released by the Congressional Research Service.. Thirty-seven percent of the U.S. Navy’s attack submarines—18 out of 49—are out of commission for repairs, up from 12 boats a decade ago. The Congressional Research Service said the backlog was due to "insufficient numbers of workers and facility constraints" at naval shipyards as well as "supply chain issues," saying that the delays have cut the "force’s capacity for meeting day-to-day mission demands and potentially putting increased operational pressure" on active boats. The statistic demonstrates the...

    07/04/2023 3:22:26 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/4/23 | Barefoot Vlogger
    Go inside and see what life is like in a US Navy Nuclear submarine USS Indiana on a full tour guided by Commanding Officer.
  • Old ‘MythBusters’ Video Reveals What Happens to Human Body During Deep-Sea Implosion

    06/27/2023 10:58:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 27, 2023 | Jesse O’Neill
    An old clip from the Discovery Channel show “MythBusters” demonstrating how a deep-sea explorer could implode in a depressurized diving suit has gone viral after the Titanic sub disaster. The 2009 clip has racked up more than three-quarters of a million views after being posted Thursday, when it was discovered that the five passengers had died aboard a Titanic wreckage-bound submersible that imploded. In the show’s science experiment, a human-shaped mannequin was recreated from pig parts including bones, muscle, fat, skin and guts. It was then sunk about 300 feet underwater — where pressure is roughly nine times greater than...
  • Engineering Assessment of the OceanGate Titan Failure

    06/26/2023 9:42:29 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 67 replies
    The Captains Journal ^ | 25 June 2023 | Herschel Smith
    The title of this article is rather broad and audacious, so let’s do what all good engineers would do and set the boundary conditions for the analysis. All calculations will be approximate given the time invested in this analysis and the purpose thereto. Some assumptions and engineering judgments will be made due to the lack of independently verified information and data. This analysis is meant to be brief and the intended audience is both engineers and non-engineers (for educational purposes). Why am I writing this – out of some sort of ghoulish focus on death? Well, engineers study the ghoulish...
  • Terrifying TikTok videos depict what may have happened during Titanic sub’s ‘catastrophic implosion’

    06/23/2023 7:31:11 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 22JUN23 | Steve Janoski
    Bone-chilling TikTok clips show what the “catastrophic implosion” of the Titan submersible might have looked like — a terrifying re-enactment of the event that killed five passengers in the North Atlantic’s treacherous depths. Implosions occur shockingly fast, as demonstrated by an old animation of a railroad tanker suddenly collapsing.
  • Tragic university student, 19, who was killed in Titanic submarine 'implosion' was 'terrified' about the trip and only joined the crew to please his dad for Father's Day, heartbroken aunt reveals

    06/22/2023 7:00:39 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 6/22/23 | Arthur Parashar & Elena Salvoni
    The British university student who was killed in the tragic Titanic submarine 'implosion' was 'terrified' about the trip and only joined the crew to please his dad for Father's Day, his heartbroken aunt has revealed. Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, 19, were two of the five victims killed instantly when the OceanGate submersible suffered a 'catastrophic implosion' just 1,600ft from the bow of the Titanic, according to the US Coast Guard. The other victims were OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, French Navy veteran Paul-Henri (PH) Nargeolet and British billionaire Hamish Harding. They had been missing since the Titan...
  • What’s it like on the Titanic sub? Ex-passenger recalls trip amid ‘torturous’ wait for news

    06/21/2023 1:13:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    Global News ^ | June 21, 2023 3:41 pm | By Sean Previl
    “Intense worry” is how a former passenger of the missing Titanic submersible describes his feelings as he waits with hope that the five people onboard, including two of his friends, will be found safely. Alfred Hagen, president of Hagen Construction and Development and a self-described adventurer from Pennsylvania, spoke with Global News about his connection to the ship and recounted his own journey he took into the ocean depths in 2021. His friends Paul-Henry Nargolet, a French diver considered a world expert on the Titanic, and OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush were on the submersible when it went missing Sunday. “As...
  • Not “Rational” US Officials Block Rescue Mission of Titanic Tourists

    06/20/2023 11:37:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 142 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | June 20, 20233 | By M Dowling
    With only hours of oxygen left in the submersible that was touring the Titanic, it has gone missing over the wreckage. By 12 pm on Thursday, the oxygen will be depleted. The sub, carrying five people, has been missing since Sunday when it lost all contact while exploring the wreckage of the famous ship 13,000 ft under the sea. GB News said the US is holding up a possible rescue. Rescuers say it’s not a rational decision. Even if it is located, it would not be easy to rescue those on board, given the depths. It’s down about two miles....