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  • Image Shows Chinese Submarine Entering Mysterious Cave Facility At South China Sea Base

    08/21/2020 1:03:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Drive ^ | August 19, 2020
    China's massive Yulin Naval Base on Hainan Island is one of the greatest strategic interests in the region. It is home to China's nuclear ballistic missile submarine fleet—the backbone of its second-strike deterrent—as well as other submarines. It sits at the northern edge of the highly contentious South China Sea. To its east is the gateway to the open Pacific and Taiwan. The most intriguing feature of this facility is the mysterious submarine cave built into the side of a mountain that dominates the southern end of the installation. Although I have seen satellite images of the roadway barges removed...
  • Video Shows Massive Iranian Navy Submarine Being Moved By Road

    07/28/2020 5:56:45 PM PDT · by texas booster · 77 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 8, 2020 | H I Sutton
    Iran’s three Kilo Class submarines are the most potent warships in their navy. A video has surfaced on social media showing one of them being transported by road. ... The implication is that at least one of the boats is not currently seaworthy. The footage shows the Project 877 Kilo Class submarine on a special low-loader. Although the video is undated, it appears current. It has been picked up by Iranian-language media outlets such as the Jamejam Daily, after it was posted on social media. The description being passed around says that it is on its way to (or in)...
  • Operation Petticoat

    06/24/2020 4:52:56 AM PDT · by King_Corey · 22 replies
    Universal Pictures ^ | 12/18/1959 | Blake Edwards
    Watch something that will take your mind off of the current PC/Woke/Covid/BLM issues of the day and enjoy when movies were good.
  • Submarine Memorial Speech WWII (Author- WWII Submarine Veteran Billy Grieves)

    06/12/2020 9:29:45 AM PDT · by Dbdaily · 4 replies
    SoundCloud ^ | 2007 | Eric ryle
    Click The Image for the entire Speech Performed Speech 2007 By Eric Ryle - Former Editor of 2005-2010. Performed with The Piece An American Elegy in the Background. #TheSubVet 1993 MEMORIAL SERVICE SPEECH by: Written and Spoken By Billy Grieves at Anaheim, CA Entire Speech can be viewed Here Billy Grieves Videos for Historical History are Here The Memorial Speech honors the 52 submarines that were lost in World War II Frank Ticheli's An American Elegy
  • Russia's New Super Quiet Ballistic Missile Sub In “Final” Sea Trials After Years Of Delays

    05/14/2020 7:54:27 PM PDT · by cba123 · 32 replies
    The Drive ^ | May 13, 2020 | BY JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    The Russian Navy's newest ballistic missile submarine, the Project 955A Borei-A class Knyaz Vladimir, has headed out for its "final" sea trials, indicating that it could finally enter service in the near future. The boat was originally set to formally join Russia's Northern Fleet back in 2017, but that schedule repeatedly slipped due to technical issues. (Please see link for full story)
  • The Swedish Submarine that Sank a US Aircraft Carrier

    05/09/2020 12:40:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Brand-new, nuclear powered, capable of carrying twice as many aircraft as most competing foreign carriers, and protected by an entire task force... the $6.2 billion USS Ronald Reagan seemed invincible leading up to an international war game exercise in 2005. It was a stunning blow then, and a complete shock, when - against all odds - a super stealth submarine from Sweden snuck past the USS Ronald Regan’s defenses and scored enough mock torpedo hits to sink it during *multiple* attack runs. The Americans never saw it coming… and never saw it leave…  
  • Here's Why An E-6B Doomsday Plane Was Flying Tight Circles Off The Jersey Shore Today

    12/13/2019 6:26:40 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 50 replies
    Not only were they among the last Boeing 707 derivatives ever built, but they are also packed full of EMP hardened systems and highly skilled crews that would literally hold the world as we know it in their hands during a major crisis. Although advanced and highly secure satellite communications and line-of-sight data-links are critical parts of their capability set, a far more cumbersome system is used to talk to ballistic missile submarines hiding deep below the waves. The deployment of this fascinating capability was caught today by a plane tracker that was monitoring an E-6B operating off the coast...
  • Floating Dock with submarine sank in Russian Naval Base

    12/15/2019 11:46:42 AM PST · by gandalftb · 30 replies
    Floating dock PD-16 with diesel submarine B-380 in it sank in Sevastopol, Russian Navy Base, Black sea, early in the morning Dec 15. Submarine was decommissioned in 2016, Naval dock PD-16 was also decommissioned.
  • Chinese Govt. Denies Rumors of Radiation Leak on Nuclear Submarine

    08/06/2011 11:26:23 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Arirang News ^ | 08/06/11
    Chinese Govt. Denies Rumors of Radiation Leak on Nuclear Submarine The Chinese government has officially denied reports that radiation has leaked from its newest nuclear submarine. According to the Global Times, which sometimes serves as a mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party, the defense ministry in Beijing said the sub docked in the port of Dalian has not leaked radiation. The rumors began with a report on the Chinese language website, operated in the United States, and then quickly spread across the Internet through Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter. The Korean defense ministry has said that if radiation...
  • Report: North Korea preparing ballistic missile submarine

    08/28/2019 12:02:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/8/19
    North Korea appears to be preparing to test a new ballistic missile submarine capable of launching nuclear missiles, significantly bolstering the regime’s ability to conduct long-distance attacks. Satellite photographs taken Monday of the Sinpo South Shipyard in North Korea show the new submarine with nearby cranes and support craft, suggesting the submarine may be in preparation for a launch test. Last month, North Korea claimed that Kim Jong Un had inspected a “newly built submarine” at the shipyard. The new photographs appear to confirm the claim, say Joseph Bermudez and Victor Cha of Beyond Parallel, a research project backed by...
  • Life inside the largest submarine ever built - and still being used (TR)

    08/15/2019 10:40:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/15/2019 | Danyal Hussain
    Photos showing off the inside of a Russian nuclear submarine, the largest in active service in the world, have been released, with the huge ship being the inspiration behind the sub from the classic Sean Connery movie The Hunt for Red October. Images show crew members working on the Typhoon-class sub, also known as an Akula, a nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine belonging to the Russian Navy. The sub appears to be the Dmitriy Donskoi, which entered into active service in 1982 and, after the decommissioning and scrapping of its Typhoon sister boats, became the largest submarine in the world. The...
  • A Closer Look at North Korea's "New" Missile Submarine

    07/23/2019 1:40:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | July 23, 2019 | Kyle Mizokami
    North Korea released a number of images of Kim Jong-un inspecting a new submarine. The images show the North Korean leader touring what appears to be a submarine in drydock, under construction. Experts believe the new sub will carry nuclear-tipped missiles that could be used to threaten U.S. military bases in Japan and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The photos, released via the state-run KCNA news agency, show Kim and an entourage touring a submarine inside a massive construction building. The submarine appears similar to existing North Korean subs—but with a catch. The submarine appears to have an expanded sail with...
  • French submarine found 50 years after disappearance

    07/22/2019 9:08:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07-22-2019 | Kim Willsher
    The French navy has located one of its submarines that disappeared more than 50 years ago with 52 crew on board. La Minerve was discovered on the seabed in the Mediterranean off the port of Toulon. “It’s a success, a relief and a technical feat,” Florence Parly, the defence minister, tweeted. “I am thinking of the families who have waited for so long for this moment.” La Minerve was on a military exercise when it disappeared in January 1968. Repeated searches have failed to find the vessel until now. Under pressure from relatives of crew members, a fresh search was...
  • Radiation Levels of Sunken Russian Nuclear Submarine 100,000 Times Higher Than Normal

    07/10/2019 1:19:29 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 50 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/10/19 | David Brennan
    Radiation levels in the water around a sunken Soviet-era nuclear submarine are some 100,000 times higher than normal, scientists have warned, raising fears that the K-278 Komsomolets may still pose a threat 30 years after it sunk. Norwegian scientists have been analyzing the area around the submarine, which came to rest on the floor of the Norwegian Sea after sinking on April 7, 1989. The accident—caused by a fire in the engine room—resulted in the deaths of 42 of the Komsomolets' 69 crew. Most were killed by radiation exposure while waiting for the Soviet navy to rescue them. The 400...
  • New questions about secret Russian submarine's mission before fatal fire (interesting rumor)

    07/10/2019 12:31:29 AM PDT · by cba123 · 39 replies
    Fox News clip ^ | July 5, 2019
    Well this is interesting. Have NO idea if it is true, but it is interesting anyway. This clip raises the question, was there an effort to possibly be accessing global internet cables, under the ocean?
  • Russian nuclear sub crew prevented ‘planetary catastrophe,’ top naval officer says

    07/08/2019 12:08:40 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 8. 2019 | Caitlin Yilek
    The crew on a nuclear-powered Russian military submarine prevented a “planetary catastrophe,” according to a top naval officer who spoke at the funeral for the 14 sailors who died during a fire on the vessel. Captain Sergei Pavlov, an aide to the commander of Russia’s navy, said Sunday the sailors “saved the lives of their colleagues, saved the vessel and prevented a planetary catastrophe.” Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, said there were no signs the incident could have caused a larger catastrophe. “As for the reactor, there are no problems with that,” he said. After days of secrecy about the...
  • Russia Confirms Submarine Hit by Deadly Fire Was Nuclear-Powered

    07/04/2019 11:47:00 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | July 4, 2016 | Reuters
    Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed on Thursday for the first time that a secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three days ago was nuclear-powered, prompting Russia's defense minister to assure him its reactor had been safely contained. Russian officials have faced accusations of trying to cover up the full details of the accident that killed 14 sailors as they were carrying out what the defense ministry called a survey of the sea floor near the Arctic. Moscow's slow release of information about the incident has drawn comparisons with the opaque way the Soviet Union handled the 1986 Chernobyl...
  • New Details On Russian Submarine Fire Emerge Along With An Intriguing Schematic (Updated)

    07/03/2019 8:01:08 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 26 replies
    The Drive ^ | July 3, 2019 | Joseph Trevithick and Tyler RogowayJuly
    "Krasnaya Zvezda, the official newspaper of the Russian Ministry of Defense, has included a heretofore unseen drawing of the Project 09852 Belgorod, a heavily modified Oscar II-class submarine outfitted for various "special projects" missions, in its latest report about a fire that killed 14 sailors onboard a still-unnamed Russian submarine on Monday. Russia officially launched the still-under-construction Belgorod, which is presently the world's longest submarine, in April 2019. At the same time, new details regarding the July 1st accident have begun to trickle out, although they are limited in number and some are unconfirmed in nature." ... "We have no...
  • A fire killed the crew of the secret Russian nuclear submarine "Losharik" (Transl)

    07/02/2019 9:30:41 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 189 replies
    Gordon ^ | 02JUL2019 | Staff
    The Russian deep-water submersion on which the fire occurred on July 1 is the nuclear submarine AS-12, known as "Losharik." The incident occurred on July 1 at about 20.30. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported the death of 14 submariners in the "deep-water apparatus" based inSeveromorsk.
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - July 2019

    06/28/2019 4:27:11 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 115 replies
    Recently, by a circuitous route, I became interested in submarines and submariners – especially the human aspect of the ‘culture’. What kind of man volunteers for this sort of duty, and how do the Navy, and individuals themselves, compensate for and cope with the extremely unnatural conditions, cramped living and limited resources? It quickly became apparent that FOOD is very important on a submarine, in terms of morale and having something nice to look forward to; and while the job of cook there seems daunting, the submarine force is known for offering the best food of all the services. Submarine...