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  • How A British Submarine Spent Hours Under A Russian Aircraft Carrier

    01/14/2023 11:56:03 AM PST · by MAGA2017 · 41 replies
    The Drive / The WarZone ^ | 1/11/23 | MATUS SMUTNY
    A Cold War British nuclear sub sneaked into a Soviet naval exercise and took closeup underwater pictures of Russia’s new aircraft carrier. n 1977, with the Cold War in full swing, the U.K. Royal Navy’s nuclear-powered attack submarine HMS Swiftsure (S-126) slipped right into the heart of a large-scale Soviet Northern Fleet exercise in the Barents Sea. The British submarine penetrated undetected through the layered escort screens of destroyers and frigates and meticulously approached the Russian aircraft carrier Kiev. The submarine recorded extremely valuable acoustic signatures and took incredible underwater periscope pictures of the Soviet carrier’s hull and propellers. As...
  • Stress to the ultimate degree: Coping with danger on U.S. submarines during the Second World War (Highest death rate of WW II)

    05/27/2022 12:19:31 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 52 replies
    Sage Journals ^ | 03/04/2020 | Michael Sturma
    As described by U.S. naval veteran Edward L. Beach, service on a World War II submarine represented ‘stress to the ultimate degree’. Men had to be constantly on the alert for attacking aircraft, prepared to make dangerous dives and endure prolonged depth-charge attacks.The dangers faced by submariners during World War II are apparent in the high attrition rates. According to one estimate, 1,280 submarines were lost in action or by accident during the Second World War.8 In the U.S. submarine service, about 16,000 officers and enlisted men made war patrols; from among these 3,406 died in action. This amounted to...
  • Caption Joe and Jilly, aboard the Virginia-class submarine USS Delaware

    05/02/2022 5:10:36 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Flickr ^ | 4/2/2022 | USNavy
    "WILMINGTON, Del. (April 2, 2022) President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden operate the periscope using a video game controller alongside U.S. Fleet Forces commander Adm. Daryl Caudle, right, and Cmdr. Mattheww Horton, commanding officer of the Virginia-class submarine USS Delaware (SSN 791), following a commissioning commemoration ceremony for Delaware in Wilmington, Del., April 2, 2022."
  • US Navy investigating vandalism of nuclear submarine

    04/24/2022 10:16:22 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 36 replies
    American Military News ^ | 4/22/22 | Ryan Morgan
    The U.S. Navy is investigating what they believe is an intentional act of vandalism that damaged equipment within the Virginian-class submarine USS Texas (SSN-775) in the last month. The suspected vandalism took place as the USS Texas has been undergoing maintenance at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine. Shipyard spokesperson Danna Eddy said in a statement reported by the Portsmouth Herald on Thursday that federal government equipment on the submarine was damaged on or around March 29 of this year. The USS Texas arrived at Portsmouth in September 2020 and has been undergoing scheduled maintenance and system upgrades since then....

    04/23/2022 11:04:37 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    Uboatworx ^ | 2022 | Uboatworx
    Your connection to the sea NEXUS – meaning a point of connection – offers a truly immersive aquatic connection thanks to its fully transparent elliptical pressure hull. Taking passenger comfort, ease of embarkation and field-of-view to a next level, the NEXUS submersibles possess the largest internal volume per occupant creating a highly luxurious environment. Coupled with first-class performance, U-Boat Worx’ signature revolving seating arrangement and incorporating a wealth of experience in commercial and private multi-passenger submarine operations, NEXUS offers those who seek the most undisturbed view a sense of otherworldliness. The NEXUS series is depth-rated to 200 meters and available...
  • Ukraine crisis on the brink: Russia says it caught US submarine in its waters and 'drove it out' while blasting Western 'provocation' as Biden holds phone call with Putin and airlines stop flights to Kiev – hours after invasion warning

    02/12/2022 10:27:02 AM PST · by BusterDog · 101 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/12/22
    The Russian military said today it caught a US submarine in its far-east waters and drove it out with 'appropriate means' after the vessel ignored a Russian request to leave, Interfax news agency has reported. The encounter came as Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden held a high-stakes phone call, as a tense world watched and worried that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could begin as soon as Wednesday. Biden warned his Kremlin counterpart that the United States 'will respond decisively and impose swift and severe costs on Russia' should it invade Ukraine.
  • What Would You Do With Your Own Submarine?

    02/06/2022 5:44:32 PM PST · by Uber-Eng · 112 replies
    (None) ^ | 2/6/2022 | Uber-Eng
    Just a quick discussion. I've done a lot of scuba diving in the Great Lakes (mostly Huron, some in Superior). Most don't realized it's rich underwater history of many shipwrecks, many very well preserved due to the cold fresh water instead of salt. Before cars and roadways were abundant, people traveled by ship quite often. However there were quite a few large storms in the early 1900's that sent a number of ships to watery graves, some well past the 130' limit most advanced recreational divers would try for. Anyone know where there's a good sub manufacturer that could explore...
  • 'What the f*** did I just hit?': Shocking moment Russian hunter-killer submarine crashed into Royal Navy warship that was stalking it in the Arctic Circle

    01/07/2022 3:26:33 AM PST · by DFG · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 01/06/2022 | David Averre
    The Royal Navy has admitted one of its warships collided with a Russian hunter-killer submarine in the north Atlantic in what is believed to be the first collision between Russian and British vessels since the Cold War. The Russian submarine was lurking 200 miles north of Scotland in 'late 2020' when the crew of HMS Northumberland was dispatched on a 48-hour mission to hunt it down amid fears it would try to tap into or cut undersea cables essential for communication and the internet. The Royal Navy's Type 23 frigate sailed into the region where the sub was believed to...
  • ["In late 2020 "] Russian submarine hit Royal Navy warship in North Atlantic

    01/06/2022 5:13:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/06/2022
    HMS Northumberland had been tracking the submarine when it hit the ship's sonar - a piece of equipment being trailed hundreds of metres behind it. The incident, in late 2020, was captured by a television crew filming a documentary. A UK defence source said it was unlikely the collision was deliberate. HMS Northumberland was searching for the submarine in the Arctic Circle after it disappeared from the ship's radar, according to Channel 5, which was filming for its Warship: Life at Sea series. The MoD said the frigate had located the hunter-killer submarine using the towed array sonar - a...
  • North Korea missile launch puts Fort Greely on high alert

    01/05/2022 8:29:21 AM PST · by mac_truck · 36 replies
    Must Read Alaska ^ | Jan 5 2022 | suzanne Downing
    North Korea fired what is believed to be a missile into the waters of the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday morning, according to the Japanese government. In response, Fort Greely, Alaska personnel were ordered to find shelter immediately during what was still Tuesday afternoon in Alaska. It’s unknown what kind of projectile it was, but the Japanese Defense Ministry said it was probably a missile. Other MRAK sources said it was a hypersonic missile launched from a submarine. The last missile Pyongyang launched was in October. In 2017, an intercontinental ballistic missile was launched in North Korea that had a range...
  • Is Iranian influence weakening in Yemen?

    12/18/2021 10:27:12 AM PST · by NewsRael · 6 replies
    NEWSRAEL ^ | Dec 18, 2021 | NEWSRAEL
    Are there cracks in the alliance between Tehran and the Houthi militia that has taken over large parts of Yemen? According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the Houthis are seeking the expulsion of Iranian ambassador to Sanaa, Hassan Arlo. In order for this to happen, the Houthis are seeking permission from Saudi Arabia to lift the one-time flight ban and allow the flight to Tehran. This is no small matter, the Iranian "ambassador" is a senior member of the Revolutionary Guards who was smuggled into Yemen last year and is considered the most senior representative of the...
  • Washington scientist admits to fabricating steel-strength results for US Navy subs for over 30 years: Took 'shortcuts' because she thought safety test criteria was 'stupid'

    11/09/2021 12:57:49 PM PST · by DFG · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/09/2021 | Alex Hammer
    A Washington state scientist who specializes in steel and other metals who was once employed by a foundry that provides steel for U.S. Navy submarines admitted in federal court Monday that she spent decades faking strength test results, calling the criteria for the safety tests 'stupid.' Washington metallurgist Elaine Marie Thomas, 67, of Auburn, falsified results over the course of 32 years while the woman was employed at a steel foundry in Tacoma, according to prosecutors. The company that owns the foundry, Bradken Inc., is the U.S. Navy's leading supplier of steel for naval submarines. 'She regrets that she failed...
  • Navy Not Sure What USS Connecticut Struck in the South China Sea, Beijing Accuses U.S. of Cover-Up

    10/27/2021 10:01:52 PM PDT · by algore · 37 replies
    The U.S. Navy still isn’t positive what one of its most powerful attack submarines hit in the South China Sea, as repair assessments continue in Guam, four sources familiar with the results of the preliminary investigations told USNI News this week. As of Tuesday afternoon, the undersea object that damaged the forward section of USS Connecticut (SSN-22) had not been definitively determined as part of several investigations into the Oct. 2 incident, the sources said. Early indications were Connecticut hit a seamount in the South China Sea, two defense officials familiar with the Navy’s examination of the submarines told USNI...
  • New alliance in the Asia-Pacific

    10/03/2021 5:18:21 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Friday, October 1, 2021 | Gautam K Jha, Saumyajit Ray
    The tussle between the US and China seeks a formal garb after the AUKUS was formed, and now the US wants more micro engagements in the region The United States is fully engaged in shifting its unsuccessful strategic workshop from Afghanistan to the East. That is what Joe Biden implied in his justification behind the withdrawal of the US forces from Afghanistan during the first week of this month. Followed by this statement, Vice President Kamala Harris visited Southeast Asia, an indication that the US was now permanently seeking serious engagement in the East against rapidly increasing Chinese belligerence. The...
  • French envoy leaves Australia, calls submarine deal mess a ‘huge mistake

    09/18/2021 2:10:42 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 18, 2021 | Eileen AJ Connelly
    On his way out the door, France’s ambassador to Australia said he wished he could go back in time to avoid the mess that’s resulted from the surprise cancellation of a major submarine contract in favor of a deal with the U.S. “This has been a huge mistake, a very, very bad handling of the partnership,” French envoy Jean-Pierre Thebault said Saturday as he left his residence in the capital of Canberra, the Associated Press reported. France recalled Thebault and the French ambassador to the U.S. over the deal, which nixed a $66 billion contract from 2016 with the French...
  • Did Joe Biden forget Scott Morrison's name? Bizarre moment US President thanks 'that fella Down Under... pal' as he announces alliance to help Australia build nuclear submarines

    09/15/2021 6:55:54 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 29 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 16th September 2021 | Tita Smith, Charlie Coe, and Miriah Davis
    US President Joe Biden appeared to forget Scott Morrison's name while announcing America and Britain will help Australia build a nuclear-powered submarine fleet. The prime minister joined Mr Biden and British PM Boris Johnson in a historic three-way press conference to unveil the 'AUKUS' alliance to counter the worrying rise of China in the Pacific. But Mr Biden seemed lost recalling his Australian PM's name as he thanked the other two leaders who spoke before him. 'Thank you Boris, and I want to thank...' he began, before an awkward pause in which he turned and pointed to the screen with...
  • Australia to get nuclear-powered submarines, will scrap $90b program to build French-designed subs

    09/15/2021 1:28:29 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 27 replies
    ABC Net Austrailia ^ | 15 SEP 21 | By defence correspondent Andrew Greene, political editor Andrew Probyn and foreign affairs reporter
    Australia's next submarine fleet will be nuclear-powered under an audacious plan that will see a controversial $90 billion program to build up to 12 French-designed submarines scrapped. The ABC understands Australia will use American and British technology to configure its next submarine fleet in a bid to replace its existing Collins class subs with a boat more suitable to the deteriorating strategic environment. Australia, the United States and Britain are expected to jointly announce a new trilateral security partnership on Thursday, with a focus on aligning technology and regional challenges. But Australia's embrace of nuclear-powered submarines will have its political...
  • World’s first submarine attack

    09/07/2021 9:11:17 AM PDT · by mylife · 69 replies
    history ^ | 9/7/21
    On September 7, 1776, during the Revolutionary War, the American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe’s flagship Eagle in New York Harbor. It was the first use of a submarine in warfare. Donated to the Patriot cause after the outbreak of war with Britain in 1775, Ezra Lee piloted the craft unnoticed out to the 64-gun HMS Eagle in New York Harbor on September 7, 1776. As Lee worked to anchor a time bomb to the hull, he could see British seamen on the deck above, but they failed...
  • Putin's super sub sets sail for the first time: Russia launches largest submarine to be built in 30 years with enough firepower to take out an entire city and a fleet of mini-subs to cut undersea internet cables

    06/26/2021 1:04:13 PM PDT · by DFG · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/26/2021 | Jacob Thorburn
    A new Russian submarine packed with nuclear firepower and capable of taking out an aircraft carrier or even an entire city has sailed for the first time. The 604ft Belgorod, the largest submarine to be built in the last 30 years, was put to sea for the first time yesterday as Russia flexed its naval muscles in the wake of an incident with British destroyer HMS Defender in the Black Sea. Experts fear the 79ft-long torpedoes – dubbed Poseidon – could be detonated underwater to cause a radioactive tsunami and threaten coastal cities with waves up to 300ft high. The...
  • An Amazing Story: How a Sub Sailed the Pacific with Sails Made From Hammocks & Blankets

    05/10/2021 12:00:57 PM PDT · by mylife · 16 replies
    during what looked like a standard search and rescue mission, they were met by a strange twist of fate. The crew of the submarine very soon found encountered a situation where they were the ones in need of saving. Having incorrectly estimated the amount of fuel needed for the mission, when they arrived at the spot where Conestoga was presumed to be, the submarine had run out of usable fuel. Since its electric motors lacked enough battery power to transport them back to base, they were stranded some 100 nautical miles from Hawaii, caught in a desperate situation. To make...