Love this thread having work on subs for the past 35 years. The noise
was almost certain the Low Pressure blowers clearing the ballast tanks
, with huge amount of air expelling from the bottom of the tanks
. Makes low rumbling sound, this mostly is done after just surfacing. Having sailed around tidewater area my whole life, we have had many encounters with subs. The ones where you get pinged "active sonar" are spooky when you hear this sound resonate from the hull
. But the best was as a teenager we were sailing at a good clip and this 688 class is coming back in. We hit his wake squarely and I have never seen a wake like that one. The bow went into the second wave, water
hitting the cabin
trunk was sent up in the air getting everything wet. The main was soaked up above the spreaders, with spray getting to the mast head
. I was sitting next to the mast
and it was crazy the amount of water
that came over the boat. Now days they don't come in at flank speed.
The Silent Service
of the USA is very special and to any who has served, I would like to say thanks. They are the best.