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Old 07-10-2021, 16:24   #1
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Ooops..nuclear sub hits underwater object

USS Connecticut seawolf attack sub hits underwater object ...11 sailors hurt ..returning to base.
Darn whales...Seriously dont know what they hit but dont feel that bad after hitting a tree branch floating around after a big rain.
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One news story, in the South China Morning Post:

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/unit...r-object-south
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Scary. Hitting something big enough to cause injuries on the sub, which displaces around 9000 tons, is not good news. Sounds like it's not as major a hit as the USS San Francisco running into an undersea mount at speed. At $3Billion each, we need to be careful with these boats.
https://news.usni.org/2021/10/07/bre...ter-in-pacific
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Scary. Hitting something big enough to cause injuries on the sub, which displaces around 9000 tons, is not good news. Sounds like it's not as major a hit as the USS San Francisco running into an undersea mount at speed. At $3Billion each, we need to be careful with these boats.
https://news.usni.org/2021/10/07/bre...ter-in-pacific
Right?? I’m thinking they hit a little something catcalled the Earth. Lol
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never would have happened if they spent a little more money an put a little window in the front...jusr saying.
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Abe, that window would be far too hard to keep clean what with anti foul paint and all. Unless of course you meant for it to include a fancy new fangled windshield wiper as well. I believe the more reasonable and appropriate solution is to strap a newbie sailor on the nose of that beast with a really big scuba tank or a supplied air line fed through a water tight gland from the interior of the beast. Oh and they would need some super cool and expensive communication device for which to yell “STOP” or “TURN” or “OH F#$K” or something similar to the person at the controls.

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super cool and expensive communication device
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No need dude just text each other while u drive it’s easy
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I always think driving a sub for long periods underwater is like walking around a cluttered room blindfolded with your arms out in front , a series of Ouch’s and “ who put that there “ usually follows
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I was thinking its more like one of those 1980s arcade race car driving machines. Only if you crash you can't hit the "start" button again.

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I like the hunt for red october cover story option.
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Re: Ooops..nuclear sub hits underwater object

Damaged US nuclear submarine operating in one of world's most difficult undersea environments

The US Navy submarine, “USS Connecticut”, that struck an underwater object in the South China Sea last weekend was operating in one of the world's most difficult undersea environments, one filled with noise from ships above and a seabed with constantly shifting contours that can surprise any submarine crew, analysts say...

... According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, naval vessels use what is called "passive sonar" to detect objects in the water around them. Unlike "active sonar," which sends out pings and then registers how long their echoes take to return to the vessel, passive sonar detects only sound coming toward it.

This enables the submarine to stay quiet and hidden from adversaries, but it means subs must rely on other devices or multiple passive sonars to triangulate the location of an object in its path.

Because the South China Sea is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes and fishing areas, all kinds of noises from vessels on the surface can mask what might pose a danger to the submarine below, analysts said...

More ➥ https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/08/asia/...-ml/index.html
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My qualifications to make this comment: thirty years of submarining, including multi-year tours aboard four ships, and underway periods aboard USS CONNECTICUT and her two sister ships, SEAWOLF and JIMMY CARTER.


If it doesn't make noise, it cannot be detected on passive sonar, which is the only sensor that is used in the depths. Active sonar is only used briefly when ascending to the surface, and not used at all if there's anything around that could detect it. As SAN FRANCISCO discovered (maybe CONNECTICUT too), uncharted seamounts or geographic features do not make noise.
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Not as extensive as Polar Opposite's experience, but a proud member of the dolphin-wearing community nonetheless.

In my submerged experience lost shipping containers, partially/mostly flooded but retaining enough floatation to remain neutrally buoyant, or sinking very slowly, are one of the Submariner's worst nightmares. Like seamounts, they don't make any noise...
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No experience here...but maybe it was the Chinese playing hide and seek...we found you!.

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I wonder if something could have been shadowing it?
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