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Friday, October 08, 2021

A U.S. Navy nuclear-powered attack submarine collided with an unknown submerged object this weekend while traveling through international waters in the Pacific Ocean, according to the Navy.



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#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-08 01:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Unknown submerged object" sounds quite mysterious.
A UFO, no doubt. Unknown floating object.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-10-08 03:06 PM | Reply

Here's one possibility: Huge Spike In Shipping Containers Lost At Sea

FYI, they do not sink rapidly as air trapped in them.

Millions of containers are shipped around the world. Helen Fretter investigates what the chances of hitting one at sea really are.

#3 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-10-08 03:23 PM | Reply


Makes sense, and the submarine wouldn't be running active sonar and only relying on nav charts

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-10-08 04:37 PM | Reply

There's always the possibility of playing tag with another sub too...

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-10-08 05:05 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by MSgt

That was actually an interesting read and a good point. Not only trapped air, but I am sure many of them have plenty of light weight packaging.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-10-08 05:23 PM | Reply

I wonder if subs are specifically designed to be able to withstand running into a container.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-08 05:32 PM | Reply

Another great article on containers.

Yachting World

#8 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-10-08 05:33 PM | Reply

My... that's 1/3 of the Seawolf fleet.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-10-08 05:42 PM | Reply

Perhaps, but the 'Seawolf' class is being superseded by the 'Virginia' class, of which 19 are currently in service, with at least another 19 under construction or on order. While the 'Virginia' class is of newer technology, it was never intended to actually replace the 'Seawolf' class, rather it was designed to replace the 'Los Angeles' class subs of which 28 are still in service with 2 in reserve, but which 31 have already been retired. Currently, there are no plans to retire any of 'Seawolf' class subs as they are a bit unique. They are faster than any other US sub class and they can dive much deeper than other subs as well, nearly twice as deep as either the 'Los Angeles' or 'Virginia' classes.


#10 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-10-08 09:35 PM | Reply

My dad did one voyage on a Los Angeles class but he retired only one year after they started service. His primary sub for most of his career was a Sturgeon class that preceded the Los Angeles class.

#11 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-10-09 06:49 AM | Reply

#11 taowarrior

I am retired Air Force, not Navy, but during a NATO exercise back in the mid-90s I did get the opportunity to tour a Sturgeon class sub that was partaking the exercise. It was the USS Billfish. It was cool but too confined, made me glad I joined the Air Force.

#12 | Posted by babyhuey at 2021-10-09 02:20 PM | Reply


I agree the subs are way too confined for me, hence why I didn't follow my fathers footsteps. Apparently the Ohio class is a bit better I have a friend who was a sonar operator on one and he said they weren't that bad. Then again he also likes hiking 10 miles to go sleep in a 6x4 tent on the ground so his opinion is suspect.

#13 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-10-09 02:40 PM | Reply

Cool selfies. How in heck did they get those pictures? That is one heck of a selfie stick!

Do they launch drones when they surface to take pictures of them surfacing? Interesting article. Submarines are so complex they are like spaceships that only go in the water. Thx for the post galaxy Pete!

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-10-10 12:40 PM | Reply

How in heck did they get those pictures?

That's the rudder so probably took them with the periscope. Or just from the top of the sail.

#15 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-10-10 12:55 PM | Reply

I assume our underwater metal penis weapon bumped into China's underwater metal penis weapon.

#16 | Posted by Brennnn at 2021-10-10 01:06 PM | Reply

Oh. Yeah that looked like the conning tower. Didn't realize the rudder raised up that high. It did say the bear was licking the rudder ... .

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-10-10 01:21 PM | Reply

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