pictures of damaged US Sub




 
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January 28th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: pictures of damaged US Sub


fresh from the wires

it is amazing only one US sailor died.


January 28th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
One tough sub.
January 28th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
How'd it happen?
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January 28th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Wow, that's more damage than I thought it took.

How fast was it going and what exaclty happened? Did it just slam into a cliff head-on or scrape past a big boulder or what?
January 28th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
the sub struck an under sea mountain 350 miles from Guam on 8 JAN 05

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/01/27/sub...ged/index.html

that's the article that went along with the photos
January 28th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
I'm glad the article pointed out that it was an uncharted seamount they struck. Not being a submariner, I can't make an intelligent question as to why they didn't pick it up on sonar, but I imagine there may be one. (i.e. not wanting to be found).
January 28th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
Howd the commander not pick the mountain up on the radar or whatever?
January 28th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
I think the question is, how did everyone miss it? Probably it was charted wrong on the map and they just cruised right into it thinking they had a clear path.
January 28th, 2005  
k19
 
i heard the news was saying "they used outdated maps"....

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this is a SSN isn't it, are they gona fix it or what? how much it's gona cost to fix this thing? 200M?


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January 28th, 2005  
jimmyboy
 
hmm i was on a tour of a sub and apparently they spend most of their time in 'passive' where they just listen rather than sending out sonar, this could be a reason.