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(Quartz)   Spain spends $680 million on submarines. For a few dozen million more, they may even be able to surface   (qz.com) divider line 35
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2013-05-23 10:12:04 AM  
In other news, Spanish naval architects design a submarine that can remain submerged longer than any other in the world.
 
2013-05-23 10:12:42 AM  
Put a screen door on it. That will fix the problem.
 
2013-05-23 10:14:42 AM  
As someone who worked on ship engineering, I find this beyond belief.
 
2013-05-23 10:16:13 AM  
Why can't countries find a way to spend $680 million to get us into outer space, or colonize Mars?  We seem to adament on blowing ourselves up on this own planet we should be figuring out how to get off of.
 
2013-05-23 10:17:50 AM  
Rebuilding the Armada I see.
 
2013-05-23 10:18:32 AM  

davebarnes: As someone who worked on ship engineering, I find this beyond belief.


As someone who works for PEO SUBS I find this high-larious.
 
2013-05-23 10:18:46 AM  
So... it's not a witch?
 
2013-05-23 10:20:14 AM  

farvour: we should be figuring out how to get off


Figured that out long ago....

/selective quotes are fun
 
2013-05-23 10:21:53 AM  

Pribar: farvour: we should be figuring out how to get off

Figured that out long ago....

/selective quotes are fun


Ahh you got me.

//srsly though... we as a species should be focusing on it.
 
2013-05-23 10:23:55 AM  

davebarnes: As someone who worked on ship engineering, I find this beyond belief.


Eh, stuff happens...NASA screwed up that metric conversion, slammed a probe into Mars, iirc.

Didn't Airbus screw up the wiring measurements on their recent airliner, at a cost of gazillions?
 
2013-05-23 10:24:03 AM  

farvour: Pribar: farvour: we should be figuring out how to get off

Figured that out long ago....

/selective quotes are fun

Ahh you got me.

//srsly though... we as a species should be focusing on it.


Trust me I focus on getting off all the time ...
 
2013-05-23 10:25:15 AM  
One ping only, Diego...
 
2013-05-23 10:28:02 AM  
Any ship can be a submarine....once.
 
2013-05-23 10:28:10 AM  
wtf does Spain need even one submarine for?
 
2013-05-23 10:29:35 AM  

Pribar: farvour: Pribar: farvour: we should be figuring out how to get off

Figured that out long ago....

/selective quotes are fun

Ahh you got me.

//srsly though... we as a species should be focusing on it.

Trust me I focus on getting off all the time ...


Who else but Quagmire?

file042.bebo.com
 
2013-05-23 10:32:25 AM  

squidgod2000: wtf does Spain need even one submarine for?


Lots of smuggling and human trafficking from N. Africa to Spain.

Plus they are, like, a member of NATO and stuff.
 
2013-05-23 10:41:08 AM  

davebarnes: As someone who worked on ship engineering, I find this beyond belief.


doyner: davebarnes: As someone who worked on ship engineering, I find this beyond belief.

As someone who works for PEO SUBS I find this high-larious.


As someone who has consulted for several warship museums and does a ton of naval wargaming, I don't understand how you can screw up a simple formula like "displacement must exceed weight"
 
2013-05-23 10:48:26 AM  

doyner: In other news, Spanish naval architects design a submarine that can remain submerged longer than any other in the world.


Well, I don't know.  The current world record holder is the Confederate States of America, at 136 years, 5 months, and 22 days.
 
2013-05-23 10:50:29 AM  

squidgod2000: wtf does Spain need even one submarine for?


Can't have a decent navy without them, and I don't know if you've looked at a map recently, but Spain borders on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
 
2013-05-23 11:22:23 AM  

dittybopper: squidgod2000: wtf does Spain need even one submarine for?

Can't have a decent navy without them, and I don't know if you've looked at a map recently, but Spain borders on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.


Yeah, but it's Spain.
 
2013-05-23 11:34:28 AM  
The good news is, a longer ship will give them more space for solar panels.
 
2013-05-23 11:55:12 AM  

squidgod2000: dittybopper: squidgod2000: wtf does Spain need even one submarine for?

Can't have a decent navy without them, and I don't know if you've looked at a map recently, but Spain borders on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Yeah, but it's Spain.


They need them for strategic paella purposes.
 
2013-05-23 12:24:37 PM  

Bslim: Rebuilding the Armada I see.


Well, looking for it anyway...
 
2013-05-23 01:46:08 PM  
No one expects teh spanish........armada? hmmmmmmmm
 
2013-05-23 01:56:45 PM  
Throw some wheels on it and drive it on the ocean floor.
 
2013-05-23 02:15:10 PM  
Buoyancy, how the fark does it work!?!
 
2013-05-23 02:20:55 PM  

squidgod2000: dittybopper: squidgod2000: wtf does Spain need even one submarine for?

Can't have a decent navy without them, and I don't know if you've looked at a map recently, but Spain borders on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Yeah, but it's Spain.


And Spain happens to be at the entrance of a very strategic global choke point.

/Jesus, doesn't anybody look at a map anymore?
 
2013-05-23 02:34:11 PM  
Sell them to Canada.

/At least Spains can sink without imploding from the rust.

/Damnit Harper. You should of stuck to just war laundry vessels and supporting the West Edmonton malls now long mothballed subs.
 
2013-05-23 04:15:53 PM  

doyner: davebarnes: As someone who worked on ship engineering, I find this beyond belief.

As someone who works for PEO SUBS I find this high-larious.


I, too, work there, and I, too, find this hilarious.

/Nav arch
//Webbie
///Hates stability calculations!
 
2013-05-23 04:22:27 PM  

dittybopper: squidgod2000: dittybopper: squidgod2000: wtf does Spain need even one submarine for?

Can't have a decent navy without them, and I don't know if you've looked at a map recently, but Spain borders on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Yeah, but it's Spain.

And Spain happens to be at the entrance of a very strategic global choke point.

/Jesus, doesn't anybody look at a map anymore?


So's Morocco, but you don't see them spending $700M on subs when their economy is in shambles.
 
2013-05-23 08:34:03 PM  

dittybopper: doyner: In other news, Spanish naval architects design a submarine that can remain submerged longer than any other in the world.

Well, I don't know.  The current world record holder is the Confederate States of America, at 136 years, 5 months, and 22 days.


^5
 
2013-05-24 08:03:23 AM  

squidgod2000: dittybopper: squidgod2000: dittybopper: squidgod2000: wtf does Spain need even one submarine for?

Can't have a decent navy without them, and I don't know if you've looked at a map recently, but Spain borders on both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Yeah, but it's Spain.

And Spain happens to be at the entrance of a very strategic global choke point.

/Jesus, doesn't anybody look at a map anymore?

So's Morocco, but you don't see them spending $700M on subs when their economy is in shambles.


Morocco has a 7 ship navy.  Spain has a much larger one, and to an extent, as far as guarding the entrance to the Med, they both get a free ride from the UK.
 
2013-05-24 08:43:04 AM  

dittybopper: doyner: In other news, Spanish naval architects design a submarine that can remain submerged longer than any other in the world.

Well, I don't know.  The current world record holder is the Confederate States of America, at 136 years, 5 months, and 22 days.


*nerdpointoforder.jpg*

Technically, it was not a Confederate military vessel.  It was seized by the Army from its owners, but was never in CSN service nor was it commissioned.  That's why it's officially the "Submarine H.L. Hunley" and not the "CSS Hunley".
 
2013-05-24 09:45:41 AM  

UNC_Samurai: dittybopper: doyner: In other news, Spanish naval architects design a submarine that can remain submerged longer than any other in the world.

Well, I don't know.  The current world record holder is the Confederate States of America, at 136 years, 5 months, and 22 days.

*nerdpointoforder.jpg*

Technically, it was not a Confederate military vessel.  It was seized by the Army from its owners, but was never in CSN service nor was it commissioned.  That's why it's officially the "Submarine H.L. Hunley" and not the "CSS Hunley".


Note that I said nothing about the Confederate *MILITARY*.  I was talking about the CSA as a political entity.  Plus, it was commanded by a military officer, on direct orders of the local military command, so the fact that it wasn't commissioned is largely an irrelevant technicality.  It was a submersible privateer.
 
2013-05-24 03:52:43 PM  

dittybopper: UNC_Samurai: dittybopper: doyner: In other news, Spanish naval architects design a submarine that can remain submerged longer than any other in the world.

Well, I don't know.  The current world record holder is the Confederate States of America, at 136 years, 5 months, and 22 days.

*nerdpointoforder.jpg*

Technically, it was not a Confederate military vessel.  It was seized by the Army from its owners, but was never in CSN service nor was it commissioned.  That's why it's officially the "Submarine H.L. Hunley" and not the "CSS Hunley".

Note that I said nothing about the Confederate *MILITARY*.  I was talking about the CSA as a political entity.  Plus, it was commanded by a military officer, on direct orders of the local military command, so the fact that it wasn't commissioned is largely an irrelevant technicality.  It was a submersible privateer.


You gotta feel bad for the officer in charge of that detachment.  The one ship he ever had under his command, and it's got a 262.5% crew casualty rate.
 
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