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(The Northern Echo (UK))   First women join Royal Navy's submarine force. There's a seaman joke in there somewhere   (thenorthernecho.co.uk) divider line 12
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2014-05-05 01:37:11 AM  
3 votes:

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?


This is now required reading for you. And look, it's even available in an easy to consume ebook version!
2014-05-05 01:40:08 AM  
2 votes:

Summoner101: Also, just because you haven't heard of a sub doing anything doesn't mean they aren't doing anything


Like chauffeuring Navy SEALs. I know, they can only get them so close, but it's better than flying the one airplane in the sky over Yemen at night.
2014-05-05 06:29:15 PM  
1 votes:

DarkVader: arador: Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?

Ummm, they are also massive EW platforms as well as performing Recon and Intel gathering duties.

You just said the same thing three times with different words.  So, a limited amount of spying, and most of the time a submarine is damn near blind.  About the only thing it can do that a satellite can't do far better is tap an undersea cable.  I don't think we're doing much of that any more.

They also are used to conduct mapping and search operations.

Both of those are civilian, not military, functions.


You obviously are not very aware of what those 3 different things are if you think they all mean the same thing.  You really need to pick up a book and learn something before making deprecating comments about something you obviously know nothing about.  You really are clueless if you don't think that Military does both Mapping and Search & Rescue operations.
2014-05-05 02:50:32 PM  
1 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: I don't know if Pampanito still has a radio operator on board, or if he was ultimately electrocuted trying to contact Rip Torn. :)


NJ6VT (USS Pampanito) is scheduled to take part in Museum Ships Weekend, so your chance to talk to Nitro is pretty good if you're a ham.

Though honestly, I've never heard them on the air.  And I *LOOK* for subs specifically (I collect the QSL cards).  It could just be that propagation hasn't been there when I've been available, and you have to remember that operation during Museum Ships Weekend is often limited to the hours when the respective ships are open to the public.
2014-05-05 11:41:58 AM  
1 votes:

DarkVader: arador: Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?

Ummm, they are also massive EW platforms as well as performing Recon and Intel gathering duties.

You just said the same thing three times with different words.  So, a limited amount of spying, and most of the time a submarine is damn near blind.  About the only thing it can do that a satellite can't do far better is tap an undersea cable.  I don't think we're doing much of that any more.

They also are used to conduct mapping and search operations.

Both of those are civilian, not military, functions.


Mapping is very much a military function. GPS doesn't exist for you to get directions to Wal-Mart, son.
2014-05-05 07:21:40 AM  
1 votes:

spamdog: 6 things movies don't tell you about life aboard a submarine
notable for the phrase: "More fart than man"


FTL:

One guy's family came down for a tour and his friends decided to mess with them. So right as they're being shown around -- blah blah where's the periscope -- he stares at a screen and shouts out, "Dear God, it's gone critical!" and then sprints out of the room. The rest of us paused for maybe half a beat before we, too, fled screaming out of the engine room.

I call bullshiat:  I've been a guest on a nuclear submarine.  They don't let random people in the engine room.  Hell, I had a Top Secret clearance at the time, and they wouldn't let us past the bulkhead into the engineering spaces because we didn't have radiation badges.
2014-05-05 01:57:22 AM  
1 votes:

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?


You hooked me.  Are you a troll or are you really that stupid?

Google "MIRV" for a start, kid.
2014-05-05 01:49:44 AM  
1 votes:

HotWingAgenda: Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?

This is now required reading for you. And look, it's even available in an easy to consume ebook version!


^ this. Awesome read.
2014-05-05 01:39:02 AM  
1 votes:

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?


They were integral to spying on the communications of the Soviety Union throughout the entirety of the cold war, by planting bugs and other listening/recording devices on unencrypted undersea communications cables.  That's pretty significant.
2014-05-05 01:34:00 AM  
1 votes:

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?


With a planet that is 70% water, having a vehicle that can go under water is extremely useful.

Also, just because you haven't heard of a sub doing anything doesn't mean they aren't doing anything unless you think we have ports filled with unused, operational subs like we have fields filled with unused, operational tanks.
2014-05-05 01:23:02 AM  
1 votes:

Begoggle: Unless we ever get in WW3, subs are basically useless.
They don't transport anything, their only purpose is to launch nukes or sink ships.
And nobody with subs has fought a real navy since the 40's.
When is the last time a sub actually did something significant?


Ummm, they are also massive EW platforms as well as performing Recon and Intel gathering duties.  They also are used to conduct mapping and search operations.
2014-05-04 11:50:47 PM  
1 votes:
I think women and seamen don't mix.
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