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(YouTube)   Inside footage from the USS South Dakota, the Navy's newest sub. Bonus: Submitter's stepson is assigned there   (youtube.com) divider line
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2019-01-08 7:06:41 PM  
Thank you for your service, young man.

Is this when you get a tattoo of the USS Constitution on your chest?
 
2019-01-08 8:13:24 PM  
Hey, say hi to flynavyif you see him.
 
2019-01-08 10:27:18 PM  
We can't give out stats on the number of "terrorists" detained at the southern border but HEY! LOOK AT THIS BRANDY NEW STATE OF THE ART MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR SUBMARINE!  ISN'T IT JUST DUCKY!!  PEW! PEW!
 
2019-01-08 10:30:33 PM  

gingerjet: We can't give out stats on the number of "terrorists" detained at the southern border but HEY! LOOK AT THIS BRANDY NEW STATE OF THE ART MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR SUBMARINE!  ISN'T IT JUST DUCKY!!  PEW! PEW!


I'm about as libbed as can be libbed. I'll always support our military.
 
2019-01-08 10:37:30 PM  
Steel boats and Iron men.

/Some ships are designed to sink... others require your assistance
 
2019-01-08 10:42:30 PM  
The Virginia class is one of those examples of the military doing things right, which stand out because of their rarity, and how it highlights how needless debacles like the LCS and the Zumwalt really have been.
 
2019-01-08 10:48:03 PM  
The Silent Service
/was a Bubble Head on the 675 boat
//Shut up and push
///slashies
 
2019-01-08 10:49:14 PM  
The pilots in the final sequence are wearing TNG-era Starfleet uniforms. And if you look closely, you can see the deflector shield frequency on the screens behind them.
 
2019-01-08 10:52:35 PM  

Kurohone: The Virginia class is one of those examples of the military doing things right, which stand out because of their rarity, and how it highlights how needless debacles like the LCS and the Zumwalt really have been.


The navy only got into the Virginia class when it was clear that endless spending on Seawolf submarines wasn't going to happen in the wake of the Cold War ending. Budget constraints forced their hand.
 
2019-01-08 11:33:47 PM  
Tell him to keep the Pavarotti at a reasonable volume.
 
2019-01-09 12:20:53 AM  
LOTS of room for a fugging SSN.
 
2019-01-09 2:39:25 AM  
"Ok, we've got the latest state-of-the-art tech on this sub, what should we use for the dive alarm ?"

"Well, we still have these old-timey car horns."
 
2019-01-09 3:25:35 AM  
Is that really wood panelling, or a stick-on veneer? It's easy on the eyes, of course, and breaks up the monotony of metal and mostly dull grey paint, so I can understand why it's there.
 
2019-01-09 4:19:58 AM  
Silent, but deadly.
 
2019-01-09 6:16:59 AM  

mrmopar5287: Kurohone: The Virginia class is one of those examples of the military doing things right, which stand out because of their rarity, and how it highlights how needless debacles like the LCS and the Zumwalt really have been.

The navy only got into the Virginia class when it was clear that endless spending on Seawolf submarines wasn't going to happen in the wake of the Cold War ending. Budget constraints forced their hand.


To be fair the Seawolf boats are a case of 'let's spend as much as we need to make the most excellent hardware we can' like the F-22 Raptors are. When I was in the Navy supposedly our own subs have trouble tracking a Seawolf.
 
2019-01-09 6:58:03 AM  
I would have liked to see the USS Montana
 
2019-01-09 8:09:37 AM  

Flappyhead: Tell him to keep the Pavarotti at a reasonable volume.


It was Paganini.
 
2019-01-09 9:15:05 AM  
Wow.  Sure is full of seamen.
 
2019-01-09 10:08:43 AM  

Meat's dream: Wow.  Sure is full of seamen.


Leave subby's mom out of this
 
2019-01-09 10:09:41 AM  

Kurohone: The Virginia class is one of those examples of the military doing things right, which stand out because of their rarity, and how it highlights how needless debacles like the LCS and the Zumwalt really have been.


True. AEGIS weapon system is another example of doing things right.
 
2019-01-09 11:25:59 AM  

MightyMerkin: The Silent Service
/was a Bubble Head on the 675 boat
//Shut up and push
///slashies


Was that the Codfish?
Bob Newhart - USS.Codfish
Youtube P0SICqoBevs
 
2019-01-09 11:31:49 AM  
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Another South Dakota
 
2019-01-09 11:53:21 AM  
YOU'RE NOT MY REAL SUBMITTER!
 
2019-01-09 2:28:46 PM  
From the wiki on the Virginia class subs

In contrast to a traditional bladed propeller, the Virginia class uses pump-jet propulsors


Huh. Evidently they have been doing this for a while.

/just reread Hunt for Red October a couple weeks ago
 
2019-01-09 3:46:07 PM  
Submariners and professional rodeo bull riders inspire awe and apprehension in me.
 
2019-01-09 3:53:01 PM  

devine: From the wiki on the Virginia class subs

In contrast to a traditional bladed propeller, the Virginia class uses pump-jet propulsors


Huh. Evidently they have been doing this for a while.

/just reread Hunt for Red October a couple weeks ago


Tom Clancy always seemed just a little too smart to just be making stuff up.
 
2019-01-09 5:16:21 PM  

il Dottore: Submariners and professional rodeo bull riders inspire awe and apprehension in me.


Because they have small hands and smell like cabbage?
 
2019-01-09 5:35:07 PM  
There are two types of ships, submarines and targets.
 
2019-01-09 5:59:14 PM  

studebaker hoch: devine: From the wiki on the Virginia class subs

In contrast to a traditional bladed propeller, the Virginia class uses pump-jet propulsors


Huh. Evidently they have been doing this for a while.

/just reread Hunt for Red October a couple weeks ago

Tom Clancy always seemed just a little too smart to just be making stuff up.


The Virginias use something different than what the Red October had in the book and the movie.  A pump-jet is the same kind of propulsion system jet-skis have (just really big in this case), the "caterpillar drive" in "Red October" was a magnetohydrodynamic drive (MHD).

As Clancy said, MHD's are really quiet because they don't have moving parts.  From Wiki: It "is a method for propelling vehicles using only electric and magnetic fields with no moving parts, accelerating an electrically conductive propellant (liquid or gas) with magnetohydrodynamics. The fluid is directed to the rear and as a reaction, the vehicle accelerates forward "  Pump-jets have a number of moving parts, but are quieter than propellers.

While a couple large scale MHD prototype vessels have been built, it's never been used on an operational vessel, military or civilian.  Again from Wiki:  "Few large-scale working prototypes have been built, as marine MHD propulsion remains impractical due to its low efficiency, limited by the low electrical conductivity of seawater. Increasing current density is limited by Joule heating and water electrolysis in the vicinity of electrodes, and increasing the magnetic field strength is limited by the cost, size and weight (as well as technological limitations) of electromagnets and the power available to feed them."
 
2019-01-10 2:49:22 AM  

Polish Hussar: There are two types of ships, submarines and targets.


Last time I heard that one I fell off my pet dinosaur.

/srsly you're plundering 1980's trash culture at the latest

/still true tho
 
2019-01-10 3:48:34 AM  

psilocyberguy: Thank you for your service, young man.

Is this when you get a tattoo of the USS Constitution on your chest?


He's got a tat on his arm of something else, but no Old Ironsides.

Fun fact: One of the high schools in my hometown (Topeka KS) has a mast from the Constitution mounted on their walkway and IIRC they use it for a flagpole.

/subby
//not THAT kind of subby
 
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