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(The Drive)   If you've never seen two French submarine halves get grafted together, today's your jour de chance   (thedrive.com) divider line
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2021-04-19 12:46:29 PM  
I'm sure they have very good engineers there, but I would be a little nervous taking that out for pressure certification after they glue it back together.
 
2021-04-19 3:58:22 PM  
I was hoping it would be the top and bottom halves, like a sandwich.
 
2021-04-19 3:58:50 PM  
FTFA:  The Los Angeles class attack boat USS Miami catching fire in its dry dock during an overhaul in 2012. The submarine was retired from service as result.


Only mentioning it because it's in the article, but I was in Portsmouth on the day that a rep from the Navy gave the NH governor a tour of this incident - it was about a week or so after the event.   This Navy rep was the wife of a coworker, and the three of us went out for dinner with their boat in Portsmouth Harbor later that day.


/as you were.
 
2021-04-19 4:02:20 PM  

cousin-merle: I was hoping it would be the top and bottom halves, like a sandwich.


This way, the French Navy has 6.1 submarines.
 
2021-04-19 4:07:52 PM  
How are they adding 4'6" section? I thought France used the metroc system?
/the metro system?
 
2021-04-19 4:08:58 PM  
Impressive stuff. Good on the shipyard naval architects and engineers.

Once the steel hull gets sufficiently hot, the metal is no longer strong enough for the expected pressures. USS Miami's steel hull actually had its chemical composition changed by the fire, so she was decommed and scrapped (all because a shipyard worker didn't have any leave left and wanted to spend some time with his girlfriend). Similar hull damage issue with the fire aboard Safir (IIRC), but the damage was largely contained in the bow, so they basically combined two damaged boats into one good one.

Impressive engineering by the French shipyard.
 
2021-04-19 4:09:01 PM  
It has been a rather long time since my French classes, but shouldn't it be 'chance de jour'?
 
2021-04-19 4:29:26 PM  
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2021-04-19 4:31:19 PM  
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2021-04-19 4:46:19 PM  

cousin-merle: I was hoping it would be the top and bottom halves, like a sandwich.


For some reason I envisioned them split vertically lengthwise.

I got a kick of how some parts of the video were blurred for security, like any shots of the propellers.
 
2021-04-19 5:14:50 PM  
Now that the Europeans have seen an anti-EU and anti-NATO nutjob in the USA, you can expect France and Britain to give up their second strike capabilities approximately the first of Never.
 
2021-04-19 5:38:45 PM  
Zut alors!

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2021-04-19 5:41:02 PM  
This has been known to be done to cars from time to time.  You don't want to be the sucker at the used car lot who gets stuck with such a Frankenstein's monster.
 
2021-04-19 5:41:13 PM  

cousin-merle: I was hoping it would be the top and bottom halves, like a sandwich.


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2021-04-19 6:18:57 PM  
CSB: during WWII there was a French submarine that would go in and out of Portsmouth Naval shipyard and take on oil because they said the had a leak. One time, the Americans followed it out and up to the mouth of the St Lawrence river where they caught them giving over the oil to a U-boat. They put 2 torpedoes in them and never looked back.

/End CSB
 
2021-04-19 6:38:00 PM  
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Antoine, you've lost another submarine?
 
2021-04-19 6:39:57 PM  

Geotpf: This has been known to be done to cars from time to time.  You don't want to be the sucker at the used car lot who gets stuck with such a Frankenstein's monster.


It's not something that happens much if at all these days, but back in the day, they were known as cut and shuts.
 
2021-04-19 6:40:15 PM  
Derp, meant to specifically mention "in the UK".
 
2021-04-20 9:55:31 AM  
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2021-04-20 2:36:00 PM  

Clash City Farker: CSB: during WWII there was a French submarine that would go in and out of Portsmouth Naval shipyard and take on oil because they said the had a leak. One time, the Americans followed it out and up to the mouth of the St Lawrence river where they caught them giving over the oil to a U-boat. They put 2 torpedoes in them and never looked back.

/End CSB


Except I'm willing to bet that never happened.

If it had, it almost certainly would have been in Clay Blair's comprehensive two volume set "Hitler's U-boat War".

It's not in there.

Sounds like a "This ain't no shiat" Navy story to me.
 
2021-04-20 2:39:38 PM  

iron de havilland: Geotpf: This has been known to be done to cars from time to time.  You don't want to be the sucker at the used car lot who gets stuck with such a Frankenstein's monster.

It's not something that happens much if at all these days, but back in the day, they were known as cut and shuts.


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2021-04-20 4:36:53 PM  

dittybopper: Clash City Farker: CSB: during WWII there was a French submarine that would go in and out of Portsmouth Naval shipyard and take on oil because they said the had a leak. One time, the Americans followed it out and up to the mouth of the St Lawrence river where they caught them giving over the oil to a U-boat. They put 2 torpedoes in them and never looked back.

/End CSB

Except I'm willing to bet that never happened.

If it had, it almost certainly would have been in Clay Blair's comprehensive two volume set "Hitler's U-boat War".

It's not in there.

Sounds like a "This ain't no shiat" Navy story to me.


Not many French subs to have rumors about, so this is probably the one:
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reb​o​ot/disappearance-french-submarine-surc​ouf-world-war-ii-mystery-177757?page=0​%2C1
 
2021-04-20 5:01:57 PM  

WelldeadLink: dittybopper: Clash City Farker: CSB: during WWII there was a French submarine that would go in and out of Portsmouth Naval shipyard and take on oil because they said the had a leak. One time, the Americans followed it out and up to the mouth of the St Lawrence river where they caught them giving over the oil to a U-boat. They put 2 torpedoes in them and never looked back.

/End CSB

Except I'm willing to bet that never happened.

If it had, it almost certainly would have been in Clay Blair's comprehensive two volume set "Hitler's U-boat War".

It's not in there.

Sounds like a "This ain't no shiat" Navy story to me.

Not many French subs to have rumors about, so this is probably the one:
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/rebo​ot/disappearance-french-submarine-surc​ouf-world-war-ii-mystery-177757?page=0​%2C1


Cool read, thanks for digging that up
 
2021-04-20 6:09:29 PM  

WelldeadLink: dittybopper: Clash City Farker: CSB: during WWII there was a French submarine that would go in and out of Portsmouth Naval shipyard and take on oil because they said the had a leak. One time, the Americans followed it out and up to the mouth of the St Lawrence river where they caught them giving over the oil to a U-boat. They put 2 torpedoes in them and never looked back.

/End CSB

Except I'm willing to bet that never happened.

If it had, it almost certainly would have been in Clay Blair's comprehensive two volume set "Hitler's U-boat War".

It's not in there.

Sounds like a "This ain't no shiat" Navy story to me.

Not many French subs to have rumors about, so this is probably the one:
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/rebo​ot/disappearance-french-submarine-surc​ouf-world-war-ii-mystery-177757?page=0​%2C1


Yup, I'm thinking its the legend of the Surcouf.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_s​ubmarine_Surcouf#:~:text=Surcouf%20was​%20the%20largest%20French,colliding%20​with%20an%20American%20freighter.
 
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