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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:05 AM

Navy Sub Goes Bump in the Night and Loses Its Periscope

Source: ABC News

The U. S. Navy’s nuclear submarine USS Jacksonville was damaged early Thursday in the Persian Gulf when one of its two periscopes was struck by an unidentified vessel.

No one was hurt in the early morning incident and the submarine’s nuclear reactor did not suffer any damage.

According to a statement from U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, the Los Angeles-class submarine “struck a vessel while operating in the Persian Gulf Jan. 10 at approximately 5 a.m. local time.”

The submarine “then surfaced from periscope depth to ascertain if there was any damage to the unidentified vessel. The vessel continued on a consistent course and speed offering no indication of distress or acknowledgement of a collision.”

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PoliticAverse Jan 2013 OP
jpak Jan 2013 #1
Javaman Jan 2013 #2
HooptieWagon Jan 2013 #4
L0oniX Jan 2013 #3
karpool Jan 2013 #5

Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:10 AM

1. Bye Bye Skipper

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Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:24 AM

2. aren't there crew members whose whole job is to monitor the radar? nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:35 PM

4. Not when the boat is underwater.

And if the boat the sub collided with was wooden, there would be next to no radar image anyway.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:18 AM

3. Incompetence! Just what we need on a NUKE sub. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:15 PM

5. Last cruise for that captain.

 

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