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davepc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 10:33 AM
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29. USS Jimmy Carter at work
Edited on Wed Feb-06-08 10:35 AM by davepc
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Jimmy_Carter

Carter is roughly 100 feet (30 m) longer than the other two ships of her class. This is due to the insertion of a section known as the Multi-Mission Platform (MMP), which allows launch and recovery of ROVs and Navy SEAL forces. The plug features a fairing over a wasp-waist shaped passageway allowing crew to pass between the fore and aft sections of the hull while providing a space to store ROVs and special equipment that may need to launch and recover from the submarine. The MMP may also be used as an underwater splicing chamber for tapping of undersea fiber optic cables. This role was formerly filled by the decommissioned USS Parche (SSN-683).

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Carter has additional maneuvering devices fitted fore and aft that will allow her to keep station over selected targets in odd currents. Past submarines that were so outfitted were used to place listening devices on undersea cables and listen on communications of foreign countries.
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  -Fifth cable cut Paint It Black  Feb-06-08 09:55 AM   #0 
  - maybe surfing for porn got out of control in the ME.  ileus   Feb-06-08 09:57 AM   #1 
  - How is it possible that there is nothing in the MSM?  Done   Feb-06-08 09:57 AM   #2 
  - It's all just coincidence...  redqueen   Feb-06-08 09:59 AM   #3 
  - Just like with global warming, they will say this kind of thing happens in cycles.  KansDem   Feb-06-08 04:41 PM   #71 
  - American Idol, Britney Spears, the Super Bowl  Paint It Black   Feb-06-08 10:00 AM   #4 
  - Nobody gives a crap about what happens to Iran's telecom grid.  Selatius   Feb-06-08 10:03 AM   #10 
  - ...  Squatch   Feb-06-08 10:05 AM   # 
     - Heh, I should go back and re-edit that. n/t  Selatius   Feb-06-08 10:07 AM   #14 
  - Why do you think?  shance   Feb-06-08 03:47 PM   #66 
  - What the Hell is going on?  blogslut   Feb-06-08 10:00 AM   #5 
  - 5th time's a charm  mikelgb   Feb-06-08 10:00 AM   #6 
  - For the umpteen time. Internet Traffic Report is not reliable  CabalPowered   Feb-06-08 10:01 AM   #7 
  - For Real?........better pass this along to Russ Feingold.  yourout   Feb-06-08 10:01 AM   #8 
  - can we call it sabotage yet  ixion   Feb-06-08 10:02 AM   #9 
  - No, not yet. Because that would mean we would have to suggest some sort of conspiracy.  TheWatcher   Feb-06-08 03:00 PM   #65 
  - submarine - but whose?  donsu   Feb-06-08 10:03 AM   #11 
  - Didn't the Iranian government ban public ownership of satellite dishes?  Squatch   Feb-06-08 10:04 AM   #12 
  - for crying out loud -- Iran has not completely lost internet connectivity  onenote   Feb-06-08 10:05 AM   #13 
  - Whether they have or not... do you think all those cables being cut  redqueen   Feb-06-08 10:10 AM   #16 
  - It certainly seems odd. Beyond that, I'd just be guessing  onenote   Feb-06-08 10:29 AM   #28 
     - Well I wouldn't make that leap, either...  redqueen   Feb-06-08 10:53 AM   #36 
        - I updated my OP to reflect that  Paint It Black   Feb-06-08 10:56 AM   #38 
  - Remember, I'm just virtually here.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-06-08 10:14 AM   #19 
  - Yes, you are correct. Sharks live underwater.  DCKit   Feb-06-08 10:57 AM   #39 
  - Here all night folks, don't forget to tip your waiter.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-06-08 11:38 AM   #47 
  - I bet that UFO freaks and cryptozoologists are having a field day with this  Paint It Black   Feb-06-08 11:00 AM   #40 
  - Thanks - saved me the trouble  Greyskye   Feb-06-08 11:01 AM   #41 
  - We're next I guess. n/t  live love laugh   Feb-06-08 10:08 AM   #15 
  - Watch the headline. Iran is not without internet connectivity.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-06-08 10:13 AM   #17 
  - Just reporting what the headline said - but I'll change the OP headline  Paint It Black   Feb-06-08 10:16 AM   #20 
     - I meant the article.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-06-08 10:28 AM   #26 
  - Sounds like "they" are getting all their ducks in a row.  TheGoldenRule   Feb-06-08 10:13 AM   #18 
  - Uh, how many US Navy ships are off the coast of Iran now?  sinkingfeeling   Feb-06-08 10:16 AM   #21 
  - US Nav ships  Thothmes   Feb-06-08 07:22 PM   #73 
  - Are you sure the entire country is down? I can access the Iranian Ministry of Science website.  LeftCoast   Feb-06-08 10:18 AM   #22 
  - The entire country may not be down - but it's still highly suspicious  Paint It Black   Feb-06-08 10:24 AM   #24 
  - Agreed. Five cables is beyond suspicious.  LeftCoast   Feb-06-08 10:25 AM   #25 
  - How frequent are submarine cable breaks?  jberryhill   Feb-06-08 11:21 AM   #44 
     - Couple a year, in general  NeedleCast   Feb-06-08 01:52 PM   #61 
        - You'd say that based on what?  jberryhill   Feb-06-08 07:22 PM   #72 
  - maybe a cache or something  madokie   Feb-06-08 10:48 AM   #34 
     - Iran is fine, for now..  CabalPowered   Feb-06-08 10:51 AM   #35 
  - Tentacles of the Evil Satan  formercia   Feb-06-08 10:22 AM   #23 
  - WTF?!?!  Oregonian   Feb-06-08 10:29 AM   #27 
  - USS Jimmy Carter at work  davepc   Feb-06-08 10:33 AM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-06-08 10:40 AM   #30 
  - Who said a fucking thing about "evil Jews"?  Paint It Black   Feb-06-08 10:43 AM   #32 
  - 'the hell?  redqueen   Feb-06-08 10:54 AM   #37 
  - USS Jimmy iz n ur oceans pwning yer cables  mrbluto   Feb-06-08 10:41 AM   #31 
  - I got a very earnest "it was an undersea earthquake" treatment.  DCKit   Feb-06-08 11:07 AM   #42 
     - No shit  Paint It Black   Feb-06-08 11:15 AM   #43 
     - Where do they use that meme?  mrbluto   Feb-06-08 04:33 PM   #70 
  - as I was saying yesterday I'm getting as worried as I was during the Cuban missile crises  madokie   Feb-06-08 10:46 AM   #33 
  - I'll join you  Elspeth   Feb-06-08 11:29 AM   #45 
     - It is a bit troubling especially while most of america is involved  blues90   Feb-06-08 12:54 PM   #48 
        - I just think they're going to get their Iran war  Elspeth   Feb-06-08 02:23 PM   #63 
        - yes, we are very distracted now from what's going on out there.  alyce douglas   Feb-06-08 02:23 PM   #64 
  - Iran has several subs, I wonder if they were near those breaks. n/t  CK_John   Feb-06-08 11:37 AM   #46 
  - They're rarely operational  NeedleCast   Feb-06-08 01:00 PM   #49 
  - Iran is cutting off its communication links?  endarkenment   Feb-06-08 01:27 PM   #57 
  - OK, who cut the cable? Open a damn window will ya?  originalpckelly   Feb-06-08 01:01 PM   #50 
  - Why?  NeedleCast   Feb-06-08 01:05 PM   #51 
  - Are the cables literally being severed?  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-06-08 01:06 PM   #52 
  - it looks like the first three  NeedleCast   Feb-06-08 01:10 PM   #53 
  - Yeah, but how do we know the repeater boxes....  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-06-08 01:14 PM   #54 
     - Newer Cables (like the first two, at a minimum)  NeedleCast   Feb-06-08 01:20 PM   #55 
        - Right, but it wasn't the copper cables that failed in the power grids either.  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-06-08 01:24 PM   #56 
           - It's a good question  NeedleCast   Feb-06-08 01:38 PM   #59 
  - In the case of the Dubai cable, I  igil   Feb-06-08 01:29 PM   #58 
     - That would indicate to me  NeedleCast   Feb-06-08 01:40 PM   #60 
  - If our own government wanted to cut a country off from internet access,  Marr   Feb-06-08 02:07 PM   #62 
  - Crack heads.  D__S   Feb-06-08 03:58 PM   #67 
  - not these cables  NeedleCast   Feb-06-08 04:15 PM   #69 
     - The optical fibers are inside of copper cladding....  jberryhill   Feb-06-08 07:25 PM   #74 
  - Please read the comments.  ElboRuum   Feb-06-08 04:12 PM   #68 
 

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