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I see the Navy has released it’s findings on the collision suffered by the USS Connecticut, a Seawolf class fast attack submarine.
The Navy says it was an uncharted seamount (mountain) that the sub ran into. I see the usual ignorance around the net about how a submarine operates in quiet mode.
For the uneducated, this is simple. An attack submarine is almost exclusively operating in the quiet, meaning it is literally flying blind. Navigation is by charts and those charts often have holes in the information. Submarine position is kept by inertial guidance systems, gyros, that chart the position of the submarine. Active sonar is NOT being used as it is a dead giveaway to the subs position. The submarine is completely blind.
It is understood that the USA has the best seabed charts in the world, but they are not perfect. If you are in a submarine and an unknown underwater obstacle is in your path – you WILL hit it.
Trying to extrapolate an unfortunate incident like this to a declaration that our Navy is faulty is just the province of the mighty ignorant.
Incidents like this happen and go unreported as a true part of our national security. Some are too difficult to hide, like this one, due to the amount of damage.
Thank you for the explanation. This is the first I’ve seen that explains exactly how this could happen without “fault”: a true accident.
It is so tempting to assume that everything on this earth has been mapped and measured. But it hasn’t. And the seabed remains mostly uncharted territory.
There could still be fault of course. The sub could have been in the wrong place for example, or in a zone declared unknown. Unlikely, but there are possibility’s. My guess, and that is all it is because national security is not going to give all the details, they were where they were supposed to be and hit the unknowable. It happens and you never hear about it because it’s a minor blow and goes unreported to the media.
If you are a pilot, you probably received training in flying blind with only your airspeed, altimeter, and attitude indicators to guide you along with your chart and stopwatch. Imagine having something very similar but with charts that may be incomplete, say having the Rocky Mountain range left off the map…
I see that the Commander, Lt. Commander, and Master Chief sonar technician have been relieved of command.
For what reason we are not told. So, perhaps they were not following the correct procedures for their mission. Since the Master Sonar technician was also relieved, I’d suspect something in that area.
So I see that mayor Butthead (now Transportation Secretary in Absentia Butthead), while facing the massive supply chain crisis that is crushing businesses and causing empty shelves nationwide, is focusing on the truly important things. Like how RAYCISSSSSSS our roads and highways are. Who knew that highway overpasses and on ramps were really white supremacists? Anyway, fake new mommy Petey boy is all rarin to get to work “descontructing the racism” of the interstate highway system
Team Biden — finding the exact opposite of what needs to be done, and then going pedal to the metal!
Forget the racism. What about the sexism. A straight, hard road passing between the supports of an overpass, slipping into that tunnel without getting consent first… It’s literally rape!
I mean! I can’t even!
Failure is The Plan™.
Can someone explain to me why they went to the elaborate steps to make a Fake White House set in a building near the White House for Joetato to get a “booster” shot?
Why didn’t they just use the White House?
Are the walls scribbled top to bottom with REDRUM graffiti?
Best theory I have seen is that they needed a fake White House for Full Depends Joe because the real White House is being used by whomever is actually making the decisions.
You mean Xi is in the White House and not just figuratively?
Faux News –
There are good reasons to boycott the progs at Faux:
Don’t listen to the naysayers.
Austria (and probably more of the EU quite soon) is locking down yet again, not just the heretics but the entire population. But the fuhrer promises it is only for a few weeks…really, trust us!
I wonder how many Austrians are feeling like suckers right about now? Personal health put at risk multiple times with the shots, face diapers, freedom crushed, the economy crushed, and after all of that they are back exactly where they were not quite two years ago: total lockdowns with politicians promising it is “just a couple weeks to flatten the curve.”
Deja vu all over again, but this clown show was a farce the first time through (to mix and mangle a couple sayings).
It’s never going to end if it’s left up to the “Experts” and the “Elite”. They are Drunk with the Power it gives them.
We’re going to have to make it end.
Resist. States ignore our own Feds. They’re Illegitimate.
A first world verdict https://currently.att.yahoo.com/att/cm/rittenhouse-jury-return-4th-day-045848199.html
A little surprised. A really good outcome.
Hopefully the Feds see the writing on the wall and just let this drop now.
We will see, because there’s going to be riots tonight.
Shocked, but I always said the jury was the wild card. Good, nay, outstanding result in this case.
Now, the persecutors should be disbarred for their illegal shit.
Prosecutors should be jailed, but I’ll take disbarred.