Photos show damage to Sub the USS 'San Francisco'

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by WEATHERMAN1956, Jan 29, 2005.

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  2. I thought most subs had short range, HF(or LF, can't remember) forward looking sonar to avoid this sort of thing
  3. So do aeroplanes - but they still manage to find the side of mountains strangely magnetic 8O 8O
  4. There goes a career or two unless of course the lady driver can claim PMT.
  5. Didn't the Navy allow some journos/cadets/prisoners/politicians to drive a sub some time ago? And didn't that all go horribly wrong?
  6. Full marks to the ships comapany for getting her back - must have been horrendous.

    I saw pictures of the NOTTINGHAM after she hit that bit of Oz the other year - made me shudder.
  7. True - must have scared the living daylights out of them.
  8. Happened Feb 2001, during surfacing drills the USS Greensville hit a Japanese fishing trawler. The civys didn't "drive" the sub during surfacing, but were in the CON and as such may have been a distraction. 8O
  9. I think we pongoes imagine that RN ships are big rifty tofty things that can take a hell of a lot of punishment - I had a get-to-know-you fortnight on Vanguard and the anti-torpedo protection was about 2' thick. It's only when we see pickies like this that the words sardine tin come to mind.
  10. OldRedCap sez:

    I read THIS and thought of your 'Vanguard visit'...

  11. Bluddy hell Weatherman - what inspired you to look for this?
  12. Damned good search techniques WM. Mine was out of Gibralter so we missed the exotic - I did a R&R to Bali out of Korea courtesy of US Air Force Police and crew of Vanguard there makes mind go hazy.
  13. taddybadger wrote:

    Well, I'm always looking for articals by Manohar Malgonkar
    in the Sunday Tribune or his books at the local Library.
    I especially love the stories of Britain in Indja...

    a good one: