anti-submarine warfare

USS Boston submarine weapons officer recalls when he remained locked in his stateroom for two hours during test depth testing (the door wedged shut because during the dive the hull compressed the deck above the stateroom)

USS Boston submarine weapons officer recalls when he remained locked in his stateroom for two hours during test depth testing (the door wedged shut because during the dive the hull compressed the deck above the stateroom)

The nuclear-powered submarine The intricate machinery aboard a nuclear-powered submarine is complex: these boats in fact have complicated diving systems… Read More

8 months ago

US Navy Submariner tells the story of when on his boat Sonar notified the Head Cook when the submarine passed through shrimps and tunas to fish and cook them (with CO’s approval)

Culinary Specialist Submarines US Navy Culinary Specialists work as part of a team in kitchens, dining areas, living quarters and… Read More

9 months ago

Sturgeon class submarine Sonar Technician explains how a sub can surface through the ice cap at the North Pole and recalls the first 3-Submarine rendezvous at the Geographic North Pole in history

‘Once Sonar has found a potentially good surfacing spot, the boat will hover (station-keeping maneuver), then slowly rise until the… Read More

9 months ago

Nuclear Submarine Officer recalls when his submarine’s periscope hit a small one-man fishing boat knocking the fisherman overboard

‘I’m sure that he’s still telling the story of “something” hitting his boat, knocking him overboard, but then never appearing,’… Read More

10 months ago

Former XO of USS Florida explains why using an Ohio-class SSBN as Hunter Killer is like using a B-2 Stealth Bomber to dogfight against an F/A-18 Strike Fighter

‘Doesn’t matter what weapons you carry, if you can’t turn the ship in time to attack or evade, you are… Read More

10 months ago

When Russian Nuclear Submarine K-314 Rammed USS Kitty Hawk the Americans blamed the Sub Captain for the incident and the Soviets concurred

K-314 Captain Vladimir Evseenko did not agree since the incident had caused no loss of life or the submarine itself.… Read More

11 months ago

Former US Navy Submarine Officer explains why the periscope is raised when submarines dive

‘There are a number of reasons for it… First, because the procedure says it should be,’ David Kirk, former US… Read More

11 months ago

Russia could have its most powerful and quiet nuclear attack submarines on persistent patrols off either US Coast in the next two years

The three current boats in the Yasen class are capable of a special quiet operations mode that make them difficult… Read More

12 months ago

The day a polar bear tried to eat the rudder of USS Connecticut fast attack Seawolf class nuclear submarine

Rear rudders of US submarines aren't designed as snacks, but the bear had to find this out for himself. On… Read More

1 year ago

Former US Navy Submariner explains why 120 days is the longest time a submarine can remain underwater

‘After 110 days at sea we were left with one canned ham, a crap load of white cake mix and… Read More

1 year ago

Interesting video features Royal Netherlands Navy NH90 and Royal Navy AW101 Merlin helicopters in the Mach Loop

‘It’s been a long time since I last captured an AW101 Merlin in the Loop and to cap it off… Read More

2 years ago

Chinese J-16 Fighter Jet cut across nose of RAAF P-8 and Released Chaff and Flares. Some Chaff were Sucked into the Engines of the Poseidon.

The RAAF P-8 Poseidon was conducting routine surveillance in international airspace above the South China Sea on May 26 when… Read More

2 years ago

Republic of Korea Navy P-3 Orion Squadron marks 40 Years of Mishap-Free Flights

Patrol Squadron 615 achieved the record having logged a total flight distance of 15.3 million kilometers, equivalent to traveling around… Read More

2 years ago

Tail Cracks on Royal Canadian Air Force’s CH-148 Cyclone helicopters due to local stresses caused by ESM and Satcom Antenna

The Royal Canadian Air Force has determined that cracks that appeared in the tail booms of its CH-148 fleet were… Read More

2 years ago