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At random: The USS NAUTILUS SSN 571 was the first submarine with a satisfactory single plant that can be used for main propulsion both surfaced and submerged.
Cold War Boat

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Posted 2017-09-04 5:46 PM (#84937)

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Subject: Cold War Boat

This article is pretty dated but then again, so was the Cold War. For once a journalist has written it up quite well without any of the usual cock-ups they normally make when writing about stuff they are not familiar with.

Posted 2017-09-04 9:44 PM (#84938 - in reply to #84937)


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Subject: RE: Cold War Boat

Thanks Pedro. Great story.
Posted 2017-09-05 2:34 PM (#84955 - in reply to #84937)
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Location: Wollongong, NSW
Subject: RE: Cold War Boat

Mostly correct but unless "passengers" were carried, each member had an own bunk. Some passengers could be bunked in the fore-ends without causing much disruption to the torpedo load. Just required some fish in the tubes - normal case anyway.

Didn't notice the smell until the boat 'opened up' to clean air. All in it together and smelt together. Cold water was better than the tropics; bilges stayed cold and relatively smell free compared to the smell when the seawater is 85 F. Bacteria fester so much better when they are warm.
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Posted 2017-09-05 4:05 PM (#84958 - in reply to #84937)

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Subject: RE: Cold War Boat

Yep. Nothing to dispute there. Thanks for posting Pedro.

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