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At random: Traditionally, United States submarines have been named after fish and other marine creatures. One exception was the Navy's first submarine HOLLAND which was named after its inventor, John Philip Holland. Today, ballistic missile submarines are named for famous American patriots, with the newest class, the OHIO class, named after states. The LOS ANGELES class of attack submarines are named for United States cities. The nations news class of submarine, the Virginia class, is also named for US States, making them the capital ships of the navy.
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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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Location: East Coast of Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Cold War Boat

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

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