Virtual Submariner Escape Training (19 seconds)
Regarding the Submarine Escape Training Tower, M.E. has detected the following half-error:
The tower once located on Sub-Base New London, CT. was in use between 1930 and 1994 and has since been razed. source
Here's why: The 37-foot-deep, 84,000-gallon tank — the first of its kind in the US — offers exact replicas of the escape chambers in Virginia— and Los Angeles-class submarines. Perfect for teaching sailors how to rise to the top. (March 22, 2010 WIRED MAGAZINE) Navy’s New Escape Trainer Helps Submariners Avoid a Watery Grave.
More: The pressurized training unit is intended to train for escape from a disabled submarine with current escape immersion equipment that is in the fleet. The facility is designed to be compatible with the Navy's Seawolf, Los Angeles, Trident and Virginia class submarines. The training facility will familiarize submariners with realistic escape procedures, marking a significant improvement over the unpressurized simulator currently in use. (November 2, 2007) Construction Complete on Unique Submarine Escape Trainer at SUBASE New London.
Will females (submarine crew candidates) go through only dry (virtual) escape training suggested by the video above? In that case, why was the new $18 million facility ever built?
On Feb. 14, 2005, a Design Build Contract was awarded to M. A. Mortenson Company of Minneapolis, Minn. and Kling Architecture & Engineering of Philadelphia, Pa., as the Architecture and Engineer. Three months later, the Pentagon recommended base closure. However, the Base Realignment and Closure commission voted August 24, 2005 to strike New London from the list of closures.
Submarines are always silent and strange.