Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fateful Submarine Quotes of this Month

October 1, 2011 - The Salt Lake Tribune - U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney - Navy explores longer submarine deployments
When President Obama said ‘unique capabilities,’ what he was really referring to was the USS Scranton, the Providence and the Florida, which in a matter of an hour obliterated Gadhafi’s air defenses.
Category: Assuring males beg for female crewmates.

October 11, 2011 - - Russia's Nerpa sub to start final sea trials in October
Category: Finality could be a definite possibility for this ill-fated vessel.

October 17, 2011 - Herald Sun - Ian McPhedran - Collins Class submarines most expensive ever to go to sea
AUSTRALIA'S troubled Collins Class submarines are more than twice as expensive to operate as US Navy nuclear submarines that are more than three times bigger.
Category: apples and oranges

October 20, 2011 - The Diplomat - David Axe - China’s Overhyped Sub Threat
Beijing’s submarine fleet is not as big or powerful as US military planners once feared. Have its blue-water ambitions been overstated?
Category: Would military planners ever have made such a mistake, or was the fear intentional?

Submarines are always silent and strange.



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