The workings of a submarine, diesel electric and nuclear.
22 years Royal Navy, 17 years in submarines, 6 years 'wrecker' on a 'bomber'. Since then, air conditioning and refrigeration in hospitals, ferries, offices, factories. Diesel generators and airport ground equipment. UK, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia.
Submarines took up 17 years of my lfe. I was ships systems senior technician on a SSBN for 6 years, 'affectionately' known as WRECKER or OUTSIDE. Called other things of course at various times!! Best job in the world.
I have retired from the Royal Navy.
Missiles are ejected from a submarine by steam pressure. The rocket motor doesn't fire until it is clear of the water.
The crews are prepared to annihilate thousands of innocent people to protect their own way of life. I still accept this premise.
|David||03/02/11||10||10||10||Very quick and easy-to-understand response, even though .....|
|Dvid||03/01/11||10||10||10||62 pounds? I did not know that .....|
|Marc||04/18/09||10||10||10||Thank you verry much I now know .....|
|Max||05/11/08||10||10||10||Thank you so much Keith ! that .....|
The Seaquest episode wouldn't happen as shown, seawater is a good conductor of electricity and the charge would dissipate into the ocean. A hurricane will be felt by a submarine, down to about 200ft.
The maximum operational diving depth of any submarine is classified so I cannot give actual figures. A bit silly really because you can bet that all intelligence agencies know each others secrets. Anyway
Hi David, I served in 2 aircraft carriers for short periods before being a submariner. I was recently contacted by a shipmate from 1958 in HMS Albion. His job was 'The Tanky'. He was forever (seemingly)
Hi, it's the same way that a surface ship doesn't sink when it is first floated in the water. The builders know the weight of the vessel is less than the weight of water it displaces so it must float.
Hi. I was the Outside Wrecker of a SSBN for some 5 years. Responsible for the correct operation and maintenance of all mechanical machinery outside the engine room (but not weapons). This included masts