As it plans, Navy looks across Pacific

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  1. GreatAmerican

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    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/05/navy_roughead_070505w/

    NOTE: The USS Hawaii is a fast-attack Virginia class submarine not a ballistic submarine as stated in the article.
     
  2. GreatAmerican

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    Navy commissions new submarine

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    The crew and officers stand on deck during the commissioning ceremony of the Navy's newest fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii at the U.S. Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., Saturday. USS Hawaii officially became part of the Navy, the third Virginia-class fast-attack submarine to join the fleet.
     
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    EB unveils state of the art submarine; WATCH VIDEO

    http://www.norwichbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007705050302

     
  4. GreatAmerican

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    Tour of the submarine Hawaii

    http://www.militarytimes.com/multimedia/video/submarine_hawaii_070510/

    Video tour of the USS Hawaii, the Navy's newest Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine. The USS Hawaii is a 7,800 ton vessel that is longer than a football field, and is loaded with the latest military technology and is capable of launching land-attack missiles from vertical launchers and torpedo tubes. She is manned by 134 officers and enlisted men. The sub is capable of operating in both deep water and the littorals closer to shore.
     
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    OK, now I know I'm old! I'd have to pack a TacticalNuke in my seabag to figure out the the computers! Fully networked. I guess that means I could send an e-mail to the crew's head to tell the TM's to stop wasting water with their three showers a day. A touch screen to line up and eject torpedos! We had valves to twist and hydraulic actuators to manipulate. Up until this moment, I thought that a self tailing windlass was the height of technology!

    Gotta go take my Geritol.
     
  6. jamzmom

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    :wow:

    That is awesome. Bet I could even drive her around the pond with that handy little joystick thingee. HDTV too! LOL Seriously, that is the 8th wonder of the world. Very cool.
     
  7. Antoinette

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    The Georgia returns to service

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    http://spotted.augusta.com/chronicle/display.html?gallery=89273&photo=440196&imgsize=#photo


    Associated Press
    And here is the navytimes article:

    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2008/03/navy_georgia_080323w/

    :thumb:
     
  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    The Virginia class...not TOO expensive like Sea Wolf, but that is supposed to be a VERY impressive sub class, with some great new tricks.


    Unfortunately, I can't ever see them, but that's the way they like it.
     
  9. Zaphod

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    In a somewhat-related article:

    Complete article here.

    But, but! They're our friends! :rolleyes:
     
  10. Just_A_Mom

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    time for another exhibit at the International Spy Museum in DC. Can't wait to see this one.

    Question - since he did become a US Citizen - should he not have been tried for treason?
     
  11. Zaphod

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    I don't have the specifics in front of me (nor time to look them up right now), but "treason" is very narowly defined by the Constitution itself, and it's one of the reasons people like Walker, Ames, and the rest weren't charged with it.

    Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing them all flayed alive on the Washington Mall while it's broadcast on Pay-Per-View. :mad:
     
  12. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    It is unfortunate that he got a clearance above Confidential.
     
  13. upsidezdown

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    i second that one.

    you sell our secrets, you sell your life.

    I'm sure some would like to see me flayed alive for having that view, but just remember that in a really really big war, would you want the enemy to have the same abilities you do? nada.
     

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