A shortlist of things US Navy submarines have never collided with, but might one day
They are probably using Apple Maps.
By Bull Winkle
NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE NEW LONDON, Conn. – U.S. Navy submarines excel at destroying stuff, including things that aren’t enemies. In the past dozen years, Navy subs have banged head-on into such non-belligerents as a fishing trawler, Aegis cruiser, amphibious transport dock, a tanker, and two undersea mountains that had not moved in millions of years.
After each accident, the Navy has vowed to improve navigation skills. While that multi-year program develops, here are some things and places that might suffer a loud meeting with the “Silent Service:”
1. Another U.S. submarine: The surface force is all over smashing into their own, and foreign subs have already done this. They can’t own all the headlines.
2. Bermuda: Who left this island way out in the Atlantic, in the middle of the Gulf Stream, not near a continent or anything? It’s amazing that a sub hasn’t already bumped into this place. Bermuda deserves to get hit anyway as the home of that weirdo grandfather-ish shorts and …
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