Sunday, November 20, 2016

The U.S. Navy Doesn't Want To Talk About Its 'Secret' Submarines

David Axe, National Interest: The 'Secret' Submarines the U.S. Navy Doesn't Want to Talk About (And Russia Fears)

Sometime apparently in August 2013, the U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Seawolf eased out of the port of Bremerton, in Washington State, on what was probably her fifth or sixth deployment since commissioning in 1997.

A month later the U.S. Sixth Fleet, in charge of ships in European waters, posted a series of photos to the Website Flickr depicting the U.S. ambassador to Norway, Barry White, touring the 350-foot-long Seawolf pierside at Haakonsvern naval base … in southern Norway. Thousands of miles from Washington State.

How Seawolf got to Norway—and what she might have done en route—offer a rare and tantalizing glimpse into some of the most secretive quarters of the most poorly understood aspects of American naval power.

For it seems Seawolf traveled to Norway along a path rarely taken by any vessel — underneath the Arctic ice.

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1 comment:

Stephen Davenport said...

Why would they talk about this kind of stuff? Its national security and military, civilians do not need to know everything these boats can or cannot do.