Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Russian Nuclear Submarine Rescues Sailors in Distress – PHOTOS

A group of civilian mariners got the surprise of their lives this Sunday when a giant Russian nuclear submarine came to the rescue after they had sent out a distress signal.

June 10, 2014
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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$18 Billion Newbuild Order Awarded to General Dynamics

General Dynamics (GD) has their work cut out for them after winning a $17.6 billion newbuild order from the U.S. Navy yesterday. As a result of the order, General Dynamics’...

April 29, 2014
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Monday, October 7, 2013
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Billionaires Emulating Jules Verne Take Submarines to Sea Depths

Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) — The strange contraption slowly being assembled in a modest industrial shed in Breda, a small city in the Netherlands, bears little resemblance to Nautilus, the fictional...

October 7, 2013
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Submarine Grave Discovery Propels New York Explorers’ Movie Bid

Two years after Tim Taylor and Christine Dennison put up $750,000 to find and document the R-12, and 70 years after the vessel sank, the two explorers are tapping crowd-funding site Kickstarter to finish a documentary about the discovery.

June 10, 2013
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Friday, April 5, 2013
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USS Thresher Remembered 50 Years After Sinking

By Jason Kelly It’s been almost 50 years since USS Thresher (SSN-593) sank off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, claiming the lives of 129 Sailors and civilian technicians aboard. Family members...

April 5, 2013
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Most Important British Vessel Sunk Off the Chinese Coast You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

In recent weeks, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the North Atlantic and the 3D re-release of 1997’s Oscar-winning ‘Titanic’ has galvanized attention in China,...

April 19, 2012
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Friday, December 30, 2011
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Russian Ballistic Missile Submarine Catches Fire

MOSCOW (Dow Jones)–Some crew members were still aboard a Russian nuclear submarine ablaze early Friday after its hull caught fire during shipyard repairs but there was no radiation threat, officials said. “A...

December 30, 2011
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Monday, October 10, 2011
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DSME Eyeing $1.1 Billion Submarine Deal

SEOUL (Dow Jones)–Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (042660.SE) said Monday it is talking with the Indonesian government about the possible sale of KRW1.2 trillion ($1.1 billion) worth of submarines...

October 10, 2011
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Chainsawing Submarines – Images From the Arctic

While some are using this month’s bizarre winter weather to ski naked, Gizmodo points us to more serious work being done by the Applied Physics Lab Ice Station in Alaska....

June 1, 2011
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Engineering News

General Dynamics wins potentially huge Navy contract

Electric Boat, a subsidary of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms.  The contract is...

May 19, 2011
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dutch Navy Discovers Missing German WWI U-boat

The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has located the wreck of the World War I German submarine U-106 off the coast of Terschelling in the Netherlands.  The submarine had been missing...

May 11, 2011
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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Drug Smuggling Sub’s [Photos]

gCaptain has looked at the phenomena of drug trafficking submarine’s before (Link) but a new photo documentary from Time magazine shows these tiny cutter-evading devils in a new light. Take...

March 29, 2011
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Thursday, February 3, 2011
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Severodvinsk Attack Sub – Russians Launch First Of A New Class

After near 20 years of construction, the first of Russia’s 4th generation multi-purpose submarine will sail out in the White Sea in May. The submarine, named “Severodvinsk” after the city...

February 3, 2011
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Monday, January 3, 2011

US Submarines Ban Smoking – 40% Of Crew Switching To Nicorette

A Navy tradition will ended at midnight on Friday. By order of the Navy’s top admiral, smoking will no longer be allowed on submarines effective Jan 1st, 2011. The smoking...

January 3, 2011
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

James Cameron to Explore Challenger Deep: Are you really THAT surprised?

It really did not surprise us when it was revealed in the most recent Maritime Monday that James Cameron is planning a nearly 7 mile voyage to the Mariana Trench...

September 21, 2010
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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Naval Architecture – Designing A Quiet Ship.

No this isn’t going to be a post about china’s new submarines…. instead we look at designing ships to be quiet for more relaxing purposes. Eurodam News, Holland America’s newbuild...

November 1, 2009
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Monday, March 9, 2009

US Navy Vs China An Impeccable Incident – A Video Explanation

Why did the Chinese Navy harass the USNS Impeccable? gCaptain has been recieving a number of emails, Tweets and forum questions about this incident so I put together a short...

March 9, 2009
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USNS Impeccable – Harassed by Chinese Navy + FAQ

Yesterday, five Chinese vessels “shadowed and aggressively maneuvered in dangerously close proximity” to the U.S. Navy ocean surveillance ship, USNS Impeccable, as it conducted routine operations in international waters in...

March 9, 2009
Total Views: 66

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Error In Navigation – Tracing Paper Blamed

The Guardian tells us: A nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine needed £5m worth of repairs after it struck the seabed because a piece of tracing paper covered its navigational chart, investigators...

May 25, 2008
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

MARINER WAKE UP CALL – China’s Growning Submarine Fleet

Experts attempting to understand the strategic aims behind China’s aggressive military expansion have generally focused on Taiwan. But a new naval base points at Beijing’s significant and growing interest in...

May 13, 2008
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