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Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2017, 07:22:02 PM »
Any mariners/sub-mariners here .... ?
What is involved when searching for a lost craft like this ?
Are those southern oceans angry at this time of the year ?
Thoughts ?

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2017, 07:31:38 PM »
Any mariners/sub-mariners here .... ?
What is involved when searching for a lost craft like this?
Are those southern oceans angry at this time of the year?
Thoughts ?

Cape Horn is almost within spitting distance of Antarctica, so the seas could be pretty rough.

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2017, 07:35:48 PM »
Your avatar reminds me of a poster for the Exorcist, but I don't think it is.

Goodness gracious.......  Heck no!   The Exorcist gives me the eebies


Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2017, 07:37:59 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TR-1700-class_submarine


http://wtvr.com/2017/11/19/missing-navy-sub-tried-contacting-bases/
"Southern Argentinaís Patagonia coast is notorious for strong storms.

ďCurrently a powerful low pressure system is causing wind gusts in excess of 70 kph (nearly 45 mph) and churning up the South Atlantic Ocean with swells equivalent to a two-story building. This weather will hamper the search efforts for at least the next 48 hours,Ē CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam said."

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2017, 07:38:02 PM »
Argentinean sub still missing and now experts are saying oxygen will be running out soon. I hope the situation resolves itself, cue "For Those In Peril On The Sea," and the sailors are rescued or can escape.
http://wqad.com/2017/11/21/argentina-missing-sub-could-be-out-of-oxygen-soon/
Their Navy can't find it and our Navy and others are helping to try to find. I know the ocean is vast but it is still weird how, with all our technology and trillion-dollar defense budgets, we can "lose contact" and not find things like submarines and planes. And what happened to the boat? Accident? Sunk? Defected?

NAVY HYMN (SUBMARINE VERSE)

Lord God, our power ever more,
Whose arm doth reach the ocean floor,
Divine with our men beneath the sea;
Traverse the depths protectively.
O hear us when we pray, and keep
Them safe from peril in the deep.

Lord, guard and guide the men who man
The submatines that guard our land.
Be with them always night and day,
In quiet depths or roaring spray.
O hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea.

Bless those who serve beneath the deep,
Through lonely hours their vigil keep.
May peace their mission ever be!
Protect each one, we ask of Thee.
Bless those at home who wait and pray
For their return by night and day.

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2017, 07:38:47 PM »
Goodness gracious.......  Heck no!   The Exorcist gives me the eebies
I've never seen the movie.  By choice. 
I didn't think it was.  The movie poster pic was kind of creepy.  Your avatar isn't.

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2017, 07:40:25 PM »
NAVY HYMN (SUBMARINE VERSE)

Lord God, our power ever more,
Whose arm doth reach the ocean floor,
Divine with our men beneath the sea;
Traverse the depths protectively.
O hear us when we pray, and keep
Them safe from peril in the deep.

Lord, guard and guide the men who man
The submatines that guard our land.
Be with them always night and day,
In quiet depths or roaring spray.
O hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea.

Bless those who serve beneath the deep,
Through lonely hours their vigil keep.
May peace their mission ever be!
Protect each one, we ask of Thee.
Bless those at home who wait and pray
For their return by night and day.

Thank you, Kid. :-*

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2017, 07:50:18 PM »




They don't want help from England or America?  Beginning to sound like The Hunt For Red October.
Hmmm.  Maybe I was right. :o

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2017, 07:56:51 PM »
I've never seen the movie.  By choice. 
I didn't think it was.  The movie poster pic was kind of creepy.  Your avatar isn't.

but my original avatar was!


Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2017, 08:02:48 PM »
but my original avatar was!


Oh yeah.  I forgot about that one. :o   ;D

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #40 on: November 21, 2017, 08:09:39 PM »
Oh yeah.  I forgot about that one. :o   ;D

Got a lot of negativity with that one.............

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2017, 08:11:53 PM »
Hey, 21st.  Who is that guy in your avatar?

Sorry, i got called away from the computer.  My avatar is the the greatest actor of silent movie films, the inimitable Lon Chaney.  One of the greatest actors ever period.

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2017, 08:15:44 PM »
Goodness gracious.......  Heck no!   The Exorcist gives me the eebies

It's not dissimilar.


Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2017, 08:24:32 PM »
It's not dissimilar.




Jeez Louise they aren't are they?       

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2017, 08:30:38 PM »
It's not dissimilar.



Scariest horror film ever mainly because most of what happened can happen.

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2017, 08:33:08 PM »
Sorry, i got called away from the computer.  My avatar is the greatest actor of silent movie films, the inimitable Lon Chaney.  One of the greatest actors ever period.
He was truly the master of disguise.  Maybe that's why I didn't recognize him, lol. ;D

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2017, 08:34:01 PM »
It's not dissimilar.



Yes.  That's the poster I was talking about.

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2017, 08:36:48 PM »
Oh, oh.  I think we just hijacked Albrecht's thread.

Sorry, man. :-[   Let's get back to finding updates on the missing submarine.  Shall we?

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2017, 08:39:48 PM »
Any mariners/sub-mariners here .... ?
What is involved when searching for a lost craft like this ?
Are those southern oceans angry at this time of the year ?
Thoughts ?

I was in the Submarine Force and had the duty at a Submarine Flotilla Headquarters the night USS Scorpion (SSN589) was declared overdue.  The Scorpion was a nuclear powered Skipjack-class fast attack submarine homeported in Norfolk, Va.  it was in transit returning from a Mediterranean deployment and had missed a scheduled check report which is an encrypted message sent to the operational commander periodically when a sub is in transit. 

A massive search was launched which included submarines, surface ships and P2/3 Orion ASW aircraft along the likely track of the Scorpion which basically ranged from the approaches To the Chesapeake Bay/Hampton Roads to Gibraltar.  The Submarine Force Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (COMSUBLANT) a Vice Admiral (3 stars) embarked in one of the fast attacks participating and directed the search.  I canít recall if at the time we had a flyaway deep submergance rescue vehicle (DSRV) that could be loaded on an aircraft like a C-5 and be transported anywhere in world as we do now.  (That program might have been iniated as a result of the Scorpion going down).

The Argentine sub is a very capable diesel electric powered ship built by the Germans who have made huge improvements in the state of the art of such craft, most notably in battery capacity and power plant efficiency.  I imagine the Argentines have similar check procedures for their subs, an equivalent to our submarine rescue ships (ASRs) which are small auxiliaries,  and maritime patrol aircraft.  I believe that a U.S. Navy P8 Poseidon has been dedicated to the search and no doubt one of our DSRVís is in hot standby.

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2017, 08:42:36 PM »
He was truly the master of disguise.  Maybe that's why I didn't recognize him, lol. ;D

Kind of has that Jack Nicholson thing going on in this picture.  You know, the mischievous bad boy.

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2017, 08:44:05 PM »
Sorry, i got called away from the computer.  My avatar is the the greatest actor of silent movie films, the inimitable Lon Chaney.  One of the greatest actors ever period.

I actually knew that.  Scary dude.

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #51 on: November 21, 2017, 08:44:18 PM »
Kind of has that Jack Nicholson thing going on in this picture.  You know, the mischievous bad boy.

I guessed that it was Jr.    Doh!

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #52 on: November 21, 2017, 08:45:20 PM »
Kind of has that Jack Nicholson thing going on in this picture.  You know, the mischievous bad boy.
Yes!  That's the first thing I thought when I saw it.

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #53 on: November 21, 2017, 08:46:39 PM »
Scariest horror film ever mainly because most of what happened can happen.
And great use of subliminals (or almost so) like the ghost-face that flash(es) (depending on version,) great music and atmosphere. And direction! We used to go to those stairs and on a misty, cool night it was creepy, despite the gas station and development below. I guess DC has designated them historic so will be around for a lot longer. Good. According to Wiki Georgetown charged students $5 to watch the stunt when filming!

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2017, 08:47:59 PM »
I was in the Submarine Force and had the duty at a Submarine Flotilla Headquarters the night USS Scorpion (SSN589) was declared overdue.  The Scorpion was a nuclear powered Skipjack-class fast attack submarine homeported in Norfolk, Va.  it was in transit returning from a Mediterranean deployment and had missed a scheduled check report which is an encrypted message sent to the operational commander periodically when a sub is in ship is transit. 

An extensive search was launched which included submarines, surface ships and P2/3 Orion ASW aircraft along the likely track of the Scorpion which basically ranged from the approaches To the Chesapeake Bay/Hampton Roads to Gibraltar.  The Submarine Force Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (COMSUBLANT) a Vice Admiral (3 stars) embarked in one of the fast attacks participating in the search.  I canít recall if at the time we had a flyaway deep submergance rescue vehicle (DSRV) that could be loaded on an aircraft like a C-5 and be transported anywhere in world as we do now.  (That program might have been iniated as a result of the Scorpion going down).

The Argentine sub is a very capable diesel-electric powered ship built by the Germans who have made huge improvements in the state of the art of such craft, most notably in battery capacity and power plant efficiency.  I imagine the Argentines have similar check procedures for their subs, an equivalent to our submarine rescue ships (ASRs) which are small auxiliaries,  and maritime patrol aircraft.  I believe that a U.S. Navy P8 Poseidon has been dedicated to the search and no doubt one of our DSRVís is in hot standby.
In one of the reports (first page), I think it said a battery failure was the cause of the problem.  Correct me if I'm wrong.

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #55 on: November 21, 2017, 08:48:47 PM »
Kind of has that Jack Nicholson thing going on in this picture.  You know, the mischievous bad boy.

He'd be an awesome Joker.

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #56 on: November 21, 2017, 08:49:24 PM »
Kind of has that Jack Nicholson thing going on in this picture.  You know, the mischievous bad boy.
The Old Dark House is a great movie featuring him and Laughton. I always like to watch it around Halloween and sort of started a genre. It was a "lost film" that was, thankfully, found and saved.

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #57 on: November 21, 2017, 08:50:59 PM »
I was in the Submarine Force and had the duty at a Submarine Flotilla Headquarters the night USS Scorpion (SSN589) was declared overdue.  The Scorpion was a nuclear powered Skipjack-class fast attack submarine homeported in Norfolk, Va.  it was in transit returning from a Mediterranean deployment and had missed a scheduled check report which is an encrypted message sent to the operational commander periodically when a sub is in ship is transit. 

An extensive search was launched which included submarines, surface ships and P2/3 Orion ASW aircraft along the likely track of the Scorpion which basically ranged from the approaches To the Chesapeake Bay/Hampton Roads to Gibraltar.  The Submarine Force Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (COMSUBLANT) a Vice Admiral (3 stars) embarked in one of the fast attacks participating in the search.  I canít recall if at the time we had a flyaway deep submergance rescue vehicle (DSRV) that could be loaded on an aircraft like a C-5 and be transported anywhere in world as we do now.  (That program might have been iniated as a result of the Scorpion going down).

The Argentine sub is a very capable diesel electric powered ship built by the Germans who have made huge improvements in the state of the art of such craft, most notably in battery capacity and power plant efficiency.  I imagine the Argentines have similar check procedures for their subs, an equivalent to our submarine rescue ships (ASRs) which are small auxiliaries,  and maritime patrol aircraft.  I believe that a U.S. Navy P8 Poseidon has been dedicated to the search and no doubt one of our DSRVís is in hot standby.
yep
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/2017/11/21/air-force-navy-send-more-equipment-to-search-for-missing-argentine-submarine/

Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #58 on: November 21, 2017, 08:52:48 PM »
The Old Dark House is a great movie featuring him and Laughton. I always like to watch it around Halloween and sort of started a genre. It was a "lost film" that was, thankfully, found and saved.


Re: Missing Submarine
« Reply #59 on: November 21, 2017, 09:26:03 PM »
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