General Submarine News


From The Barents Observer:

Strategic submarine recalled for inspection
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Russia’s newest strategic nuclear-powered submarine ”Yury Dolgoruky” is not ready to launch missiles and has been called back from sea trials for inspection and corrections. The work will probably take at least six months.
More at http://www.barentsobserver.com/strategic-submarine-recalled-for-inspection.4864528-116320.html

Comment: Before anybody gets too worked up, remember that this boat is the first in her class. Problems are not only inevitable, they're expected.
 
From NTI Global Security Newswire:

Pentagon Said Likely to Back New Design for Ballistic Missile Submarine
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Defense Department is likely to pursue a brand new design for its next nuclear-armed submarine, following a Navy recommendation during a key program review earlier this month, according to experts and observers (see GSN, Sept. 27).

The Pentagon's Defense Acquisition Board on December 9 completed an initial design review meeting on the so-called "SSBN(X)" effort, spokeswoman Cheryl Irwin confirmed last week. However, she indicated the department was not ready to release the review's results.
More at http://www.globalsecuritynewswire.org/gsn/nw_20101221_5014.php
 
From The Navy Newsstand:

USS Boise Returns From Deployment
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NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Los Angeles fast-attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) returned home to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Dec. 22, from a regularly scheduled six-month deployment, just in time for the holidays.

A crowd of family and friends braved the chilly December air to greet their loved ones, who deployed from Norfolk June 22.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=57867
 
From The Montreal Gazette:

More delays for HMCS Victoria retrofit
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OTTAWA – The much-anticipated retrofit of HMCS Victoria submarine won't be completed before the middle of next year, the Defence Department confirmed Thursday.
More at http://www.montrealgazette.com/More+delays+HMCS+Victoria+retrofit/4021222/story.html

Comment: No, the Canadian Navy doesn't lack for competance. What they're hurting for is the funding needed to get things done. See http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Cash+strapped+navy+being+bone+analysts/3020173/story.html
 
From The San Francisco Chronicle:

WWII enemies now allies with aid of Internet, time
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Two old enemies, separated by time and the bitterness of war, have been reunited by the Internet.

They had encountered each other only once, on a winter's day in the Mediterranean during World War II. Wolf Danckworth was an officer on a German U-boat attacking an allied convoy, while Frank Arsenault was a sailor aboard a Canadian corvette trying to prevent the attack. Arsenault's ship rammed and sank the German submarine. Danckworth was the only survivor.
More at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2010%2F12%2F24%2FBANI1GQKED.DTL
 
From Israel National News:

Israel Navy Produces 98th Round of Submarine Commandos
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Israel’s 98th Submarine Commando course has ended, marked by a festive ceremony in the Israel Navy Base in Haifa.

The new maritime fighters were granted their ranks and sailors' pins following their successful completion of the year-long course, which included three parts:
More at http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/141368
 
From The Herald:

End of an era as submarine is retired after 32 years' service
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IT WAS the end of an era at Devonport Naval Base when the last of the class of Swiftsure attack submarines was retired after 32 years' service.

HMS Sceptre was formally decommissioned at a special ceremony which saw tributes paid to her role, and the hundreds of submariners who served onboard.
More at http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/news/End-era-sub-retired-32-years/article-3046805-detail/article.html
 
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