Why do US Navy submarines operate on 18-hour schedules, with 6 hours on watch and 12 hours off? How did this start? Is there independent justification, or is this some hold-over from old traditions? Why did someone think this was a good idea?
posted by cthuljew
on Dec 7, 2012 -
Trying to remember the name of an old movie about a small submarine with an open bottom. [more inside]
posted by bingo
on Jan 6, 2011 -
On September 4, 1974 the bodies of 6 Soviet sailors were recovered by the US Navy while clandestinely surveying
the wreckage of submarine K-129
. In 1992 CIA director Robert Gates "...as a gesture of intent, a symbol of a new era... carried with [him, on a state visit with Boris Yeltsin] the Soviet naval flag that had shrouded the coffins... [and] a videotape of their burial at sea, complete with prayers for the dead and the Soviet national anthem—-a dignified and respectful service even at the height of the Cold War."
Where/how can I watch this videotape?
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj
on Apr 8, 2010 -
I want to drive a nuclear powered car. If nuclear power is good enough for submarines, why can't the technology be scaled down? Looking for big picture such as limitations, environment, storage, infrastructure and adaptations required.
posted by Funmonkey1
on Nov 23, 2009 -
What design features, if any, allow nuclear reactors on submarines to survive being inverted? [more inside]
posted by sindark
on Apr 20, 2009 -
There is a movie about a Russian sub that shows up in a small town in maybe Canada? One of the Russians has a problem with spontaneous combustion and has a fire extinguisher with him, and there's a priest from the small town that's handing the situation. What is the name of this movie!? These are all the details I remember, but I know it exists. IMDB/google has been fruitless so far. Thanks mefi!
posted by excitementMD
on Mar 15, 2009 -
I want to design a boat. A big boat. Help me learn the basics of interior boat structures. [more inside]
posted by gc
on Feb 21, 2008 -
[childhood memory filter] When I was in elementary school, there was a game I played at the day care I was enrolled in over the summer. You were in control of a yellow Submarine navigating through labyrinthine levels (?) and your only defense was ink pellets that stunned. [more inside]
posted by phritosan
on Apr 12, 2007 -
Are there any decent submarine games for PC or Xbox? Looking for something relatively modern.
posted by gfroese
on Jul 11, 2006 -