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    1500 lbs at 200 knots. Does a dud torpedo really knock people over in a 20,000 ton submarine? 1500 lbs is like me throwing my golf cart at a sub.

    Wouldn't it have to be another sub?

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    Update: Guam's drydocks are gone. That is a serious problem considering the tensions in the Indo-Pacific and the South China Seas.

    http://Hurt USS Connecticut Highligh... Key Guam Base

    Sixteen years ago, the attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN-711) struck a seamount, surfaced, and went to the island of Guam, America’s westernmost outpost in the Pacific Ocean. After the hurt sub arrived at Guam’s Apra Harbor, the Los Angeles class submarine went into a local dry dock, where shipyard workers made the damaged ship safe enough to make a 6,500-mile journey home to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for permanent repairs.

    History, it seems, is repeating itself. Earlier this month, after the Seawolf class attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) struck an underwater object, the damaged sub surfaced and made for America’s safe-haven at Guam.


    But this time, the reception of the USS Connecticut is going to be a little different.


    Today, the only thing Guam offers the USS Connecticut is privacy. The dry dock that supported the USS San Francisco is gone. A handful of Guam-based ship repair workers are available, but they are only certified to conduct basic, pier side repairs. Only the specialists aboard a set of 42-year-old submarine tenders can help.



    If the damage to the sub is severe, it will be a real struggle to patch up the USS Connecticut enough so it can make a safe transit to the Navy shipyards in either Hawaii or Puget Sound—over 6,500 miles away.



    The Navy’s lack of ship repair support in the central Pacific is a serious matter.
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    It is most likely that it just struck an uncharted underwater terrain feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    It is most likely that it just struck an uncharted underwater terrain feature.
    Would passive sonar pick that up?
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