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Iranian Submarine Lost While Practicing To Sink U.S. Aircraft Carrier
Strategy Page ^ | May 11, 2014

Posted on 05/12/2014 7:36:39 AM PDT by Fennie

In the Persian Gulf there are rumors that one of Iran's Ghadir mini-subs sank while practicing tactics for attacking an American Nimitz class carrier.

It was believed that a recently built two-thirds replica of an American Nimitz class aircraft carrier would be towed out so the Ghadir could get some experience in how to approach such a large ship and launch torpedoes at it.

The rumored loss of a Ghadir was accompanied by talk of some new stealth technology on the Ghadir. That is probably just rumor as the small size of the Ghadir already confers a substantial amount of stealthiness.

This purported stealth technology is supposed to explain why Iranian salvage ships are not out looking for the sunken Ghadir as that activity would tell foreigners where, approximately, the sub went down.

(Excerpt) Read more at strategypage.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fail; ghadir; iran; military; obama; stealthsinking; submarines; usnavy; wot
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1 posted on 05/12/2014 7:36:39 AM PDT by Fennie
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To: Fennie
Glug-glug.
2 posted on 05/12/2014 7:37:55 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Fennie

Oops?


3 posted on 05/12/2014 7:37:58 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Fennie

"You've lost another submarine?"

4 posted on 05/12/2014 7:38:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fennie

Let me guess - they left the screen door open when they submerged?


5 posted on 05/12/2014 7:39:25 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Fennie

Either 1, that sub is now sitting in drydock in Israel or 2, the sub is sitting in the hull of a US warship, on it’s way back to Norfolk.

Or 3, no such sub exists.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 7:40:37 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
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To: Fennie
Iranian Submarine Lost While Practicing To Sink U.S. Aircraft Carrier

You have to ask yourself: Do I want to be in s sub run by a bunch of crazy muzzie camel jocks?

7 posted on 05/12/2014 7:40:53 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: Fennie

even our mock ups kick muzzie arse...


9 posted on 05/12/2014 7:44:08 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Fennie

Sounds like realistic practice to me...


10 posted on 05/12/2014 7:44:31 AM PDT by aragorn (We do indeed live in interesting times. FUBO.)
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To: F15Eagle

The sub got nervous and popped it’s rivets...


11 posted on 05/12/2014 7:45:25 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Fennie
The Ghadir-class submarine is a 120 ton midget sub with a crew of 18. It can carry two torpedoes. Iran has about 21 of them (may maybe 20 now)
12 posted on 05/12/2014 7:46:20 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Fennie

They’re just practicing the reality


13 posted on 05/12/2014 7:46:42 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: Fennie

They’re real good at sinking themselves


14 posted on 05/12/2014 7:46:45 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Fennie

One of our submarines is missing....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M58LgW4zh8c


15 posted on 05/12/2014 7:47:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Love it. The exchanges between these two in that film were great. I miss Richard Jordan. He was excellent as Lo Armistead in Gettysburg. A very good character actor that left us too soon.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 7:47:29 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: PapaBear3625

That’s 360 Iranian midgets, then..


17 posted on 05/12/2014 7:49:41 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Fennie

praise allah...or apollo creed or whatever phony god they worship....


18 posted on 05/12/2014 7:49:56 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
You have to ask yourself: Do I want to be in s sub run by a bunch of crazy muzzie camel jocks?

It's probably pretty quiet when running on battery, and the muzzies are big on suicide missions. I could see them loading one up with two torpedoes (and some extra explosives), and seeing how close they could get to a ship before being discovered. If discovered, launch torps. If undiscovered until coming into contact distance of the ship, detonate onboard explosives.

19 posted on 05/12/2014 7:50:47 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Fennie

I wonder if one could parley this incident and others with the Iranian “navy” into a sitcom that’s a version of “McHale’s Navy” supposedly set in Iran?


20 posted on 05/12/2014 7:51:07 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Fennie

So...we sank an Iranian sub and never fired a shot?

This is good stuff right dere.


21 posted on 05/12/2014 7:51:36 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Fennie

The will of allah is strong, stronger than sub steel it seems.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 7:53:48 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Fennie

Sounds like they were practicing for what will really happen if they try to attack one of our carrier groups.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 7:53:56 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

“SUICIDE SQUAD.....ATTACK!:”


24 posted on 05/12/2014 7:55:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fennie
Iranian Submarine Lost While Practicing To Sink U.S. Aircraft Carrier

its those faulty western propulsive rubber bands they bought.


25 posted on 05/12/2014 7:56:01 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Fennie
I know there's a reason submarines aren't supposed to have screen doors, but maybe the Iranian navy thought they could add such an innovation using this product:


26 posted on 05/12/2014 7:57:23 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Fennie

...loss of a Ghadir was accompanied by talk of some new stealth technology...


Apparently that stealth tech works really, REALLY well...


27 posted on 05/12/2014 7:57:40 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Fennie
Vessel in question:

Pretty fugly and even on batteries looks to have a good deal of noisy additions to the hull.

28 posted on 05/12/2014 7:58:49 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Either 1, that sub is now sitting in drydock in Israel or 2, the sub is sitting in the hull of a US warship, on it’s way back to Norfolk. Or 3, no such sub exists.

Well played my friend, well played...

29 posted on 05/12/2014 7:59:54 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Fennie

Will the sub crew members get 72 virgin mermaids each?


30 posted on 05/12/2014 8:01:39 AM PDT by moovova
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It is named after Ghadir Khumm

Sounds gay.

31 posted on 05/12/2014 8:03:05 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

LOL


32 posted on 05/12/2014 8:04:04 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: taildragger

Why would the USA or Isreal care. That think looks almost WW2 vintage.

Probably sprung a leak and sunk.


33 posted on 05/12/2014 8:05:54 AM PDT by Bailee
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To: rjsimmon

That thing should sound like a Buick going through the water. Stealthy my ass.

CC


34 posted on 05/12/2014 8:06:35 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Fennie

Bwahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!


35 posted on 05/12/2014 8:07:08 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Fennie
Opened the moon-roof to pray?
36 posted on 05/12/2014 8:08:03 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Fennie

The Iranians would love to sink an American Carrier, regardless of the cost to the crews. It would be a SHTF scenario on the scale of Pearl Harbor. Now, not to be cynical, and suggest that the sinking of an American Carrier could ever be a false flag operation, but Obama’s Presidency is tanking. I’ll leave it at that.


37 posted on 05/12/2014 8:13:33 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Fennie

Them SOBs got a couple Kilo class subs?


38 posted on 05/12/2014 8:21:40 AM PDT by crz
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To: Fennie

Twitter campaign

#BringBackOurSubmarine


39 posted on 05/12/2014 8:32:54 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: dfwgator

LOL...beat me too it!


40 posted on 05/12/2014 8:37:54 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Fennie; et al

“Train Like You Fight”

Laughing butt off.......


41 posted on 05/12/2014 8:43:42 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Fennie

The captain’s last words: “Ached....open the hatch and see how close we are to the target.”


42 posted on 05/12/2014 8:49:24 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Fennie

anybody remember ‘commodore sweetwater’s waterlogged logbook of the foolhardy and forgotten’?


43 posted on 05/12/2014 8:52:15 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
You have to ask yourself: Do I want to be in s sub run by a bunch of crazy muzzie camel jocks?

Given the choice between that and strapping on a vest made of explosives . . . maybe the single digit survival rate is attractive.

44 posted on 05/12/2014 8:53:15 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Alex Murphy
Nahh. My bet is screwed up the rule for opening the hatch.
Add the descents + ascents divide by 2. If there is 1 left over don't open the hatch.
45 posted on 05/12/2014 9:00:52 AM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: F15Eagle

and it sunk just like it will if ever used against us...


46 posted on 05/12/2014 9:01:10 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Fennie

Sitting on the bottom full of water is pretty stealthy.


47 posted on 05/12/2014 9:02:47 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Fennie

so stealthy it’s crew cannot find itself.


48 posted on 05/12/2014 9:03:11 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Question: Why does the New Iranian navy have glass bottom boats?


49 posted on 05/12/2014 9:04:17 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

I thought that was the Italians. LOL


50 posted on 05/12/2014 9:08:44 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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