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Nuke-powered USS Michigan made public
Yonhap News ^ | 05/02/11

Posted on 05/02/2011 7:54:39 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Nuke-powered USS Michigan made public

May 2, BUSAN, South Korea -- Seen here are torpedoes installed at the U.S. nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan, which made a port visit to South Korea's largest port city of Busan on April 30. The USS Michigan, one of the largest submarines in the world, was disclosed to South Korean reporters on May 2. (Yonhap)


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigstick; showandtell; skorea; ussmichigan
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1 posted on 05/02/2011 7:54:47 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

GO GREEN! Sorry I am a state fan. LOL


2 posted on 05/02/2011 7:58:27 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...
Nuke-powered USS Michigan made public

May 2, BUSAN, South Korea -- Philip G. McLaughlin (L), commander of the U.S. nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan, introduces the sub's missile control center to South Korean reporters. The USS Michigan, one of the largest submarines in the world, made a port visit to South Korea's largest port city of Busan on April 30. (Yonhap)

U.S. nuclear-powered submarine makes port call in S. Korea

May 1, BUSAN, South Korea -- The U.S. nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan is docked at South Korea's southeastern port city of Busan on May 1. The Michigan, one of the largest submarines in the world, arrived on April 30 with more than 150 crew members aboard as part of a regular deployment to the Pacific area. (Yonhap)


3 posted on 05/02/2011 7:59:11 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Wow- Great pics! Thanks.


4 posted on 05/02/2011 8:06:40 AM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: Doohickey; BIGLOOK; TigerLikesRooster
Ping ) ) ) ) ) )
5 posted on 05/02/2011 8:14:55 AM PDT by SmithL (No one puts the func in dysfunctional like the California Legislature)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Torpedoes are fun.


6 posted on 05/02/2011 8:15:15 AM PDT by Larry381 (shoot it in the head and drop it in the ocean!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

THX THX.

WAY TA GO NAVY!


7 posted on 05/02/2011 8:17:28 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Your link just goes to a pic of the torpedoes.


8 posted on 05/02/2011 8:19:18 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Larry381

Nuke torpedos? How far away can you be when they go off? Assuming they don’t miss and wind up on the ocean floor. Wouldn’t the shock wave under water slam you pretty hard too?


9 posted on 05/02/2011 8:19:59 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The times, they are a changin’. The boomers used to be highly classified, try to imagine this happening 25 years ago.


10 posted on 05/02/2011 8:21:17 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I was a bit concerned about the public photos of interior equipment, but then I recalled the Russian Astronaut’s quote from the movie Armageddon:

“Russian components, American components, it doesn’t matter, all are made in Taiwan”.


11 posted on 05/02/2011 8:23:44 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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I thought about that, too. While I see that this is most likely intended as a veiled threat conveyed to N. Korea, which I think serves good purpose, I wondered if going public is a good idea.


12 posted on 05/02/2011 8:24:28 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: dblshot

The torpedos are conventional. I don’t believe we have ever made a nuclear torpedo.


13 posted on 05/02/2011 8:28:44 AM PDT by blau993
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To: dblshot

Actually....

The Mk 45 Torp did carry a W34 Nuclear Warhead.

With drawn from service in 1976 as the much more precise Mk 48 replaced it.

Many of the Mk 45’s were converted to the Mk 45 mod 1 (conventional warhead) “Freedom” Torp for sale/export.


14 posted on 05/02/2011 8:36:51 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What is that black tank behind the conning?


15 posted on 05/02/2011 8:43:07 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: NCC-1701

Ooops! Should have read conning tower. My bad.


16 posted on 05/02/2011 8:43:55 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Well, GOOD MORNING Dear Leader!


17 posted on 05/02/2011 8:44:14 AM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: NCC-1701

Advanced SEALS Delivery System - Mini Sub.


18 posted on 05/02/2011 8:53:16 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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Thanks for the info.


19 posted on 05/02/2011 8:56:21 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: NCC-1701; TigerLikesRooster; CPOSharky; Doohicky; CholeraJoe; EODGUY; patton
What is that black tank behind the conning (tower)?

Don't ask. 8<)

This is not a SSBN (any more) but a converted Trident submarine whose missile tubes (the vertical tubes labelled with numbers in the photo's - and the ones who (used to) launched the trident missiles being shown on the TV/digital monitors on the photo's of the sub in the conning “tower” - are supposedly converted to support SEAL Teams and UDT ops in shallow water.

I will not recommend that you read the (unauthorized, illegal, un/not-quite-classified-but-actually-top-secret) book about black ops and submarine secret ops back in the “real” Cold War.

From this site:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/ssgn-tactical-trident-subs-special-forces-and-super-strike-01764/

“In the aftermath of the START-II arms control treaty, some of the USA’s nuclear-powered Ohio Class SSBN nuclear missile submarines were converted to become long range conventional strike and special operations SSGN “Tactical Tridents.” Four ultra-stealthy Ohio-class SSBNs had their 24 Trident II D-5 nuclear ballistic missiles removed. They were replaced with up to 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles, 66-102 special forces troops, special attachments for new Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS) or older Seal Delivery Vehicle (SDV) “mini-subs,” and a mission control center. Unmanned Underwater Vehicles and even UAVs for aerial operations are expected to become equally important options over the fleet’s career.”

20 posted on 05/02/2011 8:58:40 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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