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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

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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To: antiRepublicrat

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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To: massgopguy

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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To: TigerLikesRooster

Turn right to 3.1.5.

21 posted on 05/02/2011 9:13:16 AM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I am very impressed how ship shape and clean this boat is inside. The crew is similarly sharp. Our USN is doing a great job and is a key part of our protection, security and offensive capability.


22 posted on 05/02/2011 9:34:45 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: TigerLikesRooster
While I see that this is most likely intended as a veiled threat conveyed to N. Korea, which I think serves good purpose

Good point, "Hey Kim, look what just popped up out of the water in range of your funny hair, a sub with 150 Tomahawk cruise missiles, as much as an entire battle group."

I hear they have SpecOps ability as well, and can launch UAVs. Sweet.

23 posted on 05/02/2011 9:35:19 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: TigerLikesRooster

With 150 crew aboard, I bet the bunks never get cold.


24 posted on 05/02/2011 9:45:07 AM PDT by chainsaw ("The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Rick: So what do you have today?

Customer: A slightly used Submarine that includes a 42” Flat Screen TV and all the options.

Rick: I can give you $500, cash. $100 Dollar Bills.

Customer: Is that the best you can do?

Rick: It could take me years to sell and it will take up a lot of room in the store.

Customer: Well. OK. I was hoping for more, but hey, it was a gift from my Brother Barack Obama.

Rick: Chumley, write him up.

25 posted on 05/02/2011 9:45:07 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Natural Born Taxpayer on Board...)
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26 posted on 05/02/2011 9:49:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: GunRunner

Combat tactics, so that’s it?


27 posted on 05/02/2011 9:54:21 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: antiRepublicrat
The times, they are a changin’. The boomers used to be highly classified, try to imagine this happening 25 years ago.

This is a fast attack boat rather than a boomer, highly classified nonetheless. You can be quite sure that anything of any intelligence value was carefully covered up during the tour and photo session.

28 posted on 05/02/2011 10:00:43 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

It’s an Ohio class boomer converted to fire Tomahawks by stuffing seven down each of 22 tubes, the other two left over for SpecOps purposes.


29 posted on 05/02/2011 10:16:38 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
66-102 special forces troops

That little boat would get real crowded, real quick.

30 posted on 05/02/2011 10:34:14 AM PDT by Sarajevo (Avoid arguments with your wife about lifting the toilet seat by simply using the sink.)
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To: Bob
"This is a fast attack boat....."

Oh lordy!!!

I can envision you at an air show, pompously telling all who will listen as a P-38 goes by...."now that's a B-52 medium bomber, you can tell because it only has two jets."

31 posted on 05/02/2011 12:09:15 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Previous Michigans:

Paddle steamer (1843 - the first iron-hulled ship in the US Navy.)

Battleship Michigan (1910 - BB-27)


32 posted on 05/02/2011 12:17:50 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: RicocheT
I am very impressed how ship shape and clean this boat is inside.

I was in Holy Loch Scotland on a 616 Class SSBN about the time the Ohio class boats were coming out. The Squdron Training Officer was eating lunch with the captain and they were discussing the new SSBNs.

Cmdr XYZ was describing the boats, the improvements etc. but then he made a statement that scared me:

.... but Jim with so few people and such a big ship, how are they going to keep it clean?

My first patrol I was given RC Division (instruments etc) and on the first inspection I of course persented our level. The Captain got down on his hands and knees and reached way back into a panel and his white glove came out dirty. The look that followed.....

I complained to the RC Div Chief

The Chief complained to the RC DIV LPO (who was 1st Class)

The 3rd Class PO made sure it didn't happen again.

Friday mornings were Field Day

33 posted on 05/02/2011 12:43:27 PM PDT by politicianslie (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders)
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To: GunRunner; Doohickey; CPOSharky

Photo-op.

Ain’t no chief gonna be standing watch on the dive planes.....


34 posted on 05/02/2011 1:42:10 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: antiRepublicrat
It’s an Ohio class boomer converted to fire Tomahawks by stuffing seven down each of 22 tubes, the other two left over for SpecOps purposes.

Thanks for the information. I stand corrected.

35 posted on 05/02/2011 1:54:30 PM PDT by Bob
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To: diogenes ghost
I can envision you at an air show...

If I were to say how I envision you, I'd be banned. It just ain't worth it.

36 posted on 05/02/2011 1:57:38 PM PDT by Bob
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To: antiRepublicrat
a sub with 150 Tomahawk cruise missiles

And all of them with a 'North of the 38th' as a delivery address.

37 posted on 05/02/2011 2:20:37 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: Bob
"If I were to say...."

Say away, Mr. Sub Expert.

By the way, the next time you want to expound on "fast attack" boats, you might wanna study a little bit....just a little.

Look up US sub nomenclature and how they are named....notice which ones are named for states.

38 posted on 05/02/2011 3:41:04 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The PRC naval build up is the reason for the publicity, I think. SSGN boats combined with nameless reconnaissance and communications assets would be very, very effective against surface and submerged PRC assets.

Enough said.

39 posted on 05/05/2011 6:05:37 PM PDT by Iris7 ("Do not live lies!" ...Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
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