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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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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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