Skip to comments.Argentina submarine: ARA San Juan found (1 year later...44 on board)
Posted on 11/17/2018 2:48:04 AM PST by Drago
The wreckage of a submarine which went missing with 44 crew on board a year ago has been found, the Argentine navy says.
The ARA San Juan submarine disappeared 430km (270 miles) off the Argentine coast on 15 November 2017.
The navy stopped its rescue mission two weeks after the sub's disappearance.
However, a year and a day after it went missing, officials announced it had been found 800m (2,620ft) below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Wow. Thanks for posting this.
There was a woman officer on board, I think.
They really hyped it up.
We salute all of those brave men on eternal patrol.
Lieutenant Eliana María Krawczyk age 35.
Rather old for a Lieutenant.
Like they really need a submarine?
Eternal Father strong to save
Interesting link. A company named Ocean Infinity found it after starting the search a couple of months ago. They only get paid if they found the sub. And the bidding process was expedited.
Photo notation: "Queen of the Seas"
On an Ocean Infinity related note, from June...
Good submariners too, the Argentinians!
During the Falklands war, the San Luis - an Argentine Navy diesel-electric submarine (a German-made T-209) - performed well. Not only did it survive unscathed from more than two hundred antisubmarine munitions fired by British warships and helicopter, but it twice ambushed antisubmarine frigates. Had the weapons functioned as intended the RN would have suffered more lives lost than it did (the torpedoes didnt explode ...many Argentine munitions didnt explode, eg the Exocet missiles and gravity bombs launched by the Argentine Air Force on British assets also didnt explode ...and even then the British lost 2 destroyers and 2 frigates ...)
Most importantly though, if a country can afford a submarine - and wants it, without having to apply for aid - they can have it.
A Royal Navy submarine sank the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano during the Falklands War. This drove home to the Argentinians the importance of having submarines in their fleet.
I was told some interesting things about that conflict and the part that our help with Sig/Int played. Wonder if the munitions were made in the UK. If not, selective function might have been involved.
I feel for her father.
God has tested the man like he tested Job.
35 is old for a lt.
In Naval terms, a Lieutenant is the equal of a land forces captain, not a just out of the factory Butterbar . O3 equivalent in the US system.
The Belgrano was due to be retired and sent to the US to go on display as she was one of our WW2 cruisers IIRC.The name escapes me.
She was the USS Phoenix.
Heck of a way to go. It’s like knowing you gonna die.
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