Did you know that in 2005 a small Swedish diesel powered submarine the HSMS Gotland sunk the brand new at the time US Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan with multiple torpedo strikes
Did you know that in 2005, a small Swedish diesel powered submarine, the HSMS Gotland, sunk the brand new, at the time, US Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, with multiple torpedo strikes?
This took place during joint naval exercises and although the Aircraft carrier was accompanied by an entire fleet acting as shields and anti submarine aircraft, the 100 million dollar sub, kept destroying the 6.2 billion dollar carrier......over and over again, for a period of two years in repeated exercises.
Eventually, the US Navy decided to rent one of these submarines from the Swedish Navy, for a period of a year, to try and figure out a way to detect and escape the lethal sub.
Whether or not they were successful in their endeavour, that is classified, but the story of the little sub that could, remains a source of amusement in international military circles.
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