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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.

 2020-09-21   Admin

(19) Comments

Maxim Glazer

21st September 2020


Back in Soviet days US navy were holding an exercise with a full battle group. A Soviet submarine snuck in, surfaced BETWEEN carrier and escorts, subs Captain ordered his whole crew onto the deck, they sung the Soviet anthem, got back in, submerged and left. True story.


Peter K. Vickers

21st September 2020


In any conventional military confrontation today those lumbering flat tops are sitting ducks.


Alistair Rose

21st September 2020


unless of course you pick on tiny poor countries! ..but that would be just mean!!!


Daniel ODonoju

21st September 2020


They THINK it was Sweden.


Doc Moriarty

21st September 2020


das brutes -


Ebaad RN

21st September 2020


So in order to liberate the World from NATO'S tyranny, we just have to let them conduct as many exercises as they can.


Andrew Simpson

22nd September 2020


http://www.defense-aerospace.com/.../how-a-30_year-old...


Andre Stapert

22nd September 2020


That's not the only country who succeeded in that task the Germans did it to a few times and the Netherlands did it to a few times


Chuck Williams

22nd September 2020


yes, it CAN be done. but DAYS of establishing patrol patterns of the covering ships to find the gaps in the ASW. then slipping through one.


Maxim Glazer

22nd September 2020


Chuck Williams Depends on the torpedo and the range you fire them from. The now-infamous Shkval missile-torpedo can't be deceived. The damn thing moves at 400km/h under water, and with no guidance system to deceive, it can only be defeated by movement, and carriers can't turn fast at all.


Bassil McDonald

22nd September 2020


No need to completely sink anything - simply disabling it from being able to conduct effective operations is enough, and even preferable as it will tie up other resources in trying to rescue it.


Radoslav Kunska

22nd September 2020


All down to the " sound frequency " apparently.


Sharon Weber Dodds

22nd September 2020


Wonderful story! These "exercises" sure are a hoot!


Shah Khalid

22nd September 2020


https://nationalinterest.org/.../swedens-super-stealth...


Scott Morton

22nd September 2020


But you don't understand - the purpose of these things is to fund the military - industrial complex. They don't necessarily have to work. Well over 50% of the US budget is for "defense". What does that tell you? Don't think too hard...


Yana Dimitrova

23rd September 2020


I never know !Thank you, George !


Elmar Fässler

23rd September 2020


Those swedish boats are extremely silent - using a stirling motor - a technique much less complicate than nuclear power...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSwMS_Gotland_(Gtd)


Don Duca

23rd September 2020


Wait til they get a load of Russian underwater capabilities.


Brynjar Haugli

23rd September 2020


American piece of shit ås usual hahaha


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