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Saturday, January 08, 2005

U.S. Nuclear Submarine Runs Aground

Update Sunday

Posted by Hello

USS San Francisco SSN-711

One crewmember is dead, 23 others seriously injured, as of Saturday night. The nuclear submarine ran aground about 350 miles south of Guam. There were no reports of damage to the USS San Francisco's reactor plant, which was operating normally.

The Navy promised more information when the sub arrives back in Guam.


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  • At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Mensmaximus of the halfbakery.com site was here.
    We have UFOs uni... floating obj... in our NW Passage. This looks like one of them. That's an act of war. Good thing our Minister of Defence, not yours, is nice about it. It would very easy for us to set up a grid of huge metal detectors to defend and prove our sovereignty of the North.

  • At 2:18 PM, Blogger brendalove@gmail.com said…

    Some pesky teenagers must have stolen the "Beach Ahead" warning sign!

  • At 4:53 AM, Blogger Maisey said…

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  • At 10:49 AM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…


    It's turned serious now. One sailor has died, 23 seriously injured.

    My speculation: One could have been critically injured, then died, if he was engaged in dangerous work when the ship grounded. Moving a torpedo, measuring electrical current, even moving a hot 20 gallon pot of soup. But for so many to be injured, and one to die, implies a breach in the hull, and flooding of one or more compartments. That would also explain why the sub is on the surface for the 300 mile transit back to Guam.

    They were headed for a port visit to Australia. The boat is 23 years old.

  • At 2:35 PM, Blogger Cattiva said…

    There's one Commander who's career is now over.


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