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2021-07-24 Science & Technology
37 Pings : Death Throes of the USS Thresher
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Posted by badanov 2021-07-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [254 views ]  Top

#1 Navy scientist John P. Craven advanced much of the work on listening to subs at sea. His book is worth a read. The Silent War: The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea. The Thresher and Scorpion incidents are covered, as well as the recovery of H-Bombs after the refueling accident over Spain.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-07-24 07:02||   2021-07-24 07:02|| Front Page Top

#2 ...the best of men must die.
"The Sinking of the Reuben James" by the Kingston Trio.
Posted by magpie 2021-07-24 09:45||   2021-07-24 09:45|| Front Page Top

#3 Given that there was no possible rescue system available at that point in time, and the depth in question, and that the fate of the crew was sealed, I can see it being a kindness to assert all dies instantly. Cold, dark asphyxiation seems a pretty grim exit to imagine for a loved one....better to thing of an instantaneous end.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2021-07-24 19:27||   2021-07-24 19:27|| Front Page Top

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