US Nuclear Submarine Hits ‘Unknown Object’ In China Sea

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It was a porpoise, or a loose barnacle. Absolutely nothing to do with China. $3 billion dollar subs do that sometimes. Nothing to see here, sheep. Move along.

The Seawolf class is a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines (SSN) in service with the United States Navy. The class was the intended successor to the Los Angeles class, and design work began in 1983.[7] A fleet of 29 submarines was to be built over a ten-year period, but that was reduced to 12 submarines. The end of the Cold War and budget constraints led to the cancellation of any further additions to the fleet in 1995, leaving the Seawolf class limited to just three boats. This, in turn, led to the design of the smaller Virginia class. The Seawolf class cost about $3 billion per unit ($3.5 billion for USS Jimmy Carter), making it…

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