Military Review

Why did the Argentine Navy carry out a powerful explosion in the area where the submarine was missing?

15
To establish the causes of the loss of the San-Juan diesel-electric submarine in the south-western Atlantic, a controlled explosion of about 100 kg in TNT was carried out. Recall that earlier the American reconnaissance aircraft recorded a “thermal and acoustic anomaly” in one of the search squares.


Argentine military experts carried out an explosion at a depth of about 40 m in order to obtain data on whether such an explosion could have fixed a reconnaissance plane. As a result of the tests, the Argentine military concluded that the explosion, which probably occurred on board the San Juan diesel-electric submarine, was significantly more powerful than the experimental one.

Why did the Argentine Navy carry out a powerful explosion in the area where the submarine was missing?


Recall that earlier the Argentine specialists of the Naval Forces stated that they do not exclude the possibility that there was an explosion of hydrogen onboard the submarine, released during an emergency situation involving the charging of batteries. After the experiment conducted in the Argentine Navy, they came to the conclusion that if there was an explosion, its power was too high to be attributed to malfunctions when charging batteries.

Earlier, the Argentine Navy focused on the fact that the San Juan diesel-electric submarine carried out the transition from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata without armaments in the form of torpedoes.
Photos used:
http://www.globallookpress.com
15 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. zzdimk
    zzdimk 5 December 2017 06: 33 New
    +1
    If there were no torpedoes on board, then how much hydrogen had to be released from the battery so that it shied? Or was there something?
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic 5 December 2017 06: 40 New
      +3
      Hydrogen has high thermal conductivity, as well as heat transfer, so its concentration in a closed room of a compartment does not have to be prohibitive!
      1. thinker
        thinker 5 December 2017 11: 13 New
        +1
        There is such a concept as the Lower Explosive Limit. Hydrogen mixed with air has a very low LEL = 4%
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 5 December 2017 15: 29 New
          +1
          There is such a thing as an English submarine. Putting a torpedo into a strange ship is quite in their spirit. Especially if no one knows about it.
          And there is such a thing as ammunition detonation. Apparently, this same detonation was spotted. Remember that from the "Kursk" with detonation left. Also, by the way, a hydrogen leak was dumped.
  2. Ankipelgygyrgyn
    Ankipelgygyrgyn 5 December 2017 06: 47 New
    +2
    It is necessary to look for a boat, and not to drag relatives of the victims in batches of versions.
  3. ImPerts
    ImPerts 5 December 2017 07: 02 New
    +2
    It will be possible to more or less understand (or try) after finding the place of the accident and at least a visual inspection. And so you can guess for a long time and hard.
    In principle, one can also assume such a version that the submarine came across a secret settlement of the heirs of the Third Reich and they sunk the submarine.
    As they say, Admiral Bird and 1947 year to help ...
    1. Orionvit
      Orionvit 5 December 2017 07: 36 New
      +5
      Quote: ImPerts
      that the submarine came across a secret settlement of the heirs of the Third Reich and they sank the submarine.

      Then look at REN TV. Although Prokopenko always says that they do not claim the truth, they will not miss such a case.
      1. ImPerts
        ImPerts 5 December 2017 07: 41 New
        0
        Quote: Orionvit
        Then look at REN TV.

        Will have to connect ...
  4. Ushly_bashkort
    Ushly_bashkort 5 December 2017 07: 03 New
    +2
    And what did an American reconnaissance plane do in southern Argentina in general?
    1. Svarog51
      Svarog51 5 December 2017 07: 18 New
      +8
      The same as in the Black Sea - conducted reconnaissance. Only in the Atlantic, no one interfered with him, but in the Black Sea he was “politely” asked to get out. hi
      1. Ushly_bashkort
        Ushly_bashkort 5 December 2017 07: 48 New
        +2
        The same as in the Black Sea - conducted reconnaissance.

        Yes, there was more sarcasm here, they say an American reconnaissance plane flew by and suddenly on a boat without a BC something loudly blinked hi
        1. Svarog51
          Svarog51 5 December 2017 08: 02 New
          +7
          Arthur hi Well, why sarcasm? It is a viable version of the tragedy. "Poseidon" is quite capable of detecting the submarine and ditch it. About then - "I'm not me and not my horse." Now, when they find and examine her, then something may become clear, but for now your version of events may turn out to be correct.
    2. demo
      demo 5 December 2017 07: 19 New
      +2
      And what are American reconnaissance aircraft doing in the waters of the Black and Baltic Seas?
      Scouted.
  5. soldier
    soldier 5 December 2017 08: 20 New
    15
    Is there such data?
  6. Monarchist
    Monarchist 5 December 2017 08: 29 New
    +1
    Quote: ImPerts
    Quote: Orionvit
    Then look at REN TV.

    Will have to connect ...

    I watched his program at one time, and then threw it away: it strongly wedges on conspiracy theories, and I am skeptical of all kinds of fortunetelling. I remember that in 1996 a new Vanga was hanging around in the Kuban and the newspaper had a price list for fortune telling and predicting the future, and then it scared that it would make impotents all the men who did not go to it. And imagine there were freaks that ran to her