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Unique stealth ship put up for auction


The US Navy decided to sell its unique warship Sea Shadow, which is known as the first and so far the only invisible ship in the world (similar to the stealth aircraft), reports The Daily Mail.

The Americans began work on the ship in 1982 under a tight curtain of secrecy. Developed a new ship ordered the company DARPA, the customer made the Pentagon. In total, Sea Shadow spent about $ 190 million, the launch took place in 1985 year.

Due to its unique design, Sea Shadow can not be detected using radar. The vessel weighs 563 tons, its length is 50 meters, and width - 21 meter. Due to its irregular shape, Sea Shadow is particularly resistant to storms. The vessel can reach speeds up to 14 nodes.

The unique ship was used by the US Navy for various tests, primarily the "stealth" technology in the maritime business. In addition, naval sailors tried to find out with the help of Sea Shadow, to what extent they could reduce the number of crew members and replace them with automatic systems. Therefore, given the size of the vessel, it was designed only for 12 team members and was not intended for real missions.

In 1993, the US Navy was the first to demonstrate Sea Shadow to the general public. The ship made a strong impression, and after a few years, filmmakers built a copy of the vessel for filming one of the parts of the bondian "Tomorrow Will Never Die Never." She came out in 1997 year. In the film, the ship belonged to the main villain, media magnate Eliot Carver, who with his help tried to provoke a military conflict with China.

In 2006, Mr. Sea Shadow was written off and sent to dock. For several years, the Navy tried to find a museum that would agree to purchase a ship, but did not succeed. As a result, a unique ship was put up for auction at GSA Auctions, where they sell decommissioned military equipment. Bidding will end on May 4, the initial price is only $ 10 thousand (currently, the lot is being traded at a price of more than $ 100 thousand). The buyer is invited to put Sea Shadow on scrap.
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  1. YARY
    YARY 1 May 2012 12: 36
    This is the case when you need to take! bully
    I had a dispute here about a UAV with one narrow-minded subject, about the purchase of a UAV by Zakordon. I was against (and will) but, in this particular case, it is necessary to take. And how with "brick" - to disassemble into molecules, to "see" their direction of thought! recourse
    1. alex-defensor
      alex-defensor 1 May 2012 13: 06
      Greetings YARY.

      Guys ... well ... and ladies, of course !!! Let's all throw off (site users) and buy this ship. laughing laughing laughing laughing wink

      Since it is invisible to radars, we will be on it no visa swim to Europe and the USA ...

      PS By the way, precisely for the same reasons, a Colombian drug lord may well be interested in such a ship. laughing laughing laughing
      1. Aleksey67
        Aleksey67 1 May 2012 13: 12
        Quote: Ardent
        This is the case when you need to take!

        If you read the full terms of the purchase, then there will be another desire DO NOT TAKE!!! bully

        The initial cost of the ship is only about 100 thousand dollars. The new owner will have to fulfill only one condition - “Neutralize the ship and put it into scrap” before moving outside the United States.

        For a long time, the ship was used to test new technologies, but in 2006 it was decommissioned, and since then it has been gathering dust on the docks. Representatives of the Navy unsuccessfully tried to find a museum ready to accept Sea Shadow, but in the end decided to write off the ship for scrap.

        Bidding is held on the GS Auctions online site, an analogue of eBay, where decommissioned military equipment is presented. Bets are accepted until May 4

        1. Норд
          Норд 1 May 2012 13: 53
          Quote: "Therefore, given the significant size of the vessel, it was designed for only 12 crew members ..."

          50 meters - significant size. Laughed. Modern supertankers with a length of 250 meters have a crew of 16-28 people and no one considers this the greatest achievement.
          Even American museums do not take this masterpiece. What else to talk about.
          1. Paratov
            Paratov 1 May 2012 14: 55
            We must buy and give Colombian drug mafia, let them carry cocaine to America !!! wassat
            1. Neighbor
              Neighbor 1 May 2012 16: 16
              So - the ship is invisible - then why do I see it in PHOTO? belay
              Is there any deception again? laughing laughing
              Quote Apasus: The Chinese will definitely buy!
              yes drinks
              1. almost demobil
                almost demobil 1 May 2012 17: 12
                This amers sure. that he is not visible. In their opinion, the f-117 is not visible, but we can see it perfectly in the meter range radar. which is in every radar unit.
          2. wei
            wei 2 May 2012 00: 21
            Abramovich’s yacht is twice as long
    2. Prophet Alyosha
      Prophet Alyosha 1 May 2012 17: 21
      Yes, you need to buy, and not just for the purpose of research, after a technical analysis, do something humiliating and mocking for the United States from their super-ship (like a public toilet under a star-striped flag)!
      1. 755962
        755962 1 May 2012 20: 00
        I am romantic...
    3. Gromila78
      Gromila78 1 May 2012 22: 10
      All secret mechanisms (probably the cover) will be demounted before the sale, so why the heck it is not needed, a catamaran with an acceleration of 14 knots, probably repairing it will cost twice as much as buying it laughing
  2. Tersky
    Tersky 1 May 2012 12: 44
    Quote: Ardent
    This is the case when you need to take!

    Good day, Andrey! Well, why the hell to us is this floating coffin? Everything that could be extracted from there was removed and disposed of for a long time, and we have enough scrap metal in Russia, thank God not only the dashing 90 were exported to China. wink You need to build your own, and much better .. fellow
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 1 May 2012 16: 51
      That case when you need to take. Oh no, I won’t take it; what for do I have a kayak? I’ll wait when they sell 22, fly fishing
    ANTURAG 1 May 2012 13: 07
    Can't even clowns sell such a "unique ship" laughing
    1. esaul
      esaul 1 May 2012 15: 17
      Quote: ANTURAG
      Can't even clowns sell such a "unique ship"

      Igor, greetings Yes, because, besides the word "unique", there is, by and large, no nichrome in it - the money for its construction has long been sawn and drunk, and the expediency of building such chests was not found ... wassat
  4. kasper
    kasper 1 May 2012 13: 11
    If it were so unique, it would not be sold.
    1. esaul
      esaul 1 May 2012 15: 19
      Quote: kasper
      If it were so unique, it would not be sold

      Eugene, welcome. A conclusion giving a full explanation of this whole clowning! good
    APASUS 1 May 2012 13: 16
    The Chinese will definitely buy! And then around the world they will push clones
  6. taseka
    taseka 1 May 2012 13: 17
    198 lyamov to 100 thousand - a good ratio - I offer Amers to continue to act in this spirit!
  7. Gocha kurashvili
    Gocha kurashvili 1 May 2012 13: 19
    I completely agree with kasper s-crooks ...
  8. Gocha kurashvili
    Gocha kurashvili 1 May 2012 13: 20
    I completely agree with KASPER pen dosa-swindlers still those .....
  9. sichevik
    sichevik 1 May 2012 13: 22
    In my opinion, we also have such ships. At least there were. I read somewhere that there is. And the development was carried out very intensively, but with a drunken fight at the request of the overseas regional committee, everything turned off ...
    And what about the amers is so bad that they began to sell such ships under the hammer?
  10. marline
    marline 1 May 2012 13: 30
    the idea from the very beginning was stupid for $ 195 million - it is obvious that the submarine is much more practical for covert movement.

    the bottom of this freak (under water) has two cylindrical hulls from small submarines, with screws.
    That is, these are actually two submarines, which were welded together with a L bridge and deprived of the opportunity to dive.

  11. raf
    raf 1 May 2012 13: 48
    It is not correct to say: "the ship is invisible", or rather "stealthy"! Even birds can be seen on the radars if they are flying in a large flock! And even more so, a metal ship will be visible!
    1. Alexei
      Alexei 1 May 2012 14: 23
      And even more correct to say - "nafig is not necessary."
      1. raf
        raf 1 May 2012 15: 56
        Alexej there is a joke on this subject: A man walked along the street, found some kind of fool, worth watching. Beautiful mmm, don’t turn your eyes away! All shimmers, glitters. A man was upset, such a good thing, it is a pity that FIG is not needed!
  12. Odinplys
    Odinplys 1 May 2012 13: 53
    To take ... or not to take ... That is the question ...)))
    Do not sell advanced technologies in Russia ... it was not long ago said ....
  13. wolk71
    wolk71 1 May 2012 14: 06
    the ship is visible, and that's about to sell, not justified.
  14. Alexei
    Alexei 1 May 2012 14: 21
    Wow, it functions: I look at the photo and I don't see shit. I came up with names for ships of this type: "Senseless", "", "Damaged" and "Unpromising". And what, no one will see anyway.
    1. Aleksey67
      Aleksey67 1 May 2012 14: 24
      Quote: Alexej
      Wow, it functions: I look at the photo and don’t see nichrome.

      good laughing laughing
      "And the king is naked" (c) laughing
    2. esaul
      esaul 1 May 2012 15: 22
      Quote: Alexej
      I came up with names for ships of this type: "Senseless", "", "Damaged" and "Unpromising". And what, no one will see anyway.

      Alex, happy holiday! Post - good laughing fellow
      1. Alexei
        Alexei 1 May 2012 20: 01
        Thank you Valery and you too.
  15. dmitrich
    dmitrich 1 May 2012 14: 30
    nonsense, if he or their stealth would be invisible they had long been in our waters and the sky.
  16. MoNah535
    MoNah535 1 May 2012 14: 53
    Something the speed for a "super-ship" is not great .... I would even say - VERY not great :))) Only 14 knots laughing

    Our would put on hydrofoils and got 50+ nodes :))
  17. Dok-stavros
    Dok-stavros 1 May 2012 15: 12
    After such messages, it’s warm to the soul. It is to what extent you need to go to get the super secret national pride, albeit a BU, put under the hammer. It can only be bought by a reckless fan of bandiana -007. At worst, they would give it to their ally in the Caucasus, Mishiko. wassat
    1. Aleksey67
      Aleksey67 1 May 2012 15: 15
      Quote: Dok-Stavros
      would give to their ally in the Caucasus, Mishiko.

      They know that Mishiko will immediately stick a Georgian drone on top and announce that Georgia now has its own aircraft carrier winked
  18. esaul
    esaul 1 May 2012 15: 26
    Guys! I read the comments - got a fucking charge of optimism and humor! Figs, what kind of infection will prevail against a people with such a sense of humor! all a happy holiday! drinks
  19. Stasi.
    Stasi. 1 May 2012 17: 14
    All these invisible ships, as well as planes and so on, are complete crap. On the one hand, the invisibility was created by the Americans as part of the strategy of the first paralyzing strike. But over time, it turned out that the vaunted invisibles are not so invisible. The same "Stealths" were perfectly spotted by outdated radars in Yugoslavia and were shot down. But there is another method of detecting invisible people - the Prangishvili location method. This location method was developed back in the USSR. Its essence is to detect not the flying object itself, but the trail that it leaves. Using this method of location, it is possible to detect this invisibility at sea, because it cannot swim completely without a trace. Even during the war, our North Sea sailors used the method of finding enemy convoys on the trail. And very successful. So the Yankees can get away with their invisibility as much as they want, let them throw money down the drain. And we will try to implement Prangishvili's method in our radar.
  20. AK-74-1
    AK-74-1 1 May 2012 17: 20
    Not a ship, but props and profanation. In general, I am surprised at amers. Bungling is a delusional project. We got money. Did something. And after that, our leadership is accused of corruption. Rave. Our bribe-takers and embezzlers against the background of the "democratic riffraff" are an example of decency.
  21. Scorpio 83
    Scorpio 83 1 May 2012 18: 32
    Another unnecessary nomenclature in the list of the us army, I like this alignment to my liking, I need to put them next to f-22)))
  22. sergskak
    sergskak 1 May 2012 18: 42
    Why, girls Prokhorov ride just right. Jo ship!
  23. Uralean
    Uralean 1 May 2012 19: 05
    sergskakYou won’t put girls there as much as he brought to Courchevel ... Only 12 people in capacity - not enough for him - however.
    1. sergskak
      sergskak 1 May 2012 19: 27
      Inside in turn, and the rest, so to speak, "on the armor."
  24. Karabin
    Karabin 1 May 2012 20: 03
    The ship for our military department is useless, because everything that was of interest was removed from it. As for the funds spent on this development, I do not consider them to be wasted for 2 reasons: 1st — any, even ultimately unsuccessful, major development gives impetus to the development of individual topics where success is entirely possible; The second and main, pindosy, owning a printing press for the production of still global money, can afford such projects.
    1. wei
      wei 2 May 2012 00: 08
      I agree to the same price is ridiculous
      like a hollywood movie
      it is on such "cans" that you can test your theories and computer models in metal
  25. lotus04
    lotus04 1 May 2012 20: 11
    If it was anything worthwhile "thing", then hell they would put it up for sale !!!
  26. maksim
    maksim 1 May 2012 20: 26
    I read about this tin can in the "popular mechanics" in 2008
    1. Bravo
      Bravo 1 May 2012 20: 41
      well said "tin can"
  27. patriot2
    patriot2 1 May 2012 21: 49
    Amer again looking for fools !? bully laughing
  28. Vanek
    Vanek 2 May 2012 07: 08
    Buy it for (to start 100 tyr.) Then for scrap.

    The buyer is invited to put Sea Shadow for scrap.

    Well crazy what you take!
    1. Captain Vrungel
      Captain Vrungel 2 May 2012 09: 50
      Delivery for cutting and cutting for scrap will cost more than the amount received for this. Plus purchase costs.
  29. Oldmen1973
    Oldmen1973 2 May 2012 11: 31
    Hurray ... Along the way, the Serdyukovs have already reached America! fellow Otherwise, where does such knowledge of Russian literature come from - the Internet attributes the phrase "Let's beat swords into plowshares" to the poet Baratynsky (I haven't read it myself)
  30. Uncle
    Uncle 3 May 2012 20: 56
    I thought only we saw a budget. Maybe so? Maybe we are straining in vain that our money is being pulled away?