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US submarine "Florida" with the KR "Tomahawk" entered the Aegean Sea

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The nuclear attack submarine Florida (USS Florida (SSGN 728)), which is the carrier of the Tomahawk cruise missiles, went on patrol to the Aegean, follows from monitoring data from western marine resources.


US submarine "Florida" with the KR "Tomahawk" entered the Aegean Sea


As follows from the published data, an American submarine in a surface position entered the Aegean Sea through the strait between the Greek islands of Andikitira and Crete. Earlier it was reported that the submarine was sent to the Mediterranean Sea to patrol after a change of crew at the base of Suda Bay in Crete.

The submarine is one of four Ohio-class submarines specially converted from strategic nuclear missile submarines with 24 Trident intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads for Tomahawk cruise missile carriers. The submarine is equipped with 22 launcher shafts (glasses) for each 7 rocket. A total of up to 154 cruise missiles can be armed with a submarine, but most likely there are no more than 98, since eight launch mines are usually used as compartments for storing weapons and special equipment for special operations forces - "fur seals" (SEAL).

It should be noted that the Florida nuclear submarine does not patrol the Mediterranean Sea for the first time, and has already come across Russian ships serving in the same water area. As previously reported, in April 2018, the Black Sea frigate fleet "Admiral Essen", being part of a permanent compound of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, discovered this American nuclear submarine, after which it continuously escorted it for two hours, keeping it in sight.
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  1. Nycomed
    Nycomed 5 September 2019 15: 47
    0
    And we have MRK there! Death to all Amersky submarines! fellow good tongue
    1. Destiny
      Destiny 5 September 2019 15: 59
      +3
      The letters are confused - MRK is not intended to counter the PL..MPK is intended.
      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 5 September 2019 16: 15
        0
        Sorry, please - MKR!
    2. krjugerfred
      krjugerfred 5 September 2019 22: 56
      -2
      Down go sleep
  2. Angelica
    Angelica 5 September 2019 16: 08
    0
    Somewhere at the bottom of the Aegean Sea lies the Britannic, the twin brother of the Titanic.
  3. Rwmos
    Rwmos 5 September 2019 16: 29
    -2
    Tolerance e-geytsy brought ...
  4. Victoria-V
    Victoria-V 5 September 2019 16: 34
    -7
    The frigate of the Black Sea Fleet "Admiral Essen", being part of the permanent formation of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, discovered this American nuclear submarine - or maybe it's easier to google it, or did he find it in Google?
    1. Astronaut
      Astronaut 5 September 2019 16: 49
      -3
      Sorry for the flags removed .. Spiteful Ukrainian? am
  5. Adimius38
    Adimius38 5 September 2019 16: 55
    +2
    this SUBSCRIPTION can throw the Tomahawks the entire coast of Syria, the sad thing is that the Russian 941 PROJECT nuclear submarines, that is, the largest in the world, could be converted to a whole arsenal of cruise missiles of the same caliber and one such SHARK would have replaced the entire fleet in the Mediterranean with striking power the sea put together. But effective managers squeezed money for modernization and decided to write off the submarine for scrap. More specifically, Severstal and Arkhangelsk TK-17 and TK-20
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 5 September 2019 17: 22
      +4
      Quote: Adimius38
      The sad thing is that the Russian Project 941 nuclear submarines — that is, the largest in the world — could be converted to a whole arsenal of cruise missiles of the same caliber, and one such SHARK would have replaced the entire fleet in the Mediterranean combined impact force. But effective managers squeezed money for modernization and decided to write off the submarine for scrap

      PMSM, to work as SSGN "water carriers" are too large. It was good for them in the role of SSBNs - they work near their shores, in protected areas, the chance of meeting with SSNNs or ASW forces is not very great. But the SSGN operates practically on the front line, and here the excess dimensions will only interfere.
      It was better to convert the BDR into "calibrators". Or as now - "loaves": from "Granites" to "Caliber" - "Onyx".
    2. Officer
      Officer 6 September 2019 23: 34
      0
      Sir, perhaps I agree with you all 200 pudoff
  6. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 5 September 2019 16: 59
    +2
    In the oceans constantly ten pieces (offhand) Ohio somewhere enter or exit somewhere. So they have a job in peacetime.
  7. kit88
    kit88 5 September 2019 17: 20
    -2
    In total, the armament of the submarine can be up to 154 cruise missiles

    Nah yes. This is baobab. sad
    By the way, how correctly Sank or Drowned?
    1. shahor
      shahor 5 September 2019 17: 37
      0
      Quote: kit88
      By the way, how correctly Sank or Drowned?

      Remember how Putin answered the question about Kursk.