US Navy Multipurpose Nuclear Submarine Gets Significant Damage

US Navy Multipurpose Nuclear Submarine Gets Significant Damage

The US nuclear-powered SSN 788 Colorado Virginia Block III submarine returned from its first military campaign with significant damage to the sonar surface. This was reported by the web resource "War Is Boring", which published a photo of the submarine after returning.


According to the resource, the submarine returned from a military campaign on February 20 this year. Upon arrival at the New London Naval Base (Connecticut), the submarine was severely damaged by the hydroacoustic coating of the hull. It is reported that this was the first military campaign SSN 788 Colorado, during which the submarine traveled about 39 thousand nautical miles, operating, including in Arctic waters.

To justify the large damage to the submarine cover, the American web resource claims that this problem exists in all the fleets of the world armed with nuclear submarines, including Russia and the UK.


Damage to the coating on the visible part of the submarine's hull

The USS Colorado SSN 788 Multipurpose Submarine is the fifteenth US Navy Virginia-class submarine. Belongs to the fourth generation, designed to deal with submarines in depth, as well as for coastal operations.

Construction began in 2012. The keel was laid on March 07, 2015 at the North Kingstown shipyard (North Kingstown, a city located in the state of Rhode Island). Launched on December 29, 2016, September 21, 2017 transferred to the U.S. Navy. March 17, 2018 put into operation.

Key Features: Full displacement of 7800 tons. Length 114,9 meters, width 10,3 meters. Speed ​​25 knots. Cruising range is unlimited. Service life 33 years. Drive: S9G reactor. The tests are designed at a depth of 240 meters. The crew of 134 people.
Ctrl Enter

Noticed a mistake Highlight text and press. Ctrl + Enter

55 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. Nikolay3 25 February 2020 09: 39 New
    • 7
    • 11
    -4
    To justify the large damage to the submarine cover, the American web resource claims that this problem exists in all the fleets of the world armed with nuclear submarines, including Russia and the UK.

    They transfer their failures to earthly technology! The principle, in principle, and not only.
    1. Starover_Z 25 February 2020 10: 14 New
      • 2
      • 0
      +2
      Quote: Nikolay3
      They transfer their failures to earthly technology! The principle, in principle, and not only.

      Or maybe the human factor is still to blame? Or at the development stage or application technology?
      1. Polite Moose 25 February 2020 13: 00 New
        • 5
        • 2
        +3
        Quote: Starover_Z
        Or maybe the human factor is still to blame? Or at the development stage or application technology?

        Normal defloration. They didn’t save Virginia. They did not save the girl. wink
    2. Thrifty 25 February 2020 11: 09 New
      • 5
      • 10
      -5
      Yes, everyone simply forgot to load food on board, and the pieces of the casing went for food. And, as soon as it came to cannibalism, they ate a portrait of their defense minister - lol the boat urgently completed the tests, and the fly returned home. ....
      1. Zoomlion 25 February 2020 21: 37 New
        • 0
        • 0
        0
        What do you smoke, or do you drink so much? What are the bright visions however. Is it a hallucinogen mushroom?
  2. Ham
    Ham 25 February 2020 09: 40 New
    • 12
    • 16
    -4
    American trains are the most train trains in the world
    get out
    1. novel66 25 February 2020 09: 49 New
      • 18
      • 9
      +9
      and submarines are the most submarine
  3. Grits 25 February 2020 09: 43 New
    • 26
    • 6
    +20
    What is this article for? To show that the glue on the Americans is shitty? (the plant is such). The rubber coating is constantly falling off. As I recall, in the 90s we went to the White Sea to test the BDRM of a newly renovated one. And there was a lot of ice that year. I had to wade through the ice. So they returned to base after a couple of weeks as a shabby cat. Everywhere these bald spots from torn pieces of rubber were
    1. Volga073 25 February 2020 09: 49 New
      • 8
      • 13
      -5
      Not sssy salag, glue snot))
    2. Andrey.AN 25 February 2020 10: 18 New
      • 5
      • 5
      0
      And why on a nuclear submarine wade through ice floes if it should swim under them?
      1. Grigory_45 25 February 2020 10: 25 New
        • 4
        • 1
        +3
        Quote: Andrey.AN
        And why on a nuclear submarine wade through ice floes if it should swim under them?

        as an option - surfacing in the ice, with training practice shooting
        1. Andrey.AN 25 February 2020 10: 34 New
          • 4
          • 8
          -4
          As an option, this exfoliation occurs because the iron of the light body under the rubber is leaky, and the glue is bad. I don’t remember anyone on the road, for example, tearing rubber on ice.
          1. novobranets 25 February 2020 10: 50 New
            • 6
            • 2
            +4
            Quote: Andrey.AN
            I don’t remember anyone on the road, for example, tearing rubber on ice.

            A wheel rolls over ice, and here it goes along sharp edges. A big difference.
            1. orionvitt 25 February 2020 13: 48 New
              • 1
              • 0
              +1
              Quote: novobranets
              and here it goes along sharp edges

              Especially if individual ice floes weighing several tons or more. Such will tear anything.
          2. Fantazer911 25 February 2020 11: 02 New
            • 2
            • 2
            0
            You wanted to say that the difference in temperature of the material, the rubber is one metal another, when the metal cools, it deforms, compresses at the same speed, and the rubber has a lower thermal conductivity than the metal, and this is why the rubber breaks off the submarine’s hull hi and plus depth pressure affects the deformation of the body
            1. Andrey.AN 25 February 2020 12: 01 New
              • 1
              • 7
              -6
              No, I wanted to say that it is possible when blowing ballast through cracks, air with water gets under the rubber through the metal of a lightweight body and peels off poorly glued rubber.
              1. Grits 25 February 2020 12: 58 New
                • 4
                • 3
                +1
                Quote: Andrey.AN
                No, I wanted to say that it is possible when blowing ballast through cracks, air with water gets under the rubber through the metal of a lightweight body and peels off poorly glued rubber.

                You apparently have a poor idea of ​​this design.
          3. Grits 25 February 2020 12: 50 New
            • 2
            • 3
            -1
            Quote: Andrey.AN
            I don’t remember anyone on the road, for example, tearing rubber on ice.

            Tears off for a sweet soul. Especially if the boat is navigating nodes 15, then ice floes half a meter thick and the size of a good cupboard fly like chips. Power...
          4. EnGenius 25 February 2020 14: 20 New
            • 3
            • 0
            +3
            US nuclear submarines single hull.
      2. Grits 25 February 2020 12: 47 New
        • 0
        • 3
        -3
        Quote: Andrey.AN
        And why on a nuclear submarine wade through ice floes if it should swim under it

        This question should have been asked by our commander. An icebreaker was ahead, wagging. But keeping the submarine behind a brisk icebreaker is difficult. I’ll tell you a secret - a sailor on a wheel in the wheelhouse in wintertime in the surface position sees almost nothing in front of him, the windows are all icy. And he doesn’t need it - he listens to the orders of the starpom from above to keep the course. So try here to get into the path trodden by an icebreaker.
        It’s easier, of course, to dive and not to suffer. But who will work out the planned test program in the surface, if you hide all the time?
      3. EnGenius 25 February 2020 14: 15 New
        • 2
        • 2
        0
        To work out the standard launch procedure for ICBMs. When ice breaks up, it stands on its hind legs; when immersed, it can damage the rubber layer with sharp edges.
    3. Ratmir_Ryazan 25 February 2020 10: 24 New
      • 5
      • 3
      +2
      What is this article for? To show that the glue on the Americans is shitty?

      As I recall, in the 90s we went to the White Sea to test the BDRM of a newly renovated one. And there was a lot of ice that year. I had to wade through the ice.


      Well, what conclusion can be made? Maybe this American submarine was torn off just in the same White Sea or somewhere nearby, that is, not far from the bases of our Northern Fleet.

      Worth writing about this ?! I think yes.
      1. mark2 25 February 2020 11: 58 New
        • 8
        • 4
        +4
        And the conclusion can be drawn as follows: that despite the assurances of local, and not so much, members of the sect "Technological Advance of a Number of Western Countries, Led by the USA in Front of the Russian Federation for 50 Years", there is a clear bias in the production of a number of American corporations in the field of design of equipment for IT technologies .
        Simply put, in the 21st century, the last superpower, learned how to make rounded corners on the next iPhone, but there is no glue.
        1. Fantazer911 25 February 2020 15: 41 New
          • 1
          • 0
          +1
          He smiled at you plus, made laugh +
      2. Grits 25 February 2020 12: 53 New
        • 2
        • 2
        0
        Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
        Maybe this American nuclear submarine was torn off just in the same White Sea or somewhere nearby

        Americans do not enter the White Sea - it is an inland sea. Maximum in the Barents. But the Pindo-stanzas also swim in the ice, it is not necessary to think that they cannot do this. They can be no worse than ours.
    4. Andrey NM 25 February 2020 15: 30 New
      • 3
      • 0
      +3
      Alexander, we on K-114 in 1989 in the autonomous region surfaced with a break of ice about five times. At the same time, the cabin was damaged, there were such symmetrical holes the size of a basketball, they squeezed the handrails, put down all the glasses, but there were not even any hints at the detachment of the GWP. The ice was very thick, I could not jump to the top of one "piece". In general, most often the GWP begins to fly off the “muzzle” in the area of ​​the first compartments, and here - in the stern at the level of the waterline, as if they immediately got used to the edge of the ice in the above-water position. Just when the ice breaks, more often it is on top of the case with layers in the overlay.
    5. Ax Matt 25 February 2020 18: 17 New
      • 2
      • 1
      +1
      Correctly! No shit in our Arctic wander! Next time they will be left without a keel ...
  4. rudolff 25 February 2020 09: 53 New
    • 12
    • 0
    +12
    It seems that news about the problems with the new hydro-acoustic coating Virginia flashed somehow. In general, yes, it seems that it was just covering the ice.
    1. NEXUS 25 February 2020 12: 13 New
      • 4
      • 1
      +3
      Quote: rudolff
      It seems that news about the problems with the new hydro-acoustic coating Virginia flashed somehow. In general, yes, it seems that it was just covering the ice.

      Matrassov is very concerned with the issue of SMP. They will drive their nuclear submarines there regularly, which means this is not the last case of this kind. But with the loss of cladding, the submarine becomes much noisier and easier to detect.
      1. Elena Zakharova 25 February 2020 20: 39 New
        • 2
        • 0
        +2
        If a piece is torn off, the next piece will fall off very quickly.
        It's like a formula, like her ...
        Well, arithmetic progression!
      2. SovAr238A 27 February 2020 20: 09 New
        • 1
        • 1
        0
        Quote: NEXUS
        Quote: rudolff
        It seems that news about the problems with the new hydro-acoustic coating Virginia flashed somehow. In general, yes, it seems that it was just covering the ice.

        Matrassov is very concerned with the issue of SMP. They will drive their nuclear submarines there regularly, which means this is not the last case of this kind. But with the loss of cladding, the submarine becomes much noisier and easier to detect.

        Again.
        The Northern Sea Route has no economic feasibility.
        None.
        Neither for container shipping, nor for fuel. None.
        General.

        The NSR - the only thing that can be useful - is only for the Russian Navy as an opportunity to transfer its fleet between the North and the East 3-4 times faster.
        That's all.


        Stop repeating prayers to this dead idol like a mantra - SMP ...
  5. rocket757 25 February 2020 10: 11 New
    • 1
    • 0
    +1
    In principle, it is. Only damage areas differ ... no one will show such data.
  6. Dzafdet 25 February 2020 10: 14 New
    • 2
    • 0
    +2
    Swim under the ice, it’s not for you in the tropics to smash the bucks. Interestingly, ours accompanied her or not?
    1. rich 25 February 2020 13: 20 New
      • 4
      • 2
      +2
      Virginia Block III American SSN 788 Colorado Colorado nuclear submarine returns from first combat campaign with significant sonar damage

      Yes, and our nuclear submarines are also returning with torn rubber. Everyday business. The news is not about anything.
  7. cherkas.oe 25 February 2020 10: 18 New
    • 7
    • 1
    +6
    Of course, it’s an everyday affair, but it’s a pity that few of them scrambled. For me, it would be better to tear off the add-on to the horseradish dog.
  8. Grigory_45 25 February 2020 10: 24 New
    • 4
    • 1
    +3
    this problem exists in all fleets of the world that are armed with nuclear submarines
    the fact that the sonar coating does not last forever, there is no sensation. For example, in 2013, Yuri Dolgoruky was repaired to replace the coating.
    Project 955 lead nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) (Borey code) of the Northern Fleet Yuri Dolgoruky expects scheduled repairs at the Sevmash plant in Severodvinsk. According to its own source of the Central Navy Portal in the Northern Fleet, the boat needs repair of hydro-acoustic rubber coating.
  9. Adam Khomich 25 February 2020 10: 31 New
    • 4
    • 2
    +2
    A new car was scratched! I can tell you the address of the car service, where men for a couple of bubbles will patch this Colorado and will be as good as new :-)
  10. Ratmir_Ryazan 25 February 2020 10: 33 New
    • 3
    • 4
    -1
    They ate ice, most likely climbed somewhere near our shores.

    And the possibility of this news was intentionally published in order to show that they were near the naval bases of Russia and went unnoticed even with a torn coating.
    1. orionvitt 25 February 2020 14: 02 New
      • 1
      • 0
      +1
      If the news does not say every day about discovered American submarines off the Russian coast, this absolutely does not mean that no one sees them. Although they are present there constantly. Submarine warfare, one of the most secret and the command of the Navy, always prefers to keep meaningful silence, so as not to give out, first of all, its secrets. So, if there was no loud emergency, no one will tell you anything. They will discover and continue to accompany in silence, playing "cat and mouse," do their job, collect and analyze information, work out methods for detecting and combating enemy submarines. The vast majority of us will never know anything about it.
  11. Andrey NM 25 February 2020 10: 35 New
    • 7
    • 2
    +5
    Drive: S9G reactor. The tests are designed at a depth of 240 meters.

    What did you mean by that? What is a drive? Rear? Front? Pedal? And who calculated the tests at a depth of 240 meters? Well, if you retype, then at least read what happens next.
    On our boats in the first trips, so the GWP did not fly around, at least on BDRMahs. And the ice was broken hard enough, so that they crushed the felling and broke through the fencing.
    1. The Siberian barber 25 February 2020 12: 08 New
      • 4
      • 0
      +4
      "drive" - ​​also cut the eye))
      Journalists, completely for the holidays posed: "news" is sucked from the finger, and its presentation ...))
  12. savage1976 25 February 2020 10: 52 New
    • 2
    • 3
    -1
    Because of the coronavirus from China, scotch tape did not disappoint.
  13. Vladimir_2U 25 February 2020 10: 54 New
    • 0
    • 3
    -3
    I propose to honorably rename it to "Torn konteks-Slim"!
  14. Ros 56 25 February 2020 10: 56 New
    • 6
    • 0
    +6
    They wriggled about ice, so don’t go where they don’t ask and your boat will be wholehearted, and even walruses lie on ours and nothing.
  15. mik193 25 February 2020 11: 02 New
    • 8
    • 2
    +6
    You can just judge the area where this boat carried military service. In the Arctic, it is very easy to break off rubber. Here are a couple of photos of our pl - damage to the coating is visible to the naked eye.

    1. Andrey.AN 25 February 2020 13: 26 New
      • 0
      • 0
      0
      here at least not rust, instead of glue.
    2. Podvodnik 25 February 2020 22: 30 New
      • 3
      • 0
      +3
      You can just judge the area where this boat carried military service. In the Arctic, it is very easy to break off rubber. Here are a couple of photos of our pl - damage to the coating is visible to the naked eye.


      Boats in the ice do not float on the go. They stand on the depth stabilizer without a stroke (SGBH) and, slowly pumping out of the leveling, squeeze into wormwood, or break the ice, blowing ballast at the end of the ascent. If you float up, you can get severe damage.

      After peeling off the coating, unsightly “traces” remain. Color glue is like a red eye. So if you see the "rust" is the remnants of glue. In the photo-result of the boatswain. The case is simply tinted.

      In the photo is the "north". There is nowhere to go in the ice in the surface. Only in the factory (Severodvinsk)
      Typically, the coating peels off due to the oncoming flow of water. Try at a speed of a motor boat of about 15 km / h while fishing, lower your hand into the water and you will understand everything. God forbid the oar in the oarlock will fall into the water, throw it overboard or break the bones. For each irregularity, the incoming stream constantly beats and tears off over time. And the appearance of the boatswain’s ship is monitored and tinted.
      1. mik193 27 February 2020 19: 24 New
        • 1
        • 0
        +1
        With the ascent without a move is familiar firsthand. As for the color - it was not possible to find a photo where the places of the cliffs in the initial state are bright red. Where they cut off — in particular our boat — the RPK SN photo below — during military service in the Arctic. Surfacing to periscope depth - ice shifts - and the rubber flew ...
  16. Berkut154 25 February 2020 11: 38 New
    • 4
    • 1
    +3
    K-407 "Novomoskovsk" after a collision with Grayling, 12 years went without a piece of rubber and nothing. Judging by the photo, it’s like an elephant grains ..
  17. The Siberian barber 25 February 2020 12: 03 New
    • 3
    • 0
    +3
    Nothing supernatural / extraordinary
    In ALL fleets of the world, this phenomenon has a place to be, constantly))
    Somewhere flew off, they stuck a new one, we move on ..
  18. Subtext 25 February 2020 12: 36 New
    • 2
    • 1
    +1
    That news is still ...: o)))
    The boat was sailing 39000 miles! That is, if the standard patrol is 66 days, then the average speed is 24 knots, even if you take 90 days, and then the average speed is 18 knots. I treat with a bucket on my head. Why did they go out to sea, and yes, tear off the rubber. It was possible not to read, and not to print.
  19. aszzz888 25 February 2020 12: 38 New
    • 2
    • 0
    +2
    Rubber flies off and our submarines as for "Hello!". There is nothing in eternal nature.
  20. Operator 25 February 2020 13: 56 New
    • 1
    • 2
    -1
    The American submarine bald in the first military campaign laughing
  21. voyaka uh 25 February 2020 14: 19 New
    • 3
    • 2
    +1
    Rubber rectangles of acoustic insulation lose all submarines on trips. There are pictures from both the American bases and Russian ones.
  22. vowanof 26 February 2020 11: 53 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    Quote: Ham
    American trains are the most train trains in the world
    get out

    and American tanks are the most iron