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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Jul 2019 5:30 p.m. PST

At least 14 sailors died Monday after a Russian navy deep-sea submersible caught fire under water during a research mission, officials said…


nsolomon9902 Jul 2019 7:59 p.m. PST

RIP the brave men who were lost. My condolences to their families who must be devastated.

Unfortunately the Soviet/Russian Navy seems to have these sorts of tragic disasters occur on a semi-regular basis.

It does make one wonder, if an actual war were to break-out (perish the thought) and Putin sent his fleet out to fight the western alliance, and this Russian navy and its ships were put under real combat stress and conditions, on a sustained basis, just how effective would they actually prove to be? How much of a real threat?

Choctaw03 Jul 2019 8:49 a.m. PST

RIP sailors. Prayers for the families. I wonder the same thing, Nsolomon99. I think they had better win very quickly because their equipment won't last long on a war footing.

Redblack03 Jul 2019 9:07 a.m. PST

Details of the fire are already on Wikipedia


The sub is an experimental vehicle dating back to 1988 but only launched in 2003 It is named Losharik ( Salmon).

Class and type: Project 210 submarine

1600 tonnes (surfaced)
2100 tonnes (submerged)[1]

Length: 60 m or 70 m (unconfirmed)
Propulsion: 1 nuclear reactor E-17
Complement: 25 (estimated),(all officers)


Lion in the Stars03 Jul 2019 10:42 a.m. PST

Lord God, our power evermore
Whose arm doth reach the ocean floor
Dive with our men beneath the sea
Traverse the depths protectively
O hear us when we pray, and keep
them safe from peril in the deep.

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