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Fun fact: This was one of the lost nuclear subs that the USN wanted Robert Ballard to find in exchange for letting him use their deep-sea equipment to find the Titanic.

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5 minutes ago, 1Sherman said:

Fun fact: This was one of the lost nuclear subs that the USN wanted Robert Ballard to find in exchange for letting him use their deep-sea equipment to find the Titanic.

Cool! Did not know that. Would another one be the USS Scorpion?

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Possibly.  There’s only been a handful of nuclear subs lost to accidents.

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29 minutes ago, Capt_Ahab1776 said:

Cool! Did not know that. Would another one be the USS Scorpion?

Yup. To date, they're the only two nuclear subs the USN has ever lost.

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On 4/11/2019 at 9:42 PM, 1Sherman said:

Fun fact: This was one of the lost nuclear subs that the USN wanted Robert Ballard to find in exchange for letting him use their deep-sea equipment to find the Titanic.

 

On 4/11/2019 at 9:48 PM, Capt_Ahab1776 said:

Cool! Did not know that. Would another one be the USS Scorpion?

 

On 4/11/2019 at 10:18 PM, 1Sherman said:

Yup. To date, they're the only two nuclear subs the USN has ever lost.

Thresher and Scorpion had been previously located and dived on by the US Navy in the 60s. The issue was that the sites had never been completely mapped out and explored. In Thresher's Case, that was done by the Trieste, which really isn't a great maneuverable submersible. While revolutionary, it was very basic.

 Ballard was able to use modern equipment, better suited for deep sea searching and mapping to explore the 2 wrecks. He then later used them to find the Titanic.

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To add to that that, you might note that one man was largely responsible for finding all this stuff, the Titanic included:  John P. Craven.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_P._Craven

He was the guy that invented a number of search algorithms that made it possible to find that Soviet Golf class sub in the Pacific, the Scorpion, Thresher, and the Titanic.  HIs work is still used today.

 

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On 4/21/2019 at 5:56 PM, Murotsu said:

To add to that that, you might note that one man was largely responsible for finding all this stuff, the Titanic included:  John P. Craven.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_P._Craven

He was the guy that invented a number of search algorithms that made it possible to find that Soviet Golf class sub in the Pacific, the Scorpion, Thresher, and the Titanic.  HIs work is still used today.

 

Someone's read The Silent War and Blind Mans Bluff.

Can confirm, the man is legend among certain groups of submariners.

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31 minutes ago, Arvenxx said:

Someone's read The Silent War and Blind Mans Bluff.

Can confirm, the man is legend among certain groups of submariners.

Actually, a good part of my academic background is in operations research and analysis...  Sorting algorithms like Craven's are SOP for that. 

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