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Postby subdude » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:35 pm

Got this in an email today. Sounds pretty fishy to me, but who knows anymore? Are we really gonna buy an Alfa?

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Yesterday afternoon the U.S navy announced its intentions to buy and restore a Russian Nuclear submarine.

The submarine in question is known as K123 and currently holds the record for the fastest submarine in the world.

The K123 was built in the 1970’s and is one of seven made, the U.S navy claims this submarine is to be bought at the cost of $4 million U.S Dollars.

The plan is to load the submarine onto a transport ship and then take it back to Norfolk harbour Virginia where specialist personnel can inspect and repair the submarine.

The submarine was removed from Russia’s active duty list permanently in 1995 and has sat waiting for disposal on the Kola Peninsular.

The submarine is to arrive at Norfolk some time next march, it will be the very first time America has stated her intentions to Russia.

Admiral Degalo told interfax “it is a great moment for this submarine, these submarines represented the skill of Russian engineers at the height of the cold war”

The U.S navy claims that the submarine will not be used in front line service but will become a platform for high speed research and later a special target practice submarine, the U.S navy also released the submarines new name “U.S.S Discovery SSRN 2.”

It’s believed that the U.S navy will adapt and modify the submarine for their own use, but the real question is will the submarine be seaworthy when she arrives?
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Postby JWLaRue » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:37 pm

Nope....that's a story concocted by an odd Russian who inhabits some of the forums. It got cross posted to SubPirates a few days and had similar reactions from the folks there.

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