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HMAS Farncomb sinks ship nearly sinks itself
HurricaneJim
Brisbane, Queensland
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The Defence Force has reported a flood inside one of its Collins Class submarines.

Defence says a machine space in HMAS Farncomb started to fill with sea water after a hose split. The exercise involved the successful sinking of former United States Navy ship Kilauea with with a Mk 48 torpedo. The Kilauea begins sinking after being torpedoed by the Collins Class submarine HMAS Farncomb.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/4152500-3x2-340x227.jpg

The department said in a statement the flooding was minor and the situation was dealt with quickly.


Larger story here;

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2178197/Dramatic-moment-U-S-Navy-ship-sunk-torpedo-Australian-submarine-target-practice.html
10:54pm 25/07/12 Permalink
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skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5864 posts
OK, so during a submarine doing target practice (sink a retired ship), the sub sprung a non-critical leak.

Cool pics inside that link though, and a lot of actual detail about surrounding issues of the whole situation. EG environmental, historical etc.
11:02pm 25/07/12 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
7197 posts
Would be so cool going scuba diving in newly sunk wrecks, get that eerie feeling that it use to be fully operational only a few months ago.
11:04pm 25/07/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
9659 posts
Cool pics inside that link though, and a lot of actual detail about surrounding issues of the whole situation. EG environmental, historical etc.


indeed

I'll pass this on to my Dad, he loves this stuff.
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