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post #14 of Old 02-20-2012
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Originally Posted by brokesailor View Post
Unless things have changed since I was stationed on a submarine out of Norfolk submarines do not operate submerged until they have cleared the continental shelf. Submerged in the Straight seems unlikely.
I would swag that you are correct in that subs would not normally be submerged in the straight.....then again, they might stay submerged a awhile, ie say inside of port angelas before coming up. There is one spot near the bangor base that is deep enough, ie over 400' that has been known to have submerged "war games" if that is the correct wording. I'm thinking there is another area out in the straight where live ammo is sometimes used on an island too. I think the island is used by planes more than subs. I could also be wrong on the uses of these marked naval practice area's marked on charts/maps etc.


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