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September 18, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Navy investigators have found that a ranking officer faked his death as a means to end an affair. The move has now cost him the command of a nuclear submarine. The finding of the faked death was in a military report obtained by the Associated Press through a Freedom of Information request. It confirms details first reported by the Day, a newspaper in New London, Conn. The case of Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II became known last month when he was appointed commander of the Pittsburgh, based in Connecticut.
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September 18, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Navy investigators have found that a ranking officer faked his death as a means to end an affair. The move has now cost him the command of a nuclear submarine. The finding of the faked death was in a military report obtained by the Associated Press through a Freedom of Information request. It confirms details first reported by the Day, a newspaper in New London, Conn. The case of Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II became known last month when he was appointed commander of the Pittsburgh, based in Connecticut.
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NEWS
January 2, 1987 | United Press International
China's first domestically designed and built nuclear submarine successfully completed its maiden voyage and has gone into active service, the official People's Daily newspaper said Thursday. The Chinese navy has three other nuclear submarines in active service.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
ABC's new drama "Last Resort," about the crew of a nuclear submarine taking refuge at a remote island, has already inspired a few nicknames. Some early viewers have dubbed it the "submarine show" while others have called it the "new 'Lost.'" But executive producers Shawn Ryan and Karl Gajdusek have another word to describe their show: epic. And they maintain they're not being presumptuous. "Is it action, romance, a soap?" said Gajdusek. "Yes, it's absolutely all of them. It's like all of those great epic stories from 'The Odyssey' onward.
WORLD
November 9, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
A British nuclear submarine ran aground off Scotland's Isle of Skye, suffering considerable damage to its sonar and a ballast tank, a navy spokeswoman said. The Trafalgar, which will need several months of repairs, limped into the Clyde naval base Thursday, one day after hitting rocks during a two-week training exercise with other British and NATO vessels. The submarine was not carrying nuclear weapons and its reactor suffered no damage.
NATIONAL
May 24, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Seven people were injured while fighting a blaze aboard a nuclear-powered submarine being overhauled at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine, Navy officials said Thursday. The fire aboard the USS Miami SSN 755 began at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday and was declared out at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, a base spokeswoman said by telephone. The cause of the fire is under investigation, she said. The shipyard remains open, according to a statement attributed to Rear Adm. Richard Breckenridge, commander of Submarine Group Two. Breckenridge briefed the media Thursday morning and said three shipyard firefighters, two civilian firefighters and two crew members sustained minor injuries in fighting the fire.
WORLD
November 20, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A Russian sailor was killed in an accident on a nuclear submarine at the Vilyuchinsk base on the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, a navy spokesman said. Dmitry Koval was fatally injured when a pipe burst, the Itar-Tass and Interfax news agencies quoted Capt. Igor Dygalo as saying. The accident damaged one section of the submarine but the vessel remained fully operable, he said.
NEWS
December 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
President Vladimir V. Putin will visit a northern shipyard today to launch a nuclear submarine--a trip apparently intended to bolster the navy's morale after the weekend demotions of several admirals. Putin will go to Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk to inaugurate the Gepard, which means "cheetah." Sevmash launched the Kursk, which sank in the Barents Sea last year, killing all 118 men aboard. The head of the navy demoted Northern Fleet chief Adm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1991 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Diego-based nuclear submarine Guardfish has been plagued with 27 mishaps, ranging from minor to serious during the last two decades, Greenpeace officials alleged Wednesday. The Guardfish shipped out on a routine deployment amid a storm of controversy Tuesday after several crew members alleged that the vessel was unsafe. Some crew members had threatened to boycott the submarine's deployment this week, but Navy officials said that only one crew member did not report for duty.
NEWS
June 11, 1985 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan, declaring he will "go the extra mile" in seeking to restrain the arms race, said Monday that the United States will adhere to the provisions of the second strategic arms limitation agreement, despite alleged violations by the Soviet Union.
NATIONAL
June 8, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A fire that severely damaged a nuclear submarine undergoing repairs at a Maine shipyard was apparently caused by an industrial vacuum cleaner that picked up a heat source and ignited some debris, the Navy said Friday. The vacuum, described as a typical tool found at industrial shops, did not have any defects, according to a preliminary report sent to reporters by email. The fire occurred aboard the Miami on May 23 as the craft was being worked on at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine.
NATIONAL
May 24, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Seven people were injured while fighting a blaze aboard a nuclear-powered submarine being overhauled at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine, Navy officials said Thursday. The fire aboard the USS Miami SSN 755 began at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday and was declared out at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, a base spokeswoman said by telephone. The cause of the fire is under investigation, she said. The shipyard remains open, according to a statement attributed to Rear Adm. Richard Breckenridge, commander of Submarine Group Two. Breckenridge briefed the media Thursday morning and said three shipyard firefighters, two civilian firefighters and two crew members sustained minor injuries in fighting the fire.
BUSINESS
February 10, 2012 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Achieving complete autonomy in future robotic submarines is crucial to the Navy's plans to use drone technology. This was the message of several speakers at the Assn. for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's robotic conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel who said that submarine drones could be useful in a variety of roles in science and national security. Unlike aerial drones, which are remotely controlled using GPS signals and data links, robotic submarines would not be able to receive satellite commands as they scour the ocean floor.
OPINION
March 20, 2011 | By Hilary MacGregor
Sunday, I attempt my first marathon. I am 44 years old, a stay-at-home mom and in the thick of a midlife crisis. I guess I hoped that training to run 26.2 miles would turn me back into my more powerful former self. I have trained alone, working from Hal Higdon's "Marathon Training Guide," downloaded from the Internet. I have seen my endeavor as a test of my mind, my will and my vitality. One recent Sunday, I ran in Griffith Park. It was a 15-miler ? the most I had ever run in my life ?
WORLD
June 11, 2009 | Reuters
A French nuclear submarine with advanced sonar equipment Wednesday began searching for the flight recorders of an Air France airliner that crashed into the Atlantic last week, the French military said. The Emeraude was sent to hunt for the voice and flight data recorders, which may help explain the disaster and are believed to be lying on the ocean floor.
WORLD
March 21, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi and Julian E. Barnes
A nuclear-powered Navy submarine collided with another U.S. warship in the narrow Strait of Hormuz early Friday in what officials are calling the first incident of its kind in the Persian Gulf. At least 15 sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine Hartford were slightly injured when it collided with the amphibious transport dock New Orleans, the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet announced. The Navy said the Hartford's nuclear propulsion plant was undamaged.
NEWS
December 1, 1995 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia's largest submarine base holds thousands of spent nuclear fuel tanks in storage facilities so unsafe that the risk of radioactive pollution far exceeds that of Chernobyl, according to a Norwegian environmental group. The report by the Bellona Foundation was distributed here this week despite harassment of its authors by a successor agency to the Soviet KGB.
WORLD
December 21, 2008 | Associated Press
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to sign an arms deal during his upcoming visit to Brazil that could help this country build Latin America's first nuclear-propelled submarine, the government's official news agency said Saturday. The French president is scheduled to arrive in Rio de Janeiro on Monday for a Brazil-European Union summit. He is the current president of the European Union's council.
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