November 1, 1989 |
South Korea has agreed in principle to buy three more submarines from West Germany in the latter half of the 1990s, for a total of six, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Tuesday. Seoul is to take delivery of three West German 209-class submarines in 1991 at $200 million each under a 1987 agreement. It has now decided to order three more at $165 million each, the spokesman told reporters.
June 14, 2004 |
Texas A&M University researchers have found the wreckage of a fleet of Japanese submarines that prowled for U.S. ships during World War II. The Navy used explosives to sink the 24 subs in 1946 to prevent the Soviets from taking advantage of their technology. The location of the wreckage was classified for nearly six decades. Using now-declassified Navy documents and underwater technology, an oceanography professor and graduate found the submarines 60 miles off the coast of Nagasaki.
October 3, 1992 |
The Russian government has informed the Bush Administration that it intends to proceed with a disputed $750-million sale of submarines to Iran, the State Department said Friday. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said that the United States continues to oppose the deal, which would make Iran the only Persian Gulf state with submarines in its arsenal. Last week at the United Nations, Russian Foreign Minister Andrei V.
November 26, 2003 |
The Navy cut two nuclear submarines from its proposed purchases for 2005-09, a decision that will cost General Dynamics Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. about $3 billion, government officials familiar with the matter said. The Navy will buy one Virginia class sub in 2007 and one in 2008 under the revised plan, half the number previously projected, said the officials, who asked not to be named. Shares of Falls Church, Va.-based General Dynamics fell $1.10 to $79.
October 27, 1987
Police arrested 82 protesters in Groton, Conn., for trying to prevent Electric Boat shipyard employees from going to work building submarines that will carry a new generation of nuclear missile. "The Trident II, when it's deployed, will bring the world closer to nuclear war than it was 25 years ago," said protest spokesman Bill Boston, a member of the New Haven-based Coalition to Stop Trident.
April 25, 1988 |
An explosion and fire struck the diesel submarine Bonefish off Florida on Sunday, injuring 18, three seriously, and leaving 3 missing, the Navy said. It was not immediately known whether the blaze had been extinguished. The Bonefish, one of the last diesel submarines in service in the Navy, surfaced 160 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Fla., where it was on a routine exercise, said Cmdr. Fred Leeder, spokesman for the Atlantic Fleet.
June 6, 2004 |
Former President Carter was filled with emotion as the most advanced nuclear submarine in the Navy was named after him at a Groton shipyard. "This is a very wonderful day for me, to see my wife break the Champagne on undoubtedly the finest and most formidable ship in the world," said Carter, a U.S. Naval Academy alumnus.
February 12, 1989 |
The nuclear-powered attack submarine Pasadena, which will be the first equipped with cruise missiles, joined the Navy's fleet Saturday during commissioning ceremonies. The event drew a peaceful demonstration by 35 anti-nuclear weapons protesters, officials said.
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April 19, 2001
Scientists studying the recovered Confederate submarine H.S. Hunley have now found the remains of eight crewmen, leaving only the vessel's captain, Lt. George Dixon, unaccounted for. All of the crewmen were found at their battle stations ready to crank the sub's propeller shaft, indicating that the craft probably sank very quickly, though researchers don't yet know why. Dixon would have been in the rear of the sub, an area that has not yet been excavated.
December 20, 1989 |
A Roman Catholic nun and five other peace activists were convicted of conspiracy for slipping into a Navy facility and staging a symbolic attack on a Trident nuclear submarine. A U.S. District Court jury in Hartford, Conn., acquitted all but one of the defendants of charges of damaging government property in the Labor Day incident at the U.S. Naval Underwater Systems Center in New London, Conn.