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    Have You Seen My Sub?

    Navy Temporarily Loses Communication With Groton Based Sub
    4:18 PM EDT, March 14, 2007
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    NORFOLK, Va. -- The Navy temporarily lost communication with the USS San Juan off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla., before communications were re-established early Wednesday.

    There were no problems with the Los Angeles class submarine, based in Groton, Conn., the Naval Submarine Force said in a statement. The communication lag was not explained, and the Navy was investigating the incident, spokesman Phil McGuinn said.

    "Fortunately, the submarine established communications in the early morning hours ... and indicated that there were no problems; hence, units were able to stand down from the search and rescue that was already well under way," the Navy said in the release.

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates was awakened in the early morning hours and told of the events, said Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman.

    "The secretary of defense was notified at the time when the Navy felt that they had a sub in distress," he said.

    Units of the USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group saw a red flare in the vicinity of the missing submarine Tuesday night, McGuinn said.

    Ships and aircraft immediately started searching the area where the submarine was operating and also contacted the International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office in Norfolk to assist with the efforts. Family members also were notified.

    Navy officials started a phone tree around 4 a.m. EDT to notify family members that a search and rescue effort had begun, said Lt. Mark Jones, a Navy spokesman in Groton. Family members were called again at about 6 a.m. once communications were re-established, Jones said.

    "We want to keep them informed as we are informed," Jones said. "Everyone was very appreciative of keeping them informed."

    There were about 140 sailors on board, Jones said.

    Although it was a false alarm, the Navy said it was concerned with the safety of those aboard the sub. Procedures indicated that its escape and rescue program is able to quickly respond, the Navy said.
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    geesh i am glad that didnt turn out bad
    they have like checks and triple checks to quadrouple checks on everything...
    amazing that something like that can happen
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    Dude! did you remember to turn on the radio?
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    LMAO thats funny
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    We dallied under
    Vine maples and sapling alders
    Searched for lady slippers
    But instead
    Found blackberry riots and
    Desiccated branches

    An old skid road
    Brought ghost ferns and
    Hollows filled with
    Skunk cabbage
    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

    His cyanotic eyes
    Were hard enough to make
    The sun turn tail and
    Tender enough to attract me
    To his world of illusion

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    They actually issued a Sub Sunk alert....

    I thought of Down Periscope....loved that movie!
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    Heh heh. Seamen.
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    I've just never been tested
    I'd like to think that if I was,
    I would pass"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackalope View Post
    Heh heh. Seamen.
    Don't let them hear you!

    They are submariners!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackalope View Post
    Heh heh. Seamen.
    OMG!! Did some say seamen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    Don't let them hear you!

    They are submariners!
    Pffft. I'm not afraid of them, or the phallic symbol they ride around in.



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    Ahh... they just surfaced behind the 7 Eleven @ Main and North Sts and had coffee and a war story with a Russian Sub. And maybe sold a nuke or two.
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