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Blackshoe

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Don't have any English stories yet, but an Argentine submarine (ARA San Juan) went missing for a few hours. She apparently had some kind of electrical fault that caused her to loose power and go SUBMISS. All hands are apparently safe, and she's being towed back to port.
 

aussienscale

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Don't have any English stories yet, but an Argentine submarine (ARA San Juan) went missing for a few hours. She apparently had some kind of electrical fault that caused her to loose power and go SUBMISS. All hands are apparently safe, and she's being towed back to port.
Have seen a twitter post from Navy Recognition stating the Arg Gov has denied it has been found and the search continues

Argentina loses contact with one of its submarines | Jane's 360

Argentine Navy loses contact with submarine ARA San Juan carrying 44 people - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Argentine navy says it's lost contact with submarine - CNN

Cheers
 

Blackshoe

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There wasn't an Iranian specific thread, so it felt right here.

An Iranian frigate as part of their Caspian Sea Naval (not IRCG) force ran aground on some breakers a couple weeks sank yesterday. Video here.

The ship was commissioned in 2015.
 

alexsa

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There wasn't an Iranian specific thread, so it felt right here.

An Iranian frigate as part of their Caspian Sea Naval (not IRCG) force ran aground on some breakers a couple weeks sank yesterday. Video here.

The ship was commissioned in 2015.
Looking at the image at the top of that page it is pretty clear the frigate (or Destroyer as Iran like to describe her) broke her back before going down
 
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ngatimozart

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There wasn't an Iranian specific thread, so it felt right here.

An Iranian frigate as part of their Caspian Sea Naval (not IRCG) force ran aground on some breakers a couple weeks sank yesterday. Video here.

The ship was commissioned in 2015.
Not good for that Captains promotion chances. Wonder if they Courts Martial ships Captains in the Iranian Navy and if so what would the penalty be?
 

spoz

The Bunker Group
Calling her a frigate is a bit generous, and a destroyer is ludicrous; she was about 1400 tons and 94 metres long according to Janes. Certainly a career (in the widest sense) limiting move. Wonder what happened - massive stuff up (possible) or systems failure leaving her without power (could be more possible).
 

FormerDirtDart

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Would have posted this in the RAN tread, but... You know
Current issue of Defense Technology Review is pushing the Stern Landing Vessel hard, again.

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First, in a USMC-centric article: US Marines include stern landing vessels in capability outlook
The article also mentions the more LCM sized CNIM LCX stern lander

The other article, a serious hard sell targeting the RAN: Large Landing Craft vs Single Pacific Support Ship
Makes the case for a small 6 boat SLV class to replace the retired Balikpapans. And, the possibility building extras to be dispersed to other Pacific Island nations in the same manner as the Guardian-class patrol boats
 

Stampede

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Would have posted this in the RAN tread, but... You know
Current issue of Defense Technology Review is pushing the Stern Landing Vessel hard, again.

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First, in a USMC-centric article: US Marines include stern landing vessels in capability outlook
The article also mentions the more LCM sized CNIM LCX stern lander

The other article, a serious hard sell targeting the RAN: Large Landing Craft vs Single Pacific Support Ship
Makes the case for a small 6 boat SLV class to replace the retired Balikpapans. And, the possibility building extras to be dispersed to other Pacific Island nations in the same manner as the Guardian-class patrol boats
The Stern landing Vessel is a fascinating concept.
Appears to tick many boxes.compared to other older landing craft designs, re the trade off in speed,load capacity and sea keeping ability.
Can see many applications for many countries in both the civil and military sectors.
Would like to know more about the propulsion system.............A bit of a mystery.

Regards S
 

ngatimozart

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The Stern landing Vessel is a fascinating concept.
Appears to tick many boxes.compared to other older landing craft designs, re the trade off in speed,load capacity and sea keeping ability.
Can see many applications for many countries in both the civil and military sectors.
Would like to know more about the propulsion system.............A bit of a mystery.

Regards S
Look up the Queensland outfit that uses them.
 
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