This guy makes a really cool move at 2:05 to scrub off some speed before entering a tight turn.
An oldie, but still pretty intense.
How about some raw speed at very close quarters?
|Length:||45 m (147 ft 8 in) overall|
29.3 m (96 ft 2 in) pressure hull
|Beam:||3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)|
4.8 m (15 ft 9 in) at stern stabilizers.
|Draft:||4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)|
Box keel depth (below base-line): 1.2 m (3.9 ft)
|Installed power:||one nuclear reactor, one turbo-alternator|
|Propulsion:||2 × external motors|
2 × propellers
4 × ducted thrusters (mounted diagonally in two "x-configured" pairs)
|Speed:||4.5 knots (8.3 km/h; 5.2 mph) surfaced|
3.5 knots (6.5 km/h; 4.0 mph) submerged
16 days for a 13 person crew
25 Days for a 13 person crew
|Complement:||3 officers, 8 crewmen, 2 scientists|
|Motto:||The World's Finest Deep Submersible|
NR-1 performed underwater search and recovery, oceanographic research missions and installation and maintenance of underwater equipment to a depth of almost half a nautical mile. Its features included extending bottoming wheels, three viewing ports, exterior lighting, television and still cameras for color photographic studies, an object recovery claw, a manipulator that could be fitted with various gripping and cutting tools and a work basket that could be used in conjunction with the manipulator to deposit or recover items in the sea. Surface vision was provided by a television periscope permanently installed on a fixed mast in her sail area.
Following the loss of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986, NR-1 was used to search for, identify, and recover critical parts of the Challenger craft. Because it could remain on the sea floor without resurfacing frequently, NR-1 was a major tool for searching deep waters. NR-1 remained submerged and on station even when heavy weather and rough seas hit the area and forced all other search and recovery ships into port.
The NR-1's size limited its crew comforts. The crew of about 10 men could stay at sea for as long as a month, but had no kitchen or bathing facilities. They ate frozen TV dinners, bathed once a week with a bucket of water and burned chlorate candles to produce oxygen. The sub was so slow that it was towed to sea by a surface vessel, and so tiny that the crew felt the push and pull of the ocean's currents. "Everybody on NR-1 got sick," said Allison J. Holifield, who commanded the sub in the mid-1970s. "It was only a matter of whether you were throwing up or not throwing up."
NR-1 was generally towed to and from remote mission locations by an accompanying surface tender, which was also capable of conducting research in conjunction with the submarine.
All personnel that crewed NR-1 were nuclear-trained and specifically screened and interviewed by the Director, Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program.Another public reason the Navy used this ship was to recover advanced aviation electronics and missiles from aircraft lost overboard from aircraft carriers. These would have sunk to the ocean floor, and NR-1 was used to recover them, prevent unfriendly states (the Soviet Union) from getting them and reverse engineering them.
|Operators:||United States of America|
|Preceded by:||Thresher-class submarine|
|Succeeded by:||Los Angeles-class submarine|
|Displacement:||3,640 long tons (3,698 t) surfaced|
4,640 long tons (4,714 t) submerged
|Length:||292 ft 3 in (89.08 m)|
|Beam:||31 ft 8 in (9.65 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 × S5W Pressurized water reactor|
2 × 11.2 MW steam turbines
|Speed:||15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) surfaced|
26 knots (48 km/h; 30 mph) submerged
|Range:||Unlimited, except by food supplies|
|Test depth:||1,320 ft (400 m)|
|Armament:||• 4 × 21 in (533 mm) amidship torpedo tubes with MK-48 and ADCAP torpedoes, plus 15 reloads, and 4Harpoon missiles or up to 8Tomahawk missiles, instead of equivalent of number of Torpedoes or Harpoons.|
In minelaying configuration:
• Mark 67 Submarine Launched Mobile Mines and Mark 60 CAPTOR mines instead of torpedoes.