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Saturday, May 09, 2015

Video about Russian Submarine K-141, Kursk

Wiki sez:

"Kursk, full name Атомная подводная лодка «Курск», which, translated, means the nuclear-powered submarine "Kursk" [АПЛ "Курск"] in Russian, was a Project 949A Антей (AnteyAntaeus, also known by its NATO reporting name of Oscar II). It was named after the Russian city Kursk, around which the largest tank battle in history, the Battle of Kursk, took place in 1943." 

She sunk August 12, 2000 with all hands.  Some survived for a time at the bottom of the ocean. I cannot imagine a worse way to die, both for the men and for their families.

Found this video online and thought it was a fitting (if sad) testament to the men.

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