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    Default Submarines' anchors

    Of course they do!

    But what kind....?

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    Default Re: Submarines' anchors

    They submerge to the bottom....they ARE the anchor.....

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    Default Re: Submarines' anchors

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion Jim View Post
    They submerge to the bottom....they ARE the anchor.....
    When a submarine settles on the bottom how does it ensure the ground is not foul or includes points rocks that could do a power of no good❓

    Just asking.
    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Neither a Remainer or a Leaver be. Hoping for the best but planning for the worst✔️

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    Default Re: Submarines' anchors

    They used (and may still use) the same anchors and chain as you would see on any warship or large commercial vessel, though the anchors might have been slightly modified to allow them to fit in the anchor pocket. When we, anyone, see submarines they tend to be alongside a submarine depot ship, alongside a pier or attached to a fleet mooring buoy. If they are involved in any real conflict there might be no appropriate pier, mooring nor room alongside the depot ship - they then must have the ability to anchor.

    Things may have changed and use may now be made, for sone vessels, of high tensile anchor chain (to allow a significant weight saving) and/or dyneema (to reduce noise) they, or some, may use aluminium anchors, think Fortress (don't bother asking why I make this comment - my source is impeccable and is not Fortress).

    Jonathan

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    Default Re: Submarines' anchors

    Quote Originally Posted by nortada View Post
    When a submarine settles on the bottom how does it ensure the ground is not foul or includes points rocks that could do a power of no good❓

    Just asking.

    Think of a better fishfinder, or better than the ones 'we' might have access to.

    Jonathan

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    Default Re: Submarines' anchors

    Quote Originally Posted by nortada View Post
    When a submarine settles on the bottom how does it ensure the ground is not foul or includes points rocks that could do a power of no good❓

    Just asking.
    They are rather strongly made.

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    Default Re: Submarines' anchors

    Quote Originally Posted by Poignard View Post
    They are rather strongly made.
    So are rocks‼️
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    Default Re: Submarines' anchors

    Answers to some technical queries at new website http://coxeng.co.uk

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    Default Re: Submarines' anchors

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion Jim View Post
    They submerge to the bottom....they ARE the anchor.....
    But on the surface, they use an anchor. When stowed it forms part of the fairing of the hull profile. Rarely used but always available when entering and leaving harbour in the event of a propulsion or steering gear failure.Just like your yacht.....

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    Default Re: Submarines' anchors

    Quote Originally Posted by nortada View Post
    So are rocks‼️
    Places of interest are mud, shale or sand.

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