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K-219

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posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 10:38 PM
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Never heard of this event before.

Where did the Missiles go?


On Friday 3 October 1986, while on an otherwise routine Cold War nuclear deterrence patrol in the North Atlantic 680 miles (1,090 km) northeast of Bermuda, the 15-year-old K-219 suffered an explosion and fire in a missile tube. The seal in a missile hatch cover failed, allowing saltwater to leak into the missile tube and react with residue from the missile's liquid fuel.



on 6 October 1986 the K-219 sank to the bottom of the Hatteras Abyssal Plain[11][12] at a depth of about 6,000 m (18,000 ft). Britanov abandoned ship shortly before the sinking. K-219's full complement of nuclear weapons was lost along with the vessel.

In 1988, the Soviet hydrographic research ship Keldysh positioned itself over the wreck of K-219, and found the submarine sitting upright on the sandy bottom. It had broken in two, aft of the conning tower. Several missile silo hatches had been forced open, and the missiles, along with the nuclear warheads they contained, were gone.[13]


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posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: pavil

Read up on the Glomar Explorer. I forget the Op name but very interesting read.
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posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 10:54 PM
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Recovering something the size of a warhead, in 86 at 18,000 feet was a pretty serious task. Not something just anybody could do.



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 10:56 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Repeat with the Jimmy here soon, y'think?



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 10:59 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: pavil

Read up on the Glomar Explorer. I forget the Op name but very interesting read.


I know of the cover story and what it actually was doing. It's crazy that they could recover missiles from that deep.

Top secret spy stuff, I love that kinda things.



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 11:21 PM
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a reply to: anzha

If it hasn't already.



posted on Aug, 21 2018 @ 11:21 PM
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a reply to: pavil

Read some of the Parche missions if you want really crazy.



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:07 AM
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a reply to: pavil

do Huchthausen, Kurdin & White "offer any evvidence for the claim ?



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:09 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I remember seeing that research vessel anchored off (way off) Honolulu.

Manganese nodules. Yeah. That's the ticket.
www.newspapers.com...
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posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 01:40 AM
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The CIA can be capable of some pretty amazing things (some good, some bad).



posted on Aug, 22 2018 @ 02:17 AM
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originally posted by: anzha
a reply to: Zaphod58

Repeat with the Jimmy here soon, y'think?


Is it out to sea?

Long ways to the Barents Sea.

Putin lost his supposedly ‘invulnerable’ nuclear-powered missile at sea — now he has to go find it



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