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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: charlyv
They were in the middle of a storm at the time. They were staying below the swells while submerged, and recharging their batteries.
In addition, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy, via the UK Ambassador in Buenos Aires, made a very significant contribution.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: SeaWorthy
The fact of the matter is through space can be far less of a hostile environment to cope with than a few hundred meters under the Sea, material science wise anyway.
Your boat would need to be about 20/30% larger to accommodate and facilitate multiple individual crew escape pods. This may also somewhat compromise any submarines structural integrity thus reduce its crush depth and capabilities at sea.
The Project 941 or Akula, Russian "Акула" ("Shark") class submarine (NATO reporting name: Typhoon) is a type of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. With a submerged displacement of 48,000 tonnes, the Typhoons are the largest submarines ever built, able to accommodate comfortable living facilities for the crew when submerged for months on end.[4