posted on Jul, 19 2020 @ 10:40 AM
a reply to: musicismagic
Probably already moved some underwater bases nearby to monitor them, and the Chinese have no idea they are there.
The usual purpose of such bases used by both the US and probably the soviets back in the day was to have a static position somewhere that the enemy
least expect is and also were they don't know that it is, these bases serve as convenient stop's for everything from supply dump's for submarines but
due to there difficulty in resupply only to be used when and as direly needed and also as possible naval fall back point's, imagine your harbours are
gone, your surface fleet is decimated and you only have your sub's, they need somewhere to resupply and to get new missiles if necessary to fire
another salvo assuming they survived the first launch since usually that would give there position away.
In all likelihood the US has them, in fact almost definitely they do but probably most unmanned and likely mothballed since the end of the cold war,
but perhaps just perhaps they have new ones since the external threat to the US including Nuclear has escalated in recent years.
I mean I know we don't in the UK but we would have if we still had a grand fleet and the US has always been future thinking on defence issues so I
can not logically see them NOT having them, in fact everything say's they do except of course no one knows about them which is a good thing and shows
that they are doing there job of being secret.
Some may also serve as underwater nuclear silo's but given that the sub's are a better choice there likely not, all a base has to be anyway is a
nuclear sub that is parked on the sea bed or perhaps even camouflaged to appear as the sea bed, they would have been towed to station by seeming
civilian ship's underslung beneath there hull's and either assembled on site or else deposited whole on site - easier even for large structures if
they had there own buoyancy control for the journey from there pick up location.
Remember the Oil industry are experts in this field but the military has to be ahead of even them and whom is the most expert at getting at
underwater oil which is even harder than setting up a base on the sea bed because you have to both set up a platform and drill miles down into the sea
bed to get to the oil deposits, all a military underwater base has to do is sit there and wait and watch and wait and watch.