posted on Jul, 31 2008 @ 06:23 AM
reply to post by deltaboy
This boat is obviously running its diesel...doing battery charges and or ventilating various compartments while sitting still on the surface. As she
is not on a pier and no wake is visible it is possible she is at anchor.
The thing which surprises me about the profile of this type of boat when on the surface is that they seem to ride noticeably very high. I will grant
you the possibility that they may have just done a low pressure blow of all the ballast tanks....but overall they seem to ride very high when on the
In my limited experience this is unusual..particularly for an attack submarine.
This tends to make me wonder what is the calculated distance between the actual design centerline of the boat and the centerline of gravity.. when
underway. Mind you now...it has been along time since I heard this in conversation...I may even have the terms I am using in this discription
While I am not an engineer..or designer...I seem to recall many years back in conversations with engineers visiting the 688 class boats that ...you
dont want these two lines to be to close together or you run into instability problems in maneuvers.
Most fast attack boats of which I am familiar do not naturally sit that high out of the water when on the surface.
The main reason boomers appear to sit high on the surface is because of the turtleback fairing used in streamlining the missle section of these boats.
Fast attacks do not have this fairing.
Just something for the consideration of the readers here.
[edit on 31-7-2008 by orangetom1999]