posted on May, 9 2003 @ 09:47 PM
If No. 361 was running silent, then it was submerged. By the news accounts, the sub was recovered on the surface (remember the sub was towed to
port) and the offical Chinese story indicates no indcations that the crew was responding to a emergency. If an emergency in any of the ventalation
systems was detected while the sub was submerged, then the crew would have deployed the munson lungs. If no emergency had been detected and the crew
died, then the sub would have gone to the bottom. In all the years of submarine history (going back to before 1900), can you tell me of any other
single instance in which the entire crew of a submarine died and the submarine was not lost and went to the bottom? This is the first time I have
ever heard of an entire crew of a submarine being lost but the submarine was still recoverable (simply by towing back to port). The Chinese
government is not telling the whole story here as how this disaster happened.