posted on Aug, 8 2013 @ 05:17 PM
Originally posted by ShadellacZumbrum
reply to post by ownbestenemy
Inside a Submarine
As you can see in the pictures, Everything is steel with the exception copper cables which has Halogen in the cloth that is flame retardant. As well
as all pipes are either steel or covered with flame retardant fabric.
Though there are a couple of pictures that shows some wood in the crew cabins.
Like I mentioned about the fire suppression system. That would have been immediate even at dry dock. They are going to maintain minimum power to keep
the safety systems up.
edit on 8-8-2013 by ShadellacZumbrum because: (no reason given)
Do you speak from personal experience about 688 class submarines having a fire suppression system or just making assumptions? I was stationed aboard
an Ohio class SSBN and we didn't have any automatic fire suppression systems, fire department, or anything else - we, the crew, were the response to
any fire with hoses &/or fire extinguishers... Imagine a sealed tube, hundreds of feet under the water - not a good idea to automatically pump it
full of unbreathable gas killing the crew automatically along with the fire...
I think we might have had some kind of system over the cooking area, but it was manually activated and relatively small.
As to the nothing to burn idea, that's far from the truth as well... Plenty of foam and rubber around, wire insulation, curtains, mattresses, paper
(Books, manuals), vinyl seat coverings, wood trim for decorative purposes, depending on the area you have lubricating oils, fuel oil, cardboard boxes,
and much much more. Almost all of the pipes were covered with a foam lagging and then painted. If fire was such a minor potential problem, we
wouldn't have trained to respond to them so much.
And as you said above, there was wood in the crew cabins (makes it sound like a cruise ship - lol, we call them state rooms for the officers and
berthing areas for the rest of us...)
But a federal criminal complaint said Fury admitted to setting fire to a pile of rags near a vacuum cleaner in a stateroom in the