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An endemic breaks out on a U.S. nuclear submarine off the coast of Cuba. by means of the writer of The court docket Martial of Robert E. Lee.
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A plague breaks out on a U. S. nuclear submarine off the coast of Cuba. by means of the writer of The courtroom Martial of Robert E. Lee.
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BL-2," the lieutenant ordered, handing the find to a seaman. " Aye, Sir," the sailor said as he crouched through the compartment's watertight doorway. He headed aft and up two decks to the first deck, behind the control center. He hurried to the old, cemented-up missile room. He was trained to stop at the missile compartment's doorway and to call inside through the intercom. " A technician in white coat opened the hatchway and took the plastic envelope from the breathless seaman. The man in white wore rubber gloves when he held the plastic up to the light fixture in the overhead.
She could land either on land or in the water with her boatlike hull. From the tail of the graceful amphibian, a 10-foot long stinger extended into the salty night. The long boom housed the MAD, magnetic anomaly detector. The MAD sensors scanned the ocean surface for the magnetic signature of submarines. The heat of welding and the hammering of rivets during sub construction magnetize the metal being worked. All boats must undergo periodic degaussing to neutralize this built-in, permanent, magnetic field.
The BQQ-5 could pick up the telltale drumming of Russian submarines' propellers from 50 miles. The passive sonar listened for very low frequency, unnatural noises in the 1 kilohertz spectrum. " Sonar compartments are bathed in blue lights to soften the glare from radar-like screens where sonar men hunch at consoles during ten-hour duty days. "Well," Commander Milhaus said dryly, "let's talk about security. " The Chief Quartermaster unrolled a large chart onto the tabletop. "Captain," Quartermaster Rogers said as he leaned over his chart, "Torpedoman Thurston went out at 800 feet.