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Wendover Productions (7 months ago)
I hope you enjoy this video! One note: the little numbers that pop up in the bottom-left corner are references. By matching the number to the ones at the bottom of the description you can find where a piece of information comes from in the video.
David Welch (29 days ago)
There is a saying on the boat; that you never piss off the DOC, yeomen, and the cooks. I would like to say thank you for the acknowledgement of the cooks, because for the most part we are hardly ever mentioned. We are the heart & soul of the boat and we strive to do our best with what we got. 😎 Respectfully, CS1(SS) retired USN
David Welch (30 days ago)
@Carson Henderson Just be cool on the stories brother and I wish you fair winds and following seas. 😎 CS1(SS) retired USN
David Welch (30 days ago)
Thank you for calling the subs "boats". 😎
Jp gamez (1 month ago)
I use to work in a sub but now work on a aircraft carrier
Pak Busu (1 month ago)
sonar is old tech . currently , experts will sound off a whale or dolphin sound to detect other submarines . same principle as the sonar .
Blissful Android (2 hours ago)
Chris Duane (3 hours ago)
Can you get a real visual out the window while you're on the bridge?
meh! (3 hours ago)
@10:15 I can't imagine carrying nuclear warheads would have made much of a difference. atomic bombs don't just explode like nitroglycerin. The fact that these are nuclear subs carrying radioactive material is enough to create a mess if the damage is severe enough regardless of whether it is carrying nukes, but beyond that...
Phillip Mulligan (4 hours ago)
Despite better pay and better chow, life on board a sub is still very much substandard.
rejvaik (12 hours ago)
India and Russia also have ELF capability meaning they can send one way messages consisting of 2 characters to a submarine that is still submerged anywhere in the world and at any depth. The US used to have ELF capability until 1980 when they decommissioned the ELF facility because the antenna was over 2.2 miles long and the output power requirements were too expensive to maintain.
RAIN MAYHEM (16 hours ago)
Our military are puppets for the rich. Wars are about profit and greed and have nothing to do with protecting America
Andrew hope (1 day ago)
Fantastic video. I liked how you put citation markers on screen. Pro level production.
Paul Flynn (1 day ago)
Its called a Submarine, not a "sumarine" as you repeatedly say. Take the time to annunciate,
nbookie (2 days ago)
For comms a sub, please tell me they figured out the use of small disposable rov's that will take the days data, travel away & surface long after the sub is gone, burst the data to the satellite and then sink (maybe wait to re surface when a naval vessel is over head and says the password, or resurface to make enemy think a sub is still there as counter intel). I played with idea years ago as part of a signal Symposium at Ft. Gordon Georgia (signal corp). It got lots of attention like no one had thought of it. That was 20 years ago.
Monument (2 days ago)
My kid is on a fast attack sub and says the food is just ok.
sbjkd (2 days ago)
They are called “Sub-mareeners”. They are called “Sub-ma-runners”, as in Marinara
beta gaming (2 days ago)
Whoever detected it delt it
infinitecanadian (3 days ago)
Canada almost had atomic powered submarines, until the United States of America used a treaty clause to block the sale of atomic reactors from the United Kingdom and another treaty clause to block Canada from receiving any atomic reactors. Why Canada couldn't have just built its own reactors, I don't know.
David Feist (3 days ago)
Being on a Trident submarine sucks!!! says this retired submarine sailor.
Jens8502 (3 days ago)
3:43 Dope lean? Are they all on crack? LOL
They work like steel coffin
Yuck Fou (5 days ago)
China building smart we need build smarter in years to come in advance
Yuck Fou (5 days ago)
2 or 4 submarines? A year nooooo way build 50 a year or more lmfao plz plz necessary indeed
Yuck Fou (5 days ago)
2400 submarines ++++++ 360 240 777 marines 100 200 3 66 u want a large amount of submarines maybe 100 a year id want 1000
WinginWolf (6 days ago)
Me: Are there planes? 5:36 lol a plane
Brian E. (6 days ago)
Love the Avalon picture at 10:32, taken in beautiful Morro Bay, CA!
ken edick (12 days ago)
Look at video from WW2 diesel sub then talk to me about room. Been there done that.
Anthony Gameplay (12 days ago)
So an Ohio Class Submarine is BIGGER than the ISS.
Nick Rogers (12 days ago)
I'm losing my shhhhhet... "SUB" "MARA" "NURS" killing me saying submariners
iAmGhost1y (13 days ago)
The chances of a submarine to collide with another sub is crazy.
Larry Walsh (16 days ago)
There's a B in submarine. It's submarine, not summarine. Also, it's sub-mariners, not submarine-ers.
Rob Xones (16 days ago)
oh my god, i never had any idea submarines can be that GIGANTIC! This blew my mind
Samuel Johnston (17 days ago)
You can deploy VLF at 300 feet, not just 60
smithsway (17 days ago)
It's odd hearing your pronunciation of submariner. It should rhyme with mariner as in the " The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" but with sub in front...
Jack Spratt (18 days ago)
We need more of these things to kill each other.
Bayernboy 2.0 (18 days ago)
5 MT. What was with the Nuclear Tests? Tsar Bomb alone had 50 MT
Bayernboy 2.0 (18 days ago)
@Koza Koziński Ah yes. Wouldn't be nice if it was dropped on Berlin 😅
Koza Koziński (18 days ago)
Tsar Bomb was detonated after WW2
palmeristo (19 days ago)
All I see is an insane amount of money wasted for killing things instead of putting it towards progressing our species..
The Ethicist Philosophy Show (19 days ago)
Watch "Crimson Tide" with Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, and Viggo Mortensen.
Marlon Moncrieffe (10 days ago)
One of my fave submarine movies! I also like the underrated 'U-571' (2000)!
4vndd (16 days ago)
Spot on friend..and if you remember the main confrontational scene between the two..where the G.H. wanted to " push and launch" and D.W. was asking him to cool it...!!! Highlight of the movie...!!!
JEOGRAPHY Songs For Kids (19 days ago)
Spoiler Alert: They go underwater.
phi 0318 (19 days ago)
Nuclear warheads have to be “turned on” to be dangerous. A crash would not detonate.
smithsway (17 days ago)
True, but a load of functional warheads scattered across the seabed is not an ideal scenario...
ZEROVSFLIP2 (20 days ago)
"8 hour working" that's rich, you dont know the navy lol
Jay Dobber (20 days ago)
Its sub-marin-er, not sub-ma-reener.
Bumblebee (20 days ago)
SOOO claustrophobic just watching this! Ick. God I hope these sailors get paid well. I'm so grateful there are people willing to do this.
Michael Hunsinger (20 days ago)
There is a bonus for sub duty but it's not much, around $250-300 per month IIRC.
Astral'o Pithecus (20 days ago)
You should try the food on Italian and French vessels. Americans can only dream of such food :)
Yoda (20 days ago)
Spend as much as you want, US. But a Swedish submarine will always find you ;)
banmadabon (21 days ago)
I can't believe it...The demented two tone way of talking of the speaker of the by itself already demented site Ancient Architects has been adopted by the speaker of this site! It's not so accentuated but, could it be a trend? Shall I be surrounded by people talking like a 4th grade brat that's bullying his sister? Geez...
Sunquad (22 days ago)
Can you do "How The Mafia Works"
Ben Ghazi (22 days ago)
I wonder what letter Boris sent to the ballistic submarines Probably one about how the EU regulates the curvature of bananas....
Stilbon (22 days ago)
I wonder what would happen, if all the crew were woman in one of theese submarines.
ontheedge33371 (22 days ago)
To think of all the problems that could be solved if the USA was not such a war mongering nation exporting death and suffering around the globe !
What Zit Tooya (22 days ago)
One way to track subs is magnetism. Subs have currents floating in them so when they sail, they disturb the Earth's magnetic lines. A plane or a ship can look for those lines disturbances.
Ictpilot Ictpilot (19 days ago)
@157 239n You have to fly over them and use MAD gear. Magnetic Anomaly Detection.
157 239n (21 days ago)
The disturbances are tiny, absolutely tiny, how can they even hope to pick them up if they're not really close to them?
Sam Neale (23 days ago)
I swear to god, why does our government (Australia) name anything related to water after the prime minister who drowned
157 239n (21 days ago)
In honor of him? I think it's a nice gesture
Connor Skudlarek (23 days ago)
Sadly, this video's title is pretty misleading. I thought you were going to explain how they work, not the battle strategy of having submarines or the life of crew on submarines.
J88go (23 days ago)
Why don't countries just make submarine killer drones that blast sonar all around, so if they find something they shoot if they get shot hey you just found a submarine.
Super Kyle (23 days ago)
So in conclusion, don't join the Navy
Toby and James Goldsmith (23 days ago)
Chairman Meow (24 days ago)
I dont care who died, I wouldnt want to know until I could get off of the sub too.
Steve H (24 days ago)
I think everyone should know if Israel has nuclear war subs.
Richard Anderson (21 days ago)
RouxNBlind (24 days ago)
5306251 (25 days ago)
Didn DiDo (25 days ago)
Sooo...considering the destruction potential you explained in the first segment of your vid it's a frightening thought thinking about the shitty communication submarines have described at the end of the vid! We all are going to die!
Rainbow Girl (25 days ago)
Really a good clip. Please keep them coming
Ásgeir Loftsson (25 days ago)
enjoyed but damn mention the propeller noise
Sean Rogers (26 days ago)
How do crew members deal with a lack of vitamin D? Considering the obvious lack of sunlight
Tfue (25 days ago)
Sean Rogers you don’t only get vitamin D from the sun
Tfue (25 days ago)
Well with vitamins or food, drinks
Shep Meister (26 days ago)
North Korea with a Nuclear Capable submarine is laughable. I imagine the submarine to be more of a threat to its crew then its target
Andrew Scott (26 days ago)
This is why they have been dubbed The Silent Service
CoolToaster (28 days ago)
I wanna live in a yellow submarine.
domino diamond (28 days ago)
Your a little inaccurate about the food. It's because of the hard environment they get good food. And at times the eat the canned food at any time. They dont wait till it's the last meals.
Lola’s Kitchen Artis (29 days ago)
All the shit Russia got they want them boys living under water...🤫🤔🤔
Muhammad Ali Awan (29 days ago)
Pakistan is also capable of launching nuclear missiles from submarine
Ubaid Hussain (29 days ago)
You are missing pakistan in the list of balistic sub marines
Shadow Coyote (29 days ago)
i’ve been inside a submarine and the people that work on them don’t get enough credit for the way they sleep. THEY LITERATELY SLEEP UNDER TORPEDOES
Kenneth Almaraz (15 days ago)
For a junior sailor new to the boat and some more senior ones they get to cuddle torpedos all downtime
Mr. Ruffano (30 days ago)
1:36 *gulp*
Bologna Boy (30 days ago)
Very good educational video, The US experimented with the use of ELF, which could penetrate MUCH deeper than VLF ever could, but it started killing plants and livestock in Wisconsin after continuous operation. US frequency was operated at around 74 Hertz, with a wavelength about a quarter of the Earth's Diameter. Radio waves CAN be dangerous. Source: AM US Submarine radioman.
Bologna Boy (30 days ago)
We also have a MILSTAR satellite in orbit around the sun after it accidently exceeded escape velocity.
Revilo678 (30 days ago)
7:47 no wonder I didn't know about it until now
TheBUBZOID (30 days ago)
Doing it again America, the term is submariner, not submariner. Get educated.
GoldenHesus (1 month ago)
Just watched half this video on cellular network. Fml
Rocco Zecca (1 month ago)
There is more room in a casket than room in a submarine bunk.Lol!
Tribal Outcaster (1 month ago)
7:06 " For example they might choose not to pass on information about a family's death on crew member in order to not affect crew morale " Man... I work on an island as a dishwasher in a resort away from the city, which my family is at. with a 10 months contract already made me felt like shit, let alone a death in a family member.
S.N. Mettle Loft Racing Pigeons (1 month ago)
damn humanity is retarded
Gary Schoenberger (1 month ago)
GOD bless American Navy underwater 🇺🇸
Mr M clark (1 month ago)
The new agean global communication system the US has can transmit info in real time at any depth , those chem trails you see everywhere is partly used for that system it is so far ahead of the rest of the world there's nothing close to it at all...
Hyper Bruh (1 month ago)
Imagine being in a submarine and then you knock into another one “Oh ello frenchies” “Les Anglais, putain !”
Niroon 64 (23 hours ago)
French Sub: Ne tirez pas nous nous rendons
I don't give a Fork (1 day ago)
French.. I fart in your general direction! . Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!
wayne507508 (1 month ago)
What are those other systems under development? LOL
edgar helbling (1 month ago)
I suppose that this little dork will recite the rhyme of the ancient mareener? Learn your stuff before pretending to educate others.
Nhu Nguyen (1 month ago)
I like thí
Nhu Nguyen (1 month ago)
Góp video
Kavi4 (1 month ago)
In SA our subs protect us from sharks
Cristian Villanueva (1 month ago)
They got wifi down there?
Andre Vlasov (1 month ago)
Starlink is GPS 2.0
player (1 month ago)
Is there a.... *YELLOW SUBMARINE?*
Shadow Coyote (29 days ago)
player We AlL lIvE iN a YeLlOw SuBmArInE!
Lucas Johnson (1 month ago)
Scary as hell knowing that hundreds of these giant machines of destruction are ready to annihilate mankind at the push of a button! Miraculous it hasn't happened alreadt!
ncrdisabled Submarine vet (1 month ago)
I spent 7 years on subs ssbn 634 616 and a ssn i could tell you 6 things wrong with this video.
Fliyo MB (1 month ago)
Gerald Himmelspach (1 month ago)
I served on a destroyer escort. We did not work 8 hours on and 16 off. We worked 6 on 8 off, These 8 were when you slept. Then 8 hours on with six off unless called for extra duty. Ya, no extra pay. These 6 hours were not spent in your bunk, this is normally when you trained, etc.
C.J. Teo (1 month ago)
Singapore operates submarine too! You have forgotten to add!
Jim Brewer (1 month ago)
Early WW2 American torpedos were nortoriosly (sp?) Unreliable (sp)!'m using my phone and can't see the screen that well
SRV. 123 (1 month ago)
24 nuke missiles? Not really. They carry at least a couple of dummy test missiles for training and testing. Not that it makes a big difference. lol
SRV. 123 (1 month ago)
I knew a brother of my friend who was years on British Nuclear Subs. Very nice guy, a bit quirky but spoke 5 languages fluently and was very smart. I'm sure he worked in listening and translating but never made him feel uncomfortable by asking any questions about his job. Especially when he was on holiday and stayed at our house for a week or so. He went out on his own to explore the area and our local international big city. We were 2 hours out in the country and I never asked where he went or what he did but I know it was sight seeing and his first time visiting our Country. But not in a sub. Can't reach our local international city with a sub.
Jim Brewer (1 month ago)
Does anyone else notice how there are fewer comments the farther down the queue you go?
Jim Brewer (1 month ago)
We have one such VLF antenna at Jim Creek in Washington state and it is miles and miles long, that's an over simplification because space and time don't allow it here. As with most things, if you're interested, just Google it. It's all there ad nauseatum
Derek (1 month ago)
3:44 bet they’re playing smooth criminal
Christian Myrvang (1 month ago)
So, what do you think Boris wrote?
sam rowland (1 month ago)
"Give em a bloody good thrashing"
Rikka Takanashi (1 month ago)
My country: "We're pacifist" Also my country: *Buy submarines*
BL4CK&Y3LL0W (1 month ago)
And sweden had a sub who took out the USS Ronald Reagan