BadAss Experience — Tour an Active Nuclear Submarine
When I was in Hawaii this summer, I was fortunate to get a tour of the USS Pasadena – a Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine. (btw, still in active service). Yea, this baby has torpedoes and tomahawk missiles!
Pasadena provides the Fleet Commander or Task Force Commander a multi-mission platform. This vessel has unlimited endurance due to the nuclear propulsion plant, advanced sonar, torpedo, cruise missile, and mine delivery systems, a combination of speed and stealth due to quieting and the capacity to fulfill numerous missions. (wikipedia)
|Armament:||4 × 21 in (533 mm) bow tubes, 10 Mk48 ADCAP torpedo reloads, Tomahawk land attack missile block 3 SLCM range 1,700 nautical miles (3,100 km),Harpoon anti–surface ship missilerange 70 nautical miles (130 km), mine laying Mk67 mobile Mk60 captor mines (wikipedia)|