Sunday, March 27, 2016

Nuclear submarine breaking through Arctic ice

Arctic Circle (March 10, 2016) Los Angeles-class submarine  USS Hartford (SSN 768) breaking through several feet of solid ice in order to surface in the Arctic Circle near Ice Camp Sargo during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016.
Service members and civilians assigned to Arctic Submarine Lab clear ice from the hatches to allow for surface access
 ICEX is a five-week exercise designed to research, test, and evaluate operational capabilities in the region.
(U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Thompson and Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton/Released 

A tribute to USS 571 Nautilus - First nuclear submarine to surface the Arctic Ice (see article)

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