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Police and divers spent months working to convict the ‘submarine killer’. His story is not the one worth telling

Police and divers spent months working to convict the ‘submarine killer’. His story is not the one worth telling

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On 16 January 2018, more than five months after the man who murdered and dismembered journalist Kim Wall's body was arrested, authorities were finally able to charge him.In a case that had become known around the world as the "submarine murder", that charge was the result of a painstaking, dogged investigation by police in Denmark. Officers knew from the start they had the right suspect but faced a near impossible task to find what they hoped would provide the grim proof - Ms Wall's body parts sunken somewhere at the bottom of the waters of the Koge Bay. Image: Kim Wall was a talented journalist who had been on assignment when she was murdered After boarding the homemade submarine UC3 Nautilus on the evening of 10 August the previous ...
Submarine USS Georgia, in Arabian Gulf, visits Bahrain

Submarine USS Georgia, in Arabian Gulf, visits Bahrain

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Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The submarine USS Georgia, in the Arabian Gulf as tensions in the area increase, visited Manama, Bahrain, the Navy's 5th Fleet said on Monday. The vessel, which can carry 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles, noticeably transited the Strait of Hormuz last week, escorted by two guided-missile cruisers, according to Navy officials. Advertisement The U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, which normally does not announce submarine movement, prominently mentioned the USS Georgia's travel. "Bahrain was a perfect opportunity for the crew to get some well-deserved rest and have the ability to speak with their loved ones back home over the Christmas Holiday," said Master Chief Arnell Brantley of the USS Georgia. The submarine had not visited Bahrain since 2009, and the visit was referred to ...
Submarine USS Georgia transits Strait of Hormuz as Middle East tensions rise

Submarine USS Georgia transits Strait of Hormuz as Middle East tensions rise

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Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The guided-missile submarine USS Georgia passed through the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said Monday in a rare disclosure. The submarine, which can carry up to 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles, was escorted by the guided missile cruisers USS Port Royal and USS Philippine Sea through the strait as it entered the Persian Gulf. Advertisement The U.S. military rarely announces the movements of its submarines, and the disclosure comes as U.S. officials are on alert for heightened tensions in the Middle East. Jan. 3 marks the first anniversary of the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who died in a U. S. drone strike in Iraq. "We are prepared to defend ourselves, our friends and partners in the region, and we're prepared to react, if necessar...
Fire on French nuclear submarine extinguished after 14 hours

Fire on French nuclear submarine extinguished after 14 hours

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Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that broke out on a French nuclear submarine during renovation work, after a 14-hour battleByThe Associated PressJune 13, 2020, 9:18 AM1 min read1 min readPARIS -- After a 14-hour battle, firefighters extinguished a blaze that broke out on a French nuclear submarine during renovation work. The Defense Ministry said no one was injured, and insisted the risk of radioactivity released by the fire is “zero” because the vessel's nuclear fuel and all its weapons had been removed before the renovations began in January. But it took 100 firefighters from three different emergency services as well as specialized submarine teams more than 14 hours to put out the blaze, the ministry said. It is unclear whether the ship is salvageable. The fire broke out Friday ...
Lockheed awarded $19.3M for Virginia-class submarine Block V hulls

Lockheed awarded $19.3M for Virginia-class submarine Block V hulls

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Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 19.3 million contract modification to procure masts for Virginia-class submarine hulls for the U.S. Navy, according to the Pentagon. The deal funds procurement of eight multi-function modular masts for Block V hulls for the Virginia-class submarine, the Department of Defense said in a press release on Wednesday. The Block V hull can be extended based on the requirements of the vessels' strike capabilities. Virginia-class submarines typically carry eight masts, including a snorkel mast and high-data-rate satellite communication masts as well as a radar mast. The deal comes under a previous contract, awarded in July 2019, funding the manufacture of multifunction modular masts for Virginia-class vessels. In December, General Dynamics was awar...