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Old 03-11-2008, 03:02 PM
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Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this monster cruising up the bay on it's way to the Naval Academy in Annapolis. She's 320 feet long and can reach almost 60 MPH.
That would be pretty bad to get spanked by a 320' boat!
A good friend of mine shrink wrapped some parts of that boat before it was shipped here, he also made some canvas covers for the 50cal's on the stern....I have pics somewhere i will dig them up....
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I think it was mentioned..subs are pretty quick, with a lot of prop tech to avoid cavitation.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:15 AM
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Wehad this ship here in San diego last year testing for a few months. Its actually on a lease/ trial to the Navy and was built in New Zealand by the company the pioneered what they call "Wave Piercing Technology". Its designed to run fast in big water where the front hulls actually pierce the waves rather than going up and over. I understand they are quite successful and that the Austrailian Navy has had some in use for a few years with great success. glad to see our US Navy catching up on technology.

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How would you like to be on one during sea trials?
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try angles and dangles on a sub, not only are you going left and right at speed, your also going up an down...
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