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The US Navy's Stingray-esque SSGN underwater special-forces motherships have seen good news and bad news in recent days. SSGN missile SSGN launching missiles SSGNs* are heavily modified Ohio class ballistic-missile boats, retired from their old duties under the terms of nuclear-weapons limitation treaties. The nuclear- …

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shorter frogmen?

n addition to this huge bombardment arsenal, the SSGNs have accomodation for 66 special-forces frogmen, or as many as 102 for shorter periods.........

how many midget frogmen can they contain for shorter periods?

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SSGN

From Wikipedia;

SSGN is the United States Navy hull classification symbol for a nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine. The SS denotes a "submersible ship", the G denotes "guided missile," and the N denotes "nuclear powered." The first SSGN in the U.S. Navy was USS Halibut (SSGN-587).

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Halibut

USS Halibut! Haha! Sad I know....

My actual point was, WTF dose this have to do with IT? Its not even funny or odd.

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Persian Gulf

From memory the Persian Gulf is remarkably shallow and has very clear waters. Can a submarine hide from aircraft in such an area?

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IT?

WTF does it have to do with IT? Maybe they have Windows for Warships.

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Dan

The IT angle

They have computers on the ship. And in the missiles. And I bet lots of the people on the ship own PCs as well or have family that do.

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IT?

Perhaps with such cost over runs, late delivery and descoped and defactive functionality it is another grand project brought to you by EDS?

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IT justification

Surely this comes under the heading 'toys for the boys' - or at least it would if it worked properly

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