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USS Connecticut SSN22 - Collision

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    Posted: 07 Oct 2021 at 6:55pm
Apparently, USS Connecticut (SSN22) was off doing what she does... in the South China Sea... and suffered a collision while submerged. 11 sailors were injured ("moderate to minor") and the plant/engineering spaces were not damaged.

There is much speculation bouncing around about the incident of course. "Anonymous" sources report that there are no geological features in the area that would account for the collision. Some are blaming a rogue partly-submerged shipping container and some are thinking the "object" was another submarine. While either are plausible, I just don't see even a 53' shipping container doing that kind of damage to the forward section of SSN22.

The ship should be making port in Guam this evening (if it hasn't already).

USNI and Navy Times have good articles, as well as this one from the War Zone. Nothing from Covert Shores/HI Sutton yet, but expected soon.
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"According to AP, the officials said the object the USS Connecticut collided with was not another submarine. One of the officials quoted by the agency said it could have been a sunken vessel or container, or other uncharted object."

We'll see!

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First thing I thought of was the mountain that the 711 ran into on the way to Guam, which the article said the Connecticut was going to also. Lots of speculation to be sure....Also thought of her running into a chinese boat.
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