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Argentina's missing submarine: water caused battery to short-circuit

ChrÝst§
chris@cjsquire.plus.com
Mon Nov 27


The San Juan . . had been ordered back to its base after it reported water had entered the vessel through its snorkel

www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/27/argentinas-missing-submarine-water-caused-battery-to-short-circuit


RArgentina's missing submarine: 'No one will be rescued'

ChrÝst§
chris@cjsquire.plus.com
Fri Dec 1


Navy will now only look in shallower waters for ARA San Juan, which sank off Patagonia, with 44 crew on board . .

[www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/30/argentina-calls-off-missing-submarine-rescue-effort]


How'd water get into the snorkel?

Bob Bridges
robhbridges@gmail.com
Mon Dec 4


I'm assuming a sub's snorkel is not the Mark-II or -III sort of thing a human diver uses; surely there's some mechanism for letting air in but cutting off when there's water...?

On Mon Nov 27, ChrÝst§ wrote
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>The San Juan . . had been ordered back to its base after it reported water had entered the vessel through its snorkel

>www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/27/argentinas-missing-submarine-water-caused-battery-to-short-circuit


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