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US supercarrier sunk by French submarine

Posted: Fri 6 Mar 2015 15:46
by Aubustou
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ok, it was during a joint exercise, the USS Roosevelt and his carrier group playing the good guys and the Rubis-class nuclear attack submarine Saphir playing the bad guy. Apparently, it wasn't funny for the carrier group, half of it got sunk along with the carrier...

http://www.news.com.au/world/us-superca ... 7250666936

I'd have preferred a UK group (coz Mers el-Kébir etc) but still...

Re: US supercarrier sunk by French submarine

Posted: Fri 6 Mar 2015 15:50
by Nequit
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Reminds me of another exercise. Man, subs are sneaky.

Re: US supercarrier sunk by French submarine

Posted: Fri 6 Mar 2015 15:53
by GBNATO
Aubustou wrote:I'd have preferred a UK group (coz Mers el-Kébir etc) but still...


I'm sure you'll get a chance soon enough, just need to wait for us to build the carriers for you to sink. :mrgreen:

Re: US supercarrier sunk by French submarine

Posted: Fri 6 Mar 2015 15:55
by orcbuster
IIRC a ULA class sunk the HMS invincible during an amphibious exercise in 2004

Re: US supercarrier sunk by French submarine

Posted: Fri 6 Mar 2015 16:15
by DrRansom
Isn't sinking an American carrier a rite of passage for NATO, Australian, and Chilean submarines?

I saw somewhere that an Australian submarine sank 2 US amphibious assault ships, while in water that was no deeper than the submarine was long.

Re: US supercarrier sunk by French submarine

Posted: Fri 6 Mar 2015 16:32
by Tiera
Swedes were able to 'sink' Ronald Reagan a few years back:
http://www.nti.org/analysis/articles/sw ... abilities/

Re: US supercarrier sunk by French submarine

Posted: Fri 6 Mar 2015 16:34
by [EUG]MadMat
GBNATO wrote:I'm sure you'll get a chance soon enough

Not so sure: your budget cuts are much more leathal to your armed forces than any foreign army or navy could.
Soon, there won't be anything British to sink ... :(

Re: US supercarrier sunk by French submarine

Posted: Fri 6 Mar 2015 16:43
by Lord Helmchen
Pfff, you're 8 years too late to the party. :lol:

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But welcome to the club. :P

Re: US supercarrier sunk by French submarine

Posted: Fri 6 Mar 2015 16:48
by REDDQ
gg France

Re: US supercarrier sunk by French submarine

Posted: Fri 6 Mar 2015 16:52
by Vulcan 607
Aubustou wrote:Image

ok, it was during a joint exercise, the USS Roosevelt and his carrier group playing the good guys and the Rubis-class nuclear attack submarine Saphir playing the bad guy. Apparently, it wasn't funny for the carrier group, half of it got sunk along with the carrier...

http://www.news.com.au/world/us-superca ... 7250666936

I'd have preferred a UK group (coz Mers el-Kébir etc) but still...



Hey they got the choice to fight the Germans they chose not too if the French fleet had not been sunk you would be speaking German right now. It's a shame really all those lives wasted also that fleet would have made fighting the Germans at sea a lot easier.