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2008-12-16 08:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 16, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been selected by Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors (MS2) to produce lightweight, composite structures for the Spanish Navy's new diesel-electric S-80 submarines. Fabrication and assembly will occur at Goodrich's Engineered Polymer Products facility in Jacksonville, Fla., with delivery of the first shipset scheduled for the second quarter 2009. Goodrich will supply a cylindrical...

2008-12-10 16:40:00

      HONOLULU, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court ruled "the Navy and its leaders -- not federal judges -- should determine how best to defend our nation," Robert H. Thomas and Mark M. Murakami of the Hawaii law firm of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert wrote in a recent commentary.   Thomas and Murakami had filed an amicus brief in Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council on behalf of nine retired Navy admirals, the Navy League of the United...

2008-10-08 15:00:20

By DIANA BOWLEY; OF THE NEWS STAFF TOMHEGAN TOWNSHIP -A New York City couple who own the $15 million- plus mansion at Tomhegan Township have requested permission from the Department of Conservation to install a submarine cable on submerged lands in Moosehead Lake. Big Duck Cove LLC and Robert and Gayle Greenhill of New York City, who own an underwater utility line that runs from their home on the west side of Socatean Bay to Why Not Island, want to extend the line from Why Not Island to...

2008-07-30 03:00:29

Two Russian mini-submarines explored the depths of Siberia's Lake Baikal -- the world's deepest lake -- this week, scientists said. Mir 1 and Mir 2 reached depths of 5,184 feet and 5,223 feet, respectively, the Guardian reported Tuesday. The Russians initially said they had gone down 5,512 feet but issued a correction later, the British newspaper said. Back in the 1990s, another research expedition had measured its descent at 5,371 feet. We have gone to the depths of Lake Baikal to find...

2008-07-26 15:00:27

By Louis Hansen, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 26--After days of bad weather, engineering puzzles and creeping delays, military divers on Friday lifted the bow of a sunken Russian Cold War era submarine from the muddy bottom of the Providence River in Rhode Island. Led by a Virginia Beach-based team, salvage crews hoisted the submarine Juliett 484 after pumping nearly a boat-load of water from the relic's silty compartments. "The bulk of the work was left to the divers," said...

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2006-11-22 08:35:00

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- In a year's time, scientists hope to solve the mystery of why the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sank, the chairman of the South Carolina Hunley Commission said Tuesday. "Between the science of archaeology and the science of conservation in that laboratory, they will solve the ultimate mystery," state Sen. Glenn McConnell said after a commission meeting. "I think it's reasonable to say we're probably within a year of solving that." The hand-cranked Hunley sank the...

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2006-07-15 16:11:17

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Scientists say they may have found an important clue in the mystery of why the Confederate submarine Hunley sank 140 years ago after making history by sinking an enemy warship in battle. Archaeologists and others working to restore the submarine recovered six years ago from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Sullivans Island have found evidence the forward hatch may have been opened intentionally on the night the sub sank. The forward hatch was one of...

2006-06-29 18:25:29

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could scale back its nuclear arsenal now that the Cold War is over, lawmakers concluded on Friday in a report that will set the tone for months of debate over the fate of Britain's nuclear weapons. British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he will decide later this year whether or how to replace the fleet of Trident missile-carrying submarines that form Britain's nuclear arsenal. The issue has stirred up debate within Blair's left-leaning Labour Party....

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2006-04-24 19:09:47

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A team of scientists from Tennessee, including experts from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are looking at the mystery of the sinking of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship. The group, which also includes scientists from the University of Tennessee and the Y12 National Security Complex, was here Monday examining the sub. The visit is the result of the university's relationship with best-selling crime author...

2006-04-03 10:33:36

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran test fired a new torpedo in the Strait of Hormuz off its south coast, the world's main nexus for shipping oil, state television reported on Monday. Iran rarely gives enough details of its military hardware for analysts to determine whether Tehran is making genuine advances or simply producing defiant propaganda while pressure ratchets up on its nuclear program. Although Iran can draw on huge manpower, its naval and air force technology is largely dismissed as...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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