How many missiles and warheads are on a fleet ballistic missile submarine?
A U.S. Navy fleet ballistic missile submarine carries 24 Trident ballistic missiles. Each missile carries nuclear Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles (MIRVs). • 41.What seaports do submarines visit? Submarines visit a wide variety of ports in foreign nations. Submarines have visited such ports as Toulon, France; Halifax, Canada; Portsmouth, England; Haifa, Israel; Perth, Australia; Yokosuka and Sasebo, Japan; Singapore; and Chinhae, Korea during the last several years. • 42.Why can a submarine go faster underwater than on the surface? A submarine’s “tear drop” hull design allows it to slice cleanly through the ocean when there is water on all sides. When a “tear drop” hull submarine is on the surface, the water and the air mix together and create turbulent conditions like walking through a gusty rain storm. The hulls of older submarines, like the World War II vessels and the first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, were designed with narrow bows to move faster on
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