Media: the Americans were wrong and found their own submarine off the coast of Alaska

A submarine surfaced near Alaska last week, greatly alarming the US military - it has been suggested that it is a Russian submarine. The submarine was noticed by the crews of local fishing trawlers, who also saw Russian warships in the area. But now there is evidence that the Americans were mistaken - it was a US submarine, writes Forbes.

The submarine in the photo (photo above) courtesy of Alaska Public Media is a Los Angeles-class nuclear powered submarine of the United States Navy. A closer look at the image suggests that this is a Flight-II type boat (carrying cruise missiles), although in such lighting conditions it is difficult to say for sure. This narrows the search to six submarines currently in service with the US Navy. Only three of them are based in the Pacific: USS Chicago (SSN-721) at Pearl Harbor, USS Key West (SSN-722) and USS Oklahoma City (SSN-723) in Guam.

However, Russian Navy submarines were also in the area. During the exercise, a cruise missile was fired from the Omsk submarine. Analysts also noticed a small non-nuclear Russian submarine of the Varshavyanka class.

Identifying submarines is not easy - often even photographs of a submarine do not give a clear idea of ​​its class and country of ownership. In this case, the photograph shown by Alaska Public Media was clear enough to identify the type of submarine. It is likely that, against the background of the confusion caused by the Russian naval exercises, the appearance of its own submarine off the coast of Alaska led to a commotion in the US Navy.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 31 August 2020 13: 33
    Great idea! They put on a camouflage submarine cabin on the Varshavyanka and float here and there, in neutral waters not far from the enemy shores. Or you can even put it on the boat, as if it is on the surface. Let the adversary get nervous and wasting motor resources ...
  2. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 1 September 2020 09: 49
    Most likely, the media stuck such a photo that they found on the hosting of free pictures.
    So, it makes no sense to disassemble pixel by pixel. "And the mustache. Mustache and you can fake"... just to turn the rating on" sensations ".