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Subject: ROKN Patrol Corvette sucken by DPRK torpedo boat
YelliChink    3/26/2010 12:10:07 PM
Just happened 2150 Korean local time. Chinese reports say that it was DPRK torpedo boat. The ROKN corvette sunk is probably a 1200t PCC. I can't read Korean so I am not sure which one exactly. At this moment, 59 out of 104 crew have been saved so far. Best wishes to the still missing ones and condolence to families of lost sailors.
 
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Reactive    At what point   4/14/2010 3:35:32 PM
Does a slow-moving acoustic-homing mine with a cylindrical profile cease to be a torpedo? That's what I want to know...
 
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Reactive       4/14/2010 3:42:16 PM







Say, what's that sound?  Why, I do believe I hear F-15Ks idling their engines during pre-flight checks....  :-)












I suspect you may be dissapointed there, WP..





I know, I know.  It's just an ingrained reaction to seemingly being so close to the balloon going up.  Sort of like how a draft horse always wants to pull.



 

Or a warpig always wants a war : )
 
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Hamilcar    Torpedo.   4/14/2010 4:16:20 PM
And a BIG one.
 
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Reactive       4/14/2010 7:15:36 PM

And a BIG one.

 

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This is going to be a very interesting few days... I think we may be waiting several weeks for the conclusions of the investigation though.. I hope they can sift the seabed for debris, casing shrapnel should be scattered and should be recoverable.
 
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gf0012-aust       4/14/2010 7:51:24 PM

I think we may be waiting several weeks for the conclusions of the investigation though.. I hope they can sift the seabed for debris, casing shrapnel should be scattered and should be recoverable.

I'd suggest that they already have a high level of confidence about source already.  The hull deformation is the clue.  mines and torpedoes behave very differently.

 
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gf0012-aust       4/14/2010 7:51:26 PM

I think we may be waiting several weeks for the conclusions of the investigation though.. I hope they can sift the seabed for debris, casing shrapnel should be scattered and should be recoverable.

I'd suggest that they already have a high level of confidence about source already.  The hull deformation is the clue.  mines and torpedoes behave very differently.

 
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Reactive       4/14/2010 8:13:40 PM
Yup I've been thinking this for some time, but I still think it's going to take a while for it to be asserted with confidence...They want consensus before they announce anything, i'm sure talks are currently taking place to garner international support...
 
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Reactive       4/14/2010 8:15:58 PM
The secondary point being that casing is presumably needed to classify a torpedo to a known weapon in the NK inventory? or do you think this is already evident from what is already known?
 
 
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Reactive    Ah   4/14/2010 10:01:52 PM
!The metal plates in the hallway below the stern deck were also bent upward, showing that there had been a big explosion from below. The stern was severed at a slightly oblique angle some 30 m from the back."
 
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gf0012-aust       4/14/2010 10:13:19 PM


Were you part of that 2008 Tampa exercise?

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no, but have seen some of the critical reports from and aware of the players. (MHSE and NSWC) 
you're a bit of a gumshoe... :)
 
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