Stealthy subs?

I often see one of our Australian Submarines cruising past from my balcony in East Freo and it amuses me that the very function of a submarine should be to be able to be undercover and not very noticeable.

As the above photo shows, with the smoke trail these subs leave, stealth would be the last thing that will be achievable if they ever have to operate above the water!

The buildings in the foreground are the old Dingo flour mill.

I wonder what sort of Carbon tax these little beauties will be paying!

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6 Responses to Stealthy subs?

  1. mervfrench says:

    Smoke or mist ??

    With that texture nobody is going to see it anyway. πŸ™‚

    Did Flemming getaway ??

  2. What ever it is, you can see it for miles Merv!

    Flembot is at the airport and just about to step on the plane I would say.

    He is keen to go and catch up with family again for Easter.

    I am sure he will be back before we know it.

  3. Hi Mark,

    Sorry its a really busy day so its a rushed comment. πŸ™‚ The point is they don’t operate above water, stealth typically isn’t a major factor. If a submarine is on the surface its not worried about stealth and would be ‘in transit’ . Underwater they exhaust just below the surface so the smoke is not dectectable.

    Jamie
    ex Submariner.

  4. That makes sense I guess Jamie…thanks mate!

  5. Charlene says:

    Wow, now there’s something you don’t see every day. I’m guessing this cruise in the sunshine is a bit of a leisure, sailors-are-in-town activity. Maritime-military equivalent of cruising in a convertible perhaps? πŸ˜‰

  6. I would say so Charlene!