How a Nuclear-Submarine Crashes Through Arctic Circle Ice

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A submarine smashing it’s way through Arctic ice is certainly impressive from the outside, but what’s happening below the surface?

source/image: navytimes

The Navy posted the above video showing an animation of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine Hartford’s surfacing in the Arctic Ocean last week for Ice Exercise 2018, or ICEX.

Superimposed on the animation is a live-action view of inside the Hartford as it surfaces.It’s a tense moment to be sure, but professionals make it look like an easy, almost everyday occurrence.

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But surfacing submarines aren’t the only thing happening at ICEX. The Hartford was joined by the Seawolf-class fast attack submarine Connecticut and the Royal Navy’s Trafalgar-class submarine HMS Trenchant. The crews have set up Ice Camp Skate, a temporary camp built on a sheet of ice.

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