Originally published on ZeroHedge
Multiple reports show the world’s largest nuclear submarine, the USS Rhode Island, left the Port of Gibraltar on Spain’s south coast last week and was last seen entering the Mediterranean. British newspaper Daily Express said the nuclear submarine is “reportedly heading towards the Black Sea.”
The Italian newspaper la Repubblica said USS Rhode Island, which arrived in Gibraltar on Nov. 1, entered the Mediterranean Sea on Friday. The Ohio-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine can carry 24 Trident II missiles capable of hitting targets 18 thousand kilometers away.
“Rhode Island emerges in Gibraltar, armed with intercontinental missiles and hundreds of nuclear warheads. On a mission to give the Kremlin a warning,” La Repubblica wrote.
🇺🇸⚔️⚡⚓ The US nuclear-powered submarine USS Rhode Island, dubbed the “rider of the apocalypse”, has entered the Mediterranean Sea.
The submarine is capable of carrying 24 Trident II intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of engaging targets at ranges of up to
— J. Malkova🇷🇺♥️ (@CanadianKitty1) November 5, 2022
Earlier this week, Captain John Craddock, commander of the US Navy’s Task Force 69, said:
“Rhode Island’s port visit to Gibraltar reinforces our ironclad commitment to our allies and partners in the region.
“The US and UK share a strong history of cooperation, through exercises, operations, and cooperation activities such as this, that enhance our combined capabilities and partnership.
“The complexity, lethality, and tactical expertise of Rhode Island epitomises the effectiveness and strength of the submarine force.”
USS Rhode Island’s arrival in the Mediterranean Sea comes after Russian submarine Generalissimus Suvorov launched a Bulava ballistic missile from the White Sea as part of a training mission.
Ohio-class subs can patrol continuously as a highly-effective tool for the NATO nuclear deterrence force and could be headed to a strategic position near the Black Sea.
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Would not be at all surprised the if the thing runs aground.
Never Knew the West were such Cowards The world is realizing the Western forces are cowards. They have to gang up on anyone to fight.
If the US wants to fight Russia , why not attack directly? Same as Britain. Bombing dams and Crimea bridge is hardly an act of strength. Reminds one of a weak failure trying to put scars on an enemy
The world is definitely changing after this. Britain is now known as a bona Gide terrorist supporter with the bombing of the Nordstream pipeline and their denial. Is Britain damaging the Pipelines in say Nigeria and denying it?
It’s obvious who the real terrorists are. Just because they sit in offices and wear ties does not mean they are not terrorists. They are just well organized global terrorists. Their end is at hand.
Well. Russians gang up with Buryats, Chechens, Yakuts, Tatars and others… so what is your point?
The country is called Russia. For example. USA has blacks, caucasians, Asians, Indians, Mexicanos etc.
You are so totally confused !!!
Those are all Russians, don’t display your ignorance.
The British have pipelines underwater providing natural gas from the North Sea. It would be a shame if Russia returns the favor.
NATO isn’t cowards. They literally are going to the far side of the planet to push their dicks into a near peer adversary. Cowards don’t usually go that far away to get in a fight. Cowardice looks more like the Saudi Arabians, the Chinese and the Iranians. Bufoonishness looks a lot like what Turkey is doing.
Very impressing You are able to ignore Minsk2 beause You have Yourself.
This US submarine can wipe out China in one shot and they know it. Yesterday I read China was back on track whining and wagging how global green and sustainable and lgbt sissies they always have been and forever will be. See what I mean?
Nonsense.I flew over a good chunk of China, and it would require more than one nuclear submarine.
Maybe it will collide with a mountain.
Maybe it will detonate one of its own torpedoes and sink killing everyone aboard like the Kursk did.
One can but hope. Costa Concordia, anyone?
Most Zionists live in Rhode Island and they believe that there should not be more than 300,000,000 people on the planet. Can one sense a connection here?
“USS Rhode Island’s arrival in the Mediterranean Sea comes after Russian submarine Generalissimus Suvorov launched a Bulava ballistic missile from the White Sea as part of a training mission.”
The White Sea is part of Russian territorial waters. Hardly an excuse for the brazen provocation of a US nuclear submarine going into the Mediterranean Sea! American terrorists are playing with fire and endangering the whole world!
Cowards push hoping for a sign of weakness. They are shaking in their pants as they did this. Remember when Iran attacked a US Base in Iraq? What did they do ? There lies the secret.
Cowards are usually bullies and know they are in mortal danger.
Russia is about to Win so they need to distract Russia. What they do not understand is the world is tired of them. They consume too much resources making the rest of the world to basically starve.
It might be warranted to do a test launch of Bulavas in international waters by the Gulf of Mexico.
A warning? The biggest mistake that one could do is tell me they’re going to kick my ass.
Submarine games are not for the faint of heart. May be related to UK act in Baltic. A big boomer announcing it’s position is a strange signal.
Un par de mini drones submarinos que sigan así Rhode island y le revienten las hélices, suficiente para que se vayan al fondo del mar con todo sus lgtb-marinos
LOL…. it’s only fair —- Russia has it’s Belgorod “DoomsDay” submarine stationed off the west coast of fascist amerika with it’s full load-out of of 6 50MT Poseidon nuclear torpedo drones.
BTW —– the “Rhode Island” is NOT the “world’s largest nuclear submarine’ — the Belgorod is longer (603 ft vs 550 ft) as well as wider (49 ft 3 in vs. 42 ft).
Oh yes, also much faster (37 mph vs 29 mph) …….. and able to dive to far greater depths (1,710 ft vs. 800 ft)
Both are nuclear powered, and both carry nuclear armaments.
All in all, the Belgorod is a far superior, far more capable submarine.
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In the meantime, ‘Murica’s former ally now more itchy-feet, on-the-fence “friend” Saudi Arabia, had another one of its F-15s, 2nd in 2 weeks, just fall out of the sky!!! Gee cheez whiz, is someone sending someone a message that those vaunted US planes are nothing but floating scrap metal????
Time to barbecue some Orc…heheheh
US and UK have been killing and genocide 6 million of innocent peoples in The Middle East lol.
It has to get through the Bosporus and into the Black Sea prior to it launching any missiles beneath the surface of the water. Otherwise, it can launch airborne missiles towards Russia from anywhere within the Mediterranean – if the Americans really are so stupid. The Americans should, perhaps, remember that Russia maintains a very considerable Naval presence in the Mediterranean operating from their Bases in Syria.
The USS Rhode Island is total crap
Idiots. Why would you bottle up a boomer with 9000mi range missiles in the Med?
The slaves of the Zionists are spineless. If they didn’t do what it took to defeat a bunch of barefoot Taliban goat herders then they will be too afraid to start a nuclear war unless of course their master Netanyahu orders them to.
I’m sure the Russian admin will be terrified. :) However they should take htis action seriously as those bastardising democracies in the west are way past being responsible, for anything.
This war is another US war waged by US and UK politicians and has nothing whatsoever to do with the people of europe, or indeed the people of the US and the UK. The US warmongers pull the strings and decides who will be fighting their war against Russia, China, possibly all the BRIC countries too. People of the west are already suffering due to the actions of US warmongers who deny human rights and deny the people of europe cheap energy and a decent living.
As usual the US and the UK neocons have chosen europe yet again as the battlegound. The US just might shoot themselves in the foot with their ‘apocalypse’. The only certainty is that the US won’t escape the bombings this time around. Not that those currently ruining america and Blighty care much about that.
Putin has deleted all humans rights in the Duma a month ago. Why is it not here.
Has he really? How interesting.
That’s OK there are a couple of Russia’s just off New York!
Russia has their submarines situated underwater along the American east coast. Ready to go.
Seems like a fair trade. New York and Washington DC disappear and so do Moscow and St. Petersburg. Everyone else goes home happy!
The Anglo/American pirates are after some treasure? Radioactive treasure that is. Apparently they want to glow in the dark to replace Russian energy supplies
Radioactive is a Russian agenda only. USA also dont have those radioactives for it.
You even think Russia is the only fossil supplier to Europe. Its not but covers about 40% in a very selective way, which is a lot.
Now the mystery uses of the status 6 “kanyon” concept has logic and is acknowledged.
Sink it …..
It could hit Russian from anywhere, Atlantic or Barents Sea just as good. Bringing this into Mediterana is for the press.
Maybe they want it sunk on a rock to get the insurance………………….
I thought Turkey was stopping any warship from going through the Bosphorus.
That’s not the largest nuclear submarine. At more than 184 meters (608 feet), the Belgorod is the longest submarine in the ocean today – longer even than the US Navy’s Ohio class ballistic and guided missile submarines, which come in at 171 meters (569 feet).
A warning? With that old rusty USS Rhode Island? That’s an underwater museum
Russia should consider arranging for the USS Rhode Island to have a serious accident and for it to sink, like NATO did to the Russian sub Kursk and the Nord Stream pipelines etc..
Stupid of the USSA to bring it to an area where it is very vulnerable so it can have an unfortunate accident.