sum wrote:indranilroy wrote:I have a newbie question here ... I have always read about how the propellers of a sub are never exposed. If a US sub calls into a foreign shipyard, how is this achieved? Or is this compromised based on trust? I mean the Russians ofcourse know the signature of our subs.
When one of the Russian ships ( cant remember which) was berthed in London in the 60s, British tried to steal a lookie at the prop to figure out why it was the fastest of its time. They sent in a MI-6 frogman to collect some pics of the propeller. The poor guy turned up headless the next day.
So, am assuming that this interest in prop design might be there to the present day and navies might be employing max security when berthed in foreign ports?
That was Elizabeth II Coronation Review and the ship was Sverdlov cruiser.