Re: Reply to Randy Scott on the VICTOR III - USS McCloy Incident
Thank you for the very interesting details. I had forgotten about
the VICTOR-III crew member caught trying to sever the McCloy's
towed array cable.
At ONI we hired a Model Basin analyst to do in-depth assessments
of some of our data. He was the only really competent Model Basin
analyst we ever encountered. His name was Larry Rosenblatt.
He had concluded there was something very unusual in the design
of that propeller but he was over-ruled by the Basin PHDs who were,
of course, proven wrong by such evidence as the McCloy incident.
It took me many years (later) to understand the reason for the use
of a tandem propeller. Put "tandem propeller" into the search function
of this message board to read that assessment, the title of which is:
"A Suggested Explanation for Soviet/Russian Use of Tandem Submarine
That posting has been viewed nearly 900 times. I wonder how many of
of those were Russian.