Navy Sea Shadow
June 27, 2011 by USA Post
Navy Sea Shadow, U.S. Marina and 195 million, 007-style stealth ship, Sea Shadow, are on its way to the junkyard. The ship, which inspired the James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies”, is leaving after two decades of experimentation.
The Navy had hoped that someone would buy the shadow of the sea and put on display. But after spending millions of dollars in five years trying to find a buyer, the Navy no longer clings to the hope of a museum to buy the ship, FOXNews.com reported.
“The following provision is dismantling and recycling,” said Navy spokesman Chris Johnson told FOXNews.com.
Officials said the ship was not destined for the missions, only for testing. “The ship was built toanlyze the application of stealth technology on naval missiles,” said Johnson.
The Navy reported that the lessons learned from the shadow of the sea have affected current ship designs equipment and concepts.
Different manufacturers built the ship in a modular secrecy in the 1980’s. It was mounted inside the Hughes Mining barge in Redwood City, Calif. The boat moved towards the sea in the darkness of the night and half black so the shadow of the sea could be tried in secret, according to Navy War.
The ship has no rudder traditional management. Its angled sides and other features helped the ship remain stable even in waves up to 18 meters high, according to the Navy.
The ship is 160 feet long and 70 feet and has a maximum speed of 14 knots, the Daily Mail
La Sombra del Mar and the bunks inside the rusty hull of a fully submersible dry dock at the pier Mole from the Navy in San Diego, California, his condition is unclear.
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