Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Say What? The Skull and Crossbones?
Enquiring minds are asking why the nuclear attack submarine, USS Jimmy Carter, returned to base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington state flying the Skull and Crossbones beside the Stars and Stripes.
The last time I can remember a NATO sub flying the Skull and Crossbones was when HMS Conqueror returned home after sinking the Argentine heavy cruiser, Belgrano.
Nobody is talking about what SSN Jimmy has been up to but it's base in the Pacific Northwest is perfect for forays to North Korea. It's said that the Jimmy Carter is the most secretive attack sub in the US Navy. Its hull was even lengthened a full 100 feet for some purpose, perhaps landing special forces.