Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Russia is considering converting Typhoon Class submarines into oil tankers?

Once the pride of the Soviet navy, nuclear submarines could be refitted for a more humdrum life as oil tankers in the Arctic, according to a Russian regional governor.
"We see it as very economic and realistic to use atomic submarines for transporting oil and gas," Anatoly Yefremov, the governor of Archangelsk northern region, was quoted Wednesday as saying by Norwegian NRK public radio.

He told a seminar in northern Norway that submarines, of the Typhoon class depicted in Tom Clancy's spy thriller "The Hunt for Red October," could carry about 10,000 tons of oil if missile launch rooms were converted into tanks.

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