Military-Vehicles: [MV] Submarine Source?

[MV] Submarine Source?

David C. Decker (
Tue, 28 Oct 1997 10:59:52 -0800

Phil Fitzpatrick wrote:
> Does anyone have a source or contact where one could
> purchase a retired/obsolete diesel attack submarine?
> It could be of Chinese or Russian origin. What kind of
> issues would one have to face for something like this
> this to be in private ownership, asuming that there
> are no live arms on board and all Coast Guard regs
> were met?
> OK, I know some of you other guys are just dying to ask, so I will go
ahead. WHY do you want a sub? Possibly:

1) ex-sub man, I can't fault that, I want a M48 myself
2) want's to do undersea research?
3) been watching 'Run Silent, Run Deep' a few dozen times?
4) OK, I'm out of reasons except,
This is a free country, pretty much, and by dang, if a guy wants a sub,
then why shouldn't he have it?

I suspect the last, although my curiosity runs rampant. Would you share
your motive for your, say, highly unusual quest?
Then again, if you have your reasons-------------.......


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