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May 25, 2013

We all live in a Spanish submarine, a Spanish submarine, Spanish submarine....

According to El Pais, the S-81 Isaac Peral -- the first of four state-of-the-art new submarines commissioned for the Spanish Navy -- is 75 to 100 tons overweight.

That may not seem like a lot, considering the submarine's full weight when submerged is 2,430 tons, but according to engineers at Navantia, the Spanish shipbuilding company responsible for its design, that excess bulk is enough to prevent the Isaac Peral from successfully resurfacing once submerged. -- HuffPo

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 25, 2013 5:46 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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