# Question: How deep can a nuclear sub dive?

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## Can you survive a tsunami in a submarine?

Submarines are relatively unaffected by weather or tsunamis when submerged in deep open waters. Once a submarine is deep enough the conditions on the surface are not felt. Large enough waves can cause a submarine to be pulled (sucked) up to the surface.

## How deep could a ww2 U boat dive?

World War II German U-boats generally had collapse depths in the range of 200 to 280 metres (660 to 920 feet). Modern nuclear attack submarines like the American Seawolf class are estimated to have a test depth of 490 m (1,600 ft), which would imply (see above) a collapse depth of 730 m (2,400 ft).

## What is the deepest dive ever made?

The deepest dive on record is 1,082 feet (332 meters) set by Ahmed Gabr in 2014. That depth is the equivalent to approximately 10 NBA basketball courts aligned vertically. In terms of pressure, that’s about 485 pounds per square inch. Most people’s lungs would be crushed at that depth.

## Why can’t submarines go to the bottom of the ocean?

At a kilometre under sea level, the pressure is 1,500 pounds per square inch. … So you can see how even machines have to be incredibly tough to be able to withstand that pressure without crumpling like an old pop can. Deep sea submarines – the ones that go deeper than anything else – have to have very thick hulls.

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## What happens to a human body at crush depth?

Since your body’s internal pressure is so much less than the ambient pressure, your lungs would not have the strength to push back against the water pressure. At a deep enough level, the lungs would collapse completely, killing you instantly.

## What is the most powerful submarine in the world?

Typhoon-class submarine

Class overview
Type Ballistic missile submarine
Displacement 23,200–24,500 t (22,830–24,110 long tons) surfaced 48,000 t (47,240 long tons) submerged
Length 175 m (574 ft 2 in)
Beam 23 m (75 ft 6 in)

## What is the fastest US submarine?

The Virginia class, also known as the SSN-774 class, is a class of nuclear-powered cruise missile fast-attack submarines, in service in the United States Navy.

Virginia-class submarine.

Class overview
Cost \$2.8 billion per unit (2019); \$3.45 billion per unit w/ VPM (2021)
Built 2000–present
In commission 2004–present
Planned 66

## Has anyone died in a submarine?

The Indonesian navy on Sunday said the 53 crewmembers aboard the submarine that went missing last week are dead. Last Wednesday, naval officials reported that they had lost contact with the KRI Nanggala-402 as it was preparing to conduct a torpedo drill.

## Why do submarines not have windows?

Typically, submarines don’t have windows and hence the crew cannot see outside. When a submarine is near the surface, it uses a periscope for a view of the outside. Most submarines travel much deeper than periscope depth and navigation is done with the help of computers.