(RoyalPatriot.com )- According to numerous accounts, the USS Rhode Island, the largest nuclear submarine in the world, departed the Port of Gibraltar on Spain’s southern coast last week and was last observed crossing into the Mediterranean. The nuclear submarine is “reportedly sailing towards the Black Sea,” according to the British daily Daily Express.
The sites in Gibraltar are of “great strategic importance,” according to British Armed Forces Minister James Heappey and a top US general who stated this should be considered an “ironclad commitment” to its friends.
The USS Rhode Island is an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine owned by the US Navy that is always on patrol. It is 560 feet long and is armed with Trident II ballistic missiles.
Captain John Craddock, commander of Task Force 69, stated in a statement released by the US Navy that Rhode Island’s port visit to Gibraltar underlines our unshakeable commitment to our allies and regional partners.
Craddock says that exercises, operations, and cooperative actions that strengthen our partnership and combined capabilities represent a long-standing tradition of cooperation between the US and the UK.
The submarine force’s effectiveness and power exemplify Rhode Island’s intricacy, lethality, and tactical prowess.
Heappey stated that the bases in Gibraltar are strategically crucial to the United Kingdom and Europe.
It’s incredible how often Gibraltar has come up as a possible location for installing maritime observation aircraft in recent months while Russian submarines have been doing what Russian submarines do.
Steven Starr, a former government expert on nuclear weapons, offers a disturbing insight into the effects of nuclear war between Russia and the United States.
In an interview with the Schiller Institute, Starr discussed data suggesting that at the start of World War 3, Russia and the U.S. could each launch 800 to 1000 strategic nuclear bombs in 5 to 15 minutes.
Intercontinental ballistic missiles, which are long, land-based missiles with a flight time of roughly 30 minutes from the United States to Russia or from Russia to the United States, are the primary source of launch-ready warheads.
However, Starr cautions that there might also be ballistic missiles launched from submarines.
Submarines stationed off the coasts of the US and Russia could reach their targets in as little as 7 to 10 minutes.