Boarding a US NAVY NUCLEAR SUBMARINE in the Arctic - Smarter Every Day 240

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SmarterEveryDay - 3 måneder siden
Thank you for taking the time to watch this video. I'd also like to thank the US Navy Public Affairs Officers who helped coordinate this. After clearing the video for OPSEC, they did not limit my creativity in anyway whatsoever. I decided to make a video about the Command Structure on the submarine so we had a better foundation moving forward in the Submarine Deep Dive. This video is just the beginning! I have some incredible things to show you as a part of the deep dive. Please consider subscribing for those. I'm most grateful to people who go the extra mile and support Smarter Every Day on Patreon. It's a super big deal because it brings stability to Smarter Every Day in ways that's hard to describe. In this case, I had to buy a plane ticket to the Arctic on relatively short notice. If you'd like to become a Patron, I'd greatly appreciate it. The link is here:
menteria - Dag siden
It’s great by the way
menteria - Dag siden
Bro how long did it take you to create this!?
Amila Nishantha
Amila Nishantha - 7 dager siden
Thanks TFT f
Amila Nishantha
Amila Nishantha - 7 dager siden
Ttcy a
Harry Nettles
Harry Nettles - 21 dag siden
Having spent 31 years in the Navy and 29 years riding submarines this is a very good video. When I was in this was not allowed, especially at sea. We had an adversary back then, the USSR. Security was mandatory.
Jack Templeton
Jack Templeton - 7 timer siden
We do be a different breed
Mark Elley
Mark Elley - 7 timer siden
Gender neutral watch out dutch
Lk Mcle
Lk Mcle - 14 timer siden
Somebody didn't get the memo.. Sean Connery and the red October was just a movie..... Or was it??
TOP SECRET. that is as real picture of the red October.. Mmmmm. A lot of fans in there... ? Wonder why? What if a any one of the men gain weight and can't get out of sub,,, that would suck, being stuck in a sub trying to workout to lose like 20lbs...
Matt T
Matt T - 14 timer siden
"You submit yourselves to the enlisted guys." *stifled giggles*
kent teo
kent teo - 22 timer siden
Someone give them the new consoles, I feel like they deserve it
Araceli Valencia
Araceli Valencia - Dag siden
Omg wow 😯 very cool! I’m hyperventilating with claustrophobia just watching this, but it’s soo cool! Much respect and admiration to the men and women who run these amazing machines 🇺🇸 🤩
T. Rose
T. Rose - Dag siden
How do we get to see this on youtube, and a sailor gets court martialed for sending a picture to his wife. Wtf?
Frank Quintero
Frank Quintero - Dag siden
The Navy Woman he interviewed has a Technics 1200 turntable behind her... those are awesome.
DBN WARD - Dag siden
gotto love amine xD.. aww i miss the uss dallas and my crew =/
Jack B
Jack B - Dag siden
These are the first people Elon Musk should poach to man a space station or moon base.
The blue collar astronaut training grounds can be found 800 feet below sea level.
Dennis - Dag siden
drinking game "yes sir".
menteria - Dag siden
menteria - Dag siden
Is any of this COVID safe?
Benson Ostler
Benson Ostler - 2 dager siden
I swear I got on YouTube to watch ONE key and peele video
Ed O'connor
Ed O'connor - 2 dager siden
What's up with that pic of Capt. Marko Ramius (Sean Connerry/The Hunt for Red October) at 22:00. I would give anything to be in one of those even for a few minutes
Citizen of Java
Citizen of Java - 2 dager siden
We all live in a yellow submarine yellow submarine
Ordinary Pete
Ordinary Pete - 2 dager siden
These guys know the earth is flat
studinthemaking - 2 dager siden
-27F. No way I am going there.
Wicked - 2 dager siden
sneaky breeki lol
Lonebeagle - 3 dager siden
This guy is lame--"Oh wow, this is a submarine. Do you have a sun deck and pool?"
kf8yri 7486gihvih
kf8yri 7486gihvih - 3 dager siden
🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸GOD BLESS AMERICA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Jay - 3 dager siden
Can't be in a sub. Claustrophobia
Charles Polus
Charles Polus - 3 dager siden
You would have easily blended with that crew with your intelligence, attitude and eagerness to learn.
Got_Me_Stumped - 3 dager siden
Shout out to Sean Connery 🤘
David Carbonnel
David Carbonnel - 3 dager siden
WOW, just WOW. Thanks Destin.
Google Name
Google Name - 3 dager siden
Thanks for proving men and women are different (as we all knew.) If we weren’t the navy wouldn’t have to change anything!
Laa0fa - 3 dager siden
Wow. You were the person who gave permission for that sub to dive at the beginning. Dont worry about semantics
Vietnam Era Veteran
Vietnam Era Veteran - 3 dager siden
This is a submarine I wouldn't want anything to do with; the entire crew are beta males!
Jean. B. B
Jean. B. B - 3 dager siden
9:25 any perticular reasons why his cup is sooo thick?
acb acb
acb acb - 3 dager siden
sorry but these people look dead
Abdirazak Ali
Abdirazak Ali - 4 dager siden
REV up Your Engines..Scotty kilmer
Wasatch Range Railway
Wasatch Range Railway - 4 dager siden
I really like a former that still shows respect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Devin - 4 dager siden
So he blurs the submarine map diagram just to show you a digital diagram of the sub 🤦🏽‍♂️
a-snack - 4 dager siden
this is so freaking dope
lesmoor kelly
lesmoor kelly - 4 dager siden
highly classified but will tell you anyway
David Rewald
David Rewald - 4 dager siden
great video guys really appreciate this
Jumbo Whiffy
Jumbo Whiffy - 4 dager siden
I thought that's was schmee for a minute then
RoseCityVandal - 4 dager siden
Its amazing to see videos like these because i am currently building the last of the block IV and will be building the block V and hopefully colombia class subs.
Buhay Arkitekto Vlog.
Buhay Arkitekto Vlog. - 4 dager siden
This machine is safe for corona virus but you are not safe by radiation.
Budi boy
Budi boy - 5 dager siden
22:11 found a slav captain in the wall
Happy Hermit
Happy Hermit - 5 dager siden
Fascinating thank you 👍
Ronald Reed
Ronald Reed - 5 dager siden
So the commanding officer of a nuclear missile carrying nuclear powered submarine is an O-5? That's a lot of responsibility for a non-field grade officer.
Ronald Reed
Ronald Reed - 5 dager siden
"Got it, it was just a hammer"
jacob korving
jacob korving - 5 dager siden
I appreciate you all for doing what I do not really want to do and that is being under the water, I would rather be on the water. The thing that stands out about all of you is that you are highly intelligent which takes time for most of us who are not necessarily born that way. To acquire a taste for underwater life comes from something within, like piloting a supersonic jet to fly high above the clouds. Since the earth give us an idea of what is up and what is down, I wonder if there is in the Universe no up or down seeing the earth is a ball and those on the other side would be down which to them may be up. The only reason that we do never fall up must be the magnetic force that keeps us all thinking that we are the ups which is too bad for the Aussies.
Richard Greenough
Richard Greenough - 5 dager siden
That is so cool!!!
David Rathbone
David Rathbone - 5 dager siden
Spent 10 years riding Nuc subs while in the Navy. Then I went into the Air Force into Combat Communications. Almost like being in the Army. LOL
trevor buckland
trevor buckland - 5 dager siden
Great educational video well done USA
innocent baraka
innocent baraka - 6 dager siden
6:28 so thats the 1000 yard stare? he got the eyes of a killer
innocent baraka
innocent baraka - 6 dager siden
Imagine this sinking. and the ladder is the only way out
Beerguy Flake
Beerguy Flake - 6 dager siden
And thank you our service man and women for your service!
Beerguy Flake
Beerguy Flake - 6 dager siden
This is awesome!
BlueShadow [_STR8]
BlueShadow [_STR8] - 6 dager siden
BlueShadow [_STR8]
BlueShadow [_STR8] - 6 dager siden
I hope you told the captain to get some sleep
jhaievincent Savage
jhaievincent Savage - 6 dager siden
I'm feeling claustrophobic just looking at that sub,, you would not get me in there ,
Christopher Aguilar
Christopher Aguilar - 6 dager siden
Why do I feel like I'm playing a submarine COD mission in the first 2 minutes
MG69 LESD - 6 dager siden
Christopher Shafer
Christopher Shafer - 6 dager siden
Did you talk to any of them about losing their far vision while being on the boat for so long with no objects at distance to focus on?
d al
d al - 7 dager siden
Can subs break thru ice if they have a emergency.
Stephen Hardy
Stephen Hardy - 7 dager siden
My son was accepted to the Underwater Nuclear Officers Program last year and I found out today he got his assignment!! PROUD DAD!!! Yep, he's a "tough nerd" as someone called the crew in one of their comments. :)
Steve Webb
Steve Webb - 7 dager siden
You can't "sink a train". :)
Thelonious Breskin
Thelonious Breskin - 7 dager siden
11:32 I really want one of those
yeet reset
yeet reset - 7 dager siden
Do they have Wifi in the sub? lol
Alaska In Motion
Alaska In Motion - 8 dager siden
Man what kind of covid testing did you have to go through prior in order to actually shake hands with crew on a sub
Cristos Palabras
Cristos Palabras - 8 dager siden
Man she's lucky. I had to wear my uniform to all my classes! The sky is the limit for Lt. Howard!
Cristos Palabras
Cristos Palabras - 8 dager siden
A friend just sent me this, saying he was "one of these guys" but that he "never went under the ice." I have another friend who was NSA who worked everywhere you can imagine for 35 years, including on a sub... With earphones on, "listening for Russians" he says. He had a hair trigger temper and it flew off on me for zero reason a few times. Profusely apologizing, he'd say "I'm so sorry, it's what sitting for 8 to 12 hours per day for 35 years listening for Russian conversation does to a man. But here's something to think about... Somewhere in Russia is a 75 year old man who wore earphones listening for Americans, and he's snapping at all 5 of his ex-wives, too." Roy I hope you're still doing well.
Gamer Duck
Gamer Duck - 8 dager siden
5:30/5:33 time to die XD
I like cheese
I like cheese - 8 dager siden
hey guys this is destin im onboard the executor imperial super star destroyer and im here with darth vader and then im gonna show how this works
Julinha Santiago
Julinha Santiago - 8 dager siden
Simplesmente incrível
Large penis
Large penis - 9 dager siden
Mfn master chief lmao
-Asuki-Chan- - 9 dager siden
number one rule of videos and photos never blur information color over it because I just found that exact submap publicly on the internet
Snarg Snargle
Snarg Snargle - 9 dager siden
You gave them all Covid
Roosevelt market
Roosevelt market - 9 dager siden
with limited space, do the crew take shift for each individual bunker bed?
Viktor Grishko
Viktor Grishko - 9 dager siden
USA is #1 Thanks very much guys.
Elias Rios
Elias Rios - 9 dager siden
I recently found this channel and it's amazing. Thanks, youtube algorithm
Cheyenne Judith
Cheyenne Judith - 9 dager siden
Who doesn’t want to be on a submarine? I think that would be so cool.
Shini Selune
Shini Selune - 8 dager siden
claustrophobic people i guess.
lee_han_jue - 9 dager siden
claustrophobia people will die in a minute in this sub.
rh1507 - 9 dager siden
Fascinating. I couldn't join the service from an accident which I broke one of my legs.
My brother joined the Navy and was in for fifteen years. He was never even on a boat his entire time in.
It simply looks like a different world being on a Sub. Keep up the good work above and below the sunlight zone.
Gayth Jomaaelazanki
Gayth Jomaaelazanki - 9 dager siden
Why the submarine (min 0:24) is not coloured by white or something that resembles the ice colour ( as for camouflage when it pops up , it will look like an iceberg).
mortalterrorRE - 10 dager siden
This is so cool! Thanks for this
John Connell
John Connell - 10 dager siden
You are so lucky.
Eric V
Eric V - 10 dager siden
thanks for the information, education . awesome . i thought the navy didnt like the term 'boat' ?
XelaYelah - 10 dager siden
Nice to see that Captain Marko Ramius is also on board 21:54
Allheart8705 - 10 dager siden
Who wants to shake hand in the middle of eating?
Marcus Singleton
Marcus Singleton - 11 dager siden
Hello Mr. Sandlin, why is Reepicheep your favorite character in Narnia?
AMB - 11 dager siden
I loved the framed pic of Sean Connery from Hunt for Red October. Great video! And Thank You to everyone serving - keeping us all free and secure. What super cool jobs you all have.
monkey Puzzle
monkey Puzzle - 11 dager siden
Good to know that the Russians understand that the U.S. Navy can track Russian Submarines 24/7/365.
monkey Puzzle
monkey Puzzle - 11 dager siden
whataname01 - 11 dager siden
Amazing technologies with with very intelligent people and highly train crew. At a cost of a billion dollars their submarine and mission is to launch nuclear missiles that will ultimately destroy no only the enemies but the world. Think about that. We need to destroy and rid the world of this type of insane weapon or we are all doom.
F P - 11 dager siden
This is a Los Angels class attack sub SSN not an Ohio class SSBN
Aron Air
Aron Air - 11 dager siden
What a cool group of guys! I would love to be able to sit down and have a chat with them!
Boris Brain
Boris Brain - 11 dager siden
Fascinating stuff - many thanks : )
James Defreeze
James Defreeze - 11 dager siden
I'll take the Swedish Gotland Class Sub.
al-June - 11 dager siden
ходят без тельняшек, женщина в экипаже - это военная подлодка ?
Eddie_Z - 11 dager siden
Awwww all the actual cool stuff is in the Engine room. You would've loved seeing and being back there especially with your curious mind and questioning.
Eddie_Z - 11 dager siden
Gotta love that amine smell
Jack Rockwell
Jack Rockwell - 11 dager siden
Not only are these guys amazing for serving on a submarine but they seem super cool and personable.
Greg Sportsman Club
Greg Sportsman Club - 11 dager siden
You went from getting sick in a jet to under the ocean. At least you did not tap out. Great video. Good explaining
Richard Haskell
Richard Haskell - 11 dager siden
Such a great job!!! Such a warm personal feel you put out which really disarms folks who your interviewing. Fascinating to go down into a modern sub I learn how they operate. Love hearing how much the captain enjoys his job. Can’t imagine maintaining a nuclear reactor. That’s a little high tech for me but he’ll you don’t have to refuel for 10 years or so. I’m a Neanderthal still. Keep up the excellent filmmaking bro!!!🖖🌺🗽🥰
Malafunkshun808 - 12 dager siden
Very interesting! Mahalo 😊🤙🏼
minustaco42 zero
minustaco42 zero - 12 dager siden
This was very cool and nothing but respect for all this submariners.
robert martin
robert martin - 12 dager siden
they blurred out the map in the mess deck then he made a 3d model of it in the next scene.
robert martin
robert martin - 12 dager siden
I'm honestly surprised they gave the Lat. Long. in the intro.
Eternaldark866 - 9 dager siden
I imagine by the time this aired the mission was over.