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

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SmarterEveryDay - 16 dager 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:
PleasureBound - 10 timer siden
Degaetus - 12 timer siden
Those orange flowers look a lot like Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa). It's really no wonder butterflies love 'em.
Mick Craven
Mick Craven - 14 timer siden
You dog, you! Green with envy. Absolutely green!
FakedPvp - 2 dager siden
im currently in us af with navy at my tech school pretty cool to see
Stepuh RS
Stepuh RS - 2 dager siden
Here after Beruit?
lulutileguy - Time siden
what about the vittles navy got good chow i would bet i want to see food first or i no buy
Daniel L
Daniel L - 2 timer siden
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-Hi! I'm Dustin, nice to meet you. What's your name?
-Hi Dustin, my name is Donald. So here is the presidential desk and over here we have the PS6 with FIFA22.
Ayawoke - 2 timer siden
Research my culo. This kind of money is to kill other mofos. End of story.
Steve Clay
Steve Clay - 2 timer siden
Dustin, thanks for the video. I was a engineering nuke on the old USS John Adams (SSBN620G). I can tell you that the best people I have ever worked with were my shipmates on the Adams. Sure they complained, we all did, sure they made crude comments about the navy (we all did) but when the work had to be done they all stepped up and performed their jobs admirable. I could not have asked for a better bunch of shipmates, a few of which I still stay in touch with 34 years later. Best job in the Navy, volunteer submarines!
Troy Jackson
Troy Jackson - 3 timer siden
As a former sailor I can say that your video and interview style are great. I learned a lot about subs from this video not so much the command structure but the whole video was great. I'm and Airedale so your next video should be from a Carrier or a type 2 Duty NAS. Great content and thanks for showing such respect for the men and women whom sacrifice everything to keep our country safe!
Christian D'Abrera
Christian D'Abrera - 3 timer siden
When diving why do they say "ship" instead of "boat"?
Zyngarde - 5 timer siden
That looks like quite the interesting lens. Do you happen to know its specific name by chance?
Matthew Britton
Matthew Britton - 6 timer siden
"All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare." - Baruch Spinoza
Matthew Britton
Matthew Britton - 7 timer siden
Destin - you mention talking to the "captain" at 6:07 but he has a collar insignia designating his rank as Commander. Do you know if boat captains necessarily have the rank of captain?
Matthew Britton
Matthew Britton - 7 timer siden
What a COOL VIDEO! Thanks Destin, and thank you to the crew for taking on such an awesome job!
GalaxydoesRBLX - 8 timer siden
It’s that the submarine that broke through the ice in daily dose of internet?
Robin S. Joseph
Robin S. Joseph - 9 timer siden
This has unintentionally been a great recruitment video for the US Navy. Looks like a great place to work!
Callsign Birdstrike
Callsign Birdstrike - 9 timer siden
I like your videos, worth watching and relatively science.
Indeed, your viewers will become smarter everyday!
l1lReaper LX
l1lReaper LX - 10 timer siden
I love how respectful you are to the crew and just an all round politeness about you, Keep up the great content its fascinating to watch. Subbed. Did you see what i did =)
Dennis Mathias
Dennis Mathias - 11 timer siden
Thanks to you and the Navy for letting us see one of your best productions! I don't know how you did it but it's great.
w5cdt - 12 timer siden
Are you related to drummer Johnny Sandlin?
Fepe Laser
Fepe Laser - 12 timer siden
That's a cool MIT shirt she's wearing
FelipeFiveFiveSix - 13 timer siden
Dude you have such an amazing job! I'm mad jealous!
bluecrownvic - 14 timer siden
Why is it that in the Beirut explosion every camera can hear and feel the explosion long before the shock wave hits? What is traveling faster than sound through the air and ground?
Boris J
Boris J - 16 timer siden
Just imagine Coronavirus wreaking havoc in this confined environment. I am surprised they agreed to shake your hand coming from the outside world.
V P - 17 timer siden
Destin, great video, but I missed questions about "The Hunt for Red October" movie as there is Sean Connery´s picture on the Sub :)
Appel1989 - 17 timer siden
27:04 "How do you cook?"
Now we know who is the chef at home ;-)
M Vuletic
M Vuletic - 17 timer siden
dolphins mans best friend
M Vuletic
M Vuletic - 18 timer siden
stuck in a tuna can
Ap 337
Ap 337 - 18 timer siden
I went to boot camp with that guy in 4:04
α Centauri
α Centauri - 20 timer siden
...and thats how the whole sub got the virus !!
Sociopath Mercenary
Sociopath Mercenary - 20 timer siden
When Destin was entering the sub, I distinctly remembered my last MRI. Claustrophobia sucks.
mrnorthnm - 20 timer siden
Is nobody gonna mention the picture of sean Connery at 22:22
Micheal napoli
Micheal napoli - 21 time siden
Hello Destin, I have an idea id love for you to test how many layers of 10 by 10 Amazon air packaging would it take a person to survive a hundred-foot fall?
Bradford Larson
Bradford Larson - 23 timer siden
You make amazing videos!!! Great scripture reference too!!
Rod Romes
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I do not know that much about the Navy otherwise I spent over two years on that little military base in Germany I was not that good of a soldier the best troop command private major private E2 bar promotion Mobsters my officers didn't like me they're college-educated mobsters they're afraid to get dirty break track on an armored personnel carrier or 8 inches like part of a foot big pistol on tracks that wasn't my job but we had a team that's what the military is about stand up for your country black lives matter that's a bunch of s*** every life matters those people need to get forced into the military to learn dignity respect and honor one of my favorite movies Men of Honor
Ghost King
Ghost King - Dag siden
5:34 sounded like “yea ready to die”
David Desjardins
David Desjardins - Dag siden
This was very cool - and claustrophobic. How did you fare in the subs? Was it as close-quarters as it seemed?
Rod Romes
Rod Romes - Dag siden
I've had more broken bones in my life than I care to think about and yes I did not tell the army that I have so many broken bones and for a while I was a 54 Echo I had three jobs all the same time in 3 years otherwise I love playing with the geiger meter zeroed out pointed at myself especially my legs everybody says the only thing that's going to kill me is freezing to death our old age always respect veterans
Gianluca Riviera
Gianluca Riviera - Dag siden
Me trying to un fog my screen
soiung toiue
soiung toiue - Dag siden
I really like that destin was more worried about the crew's rest than the tour guide was.
Eric Thomas
Eric Thomas - Dag siden
This is the best video on youtube right now! Awesome!!
soiung toiue
soiung toiue - Dag siden
11:57 thank ree later
Event Trading
Event Trading - Dag siden
These guys are the best. Can't square that with "politicians" who are FUBAR. I'm talking about Donald effing Trumpski. Jesus H Christ.
Top10VideosOnTheWeb - Dag siden
Wonderful videos! Thanks for the recommendation for Thunder Below. Just finished it.
Cha Boy Roy
Cha Boy Roy - Dag siden
This is one of the best navy videos I’ve seen. He did such a great job on this video.
Michael Davis-Lugo
Michael Davis-Lugo - Dag siden
Only one issue i had, its pronounced Sub-Mare-in-her
ThatBoy - Dag siden
Why don't you make a video about the centre of the universe (not the space one)
Bruuh - Dag siden
Amazing stuff! Really glad you went into the command structure and the duties/relationships they all have with each other. I have always found this sort of stuff fascinating, yet there are pretty much no videos that talk about such things.
Max Walker
Max Walker - Dag siden
shammy keyz
shammy keyz - Dag siden
*Claustrophobic has entered the chat*
Sahil Phadtare
Sahil Phadtare - Dag siden
Guitar Player
Guitar Player - Dag siden
Don’t call me sir. I work for a living
Nishant Kumar
Nishant Kumar - Dag siden
Tarik Ayoub
Tarik Ayoub - Dag siden
Cof cof propaganda cof cof
Jason Clark
Jason Clark - Dag siden
"Yes sir"
Michael Heliotis
Michael Heliotis - Dag siden
I thought the awkward question he was going to ask was "Where does everyone go when they need a fap?"
Benjamin Williamson
Benjamin Williamson - Dag siden
my dad was on this sub
Hubert Clement Wijaya / VIII C / IX
11:57 thank *ree* later
snellavision - Dag siden
22:12 Sean Connery on the wall
John Trolinger
John Trolinger - Dag siden
That is Marko Ramius. Know your enemy.
Jehov - Dag siden
Can anyone suggest me a channel similar to this, but with biology stuff
I do enjoy most of his videos but I'd like to watch some related to the field I'm studying as well
snellavision - Dag siden
Did you ask Captain Castellano how he lost the end of the middle finger on his left hand?
Jesse Murillo
Jesse Murillo - Dag siden
Justin, I have to congratulate you, due to your special documentary/interview to submariners I did work on surface, they underwater either way we serve our country Sooo Big thank you and anchors away my boy
TWSTF 8 - Dag siden
"Permission to come aboard, sir?" Should ALWAYS be said before setting foot on ANY sea-going vessel.
My 19 year old son Danté is serving aboard a US Navy Fast-Attack Nuclear Submarine stationed out of North Carolina. He couldn't be more excited. 🇺🇸
Walter Hynson
Walter Hynson - Dag siden
iI have a friend who served on a fast attact sub ,his job is scret however he told me how the power plant worked and I figured out his job which he verified,he had been to the poles and surfaced through the ice just as the one you are on.
Rachel Falder
Rachel Falder - Dag siden
this is exactly the kind of vid thatd hugely benefit from community subtitles
tôi yêu thi công vlog
Great video congratulations
Just some manatee with internet access
This is the most claustrophobic video I’ve ever watched
max obrien
max obrien - Dag siden
Anyone ever hear of the center of the univers in tulsa
James - Dag siden
I love how it has a slushy machine on board
nandinic1 - 2 dager siden
I subscribe to all your vids
nandinic1 - 2 dager siden
Hello this is nandini's son
badpacifist - 2 dager siden
22:03 A little Red October
Jason S
Jason S - 2 dager siden
21:54 Is that Sean Connery as Marko Ramius in the background?
Jim Talor
Jim Talor - 2 dager siden
Hi guys! Im Covid,lets shake......
Ocean Science
Ocean Science - 2 dager siden
I was having a COVID day and decided to see who and what makes up our military. Not just the glam SEALs, who I do love, but the people that populate nuke subs, carriers, ect. I am humbled and so proud of these young folks that put it on the line every day. From fighter pilot, SEAL, and cook. Enemies of the US beware....
Ivan Restu
Ivan Restu - 2 dager siden
The amazing thing is to see how you exited to all amazing thing 😁👍
Vince Stubbs
Vince Stubbs - 2 dager siden
God bless the Navy.
Wagner PD
Wagner PD - 2 dager siden
Thanks Uploader
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon - 2 dager siden
Someone count the amount of times “sir” was said in this video
Devin Fanning
Devin Fanning - 7 timer siden
13 its called respect
Andrew Marshall
Andrew Marshall - 2 dager siden
I noticed the psalm 111.2 at the end of Destin's videos. Really put me off the guy. For an intelligent guy, well up in the sciences field and sporting a huge boner for the USA millitary machine it's a bit hypocritical and stupid. But hey if it gets you into heaven. I suppose someone should thank god for the kids with cancer and that.
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon - 2 dager siden
Ramsingh the Indian submariner!
steven flaxman
steven flaxman - 2 dager siden
22:10 in the background you can see a picture of the red October A Soviet nuclear powered submarine that defected to the US
zackdoc - 2 dager siden
Cool video. I served on one of the First Gen nuke fast attacks in the 70's. It was half the size of today's SSN's, and I'm a bit jealous. But the XO was right: it was the best, most reassuring feeling being surrounded by the sharpest sailors in the Navy.
Hunter Wilde
Hunter Wilde - 2 dager siden
Did anyone else notice the picture of Sean Connery in 'The Hunt for the Red October' in the background?
Alen Combs
Alen Combs - 22 timer siden
@desmund lighten 22:15 pic of Sean Connery
John Trolinger
John Trolinger - Dag siden
Of course. It is important to know your enemy.
desmund lighten
desmund lighten - Dag siden
Time stamp please
cosybike - 2 dager siden
Cool. Looks very similar to British Sub in the 1990's. My Scout leader took us on a tour of his boat. We did get to see weapons area, spare gyro for missiles and all the way up to last bulkhead before machinery and nuclear. Even crew didn't get in here. "If this door is open that's a bad thing". The domestic raytheon radar was more reliable than the "fancy one" and the weapons computer was the size of a large cupboard and contained no microprocessors.
OJ's OJs
OJ's OJs - 2 dager siden
*I* want to go to nuclear power school!
Jim Miller
Jim Miller - 2 dager siden
I am SO Proud of each and every one of these guys. Respect is a understatement. Gentlemen, May God Bless and keep you. From a old vet... >
Javier Lopez
Javier Lopez - 2 dager siden
Awesome show Destin 👍💪 you’re definitely getting smarter every day 🤓 God bless and multiply your knowledge 🙏🏻
Matthew Birdsey
Matthew Birdsey - 2 dager siden
FYI. In my boot camp in Dec. 1996 my chief (female) had sub warfare. I would say minimum chief would take 8 years?
TheRcbthree - 2 dager siden
i'm so proud to live in America and have these guys and gals out there serving on this sub.
bdo7 - 2 dager siden
WAY more wood paneling than I would have expected. Looks more like a greasy old mom and pop restaurant on a forgotten highway somewhere than a state-of-the-art weapon system, lol. Thank you for subverting (get it?) my expectations once again, and thanks for another awesome video! Somehow I've never subscribed to your channel, but I'm doing it right now.
Josh Brooks
Josh Brooks - 2 dager siden
Get qualified, nubs.
Mike Wheeler
Mike Wheeler - 2 dager siden
As a retired Navy 1st Class Electricians Mate, I really like the respect and thoroughness of your interviews and look forward to your video's.
Chuck Boyle
Chuck Boyle - 2 dager siden
Well done video, informative & succinct...thanks. Most Americans do not understand the level of personal commitment and professional competency required to safely operate a nuclear submarine. Risk management and pure courage are with you every waking moment onboard. Thank you USS Toledo for your sacrifice. Carry on.
Kw1k S1lver
Kw1k S1lver - 2 dager siden
Destin: *shows submarine*
Enemies of the us: ooooh ok
Kris Rogers
Kris Rogers - 2 dager siden
This was enlightening. There are an awful lot of smart people on that boat. There's very little I respect more than someone who values constant learning.
Amit Kumar
Amit Kumar - 2 dager siden
Ramsingh the Indian submariner!
unnamed - 2 dager siden
What is a gender neutral ship? What does that mean?
moreno franco
moreno franco - 2 dager siden
Destin... Great presentation, sir. Well done!
Changwon Lee
Changwon Lee - 2 dager siden
Destin... You have a awesome job... I just seen you on a F16.. Now on a nuclear sub... wow... I envy you...
Lalita - 2 dager siden
I remember hanging out with my ex, a submariner, on our Oberon class subs back in the late 80's. THIS sub is massive in comparison. In fact there IS no comparison. Aust. subs have gotten bigger & better but with security these days, my being on board would never happen but I dont even think they bothered telling me where I couldn't go. Times have changed. I spent quite some weekend postings as a young adult on bases & ship here & there but there is nothing like a submarine. It really does take a special type of person to serve on them & remain sane. LOL Look forward to more in the series.
Paul Amarante
Paul Amarante - 2 dager siden
Captain Castellano looks like the actor Aaron Eckhart, the SSgt from the movie “Battle: Los Angeles”
Nico Bogaard
Nico Bogaard - 2 dager siden
Crew calls this a ship. Earlier it was called a boat (as in electric boat company). Besides tech,what has happened to change this adressing of the vessel?
Nothingness - 2 dager siden
it's not a Navy promotional video.... The Navy brought you in situ not for promotional sure
Dmytro Picky
Dmytro Picky - 2 dager siden
cant get used to stumbling on a 4k videos and suddenly having an opening to another world instead of a screen lol