How to Fight Fire or Flooding on a Nuclear Submarine - Smarter Every Day 244

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    1. SmarterEveryDay

      A huge thanks to the Navy for letting me film the series on board the USS Toledo. Matt did a great job of explaining how they handle fire and flooding on board. I just wanted to give a healthy shout out to everyone out there who should have recently received a Smarter Every Day baseball ⚾️ for supporting on Patreon. If you haven’t received a baseball yet, it is not too late. I made this page to explain the process: www.smartereveryday.com/baseball

      1. Metern

        @jo han thanks for the info 😁

      2. jo han

        @Metern They pump it to a drain system, the drain system transports all water toward the back of the submarine, in the back is a tank and pump that can pump water from the tank to outside of the ship. They do not show that pump. So if they have fire they don't care if that partially floods the room, because they can pump water from the room to the drainage system as they show starting from 4:35 after the fire is extinguished.

      3. jo han

        @Metern They start to answer that from 4:35

      4. Metern

        What do dey do with all the water from the fire hose? Where does it go?

      5. jo han

        How is the smoke handled? What kinda ventilation system is needed to get the air breathable again after a fire? Were you allowed to talk about that?

    2. soberek

      To me it's incredible to watch the CO in person on a real patrol giving away his off-the-watch time, full of patience and all expertise to answer all these questions, ranging from the ridiculously rookie basic all the way to the most detailed procedures.

    3. Karl Shaner

      Ever been snorkeling and accidentally taken a breath as your snorkel goes underwater? Yea it happens on submarines as well.

    4. Devil3R

      great series.

    5. Mohamed Iqbal

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    6. Mohamed Iqbal

      7:32 it's a small bucket Submersible pump is just time waste...

    7. Mohamed Iqbal

      Everybody in this sub looks fat. Will they deliver, if it's a serious situation ???

    8. Comet Jockey Dave

      I could watch this stuff all day. Totally awesome that you got to do this.

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    10. Fubar

      Wonder why he's not allowed in the engine room

    11. Jesse

      That is amazing.

    12. Justin Fernandez

      5:53 the look on Destin's face when he says "air" and then getting smacked by the hose made me laugh way too much, and rewind it too many times X'D

    13. Tarmagoyf

      is there aircondition in submarine?

    14. TheSmokekoke

      19:00 Weird flex but ok

    15. luggi lu

      Imagine your the second fire extinguisher guy. Your buddy just gave his best bursts, and you get shut down after the second one.

    16. wolf359loki

      What happens if you have a VERY LARGE person? The average gear wouldn't fit someone like "The Rock". Do you have to be a person who fits a standard to work on a Sub Crew?

    17. Robert Turner

      Takes me back to the good old days. Nothing like holding your breath, groping in the dark for a quick disconnect to get your next breath. Or waking up to “fire in the galley!” followed by the general alarm.

    18. Matthew Hockman

      Got the flex tape?

    19. JohnnyBeGood Lanney

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    20. Maketsu

      At first thought, "incident" would be less confusing than "casualty".

    21. Ahmed Brown

      20:00 Thermal imager is running low on battery

    22. Old Smokey

      asking too many questions? That's a casualty

    23. Ed Hettman

      Chapter 38. Your gonna the truly adventurous to read the entire scriptures before you go home. Good man. Really enjoying this series. Thanks to you and our excellent Navy.

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    25. Ysha

      It's really interesting to see how sailors do firefighting, as it's quite different on how we do it here in land. In submarines, there's no room for store your fire fighting gear on floor next to the truck like we do here, and you probably have many other things to do. We have exercises, some extra training, maintenance and stuff like that, but when the alarm goes off, we can basically just jump to our boots, and the truck leaves the station in one minute. Submarine is so much more interesting and challenging environment to fight fires.

    26. KaoZoua Xiong

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    30. Tom Culpin

      This is so cool

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    37. Elliot S

      5:29 that's what she said

    38. John b

      40 years since my last deployment and I bet subs still smell the same on the inside

      1. Eddie J. G.

        Like an aromatic blend of cat urine, motor oil and burnt French fries.

    39. MegaJobst

      The matching BPM to running pace joke really got me. :D

    40. Calvin

      When he said left said someone said "Strong side" lol

    41. FaZei play

      Stoping fire should be easy just remove the oxygen and done

      1. Eddie J. G.

        @FaZei play so you’re thinking we can quickly draw a vacuum on the ship and pump all the air onboard into the ocean?

      2. FaZei play

        @Eddie J. G. By vents bro and the solders already have extra oxygen pipes fittings

      3. Eddie J. G.

        It’s easy to just remove oxygen? How do you just remove oxygen?

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    44. Spacecookie

      So you're not allowed to show the engine room. Is it because that's where the reactor is, or is it because of engine technology and stuff associated with manoeuvring in water?

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    49. Jerry Gengler

      Thanks for making this series. I was on Nuclear Subs back in the 80's on an older class than the 688. People always ask me what it was like and I always refer them to look for things on the internet to get some perspective. Things have changed a lot since back then. We did 6 hour watches when fully staffed and sometimes had to do 9 hour or 12 hour depending on situation. Drills were part of the process as the fire but their drill seemed minor compared to ours as everyone had to get up and get going. It was all in getting breathing protection out(which by the way, certainly tests EVERY piece of equipment) and knowing where to be and what you were doing. FYI...they have a bigger crews mess than we did. We did not have a "buffet" table LOL. But all in all this video series will give everyone that asks me as I refer to this what it's like being on a sub. The space is limited and there is equipment everywhere. Thanks again.

    50. Jon M

      Great video! Would like to know how and where they exhaust the smoke from a fire? How long it takes to clear the smoke, etc.? I'm sure they have excellent air filtration on board.

    51. Beth Gifford

      Two questions come to mind. How is smoke dealt with especially if the sub is submerged and secondly discharging a co2 extinguisher would release a lot of co2 into the space. I wonder if they then have to use co2 absorbing agents to quickly bring the levels down.

    52. Thomas Joyce

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    53. Chuck Leber

      Why have any combustible material at all?

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    56. 9A-RAMA

      I just imagining all the guy who spraying the water just like "WWWWWOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSHHHHHH" in their head lmao

    57. Rafael Losito Bos

      Hi. Nice videos... please confirm me the picture that is in the background in the minute 17:53 was or not the photo of Sean Connery in the Red October movie, Thanks for all.

    58. AndrewdoesYT

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    60. Kadiven

      When the tall submariner said "all the time" to how "much do you hit your head?" I felt sorry for him instantly, dude sounded like he's fed up with it happening 😅

    61. Delta_Tesseract *84-72*

      A real eye opener for people interested in space travel. I'd imagine the operation of a nuclear submarine is very similar to a space capsule, or the International Space Station. I never knew how tightly packed every critical system is. Thanks Destin. Fyi, I'm starting to second guess my dream of migrating to the Moon and Mars in 30 years time. But then again, I guess a person can adapt to just about any situation in the name of survival.

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    63. Russell Foy

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    64. Fred Flintstone

      Try a prilosec, dumbass.

    65. darthryking

      So where does all the smoke get ventilated to after the fire's over?

    66. FEnCSERX

      He calls it “overboard” but I feel like it should be called “outerboard”

    67. Jack Hammer

      Thats a good pump

    68. Anthony Hart

      The flooding trainer that you were talking to them about... Get ahold of someone from Naval Station Mayport in Mayport (Jacksonville), Florida... They have the wet trainer there and I'm sure they'd let you have a day

    69. Lavender-Rose Fox

      what if there's chip pan fire which is apparently one of the most common type of fires in a house

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    71. Desert Racer

      This was so cool to see the navy perform their fire training exercise. We know this is a drill, but in their head they have trained their brain to assume every training event is life or death and you can tell they do. Amazing Destin.

    72. Blue Marble

      Wow, these guys are amazing. Big respect!

    73. DOC_HOLLLIDAY_

      The girl at 4:01 got me callin the navy recruiter...

      1. br8hix

        That would be Lieutenant Girl to you.

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    77. Thuku

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    79. Tim

      The whole submarine series is so interesting. Really cool work.

    80. Seth Newburgh

      coolest youtube channel out there

    81. Eddie Force

      Brings back old memories of my days on the Boats. Great video.

    82. strkeout

      So impressed with the preparation needed and executed here. Much respect.

    83. épinards & caramel

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    85. ESA

      Thats so cooooooool! !

    86. Eric Gordon

      Im a firefighter and I am genuinely impressed with the response time. I don't believe they have gone through firefighter 1 training but they all were very professional and moved with a sense of purpose.

      1. Eddie J. G.

        All submariners receive firefighting training.

    87. Jade Mills

      And if that Captain. I known they will never that's why there captain. That sub would blow the Planet up! Seriously 1 payload dun!

    88. Jade Mills

      The Captain is the Man he saves alll!

    89. Hand Some

      I honestly thought a nuclear submarine had a better way of putting out a fire than a trashcan with water in it.

    90. Randy Diets

      Wonder if china's backing this guy to literally spy our Navy

    91. Adam Navigato

      Keeping the ship from dying is everyone’s job then.

    92. angulion

      Perhaps the only worse place to have a fire in is on ISS/Mir.. Usually on a sub you at least might have a chance to surface and evacuate. Both terrible places for fire - in both you can just open a hatch to put it out, but everyone will, well, not survive.

    93. Bryan

      This s great stuff! So cool.

    94. Hinrik Stefnir Ævarsson

      Fixing pipes in a submerged submarine in the Arctic sounds like one of the fiddliest thing you could be made to do under the worst conditions. The closest i've come to anything like that is either sailor survival training in Icelandic sea in December, or adjusting a signal transmitter in Icelandic winter in freezing winds, and we're smack dab in the middle of the Gulf stream, so while we are technically Arctic i think, we've got much milder temperatures than the waters they're sailing in. I'd just beg that numbness happened soon so that i wouldn't feel like i'm on fire (FYI you from warmer climes, working bare handed in freezing temps can feel like you peeled the top layer of skin off your hand and stuck it into pure alcohol. And DO NOT put your hands in warm or hot water to warm up. That's like subsequently lighting that alcohol soaked wound on fire). When in freezing water, your body also freaks out, and you can completely lose control of your breathing, so you better keep your head above water for as much of it as you can. Good thing that those tools aren't fiddly. Hat's off to these gentlemen.

    95. WBK Pro12

      I'm from Toledo and I loooooovvveee seeing the Toledo Walleye and Mudhens logos back on the mess machines behind them.

    96. HJD.transit

      69 thousand likes and 690 dislikes. nice squared

    97. Qu Iver

      Is Destin a GS12? He knows alien tech

    98. Ronald Rodriguez

      9:50 is the sneak peek at the next episode just passing by.

    99. Brian B

      This whole series openend my eyes. There is zero space for ego’s. You all are in that Tin can. And what struck me the most. Is that there is very little non technical staff on that boat. Everyone on that thing is playing superbowl.

    100. J. Wilde

      Eight hour watch sections instead of six hours?

      1. br8hix

        I wonder if they only have three meals? No MidRats?