Early morning off the coast of a hostile nation, a Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine steams slowly out to sea. It follows a narrow channel in the in the coastal waters. The 7,700 ton sub had to get through the gap in the sea wall to deliver its SDV (SEAL Delivery Vehicle) in the calmer waters closer to shore. The problem was the sediment in the littoral side of the sea wall created a shallow bowl depriving a sub of its most useful defense; deep water. A sub in shallow water is like a bear hiding in your garage.
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