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

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  • 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:

    SmarterEveryDaySmarterEveryDay20 päivää sitten
    • you shuld meet mark rodder

      wallace badurwallace badur13 tuntia sitten
    • Thank you for being such a great man in these incredibly divisive times

      Pat HurleyPat HurleyPäivä sitten
    • AT22 police activity

      Rocco ScopelliteRocco Scopellite4 päivää sitten
    • Hey Destin, it's Dustin here Missin your 6-12min vids for your Every Day part 🤦🏻‍♂️lol

      Dustin KingDustin King5 päivää sitten
    • I would love to see a stick welding video, super slow motion and how everything works. I think that would be absolutely sick.

      Walter WhiteWalter White7 päivää sitten
  • LARPing yall. We are gunna suit up, play pretend, and LARP. Lets kick some casualties asses"

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  • I know this isn't the topic of this video but 0:30 caught my eye, is that a Seabird Scientific CTD?

    Josh HuysamenJosh Huysamen7 tuntia sitten
    • the pump demonstron wasn't very impressive 😂

      yasio boloyasio bolo2 tuntia sitten
  • I'm really enjoying the series

    Harkamal SaranHarkamal Saran12 tuntia sitten
  • The fire response procedure and discipline is absolutely amazing.

    el blanco _el blanco _14 tuntia sitten
  • All the sailors got excited with the way he grabbed that hose

    michael dowellmichael dowell16 tuntia sitten
  • Why sont they just use flex tape to fix the leaks

    Alex GAlex G20 tuntia sitten
  • I wish I could like your videos more than 1 time

    officer69officer69Päivä sitten
  • What's a 5k?

    Infest19Infest19Päivä sitten
  • Having seen the inside of a couple subs after a fire it is amazing how fast it will spread and how much damage it'll do. Think about what is now EX-Miami. Some jackwagon who wanted to go home early took out a nuclear sub with a bic lighter!! Doesn't look like much there to burn does there?

    JdubbyaJdubbyaPäivä sitten
  • I'm a former USN serviceman, albeit aboard an aircraft carrier. I honestly love these deep dives as they provide me with a ton of nostalgia but more importantly, you give such a genuine reaction WRT how interesting these seemingly mundane topics can be when put in the context of being onboard a warship. I remember the first time I stepped aboard the USS George HW was awe inspiring. I remember vividly the first time I felt the reverberations in my chest while witnessing a jet firing it's afterburner on the flight deck after being captured by arresting gear, so primal in it's savagery. The feeling of being launched in a COB(carrier onboard delivery plane) to ready shore power is one of the most viscerally exciting experiences I've ever lived through. But the things I remember most are the interactions with the crew and the seemingly meaningless day to day bits that define life aboard a warship. From the red lights during the evening, to the trips to the smoke deck during the day. Drills were a part of that, and while they are certainly not my favorite memories aboard the ship, they're present nonetheless and you've done a good job of capturing just how interesting they can be from an outsider's perspective. Edit: Fun fact for anyone watching. The thing on the senior chief's(Matt Charlton's) belt is called a TLD or Thermo luminescent Dosimeter. It's the device that the navy uses to track exposure to nuclear radiation for those that work in the reactor division aboard a ship. He is the leading enlisted member of the reactor controls division(RC Div) aboard the submarine and is an E8, or senior chief, the second highest rank among enlisted personnel in the USN. RC div is the division that actually mans the reactor control panel on a submarine. They control the nuclear reactor that powers the ship. You go through at least 1 and a 1/2 years of training to become a nuclear operator aboard a navy vessel, more if you're aboard a submarine, not including boot camp.

    BrooksingtonBrooksingtonPäivä sitten
  • I really liked this video, one of the best.

    Astro 0Astro 0Päivä sitten
  • "The submarine is on fire!" "Let some water in." "The submarine is flooding!"

    bouytt guytbouytt guytPäivä sitten
  • I wonder how they deal with covid testing. Personally, a submarine is where I want to be right now. However- I’m not even close to being prepared, oh yeah I’m also 6’5....these guys are amazing.

    Pat HurleyPat HurleyPäivä sitten
    • 21:42 Does this mean they have three code red drills per day?! That's a lot of practice.

      bouytt guytbouytt guytPäivä sitten
  • Such a great guy...every time I see someone in our time showing us and our youth how to be smart, genuine and great people- it fills me with so much hope. This guy is one of those people...thank you!

    Pat HurleyPat HurleyPäivä sitten
  • 3:02 moves camera away so he can walk by

    J.boogie 6263J.boogie 6263Päivä sitten
  • About 26 seconds!!! Hate it when they round off.

    Dibs1978Dibs1978Päivä sitten
  • I wish he had proven if you can hear an active sonar ping in a sub. Mount a gopro outside and mounted to a cot inside.

    Mudd RuddErMudd RuddErPäivä sitten
  • the pump demonstron wasn't very impressive 😂

    Cen SuraCen Sura2 päivää sitten
  • That fire drill was nuts. I suppose their very lives depend on it so they have to throw everything they have at it

    SomeoneSomeone2 päivää sitten
  • 6:18 "dude stfu"

    Otto SkorzenyOtto Skorzeny3 päivää sitten
  • 11:02 Good to see that the US Navy shops at Harbor Freight

    Shalor McKeeShalor McKee4 päivää sitten
  • Don't forget, there are other jobs that support the military and do not require military service. Consider working for a UARC....

    J HJ H4 päivää sitten
  • I would have like to know how they clear the boat of smoke too

    R-Dizz AutomotiveR-Dizz Automotive4 päivää sitten
    • I don't doubt they have tons of air filters

      HoboGrifterHoboGrifter3 päivää sitten
  • oh...Is this the normal reaction? toooooooo slow...

    kale wenkale wen4 päivää sitten
  • What happens is ‘general quarters’? Why is it called ‘general quarters’ in the first place? Also do u-boats have ‘general quarters’, I mean destroyers call out general quarters when there is a hostile situation.. is it the same for submarines?

    Somnath PaulSomnath Paul4 päivää sitten
  • Sucking rubber, something no submariner will ever forget.

    exETnukeexETnuke4 päivää sitten
  • Those straps they used to fix a leak really are just big cable ties huh? Even got the tensioning wrench thingy.

    Max DahguyMax Dahguy4 päivää sitten
  • That funny moment when you recognize people you went to school with or saw at previous commands

    Colonel DijonColonel Dijon5 päivää sitten
  • 21:42 Does this mean they have three code red drills per day?! That's a lot of practice.

    Tim CarlsonTim Carlson5 päivää sitten
  • so how was the vantilation system of the submarine . in case i have missed the vdio . hehe thank alot

    Shurim Nazwar MahamarowiShurim Nazwar Mahamarowi5 päivää sitten
  • Retired nuke electrician here. I genuinely hope (although I know you likely won't) you get to visit Engineering. Even if it isn't for a video, just the experience, the noise, the gear, the environment... It is something that I know you would really love to see. Amazing video.

    Eternaldark866Eternaldark8665 päivää sitten
  • I love that they have a picture of Sean Connery under the TV in the mess.

    John BurgessJohn Burgess5 päivää sitten
  • The mythbusters omage almost made me cry

    StamXStamX5 päivää sitten
  • bro how have you not gotten covid yet U R BALLZEE

    Ree manRee man5 päivää sitten
  • You should do a video on wildlands firefighter hotshot crews

    Daniel ThrashDaniel Thrash5 päivää sitten
  • this is so interesting

    Frank FukinoneFrank Fukinone6 päivää sitten
  • 512 Russian and chinese submariners dislike this video.

    Montana MikeMontana Mike6 päivää sitten
  • I've got some problems can u tell me how to solve any problem in my life

    Shreyas PShreyas P6 päivää sitten
  • help. I love these sub videos and am looking forward to more!

    soiung toiuesoiung toiue6 päivää sitten
  • My son trying to teach me...................

    cartman4885cartman48856 päivää sitten
    • asleep.... including the Captain.

      soiung toiuesoiung toiue6 päivää sitten
  • I just want to say I'm new to your channel as of today I haven't stopped watching it thank you so much for putting this stuff out there you're making me smarter soon to be everyday when I start watching it everyday

    derek pohjolainenderek pohjolainen6 päivää sitten
  • I was was onboard USS Chicago when the we had a Flooding Casualty in the Torpedo Room at Test Depth. In just 15 seconds so much water was brought in through a tiny hole in a Torpedo Tube Sight Glass The entire forward Bilge was filled up.

    Christopher TiboniChristopher Tiboni6 päivää sitten
  • What a fantastic video! Thank you Destin and special thanks to the crew!

    androidwithwalkmanandroidwithwalkman7 päivää sitten
  • Easy, just divert the fire into the flooded area so they cancel each other out.

    1Shalnark11Shalnark17 päivää sitten
  • "It's the hose backfilling" >some of it is off that CO is not happy with his crew lol

    nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy7 päivää sitten
  • Destin, dude, I had the chance to go subs back in 2008. I never went because my foster mom didn't want me to die. I regret that now going air dale in the Navy. I could have been a Nuc...

    Scott FeltScott Felt7 päivää sitten
    • I wanted to go EOD, she kind of stopped me from going for me dream cause she loved me so much. I regret that, also.

      Scott FeltScott Felt7 päivää sitten
  • This was very interesting. Thanks for putting this together.

    narlycharleynarlycharley7 päivää sitten
    • Vous êtes incroyables les gars ! Cette vidéo était énorme, un gros bravo !

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy7 päivää sitten
  • How to fight a fire on a submarine- tell the nubs to get out o the way.

    PlesPles7 päivää sitten
  • 18:00 - I think I see picture of Sean Connery as Captain Marko Ramius from the Hunt for Red October movie. Hope that there is also Das Boot in the Crew mess movies storage ;) Good job. I really enjoy all the work you do on this channel.

    Michal KatskiMichal Katski7 päivää sitten
  • Hey Destine can you make a video about ship FLIP ? no detailed video about it on internet and a youtuber like you can make it

    Ata kamaAta kama7 päivää sitten
  • Wow very amazing

    Daniel LDaniel L7 päivää sitten

    Shreyas PShreyas P8 päivää sitten
  • Yo

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    • FIworld to me at 1 am.. "hey wanna see how to manage a leak in a nuclear submarine?" "sURe!"

      Rock girlRock girl7 päivää sitten
  • Is there any height requirements if you wanna work in here? Cus to me it looked like pretty tall people would have problems inside here

    Cee LeeCee Lee8 päivää sitten
    • @Rock girl they clean nonstop

      MCNMCN7 päivää sitten
    • I wonder how they fight off mold in such wet and dark interiors.

      Rock girlRock girl7 päivää sitten
  • Still loving this series! Thank you again for bringing us these stories!

    pantheispantheis8 päivää sitten
  • Maybe it's just me but watching this series....did anyone else notice a lot of the people have puffy eyelids? Is that because of the training where they are woken up for a drill and are half asleep or does it have something too do with the pressure? It's not a knock against anyone because they are all obviously doing great....but most of them also look half asleep.... including the Captain.

    Justin KrezelakJustin Krezelak8 päivää sitten
  • How do they vent the smoke out of the submarine?

    Charles SterlingCharles Sterling8 päivää sitten
  • Hi Destin, is that possible to illustrate how does optical radar work and that application?

    Fight For FreedomFight For Freedom8 päivää sitten
  • Oh no... he called that sub a boat several times...!?

    Paul BransfordPaul Bransford8 päivää sitten
  • No way these activities are slowing the dissipearence of our precious ice caps...

    Drew HDrew H8 päivää sitten
    • @HoboGrifter I hear ya and i'm a huge proponent of nuclear energy. I was more referring to surfacing through and cutting/dividing sea ice.

      Drew HDrew H3 päivää sitten
    • Nah, nuclear power isn't melting the ice caps, coal and fossil fuels do.

      HoboGrifterHoboGrifter3 päivää sitten
  • The best actors aren't in Hollywood they're stuck doing drills underway.

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu8 päivää sitten
  • PLEASE DO A VIDEO ON OIL COOLERS OR RADIATORS temp in temp out and how they were invented

    Travis ThompsonTravis Thompson8 päivää sitten
    • Bro what IF YOU HIT A WHALE

      bocoy noiubocoy noiu8 päivää sitten
  • Please help me take the challenge 50k subs

    50K Subscribers Without A Video Challenge Please50K Subscribers Without A Video Challenge Please9 päivää sitten
  • 🇹🇭❤️🇺🇸

    Like LiveLike Live9 päivää sitten
  • Plz do a vid on the coanda affect

    SkipsSkips9 päivää sitten
  • could you skate on gallium? because if a thin layer is melted off the surface it is slippery

    Darth5SomethingDarth5Something9 päivää sitten
  • Smarter every day, I just found out you are a Gov't operative. So disappointed in you.

    Paul PaulPaul Paul9 päivää sitten
    • Not anymore. He left the DOD as a weapons tester.

      HoboGrifterHoboGrifter3 päivää sitten
  • man these videos are awesome. love your channel

    Austin MAustin M9 päivää sitten
  • I wonder how they fight off mold in such wet and dark interiors.

    ancleancle9 päivää sitten
    • On ship you clean continuosly. You clean so often that you're cleaning stuff that's already clean. Not sure about subs but it's the same Navy so I imagine it's the same routine.

      Maxid1Maxid18 päivää sitten
  • FIworld to me at 1 am.. "hey wanna see how to manage a leak in a nuclear submarine?" "sURe!"

    eQuieQui9 päivää sitten
  • i spent 7 years on subs and learned flood ding and fire in sub school then training on the sub . i would have stayed in but got hurt during a torpedo reload test a chain broke and the torpedo swung and crushed me leaving me in a wheelchiair for the rest of my life.

    disabled submarine vetdisabled submarine vet9 päivää sitten
  • Destin. Your work is amazing. Even more amazing due to you being a devout religious person. Since I learned that a couple of years back I can't watch your videos without being very critical of every word you say (as I (can't help but) loathe religion as a concept), but you haven't been anything but purely sciency throughout. You're the only devout religious person I've ever felt respect for. Not only that, I feel more respect for you than most non-religious people I know of. Now, religion aside, your videos are pure awesomeness. HUGE cudos to you for being such an awesome person, and for sharing your work wide and for free. When I have a few bucks left over any month I'll be sure to send it your way. Keep up the great work!

    zenitza78zenitza789 päivää sitten
  • Can you get electrocuted in a flood when the water gets above electrical outlets? How do they refill C02 fire extinguishers?

    Bruce WagenbergBruce Wagenberg9 päivää sitten
  • "It's the hose backfilling" >some of it is off that CO is not happy with his crew lol

    Rock girlRock girl10 päivää sitten
  • This content is pretty outstanding tbh

    djxearodjxearo10 päivää sitten
    • This was great Destin. Thank you!

      Rock girlRock girl10 päivää sitten
  • Fascinating video! Lots of respect for the knowledge and professionalism of these guys. No matter which person he directs a question to, they always have a thorough and intelligent answer.

    Jason KuehnJason Kuehn10 päivää sitten
  • Naval Station Pearl Harbor has an excellent damage control and flooding simulator that I highly recommend you experience if the Navy ever gives you a chance!

    MarkMark10 päivää sitten
  • Bro what IF YOU HIT A WHALE

    I dont wanna use my nameI dont wanna use my name10 päivää sitten
    • Been there, done that.

      Maxid1Maxid18 päivää sitten
  • Ithenth myru 🙄

    Tech Mania LTDTech Mania LTD10 päivää sitten
  • Kept callin that Chief a Sir *glares*

    Kintroy JohnsonKintroy Johnson10 päivää sitten
    • Other then that good stuff this is all a blast from ma past.

      Kintroy JohnsonKintroy Johnson10 päivää sitten
  • My dad says my mom can suck a golf ball threw a garden hose but i dont see how thats possible. Can you possibly test it?

    Patrick RobarePatrick Robare10 päivää sitten
  • My life long dream is to build a 6 person submarine so I could be the coolest guy on the lake and it's like you read my mind

    tj Cambretj Cambre10 päivää sitten
  • "You know, you're a little tall to be on a submarine." Is the same as asking people if they play basketball. He has heard it before. :)

    nitehawk86nitehawk8610 päivää sitten
  • How about ...measure the speed of reaction of some animals

    Enrique ROCHAEnrique ROCHA10 päivää sitten
  • You need to do a firefighting episode! (Civilian)

    Thomas BradyThomas Brady10 päivää sitten
  • If you have any plans of manned amateur rocket experiments. I will gladly donate my mother in law for science.

    Bud DBud D10 päivää sitten
  • 18:06 Me and the boys going out on quarantine

    ceerw butyceerw buty10 päivää sitten
  • My physics class watched your video on sound yesterday

    CMM FifaCMM Fifa10 päivää sitten
    • How much Vitamin D do they take down there?

      ceerw butyceerw buty10 päivää sitten
  • irls: “France is so romantic, let’s see the sights and sounds.”

    Devvin GiorgioDevvin Giorgio10 päivää sitten
  • Anyone else notice the massive amount of catsup and mustard behind the Captain

    LIL Duck And FriendsLIL Duck And Friends10 päivää sitten
  • This was great Destin. Thank you!

    Adam HortonAdam Horton10 päivää sitten
  • Me who's never seen a nuclear submarine in my life and don't plan to: *Ah yes, very interesting*

    NitefantumNitefantum10 päivää sitten
  • This video makes me want to get up and do something with my life

    HonestDubbHonestDubb11 päivää sitten
  • The best actors aren't in Hollywood they're stuck doing drills underway.

    Dan KendallDan Kendall11 päivää sitten
  • submarines are cool because support underwater

    rian banielrian baniel11 päivää sitten
  • Love your videos. As a 20 year Navy Nuc vet I really hope you do I deeper dive into that carrier field at some point.

    Dan ZDan Z11 päivää sitten
  • Why do they not just use FLEX TAPE? 8:58

    Nos FeratuNos Feratu11 päivää sitten
    • I don't think there is a FLEX TAPE rated in the thousands of psi.

      Dwayne BeanDwayne Bean8 päivää sitten
  • Off topic: If an object could be free of gravity and free from the friction of air, would it be at or near the speed of light?

    Fun Media RSFun Media RS11 päivää sitten
    • No force accelerating it. It would move at the speed you pushed it

      HoboGrifterHoboGrifter3 päivää sitten
  • I hope there's more sub videos to come!

    StrokeMahEgoStrokeMahEgo11 päivää sitten