Cold Waters Interview at Rock, Paper, Shotgun Gaming Magazine

Nice little bits of information here regarding the upcoming Cold Waters submarine simulation. I post here in case you have not seen it.

Rock Paper Shotgun Article on Cold Waters

Scroll down a bit until you see where they start the interview.


Cold Waters is looking good so far:

(I moved this to #hangar-flying @RedBravo65, as we only usually use the #articles for Mudspike articles)

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Where was this when I finished Red Storm Rising? :stuck_out_tongue: I’m looking forward to this, very much.

No worries. My bad, I’ll remember that next time.

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It sure does look promising. IIRC they said 4 subs which will be playable. And I’m sure if they do well, we might get some Russian subs as well in the future. Going to be fun getting back into some submarine warfare…I do miss it. :slight_smile:

So 585, 594, 637, and 688 boats. I wonder if we’ll see the differentiation between short and long hull Sturgeons, and "special project’ boats like the Parche and the Richard B Russell.

I’m also still holding out hope for a Narwhal.

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I feel like I’m reading Chinese :grinning:

Most of my instructors in nuke school were sub guys, and they talked about boost classes by the hill numbers of the lead boats; we all sorta adopted it too.

585 = Skipjack class, first SSN’s designed with the Albacore hull form (teardrop shaped hull), and the first to be powered by the Westinghouse S5W reactor plant, which propelled the vast majority of boats built during the Cold War.

594 (or 593) = Thresher/ Permit class. Was called Thrasher class until the lead boat was lost in 1963, then a lot of sources started referring to them as Permit class. Larger than the Skipjack, with an improved internal layout, much more sound quieting related features, and relocated sonar and weapons.

637 = Sturgeon class. Even larger and quieter than the Permits, but powered by the same reactor, and as a result slower. Most numerically numerous class of SSN’s built during the Cold War. The last 9 boats were ten feet longer for additional crew space, extra electronic gizmos, and the ability to mount a drydock shelter for SEALs.

688 = Los Angeles class. Designed originally as blue water fleet escorts for carrier battle groups. Faster, larger, quieter than any previous boats, thinner hulls meant they couldn’t dive as deep, however.

Narwhal: a one-off variation of the Sturgeon that was an experimental exercise in quieting technology. By numerous accounts, she was the quietest boat in the fleet until Seawolf was commissioned.

Hope that helps.


It’s pretty cool. Subs are neat. I know nothing about them though.

Thanks for the detail.