maximum operating depth


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maximum operating depth

The keel depth that a submarine is not to exceed during operations. This depth is determined by the submarine's national naval authority. See also test depth.
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The maximum operating depth for the Sentinel is 50 metres.
For example, because of improvements in technology, the maximum operating depth for offshore oil rigs is now 2,000 m; 20 years ago it was just 200 m.
Brandhuber said he was in the wardroom with the civilians, who were on board for a daylong tour, when the captain made it known that the sub had gone to test depth, or any depth exceeding 800 feet (around 240 meters), the maximum operating depth the Navy can make public.

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