Jimmy Carter Multi-Mission Platform
For the more technically-oriented reader, this 25 page report has some information on the Jimmy Carter's 100 foot Multi-Mission Platform section. One interesting item (other than the claim that the addition of the MMP will reduce Carter's speed by 2 knots from the Seawolf class standard) is the comparison in size and complexity between a 747 and the normal Seawolf.
Boeing 777 Airliner SEAWOLF Class Nuclear Attack Submarine
Weight (T) 250 9137
Length (Ft.) 200 353
Number of Systems 40 230
Crew Size 10 (2 pilots) 116
Patrol Duration (Hr.) 8-14 ~2,100
Number of Parts to Assemble 100,000 1,100,000
Assembly Man-hours/Unit 50,000 23,000,000
Production Time (Mo.) 14 72
Production Rate (Units/Yr.) 72 0.16
Well, this table sucks. My HTML skillz just aren't up the the task. Basically, the first number is for the 747, the second is for a non-Jimmy Carter Seawolf.
Back up for a quick trip to PD: Here's an interesting summary of the HMCS Chicoutimi story, including a good discussion of the possible electrical faults that existed when the ship was delivered to the Canadian Navy. Maybe they do it different up north, but I personally couldn't see how the British are entirely to blame, unless they deliberately withheld documents that the Canadians had asked for. If you're going to buy a sub, I'd make sure I knew everthing there was to know about the material condition and history, and wouldn't take delivery until I had the info.
Now, going deep...