5 astonishing things that happen underwater on a real ‘Hunter Killer’ submarine

SAN DIEGO – You notice the stillness, most of all, once the nuclear-powered submarine USS Annapolis drops beneath the choppy surface offshore. The unwieldy-looking vessel cuts through the water like a cruising Cadillac.

My pre-departure decision to pop Dramamine (to fend off motion sickness) was an unnecessary step for USA TODAY’s exclusive journey aboard a real Navy fast-attack sub, the vessel that’s the star of “Hunter Killer,” the action thriller in theaters now. 

Fully nausea-free, I was able marvel at the 360-foot long underwater city that houses a crew of 170. Here’s what else blew me away during the daylong embark.

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