Factual error: Throughout the movie, all sorts of messages are passed over the 1MC (ship's intercom) when the boat is supposed to be stealthy. They've set "Ultra Quiet" to avoid the enemy sub but no-one was any quieter, and everyone was still using the 1MC. Worse, people are shouting commands and status updates, both in person, and over the intercom! No wonder that Akula found them. The only thing protecting this ship was plot armor! In real life, messages would be passed quietly using sound powered phones (which we also see), rather than blasting the info loudly to the entire crew, because sonar will literally pick up the sounds of loudspeakers and people shouting. Let's not even mention classified target data being passed to the entire ship's crew on the 1MC. (00:49:00)
They fix the USS Alabama's radio and receive the rest of the Emergency Action Message which tells them to stand down and NOT launch their missiles. At a hearing afterwards in front of a US Navy panel of Admiral judges, no action is taken against Commander Hunter (Denzel Washington) or Captain Ramsey (Gene Hackman). Hunter receives a new command after Ramsey recommends it, and Ramsey takes early retirement.
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