A few hundred contractors are involved in making our Trident submarines. 140 or so sailors go underwater each patrol. There are two major Trident ports, another dozen set up for the occassional port visit (can’t be just anywhere, Tridents draft as deep as an aircraft carrier). They’re the subject of international treaties on their operation and subject to inspection by our enemies for treaty compliance.
I’ve been on four subs, 16 deterrent patrols. If some ‘no submersibles’ conspiracy nut came up and, in spite of ALL the assembled evidence, and asked me to swear on a bible that i’d been more than a hundred feet underwater, i’d tell him to fuck right off.
The fact that no one wants to play in your conspiracy passion play, or give your notion any credibility, is not the flex you might think it is.