Quote Originally Posted by BiscayneSunrise
And to your earlier point, I think the reason why the US and China had that little standoff in the South China Sea last week was because the Impeccable was getting uncomfortably close to a Chinese sub so the Chinese sent in some boats to distract the Impeccable while the sub slinked away. Just a wild guess.
I think ASH talked about this: not an approach to a Chinese sub, but the US ship dropping sonar buoys.

The ship is an ASW type.