The Hunt for Red October Setting & Symbolism

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The Red October

The Red October is a Soviet nuclear submarine with a new experimental silent propulsion system that enables it to travel undetected by other submarines. It is named for the October Revolution that led to the creation of the Soviet Union in 1917. Captain Ramius is involved in all aspects of the construction of this submarine in order to use it to defect to the US. The crew from the Red October is evacuated, believing that there is a radiation problem on board. The officers stay behind. When a decoy submarine, the Ethan Allen, is destroyed, the US claims that it is the Red October and that the officers of the Red October have been killed. In reality, the Red October is taken to a secret port in Norfolk, Virginia, in order to be analyzed by the US military.

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