# Starts with “S” and used on submarines

I have something to do with missiles and water.
I am commonly used on submarines and production/power plants.
I am some sort of storage.
I have 4 letters.

What am I?

This is a riddle a friend of mine sent, and I just can't seem to find the solution.

• SSSSSssssssssssmokin' :P – ABcDexter Jul 12 '18 at 7:02
• At first, I thought it was Rot13$[$fnyg$]$ (as it is also some kind of storage when putting it on food) but the "missiles" part did not entirely fit. – Feeds Jul 12 '18 at 9:27
• Reminded me of this: youtube.com/watch?v=dPUHY9b5TxY – Manoj Kumar Jul 12 '18 at 9:55
• @ManojKumar well someone has a good taste in movies ;) – Feeds Jul 13 '18 at 0:27
• Suranium?wait something wrong – aaaaaa Jul 13 '18 at 1:31

(Updated!) You might be

a Silo

Yup.

I have something to do with missiles and water.

I am commonly used on submarines and production/power plants.

Missile subs have silos. Subs also carry water in holding tanks, both for drinking and for ballast.
Production/power plants keep water in silos for various purposes.

I am some sort of storage

Yup

I have 4 letters.

Yup

• I thought about that too, but it isn't "steam". – MrPi Jul 12 '18 at 2:34
• @MrPi Make sure to go to this website, Rot13 and write down what you would say in the comments, in the upper box. The site would then convert your message to a secret code; for example, Hello! becomes Uryyb!. Once you have written what you have to say, copy-and-paste the secret code and put it in Rot13[here]. This will let users know where to find your comment, but it also allows for users to decide whether they want to read it or not (because it might contain spoilers). I suggest you should start using Rot13 comments for your future puzzles :) – Feeds Jul 13 '18 at 0:32
• @Rubio $\diamondsuit$ ok. Thank you for that. I did not know. I will check out the link :) – Feeds Jul 14 '18 at 0:56

I agree with Rubio's answer.

But you could also be

a sink.

I have something to do with missiles and water.

Just like loose lips, missiles can sink ships (in water).

I am commonly used on submarines and production/power plants.

Apart from the literal explanation which applies to most places intended for human presence, submarines can dive (sink), and power plants need a heat sink to maintain their operating temperature.

I am some sort of storage.

I have to confess there are some unwashed dishes in my kitchen sink..

I have 4 letters.

Yes.

• +1 for "I have to confess there are some unwashed dishes in my kitchen ..." – xhienne Jul 12 '18 at 7:33

"S". = SALT

I have something to do with missiles and water.

(SALT MISSLE TREATY) (SALT WATER).

I am commonly used on submarines and production/power plants

(SODIUM SALT FOR HEAT TRANSPORT).

I am some sort of storage

(STORE HEAT IN SALT).

I have 4 letters.

SALT

• Welcome to Puzzling.SE! This seems like a pretty good answer. I added spoilers to your answer so that others won't accidentally see it. Why not take the tour and earn an easy badge? – Chowzen Jul 12 '18 at 22:46
• I was thinking of this answer, but I could not find a match with the "missiles and water" part. However, look at one of the other answers and you will spot the similarity. $(+1)$ nonetheless :) – Feeds Jul 13 '18 at 0:39
• Why is this one upvoted with the same answers as mine when I answered this first? – Keeta Jul 16 '18 at 11:02

Well, it could be

SUMP

As,

it is for storage of oil / water etc. and also used in warfare equipment. It is of 4 letters and starts with a S.

• Mea Culpa yayyy :D – ABcDexter Jul 12 '18 at 7:02

the answer to this question is

'sump' (I am a former NAVY submarine contract worker).

• How does it fit with missiles? – Chris Cudmore Jul 12 '18 at 16:18
• Welcome to Puzzling.SE! I agree, you need to explain in a little more detail how this fits each line of the riddle. You might be a former Navy submarine contract worker, but most of us here aren't, so the connection isn't as obvious. – F1Krazy Jul 12 '18 at 16:54
• I feel like the downvotes on this answer are inappropriate - he is a new user and has not had appropriate time to come back and correct his answer. – user50705 Jul 12 '18 at 19:24
• i thought so too. There is a " missile-sump effect " @ChrisCudmore – aaaaaa Jul 13 '18 at 1:34

Do you need a

Solution?
Missiles are fired from a submarine when a shooting "solution" is found.
Power production uses all types of solutions, here's an instance.

• No that's not it. – MrPi Jul 12 '18 at 2:33

Taking user477343's comment and making it an answer (because I thought this word too):

You could be:

SALT

Salt does

I have something to do with missiles

Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) were about limiting the number of nuclear missiles through a treaty.

and water.

Most water in the world is saltwater.

I am commonly used on submarines

Not sure... In the dining area?

and production/power plants.

There are power plants based on saltwater heating. There is something called a molten salt power plant.

I am some sort of storage.

Salt packing of meat (and other products) is a storage method.

I have 4 letters.

Salt has 4 letters

Could you also be

Sand?

I start with the letter "S".

Indeed.

I have something to do with missiles and water.

There is a place known as the The White Sands Missile Range and at the beach, you will find sand and water. (Also, water has waves, and so does sand; i.e., sand dunes.)

I am commonly used on submarines and production/power plants.

Not too sure about this one. Perhaps something in relation to submarine sand waves?

I am some sort of storage.

Not too sure about this one, either, but sand is stored in an hourglass.

I have four letters.

$$\verb|S|\;\verb|A|\;\verb|N|\;\verb|D|$$

What am I?

Sand, perhaps?

silo.

I don't know if submarines call them that for

SLBMs

but worth a shot.

• Welcome to Puzzling.SE! First of all, please make sure that your answer hasn't already been posted before posting. Secondly, it's customary to use spoiler tags to avoid potentially spoling the solution for anyone who wants to have a go at the puzzle themselves; I've added those in for you. Thirdly, this could use a bit more explanation as to how it matches each line of the riddle. – F1Krazy Jul 12 '18 at 17:46

SEALs: "Submarine Armament - SEALs (SSGN - Dry Deck Shelters). SSGNs can carry two Dry Deck Shelters (DDS), 9-foot diameter chambers attached to the top of the Missile Deck. Each DDS has the ability to carry one SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) or several RIBs (inflatable speedboats - more on that tomorrow). But normally, DDS's carry SDVs. An SDV is a 4-man mini-sub capable of being launched from the DDS while the SSGN loiters off the coast submerged. The team of SEALs traverses toward shore submerged in their SDV, returning when their mission is accomplished." - via http://www.rickcampbellauthor.com/styled/index.html

Starts with S
Has to do with missiles and water
Found with submarines, dunno about power plants though
I mean, it can store something
is four letters