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Not being able to manouver properly in shallow waters could mean hitting a reef or getting stuck on a rock ledge, and in some cases not being able to defend yourself from external threats... very simply if you handle like a barge there are places you simply wont take your boat for fear of getting stuck or sunk.
Being able to attack from such places and then retreat to the relative safety of such places can be very useful some times.
Such things are irrelevant to SSBNs which will never get anywhere near enemy waters.
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