Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(SeattlePI)   US Navy confirms that fire on nuclear sub USS Miami which caused $400 million in damage was started by a vacuum cleaner. Oh god, I have one of those in my house   (seattlepi.com) divider line 123
    More: Followup, nuclear submarines, petty officers, SSN, prices  
•       •       •

5724 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Jun 2012 at 11:20 PM (3 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



123 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-06-06 08:59:49 PM  
Well, that sucks...
 
2012-06-06 09:04:38 PM  
Oh subby, that brought a smile to my face.
 
2012-06-06 09:21:19 PM  
$400 million in DOD dollars is like three toilet seats and a mop bucket.
 
2012-06-06 09:52:53 PM  
I have a nuclear submarine too.

/On the rent-to-own plan
 
2012-06-06 11:01:27 PM  
Lining up funding for repairs?? LOL
Time to scrap the thing for parts.

yes I know , those things cost a trillion dollars new
 
2012-06-06 11:22:18 PM  
US Navy reports that fire on nuclear sub USS Miami that caused $400 million in damage was started by a vacuum cleaner.

So, are they gonna release that ho's name?
 
2012-06-06 11:22:20 PM  
My cat was right!
 
2012-06-06 11:22:22 PM  
At least it wasn't a meth lab.
 
2012-06-06 11:23:40 PM  

Buttle not Tuttle: At least it wasn't a meth lab.


Or was it?
 
2012-06-06 11:24:23 PM  
That's why I do not use my vacuum cleaner. My renters insurance will not cover that much damage.
 
2012-06-06 11:24:49 PM  

revrendjim: $400 million in DOD dollars is like three toilet seats and a mop bucket.


Toilets in submarines? What sort of luxury is that?
 
2012-06-06 11:24:49 PM  
pinksandbluesgirls.wordpress.com

The wars of the 21st century will not be fought with bullets and bombs.
 
2012-06-06 11:25:08 PM  

Buttle not Tuttle: At least it wasn't a meth lab.


Spice is currently the current substance of choice for those seeking a general or other than honorable discharge,
 
2012-06-06 11:25:56 PM  

rjakobi: revrendjim: $400 million in DOD dollars is like three toilet seats and a mop bucket.

Toilets in submarines? What sort of luxury is that?


They should have to poop over the side like the rest of the Navy.
 
2012-06-06 11:26:02 PM  

StingerJ: My cat was right!


lol
 
2012-06-06 11:26:40 PM  

StingerJ: My cat was right!


Tee hee!
 
2012-06-06 11:27:40 PM  
tvmedia.ign.com

I guess they dont teach you how to use a vacuum cleaner in business school
 
2012-06-06 11:27:49 PM  
Luxury! When I was in the sub service we had to make due with brooms and wet-naps.

/and hot bunks
 
2012-06-06 11:28:54 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2012-06-06 11:30:18 PM  
Hopefully razor blade prices will be coming down a bit soon.
 
2012-06-06 11:30:40 PM  
Bet it was the goddamn cook.
www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-06-06 11:31:05 PM  
They should have smothered the fire with seamen instead.
 
2012-06-06 11:31:30 PM  

phrawgh: Buttle not Tuttle: At least it wasn't a meth lab.

Spice is currently the current substance of choice for those seeking a general or other than honorable discharge,


But what are they using now?
 
2012-06-06 11:33:30 PM  
What a naval vacuum might look like.

msnbcmedia1.msn.com

/gotta keep that carpet clean
//amirite?
 
2012-06-06 11:33:41 PM  
All US Navy subs are nuclear. Just call them submarines.
 
2012-06-06 11:34:11 PM  

imprimere: phrawgh: Buttle not Tuttle: At least it wasn't a meth lab.

Spice is currently the current substance of choice for those seeking a general or other than honorable discharge,

But what are they using now?


Currently at the current time?

/typos FTW
 
2012-06-06 11:35:25 PM  
farm1.staticflickr.com

See, all you have to do is put the vacuum from ''Evil'' to ''Good''

Comes with Frogurt!
 
2012-06-06 11:37:00 PM  

foo monkey: All US Navy subs are nuclear. Just call them submarines.


The DSRVs are Navy and Submarines and non-nuclear
 
2012-06-06 11:37:51 PM  

namatad: yes I know , those things cost a trillion dollars new


A Los Angeles class cost around $900M when new.

Miami was commissioned in 1990. LA class subs have an effective service life of 30 years, so she only had another 7 years to go before she'd have to be refueled or decommissioned anyway.
 
2012-06-06 11:38:44 PM  
Even if the vacuum was full with lint and metal shavings, left running with a faulty cord in a pool of gasoline, stored next to leaking barrels of rocket fuel, open boxes of strike anywhere matches, and random fireworks scattered all around it, I still wouldn't believe this.

That's just what happens when you allow women on submarines.
 
2012-06-06 11:41:10 PM  
You have a nuclear submarine in your house subby?
 
2012-06-06 11:41:22 PM  

namatad: yes I know , those things cost a trillion dollars new


Well a new Virginia class sub, which is the class replacing the Los Angeles class, goes for about $2.4 billion.

clyph: decommissioned anyway.


That would be what happens in 7 years.
 
2012-06-06 11:46:38 PM  
There's a fairly famous "operating experience" where a misplaced roll of paper towels lead to the total destruction of a turbine.

And another of a tablespoon of metal shavings migrating from a fringe system, into a reactor, threading most of the fuel and causing "leakers" that all had to be removed and replaced before their life was spent.

/the little things can get you
 
2012-06-06 11:49:02 PM  

StingerJ: My cat was right!


Your cat is a wuss, both of mine ride the vacuum as if it's some sort of theme park ride.
 
2012-06-06 11:51:36 PM  
USS Miami?
Does that count for the Florida tag?
 
2012-06-06 11:51:52 PM  

Ringshadow: There's a fairly famous "operating experience" where a misplaced roll of paper towels lead to the total destruction of a turbine.

And another of a tablespoon of metal shavings migrating from a fringe system, into a reactor, threading most of the fuel and causing "leakers" that all had to be removed and replaced before their life was spent.

/the little things can get you


We put a sandwich in the Steam Generator once. Didn't do anything though obviously.

/ELT
 
2012-06-06 11:52:06 PM  

Ringshadow: There's a fairly famous "operating experience" where a misplaced roll of paper towels lead to the total destruction of a turbine.

And another of a tablespoon of metal shavings migrating from a fringe system, into a reactor, threading most of the fuel and causing "leakers" that all had to be removed and replaced before their life was spent.

/the little things can get you


Or like when that giant tsunami washed over those reactors and they melted down? That was awesome.
 
2012-06-06 11:53:50 PM  
That will Show the COB that the crew is sick of four hour field days!
 
2012-06-07 12:04:57 AM  

phrawgh: What a naval vacuum might look like.

[msnbcmedia1.msn.com image 474x339]

/gotta keep that carpet clean
//amirite?


DADT was stupid. Clinton would have never signed it if he had seen that photo to begin with.

/yeah, I like watching hot girls kiss.
//deal with it.
 
2012-06-07 12:07:40 AM  
I was just thinking about it, I worked on that boat when it was new.
Was one of the first 88s I worked on.

/test director @ EB 20 years ago.
 
2012-06-07 12:09:21 AM  

Marine1: tching hot girls kiss.
//deal with it.


I already did, twice.

/spent
 
2012-06-07 12:11:38 AM  

JesusHoffaChrysler: That will Show the COB that the crew is sick of four hour field days!


Only 4 hours? Your COB was a wuss.
 
2012-06-07 12:14:38 AM  
Finally I have justification for only using mine once a year or less.
 
2012-06-07 12:17:15 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I have a nuclear submarine too.

/On the rent-to-own plan


I have a fleet of nuclear submarines.

/More like a fractional ownership situation.
 
2012-06-07 12:19:12 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: we had to make due


It's "make do".

/grammar and/or spelling Nazi
 
2012-06-07 12:19:55 AM  
Inanimate object causing fire trifecta in play?
 
2012-06-07 12:20:02 AM  
t1.gstatic.com



/Now you should worry
//I am disappointed it had to be me
 
2012-06-07 12:24:26 AM  
Submarines have stupid janitors!? That would explain my janitorial staff...
 
2012-06-07 12:28:23 AM  

lousyskater: StingerJ: My cat was right!

Your cat is a wuss, both of mine ride the vacuum as if it's some sort of theme park ride.


My pussy likes to ride on various appliances too.

/I don't have any pets.
 
2012-06-07 12:30:31 AM  

flamingboar: Submarines have stupid janitors!? That would explain my janitorial staff...


Sailors are basically glorified janitors. I wish I was joking about that too.

/janitors get paid more
 
Displayed 50 of 123 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report