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(WTKR)   The captains of a Navy sub and Aegis cruiser play a game of chicken to see who can end their careers faster. Both lose   (wtkr.com) divider line 86
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2012-10-13 08:37:57 PM  
i126.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-13 09:18:35 PM  

Captain Steroid: [i126.photobucket.com image 850x559]


Hey, you had three dimensions to play in, Picard. It's a lot harder when you can only...oh, one was a sub? Never mind.
 
2012-10-13 09:28:04 PM  
Registration? On a phone? Nuck yo link, figga! Nuck yo link!
 
2012-10-13 09:30:30 PM  
Someone needs a refresher course.

i197.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-13 09:32:49 PM  
Maybe they were training on how to ram an enemy vessel.
 
2012-10-13 09:42:59 PM  
Maybe they had no other choice. It was some kind of Last Resort...
 
2012-10-13 10:13:49 PM  
One ping...fark
 
2012-10-13 11:08:36 PM  
oops
 
2012-10-13 11:46:30 PM  

fusillade762: Maybe they had no other choice. It was some kind of Last Resort...


I see what you did there.
 
2012-10-13 11:58:14 PM  

Warchild: fusillade762: Maybe they had no other choice. It was some kind of Last Resort...

I see what you did there.


Wrong sub class.
 
2012-10-14 04:47:17 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-14 04:51:11 AM  
1530, on a sunny afternoon and a Cruiser just happens to run over a submarine?

Unless the OOD on the Cruiser asleep at the wheel, I don't see how this could not be the Submarines fault. The CO of the Cruiser should keep his job.
 
2012-10-14 04:53:03 AM  
So the submarine was not a light house?
 
2012-10-14 05:00:50 AM  
Surprised when I clicked the link. I was wondering what the Greeneville hit this time.
 
2012-10-14 05:05:10 AM  

Summoner101: So the submarine was not a light house?


*leaves satisfied*
 
2012-10-14 05:21:33 AM  
usa, the dumbest military in the world.
 
2012-10-14 05:23:47 AM  
The Navy says the propulsion plant of the submarine was unaffected by this collision.

Oh, I see what you hid there.
Propulsion Plant = S6G nuclear reactor
 
2012-10-14 05:27:24 AM  

doglover: Registration? On a phone? Nuck yo link, figga! Nuck yo link!


I submitted this one from a CNN link... They usually have less of a hijack rate on your IE/Firefox/Whatever window...

And once again, the navy proves that, while the CO has ultimate responsibility, the idiot E4 at the helm has the real control...
 
2012-10-14 05:30:23 AM  
I thought subs were required to give way to non-submersibles. The idea being that it's easier for a sub to see a surface vessel than for a surface vessel to see a sub. But I could be wrong.
 
2012-10-14 05:30:27 AM  

barkingfarking: usa, the dumbest military in the world.


Oh look, it's someone trying to be cute. I see you don't list your country of citizenship. Would you like to list it, so we can pull up the list of ship collisions that have occured from your merchant and military ships?
 
2012-10-14 05:37:09 AM  
That's one Crazy Ivan.
 
2012-10-14 05:39:11 AM  

BronyMedic: Oh look, it's someone trying to be cute. I see you don't list your country of citizenship. Would you like to list it, so we can pull up the list of ship collisions that have occured from your merchant and military ships?


Ill play, Im dual New Zealand and Canada (use either or both)

// feel free to add in friendly fire rates, for the lulz
 
2012-10-14 05:42:48 AM  

barkingfarking: usa, the dumbest military in the world.


Actually, the scary thing is that the USN is probably the best blue water Navy on the planet.

It's not that they're exceptionally smart. It's just that everyone else is much, much worse.
 
2012-10-14 05:55:03 AM  
jtown,
I thought subs were required to give way to non-submersibles. The idea being that it's easier for a sub to see a surface vessel than for a surface vessel to see a sub. But I could be wrong.

I believe either the ship or the sub could be submersible.

/Just a matter of how many times.
 
2012-10-14 06:05:54 AM  
The hard part about playing chicken is knowin' when to flinch.
 
2012-10-14 06:15:44 AM  

barkingfarking: usa, the dumbest military in the world.


The aftermath evaluation of WWII, all forces on all sides lost most naval units to collisions and grounding than to enemy actions.
 
2012-10-14 06:16:10 AM  

Slartibartfaster: BronyMedic: Oh look, it's someone trying to be cute. I see you don't list your country of citizenship. Would you like to list it, so we can pull up the list of ship collisions that have occured from your merchant and military ships?

Ill play, Im dual New Zealand and Canada (use either or both)

// feel free to add in friendly fire rates, for the lulz


When I was in the (US) Navy, a Canadian destroyer hit my ship (an aircraft carrier). The bigger ship always has the right of way.
 
2012-10-14 06:17:18 AM  
Was it his first day?

i2.listal.com
 
2012-10-14 06:28:06 AM  
This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.
 
2012-10-14 06:46:32 AM  
You're supposed to use it as a hat!

media.entertainment.sky.com
 
xcv
2012-10-14 06:47:55 AM  

Slartibartfaster: BronyMedic: Oh look, it's someone trying to be cute. I see you don't list your country of citizenship. Would you like to list it, so we can pull up the list of ship collisions that have occured from your merchant and military ships?

Ill play, Im dual New Zealand and Canada (use either or both)

// feel free to add in friendly fire rates, for the lulz


Didn't Canada buy a bunch of used submarines from Britain a few years back...
 
2012-10-14 06:52:45 AM  

Slartibartfaster: BronyMedic: Oh look, it's someone trying to be cute. I see you don't list your country of citizenship. Would you like to list it, so we can pull up the list of ship collisions that have occured from your merchant and military ships?

Ill play, Im dual New Zealand and Canada (use either or both)

// feel free to add in friendly fire rates, for the lulz


I'll use NZ.

You have to actually HAVE a navy.

/7 open water ships? Two of which can't venture far from shore.

And one that hits visible, clearly marked rocks.

http://i.stuff.co.nz/national/6381365 /Minister-embarrassed-by-navy-bo a t-crash

/the comment about the CO having responsibility, but the E4 having control is very true in most maritime accidents... regardless of which country's navy it is.
 
2012-10-14 06:56:09 AM  

xcv: Slartibartfaster: BronyMedic: Oh look, it's someone trying to be cute. I see you don't list your country of citizenship. Would you like to list it, so we can pull up the list of ship collisions that have occured from your merchant and military ships?

Ill play, Im dual New Zealand and Canada (use either or both)

// feel free to add in friendly fire rates, for the lulz

Didn't Canada buy a bunch of used submarines from Britain a few years back...


Oh God, don't remind us.

I don't think any of them had collisions, though. Instead, they were.... a fine testament to British engineering.
 
2012-10-14 07:04:34 AM  

starsrift: xcv: Slartibartfaster: BronyMedic: Oh look, it's someone trying to be cute. I see you don't list your country of citizenship. Would you like to list it, so we can pull up the list of ship collisions that have occured from your merchant and military ships?

Ill play, Im dual New Zealand and Canada (use either or both)

// feel free to add in friendly fire rates, for the lulz

Didn't Canada buy a bunch of used submarines from Britain a few years back...

Oh God, don't remind us.

I don't think any of them had collisions, though. Instead, they were.... a fine testament to British engineering.


So they had onboard rum dispensers, and the masters at arms were great at punishing sodomy with the lash?

Come on. You have to admit that it's rather homoerotic to be in a metalic, phallic cylender surrounded by people referred to as seamen for six months out of the year. And when you're messing with cylendrical, explosive devices that slide in and out of tubes, does ... does anyone else not get the picture here?
 
2012-10-14 07:05:50 AM  

barkingfarking: usa, the dumbest military in the world.


I'd be genuinely surprised if they were more or less intelligent, on average, than any other military in the world. If humans are involved, dumb shiat is going to happen from time to time. We are flawed.
 
2012-10-14 07:16:51 AM  

DrPainMD: Slartibartfaster: BronyMedic: Oh look, it's someone trying to be cute. I see you don't list your country of citizenship. Would you like to list it, so we can pull up the list of ship collisions that have occured from your merchant and military ships?

Ill play, Im dual New Zealand and Canada (use either or both)

// feel free to add in friendly fire rates, for the lulz

When I was in the (US) Navy, a Canadian destroyer hit my ship (an aircraft carrier). The bigger ship always has the right of way.


When I was in the USN, a ship in my home port hit Japan. Japan was determined to have the right of way, so Skippy was fired. (An OS on my ship had been on watch on that ship at the time. He said that when it ran aground the captain ran into CIS in a panic shouting, "WHAT DID WE HIT?!" and some smartass replied, "Japan, sir.")

On a more serious note, there are many competencies involved in running a navy, and I observed that the USN isn't the best at all of them. I don't believe any nation on Earth surpasses our competence at conducting combat operations at sea, but we've got rusty at some tasks of basic seamanship. It's farking embarrassing to watch an American ship moor, especially in the presence of foreign navies that manage the same task in a quarter the time. I wouldn't be surprised if there were lots of navies that were better than ours at the unglamorous task of not colliding with other ships.
 
2012-10-14 07:27:12 AM  

ShannonKW: Japan was determined to have the right of way, so Skippy was fired.


That's the funniest thing I've read on FARK tonight, for some reason. You know what morning coffee feels like when it's spewed out your nose?
 
2012-10-14 07:28:23 AM  

xcv: Slartibartfaster: BronyMedic: Oh look, it's someone trying to be cute. I see you don't list your country of citizenship. Would you like to list it, so we can pull up the list of ship collisions that have occured from your merchant and military ships?

Ill play, Im dual New Zealand and Canada (use either or both)

// feel free to add in friendly fire rates, for the lulz

Didn't Canada buy a bunch of used submarines from Britain a few years back...


Yeah there was a thread about them, some can go underwater now and one of them even fired a torpedo, and sank an anchored target. Before long they'll have the technology to fight WWII.
 
2012-10-14 07:30:51 AM  

BronyMedic: starsrift: xcv: Didn't Canada buy a bunch of used submarines from Britain a few years back...

Oh God, don't remind us.

I don't think any of them had collisions, though. Instead, they were.... a fine testament to British engineering.

So they had onboard rum dispensers, and the masters at arms were great at punishing sodomy with the lash?


Well, the HMCS Chicoutimi, (Formerly the HMS Upholder) caught fire shortly after leaving Ireland.
The HMCS Corner Brook (Formerly the HMS Ursula) had toxic lead contamination.
The HMCS Windsor (Formerly the HMS Unicorn) had a rusted out hull that limited its maximum safe depth.
The HMCS Victoria (Formerly the HMS Unseen) had electrical issues exarcebated by the Navy techs who worked on her and blew the system.

All four had bad welds when they were sold, requiring repairs before even leaving Britain.
 
2012-10-14 07:37:00 AM  
Haha man did you hear the one about the aircraft carrier and the lighthouse off Nova Scotia? WHOA that blew my mind. Army Intellignence. WHAT AN OXYMORON AM I RI(GHT?
 
2012-10-14 07:57:34 AM  
BronyMedic arkingfarking: usa, the dumbest military in the world.

Oh look, it's someone trying to be cute. I see you don't list your country of citizenship. Would you like to list it, so we can pull up the list of ship collisions that have occured from your merchant and military ships?

Oh yes he said military; don't you know the best place for allies to stand when the US is shooting ...it's behind them
 
2012-10-14 08:01:38 AM  

BronyMedic: barkingfarking: usa, the dumbest military in the world.

Oh look, it's someone trying to be cute. I see you don't list your country of citizenship. Would you like to list it, so we can pull up the list of ship collisions that have occured from your merchant and military ships?


Switzerland
 
2012-10-14 08:03:01 AM  

Ilmarinen: Summoner101: So the submarine was not a light house?

*leaves satisfied*


Your call, mate.
 
2012-10-14 08:09:44 AM  

eventhelosers: Yeah there was a thread about them, some can go underwater now and one of them even fired a torpedo, and sank an anchored target. Before long they'll have the technology to fight WWII.


Yeah, I remember looking over blueprints for those the other day:

www.submarine-history.com
 
2012-10-14 08:11:12 AM  

labman: Maybe they were training on how to ram an enemy vessel.


Well, according to the ABC, they (and and a third ship) were involved in an "anti-submarine exercise". Link

I'm sure that wasn't how the cruiser was supposed to find/"destroy" the sub, but it I think the CO still deserves points.
 
2012-10-14 08:43:00 AM  

traylor: control


i63.photobucket.com

/do it properly
 
2012-10-14 08:58:16 AM  

eventhelosers: and one of them even fired a torpedo


Really? Last I heard they were buying US torpedoes and would have to adapt the launching system (or the torpedo) before they'd actually be able to fire it.

/ Sounds like a joke
// Isn't
 
2012-10-14 09:03:14 AM  
www.celluloidheroreviews.com

Its been done before.
 
2012-10-14 09:08:15 AM  
I almost ran over a submarine with an aircraft carrier... It surfaced 180 yards directly off my bow. Thankfully, I was going just fast enough to maintain steerage and was able to avoid a collision with an "all back full." I was the OOD, and the XO was on the bridge. We decided it was in both of our best interests that the old man never need know...

/CSB
 
2012-10-14 09:17:38 AM  

EZ Writer: I almost ran over a submarine with an aircraft carrier... It surfaced 180 yards directly off my bow. Thankfully, I was going just fast enough to maintain steerage and was able to avoid a collision with an "all back full." I was the OOD, and the XO was on the bridge. We decided it was in both of our best interests that the old man never need know...

/CSB


Sounds to me like somebody on that sub was playing a *very* risky game of "Let's scare the crap out of the aircraft carrier and see if we can get them to run us over".
 
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