FNG: And that is what you call a "career-limiting experience".
Yes please: Maybe I'm an idiot, but I'd think protocol in that situation would be to put your periscope back in your pocket and cruise away whistling.
Lucky LaRue: FNG: And that is what you call a "career-limiting experience".Came here to say this. Gotta hate it for that sub commander..
Lucky LaRue: Gotta hate it for that sub commander..
vossiewulf: MaudlinMutantMollusk: HORRYWOOD!+1And hard to imagine a Los Angeles class periscope being damaged by another moving ship without repairs costing $10m or so. "Major damage" probably starts at around $100m.
vossiewulf: Lucky LaRue: Gotta hate it for that sub commander..An attack submarine commander whose passive sonar is so poorly manned that it doesn't detect an undoubtedly very loud trawler/merchant driving right over it should be beached. That's like a US AFB that hosts a B-2 bomber wing and a couple squadrons of F-22s not noticing the Russian IL-76 until it's making a low pass down the runway.
lordargent: Damage to the submarine was limited to one of its two periscopes while the vessel's nuclear reactor "remains in a safe condition"So ... somebody out in the world thinks that a nuclear sub that bumps its periscope would affect the nuclear reactor that it needed to be clarified.
BeSerious: The only mistakes you'll read about are the funny ones.
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: MaudlinMutantMollusk: HORRYWOOD!Aw, Jesus Christ guys it's a Jap sub!/love that movie
Coming on a Bicycle: So.. the story is about the Gulf, next to it is a map of the US east coast, and above that is a photo that was taken off the coast of California.
drjekel_mrhyde: It's like rubbing against someone while you have wood?
evil saltine: BeSerious: The only mistakes you'll read about are the funny ones.It's my first day.
studebaker hoch: Don't subs have a camera or something to actually look up before surfacing?
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Lucky LaRue: FNG: And that is what you call a "career-limiting experience".Came here to say this. Gotta hate it for that sub commander..Nonsense. It's a resume builder to say you were in charge of a United States naval vessel in a collision situation and the boat didn't sink.As a pilot, I've landed almost 99% of the planes I took off in!
Teknowaffle: /my dad occasionally fixes periscopes on site. It will be interesting to see if I get an email saying "off to Dubai"
hasty ambush: The Persian Gulf is really to shallow and constricted for our large nuke subs. We some smaller diesel/AIP subs for operations in waters like these.Unfortunately our ability to build such subs is about zero thanks to Admiral Rickover so we would have to pruchase some foreign designs.
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