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..
Frothy Panties: Expect another fired boat/ship commander in the US Navy./wish we could do the same thing for incompetent commanders/generals in the Army.
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.
Teknowaffle: 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.Yeah, it will cost a lot of dough. Anything on a sub costs a shiatload to fix. It is sort of like how everything in an airport is 6x more expensive./my dad occasionally fixes periscopes on site. It will be interesting to see if I get an email saying "off to Dubai"
Feral_and_Preposterous: 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.I don't see in the artice where it states that the vessel was a trawler or a merchantman. You know what there are a lot of in the gulf?[content.thoughtequity.com.edgesuite.net image 480x270]
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: MaudlinMutantMollusk: HORRYWOOD!Aw, Jesus Christ guys it's a Jap sub!/love that movie
BeSerious: The only mistakes you'll read about are the funny ones.
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.
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