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2013-01-10 11:55:01 PM  
9 votes:
HORRYWOOD!
2013-01-11 12:34:40 AM  
5 votes:
A US submarine's periscope struck a vessel in the Gulf

Ouch! Right in the gulf!
2013-01-11 03:45:28 AM  
4 votes:
FTFA: "The vessel continued on a consistent course and speed offering no indication of distress or acknowledgement of a collision."

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2013-01-10 11:44:04 PM  
4 votes:
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.
2013-01-11 08:06:24 AM  
3 votes:
Can FLYNAVY please explain this to me.
2013-01-11 05:00:22 AM  
3 votes:
Well, THANK GOD the screen door wasn't damaged!
2013-01-11 04:27:18 AM  
3 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com

One ping only would have avoided this.  Just one ping.
2013-01-11 01:34:39 AM  
3 votes:

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!
2013-01-11 07:08:06 AM  
2 votes:

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.


I'm sure if a two-star ever crashed a division into a merchant ship in the Persian Gulf they'd relieve him of command too. . .then wonder how the hell he did it.
2013-01-11 04:39:48 AM  
2 votes:
www.imfdb.org

You shouldn't touch the ordnance at all.
But more specifically, you should never pull this hand-operating lever to the rear.
Do not push a clip of ammunition down into the feed rollers here.
You never restore this lever to firing position. Do not make sure that this cover is completely closed.
Never depress operator's foot triggers here, here and at the rear here.
2013-01-11 03:58:48 AM  
2 votes:

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.


Exploding reactor compartment bolts, mail buoy watch, fallopian tubing.


Yes, it needs to be explained.

/former bubblehead
2013-01-11 03:42:09 AM  
2 votes:
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.
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-01-11 12:09:22 AM  
2 votes:
And that is what you call a "career-limiting experience".
2013-01-11 01:15:00 PM  
1 votes:
So, just another story about some Junk getting touched in the navy?
2013-01-11 10:39:16 AM  
1 votes:
I hope they still get to see Montana.
2013-01-11 10:21:20 AM  
1 votes:

Teknowaffle: vossiewulf: MaudlinMutantMollusk: HORRYWOOD!

+1

And 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"


Do they surface first, or does he have to be really, really good at holding his breath?
2013-01-11 07:53:50 AM  
1 votes:

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?
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Cubans?
2013-01-11 07:37:32 AM  
1 votes:
"The vessel continued on a consistent course and speed offering no indication of distress or acknowledgement of a collision."

Is that the sea version of pulling away like nothing happened when you get bumped at a red light because you are running drugs?

Navy: Merchant ship "Kono", this is the US Navy. it appears we had a collision that may have damaged your hull. Are you ok?
Ship: Good afternoon Navy. Nice weather today.
Navy. Merchant ship "Kono", have you sustained any damage?
Ship: We are all looking foward to your American football season.
Navy: Merchant ship "Kono", do you need any assistance?
Ship: *whistles*
2013-01-11 06:57:04 AM  
1 votes:
At least it wasn't a lighthouse.
2013-01-11 05:58:23 AM  
1 votes:
i49.tinypic.com
2013-01-11 05:24:26 AM  
1 votes:
Want to randomly poke strangers in the night? Join the Navy!
2013-01-11 04:58:05 AM  
1 votes:
Can we blame this on brown people with the wrong religion now, please?
2013-01-11 04:32:26 AM  
1 votes:
jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com
2013-01-11 04:21:09 AM  
1 votes:
www.wearysloth.com
2013-01-11 04:11:38 AM  
1 votes:
It's like rubbing against someone while you have wood?
2013-01-11 04:04:04 AM  
1 votes:

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: MaudlinMutantMollusk: HORRYWOOD!

Aw, Jesus Christ guys it's a Jap sub!

/love that movie


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2013-01-11 04:00:45 AM  
1 votes:

BeSerious: The only mistakes you'll read about are the funny ones.


It's my first day.
2013-01-11 03:46:21 AM  
1 votes:
The USS Jacksonville, a Los Angeles-class sub, "struck a vessel while operating in the Persian Gulf" at about 5:00 am local time (0200 GMT), the statement said.

"Jacksonville then surfaced from periscope depth to ascertain if there was any damage to the unidentified vessel," it said.


If I was a captain of some trawler in the Gulf and saw a Los Angeles-class attack sub surface next to me I'd probably just soil myself.
2013-01-11 03:42:18 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-01-11 03:40:21 AM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: HORRYWOOD!


Aw, Jesus Christ guys it's a Jap sub!

/love that movie
2013-01-11 03:36:24 AM  
1 votes:

vossiewulf: MaudlinMutantMollusk: HORRYWOOD!

+1

And 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"
 
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