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(CNN)   US Navy minesweepers are usually very good at identifying hazards lurking below the surface of the sea. Usually   (edition.cnn.com ) divider line
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2013-01-18 12:18:32 PM  
3 votes:
There's an O-5 who won't make O-6.
2013-01-18 11:27:59 AM  
3 votes:
On a positive note, at least they didn't hit a mine
2013-01-18 12:15:51 PM  
2 votes:
This is a reef, your call.
2013-01-18 11:02:48 AM  
2 votes:
No one is perfect.
2013-01-18 05:01:03 PM  
1 vote:
That's nothing on the Honda Point Disaster.
Link

www.naval-history.net

That's seven, count them, seven destroyers run around. In formation. With dozens dead.
jvl [BareFark]
2013-01-18 02:31:44 PM  
1 vote:

jimmyjackfunk: How far up on the reef did they get? The picture looks like it ran aground from the bow to about midships. Since the reef is farked now anyway, have they considered hooking up towboats to the stern and just pulling it out backwards?


Minesweeper hulls are made of wood.
2013-01-18 01:39:10 PM  
1 vote:

spice trader: [i1357.photobucket.com image 850x478]
mostly


First thing I thought of.
2013-01-18 01:33:38 PM  
1 vote:

you have pee hands: onyxruby: Question for the Navy Farkers, how many careers just ended? I can imagine the captain, but who else is toast in a situation like this? What about people that had nothing to do with the incident, are they still tainted just by being on board?

Once in WWII a destroyer, during exercises, accidentally fired a live torpedo at the USS Iowa (or maybe one of the Iowa's sister ships) while FDR was aboard. They sent the entire crew to the Aleutians for the rest of the war.


Holy shiatballs, it's true.

Link
2013-01-18 01:09:09 PM  
1 vote:
i1357.photobucket.com
mostly
2013-01-18 01:00:24 PM  
1 vote:

brandent: ha-ha-guy: you have pee hands: onyxruby: Question for the Navy Farkers, how many careers just ended? I can imagine the captain, but who else is toast in a situation like this? What about people that had nothing to do with the incident, are they still tainted just by being on board?

Once in WWII a destroyer, during exercises, accidentally fired a live torpedo at the USS Iowa (or maybe one of the Iowa's sister ships) while FDR was aboard. They sent the entire crew to the Aleutians for the rest of the war.

The Iowa also considered blowing the destroyer out of the water due to concern it was an attempt to kill FDR. The destroyer had the unpleasant sight of seeing the Iowa's main guns swivel in their direction.

Really? CSB. Here I thought I had seen and read everything regarding WWII.


That was the William D. Porter. It was not her only mishap: Pops. I know it's cracked, but it's the best compilation of that ship's farkups.
2013-01-18 12:49:38 PM  
1 vote:

xynix: Why do we have mine sweepers? When was the last time someone used mines in the ocean or in rivers? 'Nam?


Oh, you are so wise. Get a clue...or say nothing.
2013-01-18 12:48:16 PM  
1 vote:

you have pee hands: Sometimes there's hidden rocks that aren't on the charts and are really hard to see. Sometimes, there's this:

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]


You know, speaking as a sailor, there is really no excuse for this. You are supposed to have, in addition to every freakin' chart (paper and electronic), GPS gadget, and God-level RADAR and SONAR (including the useful-for-a-minesweeper forward-pointing scanners), a whole bunch of crew who are supposed to hang out outside the bridge scanning the surroundings with binoculars, night-vision and regular.

So unless they lost power and drifted on the reef in, say, a storm (because they could've dropped anchor, too), this is inexcusable. If it was relatively calm weather, you can HEAR the surf on the reef. Proper lookouts have zillion candle lights to see the surf, ears to hear the surf and the aforementioned nine types of navigational sensors that should have preset depths and distances that go AH-OOGAH! when you fetch up a quarter-mile (or whatever) off the point of buffing out.

The boat looks like it ran squarely onto the reef. There are very few excuses that don't involve "negligence of duty", "incompetence" and "massive bong hits".

/the front will fall off.
2013-01-18 12:44:07 PM  
1 vote:

you have pee hands: onyxruby: Question for the Navy Farkers, how many careers just ended? I can imagine the captain, but who else is toast in a situation like this? What about people that had nothing to do with the incident, are they still tainted just by being on board?

Once in WWII a destroyer, during exercises, accidentally fired a live torpedo at the USS Iowa (or maybe one of the Iowa's sister ships) while FDR was aboard. They sent the entire crew to the Aleutians for the rest of the war.


The Iowa also considered blowing the destroyer out of the water due to concern it was an attempt to kill FDR. The destroyer had the unpleasant sight of seeing the Iowa's main guns swivel in their direction.
2013-01-18 12:42:16 PM  
1 vote:

onyxruby: Question for the Navy Farkers, how many careers just ended? I can imagine the captain, but who else is toast in a situation like this? What about people that had nothing to do with the incident, are they still tainted just by being on board?


Once in WWII a destroyer, during exercises, accidentally fired a live torpedo at the USS Iowa (or maybe one of the Iowa's sister ships) while FDR was aboard. They sent the entire crew to the Aleutians for the rest of the war.
2013-01-18 12:41:34 PM  
1 vote:
i290.photobucket.com
2013-01-18 12:41:02 PM  
1 vote:

blatz514: They use these as minesweepers now?

[cdn.theatlantic.com image 850x533]


FTFY

img802.imageshack.us
2013-01-18 12:35:43 PM  
1 vote:

xynix: Why do we have mine sweepers? When was the last time someone used mines in the ocean or in rivers? 'Nam?


Minesweepers had to be deployed to Libya to clear mines.
2013-01-18 12:31:54 PM  
1 vote:

xynix: Why do we have mine sweepers? When was the last time someone used mines in the ocean or in rivers? 'Nam?


Iran loves them

Link
2013-01-18 12:23:49 PM  
1 vote:

drberman: There's an O-5 who won't make O-6.


Correction: There's an O-4 who won't make O-5.
2013-01-18 12:17:28 PM  
1 vote:
The captain of that ship is sooooo grounded.
2013-01-18 12:16:30 PM  
1 vote:
Sometimes there's hidden rocks that aren't on the charts and are really hard to see. Sometimes, there's this:

i2.cdn.turner.com
2013-01-18 12:13:20 PM  
1 vote:
"The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-meter perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands,"

(best Clouseau voice)

...Not Anymore.
2013-01-18 12:11:10 PM  
1 vote:
upload.wikimedia.org

Good luck.
2013-01-18 12:09:50 PM  
1 vote:
Must have left-clicked by accident.
 
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