one0nine: A hundred grand for a friggin' flagpole? Those men deserve something a little better than that./son and grandson of bubbleheads
neongoats: Wow, it's almost like the LP presidential campaign was in charge of this.
martid4: Inscription, "It's not queer once you leave the pier."
lenfromak: neongoats: Wow, it's almost like the LP presidential campaign was in charge of this.Libertarian?
Oldiron_79: martid4: Inscription, "It's not queer once you leave the pier."I thought it was" its not gay if you're under way"
paulleah: Too much to ask for a paragraph telling hat happened to the ship? Other thn it sank?
Yes this is dog: As a resident of Kittery, ME, let me say that I officially don't give a fark.
LSUMJ: A 129-foot flagpole in Kittery's Memorial Circle will be the centerpiece of the memorialI'm guessing subby missed this part
WhackingDay: paulleah: Too much to ask for a paragraph telling hat happened to the ship? Other thn it sank?http://lmgtfy.com/?q=uss+thresher
Uisce Beatha: So, the home of the shipyard that caused the sinking is going all out, eh?/Squids, we got you a flagpole!//So, we all cool now?///Thanks for the SUBSAFE program, Portsmouth.
Radioactive Ass: It was in part Portsmouth's fault and partly the navys rush for deeper diving boats. That the Thresher had recently undergone depth charge testing didn't help any.
factoryconnection: USS Thresher was lost during sea trials (first underway) when a propulsion plant failure led to a loss of depth control and the emergency surfacing equipment froze up. Propulsion could not be recovered before the ship sank to an unrecoverable depth, and all hands were lost.
Radioactive Ass: factoryconnection: they shut the main steam valves (MS1 & 2) which could close automatically but had to be opened by hand, and it wasn't easy to open them either, they had huge "Knocker" type handles and it took a couple of minutes each to fully open them
Uisce Beatha: Mostly Portsmouth's. Welders had the quality of their welds judged by the thickness at the time, before SUBSAFE instituted better weld testing. They were rushed, so they just laid welding rods down and welded over them to get the required thickness quickly. Granted, they were rushed, but that is no excuse for blantantly faking welds.The Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual used to give the history on it - don't know if it still does, it has been a few years since I went through QAO/QAS school./Former QAO//Worst.Collateral.Duty.Evar.///Our boat was supposedly the first to leave PNSY on time since the Thresher////Much knocking on wood was had
Radioactive Ass: It was not its first underway. It had just undergone a short overhaul and inspection after being subjected to depth charge shock testing.
Radioactive Ass: Well, as I said SUBSAFE changed the materials and testing used in construction.
Radioactive Ass: Were you the DCA too?
Radioactive Ass: didn't usually stand a regular watch underway
factoryconnection: Radioactive Ass: It was not its first underway. It had just undergone a short overhaul and inspection after being subjected to depth charge shock testing.I was giving the TL;DR, completely unclassified brief. Nobody but the other bubbleheads on here know what MS-1/2 are, and all of us know what you said already. Other than the sequence of her underways, obviously.
Uisce Beatha: Oh dear god, I wish I got that deal. ORSE EOOW and TRE OOD as well (our Nav got fired, I was senior JO, so I got to do it instead). Sleep is for the weak.
Radioactive Ass: For the record all of that information has been released by the navy in one form or another otherwise I wouldn't have mentioned it.
Radioactive Ass: factoryconnection: Radioactive Ass: Oh my. What fun you must have had. Seniority has it's perks huh?
factoryconnection: Radioactive Ass: For the record all of that information has been released by the navy in one form or another otherwise I wouldn't have mentioned it.Naturally.
varmitydog: And I imagine the flag for a 129 foot tall flagpole is going to be fairly large, too, and they will want to make it out of something weather resistant so it will last a while.
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