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(WTKR)   Navy offers rare look onboard newest Virginia-class submarine. Fark: It was delivered 11 months early by contractor   (wtkr.com) divider line 33
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2013-08-25 09:49:26 AM
Now they're going to have to fill it with seamen.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-08-25 10:25:52 AM
" It was delivered 11 months early by contractor "

You do realize the contractor gets a massive bonus for early delivery right? Typically contractors will rush the job and smooth over all the details just to get the job done early to earn the bonus, then come back and fix all the problems at a later date. It will take years to shake all the problems out of that vessel.
 
2013-08-25 11:03:28 AM
11 months early?
MIlitary Contractor?

Did they forget the reactor or Fire Control?
 
2013-08-25 12:10:21 PM

lokis_mentor: 11 months early?
MIlitary Contractor?

Did they forget the reactor or Fire Control?


Probably doesn't even have the screen door!!!
 
2013-08-25 01:00:24 PM
If by "a look inside", you mean "pictures of photographers taking pictures of the inside, and a couple of talking heads", then yeah.
 
2013-08-25 01:11:18 PM

NFA: " It was delivered 11 months early by contractor "

You do realize the contractor gets a massive bonus for early delivery right? Typically contractors will rush the job and smooth over all the details just to get the job done early to earn the bonus, then come back and fix all the problems at a later date. It will take years to shake all the problems out of that vessel.


So very true, but at least they've finally gotten ride of the WW2 fire-control systems we had on a submarine built in 1973.
 
2013-08-25 01:29:13 PM
Oh my god what an awful video.  You saw what?  3 square meters of the actual ship?

How about walking around with the video camera next time?
 
2013-08-25 01:42:19 PM

buckler: If by "a look inside", you mean "pictures of photographers taking pictures of the inside, and a couple of talking heads", then yeah.


Came here to say exactly this. Was there another video that I missed that actually showed anything interesting?
 
2013-08-25 01:57:50 PM
bud-we have a new ship
lou-what kind is it
bud-its a virginia
lou-its a state?
bud-no its a ship. ships are often named for states
lou-can i go on the virginia?
bud-no. you can't. you'd have to go on the minnesota since it is the newest virginia.
lou-i go to minnesota to go on a virginia?
bud-yes and no. don't go to minnesota to go on the minnesota. you go to north carolina to go to the minnesota so you will be on a virginia.
 
2013-08-25 02:06:03 PM
I would have liked to have seen Minnesota
 
2013-08-25 02:09:13 PM
Well that was boring as shiat.
 
2013-08-25 02:23:03 PM

sillydragon: buckler: If by "a look inside", you mean "pictures of photographers taking pictures of the inside, and a couple of talking heads", then yeah.

Came here to say exactly this. Was there another video that I missed that actually showed anything interesting?


This...
 
2013-08-25 02:52:17 PM
Y'all are funny, if you truly want to see more of the ship contact your local Navy recruiter.
 
2013-08-25 03:01:05 PM

panfried: Y'all are funny, if you truly want to see more of the ship contact your local Navy recruiter.


Pretty much this.  You'd be amazed at who they let in.
 
2013-08-25 03:51:42 PM
So, how many screen doors does it have?
 
2013-08-25 04:15:36 PM

doyner: panfried: Y'all are funny, if you truly want to see more of the ship contact your local Navy recruiter.

Pretty much this.  You'd be amazed at who they let in.


That SETT tank stuff would scare the hoohah outta me.

/HUET/METS/SWET is okay though.
 
2013-08-25 04:20:49 PM
I don't know why we are bothering with Virginia class ships, when these are just five years away from operation
 
2013-08-25 04:44:22 PM
just a reminder ...it was built by the LOWEST bidder ...that is all
 
2013-08-25 05:20:04 PM

bedspread: just a reminder ...it was built by the LOWEST bidder ...that is all


The Navy doesn't fark around with subs. They'll go cheap on pretty much any piece of equipment, except subs and aircraft carriers.

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And, as noted . . . the interior, and most of the exterior, of an in-service nuclear attack sub is usually highly classified. The Navy let the photographers see about as much as they would ave seen just from standing on the dock.
 
2013-08-25 05:37:00 PM
Farked? I tried the original site and the YouTube link and keep getting the "An Error Occurred" message.
 
2013-08-25 07:47:05 PM
I am glad we got to see a bunch of cranks in the kitchen.
 
2013-08-25 08:14:16 PM
Oh, good.  That should make up for the scrapping of the sub that the jackass painter burned up at Portsmouth Naval shipyard.
 
2013-08-25 08:34:23 PM
I'm pretty sure that newscaster was only interested in seeing the crew showers.
 
2013-08-25 08:40:09 PM

NFA: " It was delivered 11 months early by contractor "

You do realize the contractor gets a massive bonus for early delivery right? Typically contractors will rush the job and smooth over all the details just to get the job done early to earn the bonus, then come back and fix all the problems at a later date. It will take years to shake all the problems out of that vessel.


www.starwarped.net
Why would I know the name of the jackass that supplied a 30 kopeck insulator to do a 50 kopeck job?

/As long as they don't forget to supply radiation protective suits, otherwise, they might as well wear raincoats.
 
2013-08-25 08:52:03 PM
I would like to know WHY that site's posting feature needs to manage my accounts....
 
2013-08-25 10:56:21 PM
I hope the oil companies will be so thrilled with their new security guard that they might start paying taxes for more.
 
2013-08-25 11:46:23 PM

panfried: Y'all are funny, if you truly want to see more of the ship contact your local Navy recruiter.


I'd rather not make a life-altering career change just to get a look inside of a submarine.
 
2013-08-26 05:42:04 AM

doyner: panfried: Y'all are funny, if you truly want to see more of the ship contact your local Navy recruiter.

Pretty much this.  You'd be amazed at who they let in.


In general I'd agree with you, but not so much for subs.  Every single crewman I ever met who'd been subs was pretty thoroughly tested for mental stability, and every single one of them ended their career nuttier than squirrel poop.  Admittedly it's only a handful of guys total, so maybe I just had a lucky sample group but pretty sure the testing is true across the board.
 
2013-08-26 08:10:39 AM

HotWingAgenda: And, as noted . . . the interior, and most of the exterior, of an in-service nuclear attack sub is usually highly classified. The Navy let the photographers see about as much as they would ave seen just from standing on the dock.


Well fine, but we shouldn't be told we are going to get a "rare look onboard" when we are not.
 
2013-08-26 10:08:46 AM
brave doods.
 
2013-08-26 06:12:32 PM
11 months early?  That means they suck at estimating.
 
2013-08-26 08:30:03 PM
http://www.ussnautilus.org/virtualTour/index.shtml

Not any real good pics of the inside.

Check out the Nautilus Museum if you are ever in Connecticut.

/Was on the USS Skipjack and the USS Philadelphia when I was in the Navy.
 
2013-08-26 10:29:35 PM

bedspread: just a reminder ...it was built by the LOWEST bidder ...that is all


this.

I'm not stupid enough to actually get on a sub, even if they let me. But still, do you want your underwater ship made by walmart?
 
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