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(Yahoo)   RIP USS Miami, SSN-755, decommissioned today and headed off to the scrap yard. A boat that proudly served in three different conflicts was destroyed by a lazy shipyard worker who wanted to leave work early   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2014-03-29 08:34:18 PM  
7 votes:
KITTERY, Maine: . . . They will make enough repairs so that the submarine can be towed to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington state

Hope they have a premium AAA account, because that's a long tow.
2014-03-29 05:34:50 PM  
6 votes:
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They said the reactor will be taken to Idaho.  Will that require them to pass through...Montana?
2014-03-30 01:28:21 AM  
2 votes:

trappedspirit: Dr Jack Badofsky: What do you mean by "turned into a Special Ops ride"?  What sorts of alterations are made?

You know, silencers on the propellers, painted some fish on the hull so it would just look like a school of fish swimming by, high tech stuff.


They put it through shiatloads of rigorous training and paint it black.  But, it's allowed to grow a beard in theater and sleep all day, so totally worth it.
2014-03-29 08:54:32 PM  
2 votes:

Massively Multiplayer Addict: In such a contained space and considering hte materials inside, the fire gets extremely hot very fast. like melty hot.


Sort of like this?

scienceblogs.com
2014-03-29 08:43:40 PM  
2 votes:

Uzzah: KITTERY, Maine: . . . They will make enough repairs so that the submarine can be towed to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington state

Hope they have a premium AAA account, because that's a long tow.


They're going through Montana.
2014-03-29 08:38:00 PM  
2 votes:
He sought an excuse to leave work early. Now he has 17 years to think about how nice a regular job would be.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-29 04:35:46 PM  
2 votes:
It took 12 hours and the efforts of more than 100 firefighters to save the vessel.

"Save"?

I wish they could cut up the worker and sell off the parts for salvage value.
2014-03-30 12:04:48 AM  
1 vote:

stuffy: Being a couple hundred feet under water might discourage that sort of thing.


Not to mention the several thousands of feet of water below...
2014-03-29 11:43:46 PM  
1 vote:

ReapTheChaos: Seeking an excuse to leave work early, Casey James Fury set fire to a box of rags on a bunk, and the blaze quickly spread throughout the forward compartments. Fury pleaded guilty and is serving a 17-year sentence in federal prison.

Do people not know how to fake a headache anymore?


Besides your wife?

/Sorry.... too easy...
2014-03-29 09:34:35 PM  
1 vote:
If only submarines were surrounded by a substance commonly used to douse fires.
2014-03-29 09:27:35 PM  
1 vote:

Gunboat: I am amazed at the number of nukes on fark.

/ssn 662 & 708


I was also briefly on the 710 (USS Boston). The joke was that 710 upside down and backwards spelled OIL, which is why the engines leaked so much.
2014-03-29 09:19:20 PM  
1 vote:
Seeking an excuse to leave work early, Casey James Fury set fire to a box of rags on a bunk, and the blaze quickly spread throughout the forward compartments. Fury pleaded guilty and is serving a 17-year sentence in federal prison.

Do people not know how to fake a headache anymore?
2014-03-29 08:50:04 PM  
1 vote:

puffy999: rohar: It's HY80, due to the fire, it's been tempered in the wrong way. There's no fixing that hull.

The context of the rest of my comment is somewhat important. They're going to float this thing per the article, so that is what I meant by "fix."


Because I'm not sure you can get something the size of a nuclear submarine up the Missouri River that far.  And I don't even know if they've linked the Columbia River to the Mississippi River system with canals or not.  I don't think they have.
2014-03-29 08:45:46 PM  
1 vote:
Now that dumbass worker isn't going to go home for years, if ever at all (come on you guys with shanks. Don't fail us now).
2014-03-29 08:38:01 PM  
1 vote:

Uzzah: KITTERY, Maine: . . . They will make enough repairs so that the submarine can be towed to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington state

Hope they have a premium AAA account, because that's a long tow.


I have a sweet 21ft Crownline and a nice ski rope. I'll pull that biatch if the price is right.
2014-03-29 08:34:03 PM  
1 vote:
You would think they would better screen these people.
2014-03-29 05:05:45 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA - Seeking an excuse to leave work early, Casey James Fury set fire to a box of rags on a bunk, and the blaze quickly spread throughout the forward compartments. Fury pleaded guilty and is serving a 17-year sentence in federal prison.

Does the Navy go after the costs incurred as a result of this?  Maybe take it out of his paycheck while working in prison?
 
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