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(BBC-US)   U.S. Navy: "These accidental ship collisions are seriously embarrassing." Norwegian Navy: "Hold my aquavit and watch this"   ( bbc.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
See, this is what happens when the internet mercilessly makes fun of vital knowledge.

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4 days ago  
Where will you be when the lutefisk hits your colon?
 
4 days ago  
Eight people were lightly injured in the collision in the Hjeltefjord near Bergen. The KNM Helge Ingstad frigate has been listing dangerously.

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4 days ago  
Norway has a warship?

Why?
 
4 days ago  
"Norway has evacuated all 137 crew from one of its warships after it collided in a fjord with a Maltese oil tanker."
I knew the F-150s could carry a lot of stuff, but a warship?!

/and did the accident reveal that the other crew was smuggling a falcon?
 
4 days ago  
It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.
 
4 days ago  

KangTheMad: It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.


You earned this.  CLICK IT!

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4 days ago  

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


They have a lot of coastline and share a lot of water with Russia?

Why wouldn't they?
 
4 days ago  
Not the first time a Fjord has crashed into a frigate.

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4 days ago  

KangTheMad: It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.

BOO! BOO THIS MAN!
 
4 days ago  

KangTheMad: It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.

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4 days ago  

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


Seriously?

They are heavily invested in oil and off shore drilling and have to share the North, Barents, and the Norwegian Sea with Russia.

Why wouldn't you have a Navy?!
 
4 days ago  
Littering annnnd.....

/snozzberries
 
4 days ago  

swahnhennessy: Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?

They have a lot of coastline and share a lot of water with Russia?

Why wouldn't they?


Looks like some kind of stealth radar evading spy boat.
Yes? Anyone?
 
4 days ago  
Apparently this wasn't the first collision for the tanker.

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4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
♫ Have you driven a Fjooord... lately! ♫
 
4 days ago  

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


Norway has a farking long coastline.
Norway relies on the ocean for much of its economy - fishing and oil.
Norway is a traditional maritime power.
Norway is a member of NATO.
Norway has a border with farking Russia.
Norway has bad memories of the Nazi occupation in WWII.

Enough answers for you?
 
4 days ago  

Pinner: swahnhennessy: Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?

They have a lot of coastline and share a lot of water with Russia?

Why wouldn't they?

Looks like some kind of stealth radar evading spy boat.
Yes? Anyone?


Frigates with a lot of stealth characteristics are fairly commonplace nowadays.
 
4 days ago  
Updated

Yikes.

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4 days ago  

BigNumber12: Updated

Yikes.

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That boom is doing a great job
 
4 days ago  

KangTheMad: It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.


*golf clap*
 
4 days ago  
Well what did they expect to happen, hanging around oil terminals at all hours, dressed in low-observable clothing like that?

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4 days ago  
Frigate?

I can barely find it!
 
4 days ago  

blatz514: Eight people were lightly injured in the collision in the Hjeltefjord near Bergen. The KNM Helge Ingstad frigate has been listing dangerously.

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Yeah, interesting translation!
 
4 days ago  

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


Are you seriously this clueless?!? Have you never heard of vikings?!? They've had warships for thousands of years. It's also commonly understood scandinavians landed on North america easily 500 years before europeans.

/Christ, try reading a book
//But if trolling: I give it an 8/10 and a golf clap
 
4 days ago  

phishrace: Apparently this wasn't the first collision for the tanker.

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it's been lost, which is a lesson for many who don't heed that sage advice
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/​d​etails/ships/shipid:922319/mmsi:-76142​52/vessel:TITAN%20URANUS
 
4 days ago  

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


'Cause of the Danes.
 
4 days ago  
It might be aquavit elsewhere but it's akevitt in Norway, subby.

/not as good as vodak
 
4 days ago  

KangTheMad: It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.


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4 days ago  
I used to have a GF who really liked it when I crashed my frigate into her tanker.
 
4 days ago  

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


Because of the dangerous land møøse.  A møøse bit my sister once.
 
4 days ago  

Lumber Jack Off: Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?

Seriously?

They are heavily invested in oil and off shore drilling and have to share the North, Barents, and the Norwegian Sea with Russia.

Why wouldn't you have a Navy?!


To a lot of people, if they haven't heard of that country fighting an all-out war in their lifetime, then that country needs no military.

The Scandinavian countries have a clear need for naval and air forces, and have generally been exceptionally effective warriors. Hell, Finland fought the Germans AND the Soviets in WWII.
 
4 days ago  
https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/yv​2​kBa/Tankskip-og-fregatt-kolliderte-ved​-Oygarden--krigsskipet-mistet-styringe​n?fbclid=IwAR0-ouBwFfxzlpwiDm7_QZJAorL​TpVUR-YHBfswKSqsaOjKhdrCmy4F6qVw

Time lapse of some tugs trying to keep it beached safely.  At about 40 seconds, the frigate starts to go, and the tugs all NOPE the hell up away from it.

I shouldn't laugh, but it was hysterical.
 
4 days ago  

KangTheMad: It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.


Beautiful.
 
4 days ago  

MBooda: It might be aquavit elsewhere but it's akevitt in Norway, subby.

/not as good as vodak


Does anyone under 60 drink it?  I've always heard it was just a granny drink.
 
4 days ago  
They probably crashed because the two Norwegian captains couldn't understand their warnings, hollering at each other in Norwegian. I mean, have you ever tried to learn Norwegian?  It's hard.
 
4 days ago  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: MBooda: It might be aquavit elsewhere but it's akevitt in Norway, subby.

/not as good as vodak

Does anyone under 60 drink it?  I've always heard it was just a granny drink.


I have only consumed it in large quantities with Swedish Americans in their 40's.Who were not grandparents.
It's an aquired taste.
 
4 days ago  

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


They *had* a warship from the looks of this.
 
4 days ago  

phishrace: Not the first time a Fjord has crashed into a frigate.

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When was the last time?  I frigate.
 
4 days ago  
Breaking news:  The Warship Helge Ingstad to be rechristened as The Submarine Helge Ingstad
 
4 days ago  

KangTheMad: It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.


God.... damn, that's a good pun.
 
4 days ago  
Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

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Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here
 
4 days ago  

BigNumber12: Updated

Yikes.

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One does not accidentally the whole hull.

I wonder if this was yet another game of military vs civilian nautical chicken.

Warship: "Get out of my way, I'm a big powerful military ship"
Guy in bar with handheld radio: "I'm a lighthouse, your call"
Tanker: "I am the stand on vessel in this scenario.  You should consider giving way"
warship: "Did I mention I'm also very self aggrandized?"
Tanker: "You're going to look real silly with this hull sticking out of your ass"

>>BOOOOM<<
 
4 days ago  

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


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4 days ago  

ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

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Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here


Thank you!

/very much
 
4 days ago  
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That is some Francesco Shettino worthy breakage right there.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

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[img.fark.net image 494x569]

Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here


Holy cats.

Ummm...I'll be in my stateroom.

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4 days ago  

studebaker hoch: BigNumber12: Updated

Yikes.

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One does not accidentally the whole hull.

I wonder if this was yet another game of military vs civilian nautical chicken.

Warship: "Get out of my way, I'm a big powerful military ship"
Guy in bar with handheld radio: "I'm a lighthouse, your call"
Tanker: "I am the stand on vessel in this scenario.  You should consider giving way"
warship: "Did I mention I'm also very self aggrandized?"
Tanker: "You're going to look real silly with this hull sticking out of your ass"

>>BOOOOM<<


There were 4 warships maneuvering together, two of which were low-observable, it was 4am, and they were returning home from a major, multi-national fleet exercise. Probably a fairly unremarkable combination of poor visibility, crew fatigue, and crew overconfidence as part of a pack.
 
4 days ago  
BigNumber12:
There were 4 warships maneuvering together, two of which were low-observable, it was 4am, and they were returning home from a major, multi-national fleet exercise. Probably a fairly unremarkable combination of poor visibility, crew fatigue, and crew overconfidence as part of a pack.

Interesting.

I'm really surprised at the level of damage.  Aren't warships supposed to be armored at least to some degree?  That hull looks like it was built to civilian cruise ship standards.
 
4 days ago  

studebaker hoch: BigNumber12:
There were 4 warships maneuvering together, two of which were low-observable, it was 4am, and they were returning home from a major, multi-national fleet exercise. Probably a fairly unremarkable combination of poor visibility, crew fatigue, and crew overconfidence as part of a pack.

Interesting.

I'm really surprised at the level of damage.  Aren't warships supposed to be armored at least to some degree?  That hull looks like it was built to civilian cruise ship standards.


You build armor that can hold up to hundreds or thousands of tons of momentum focused at a narrow point.
 
4 days ago  

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


Do they know? Has anyone told them?
 
4 days ago  

studebaker hoch: BigNumber12:
There were 4 warships maneuvering together, two of which were low-observable, it was 4am, and they were returning home from a major, multi-national fleet exercise. Probably a fairly unremarkable combination of poor visibility, crew fatigue, and crew overconfidence as part of a pack.

Interesting.

I'm really surprised at the level of damage.  Aren't warships supposed to be armored at least to some degree?  That hull looks like it was built to civilian cruise ship standards.


When you have this

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...with a couple hundred thousand tons of oil and steel behind it, steel armor is going to tear like cardboard.

Not to mention, we aren't sailing Iowas anymore, modern ships rely on speed, stealth, and active defenses to avoid getting hit by incoming fire in the first place.
 
4 days ago  

studebaker hoch: BigNumber12:
There were 4 warships maneuvering together, two of which were low-observable, it was 4am, and they were returning home from a major, multi-national fleet exercise. Probably a fairly unremarkable combination of poor visibility, crew fatigue, and crew overconfidence as part of a pack.

Interesting.

I'm really surprised at the level of damage.  Aren't warships supposed to be armored at least to some degree?  That hull looks like it was built to civilian cruise ship standards.


From my limited civilian understanding, armor on ships is kind of obsolete, given modern anti-ship missiles. Most smaller surface combatants don't bother with it, since speed, stealth, ECM, and active missile defense are more effective in combat.

Granted, armor would be more effective than those things against wayward oil tankers, but I don't think RAMMING SPEED is part of many military-grade hull designs.
 
4 days ago  

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


They're vikings.
 
4 days ago  
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What an Akavit accident might look like..
 
4 days ago  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: MBooda: It might be aquavit elsewhere but it's akevitt in Norway, subby.

/not as good as vodak

Does anyone under 60 drink it?  I've always heard it was just a granny drink.


Gå av gressplenen min.
 
4 days ago  
The tanker, the Sola TS, was slightly damaged and it appears that it did not spill oil.

Sounds like they need to start building warships like tankers.
 
4 days ago  
So apparently they just abandoned ship instead of trying to save it like USN sailors do?

0_o

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4 days ago  

ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

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Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here


I'm an incredibly heterosexual male, but...damn.
 
4 days ago  

ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

[img.fark.net image 588x595]
[img.fark.net image 494x569]

Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here


Nice. It's pictures like these that make me wish I was a woman and could fully appreciate this man's physique, but a lass, I am not.
 
4 days ago  

FrancoFile: Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?

Norway has a farking long coastline.
Norway relies on the ocean for much of its economy - fishing and oil.
Norway is a traditional maritime power.
Norway is a member of NATO.
Norway has a border with farking Russia.
Norway has bad memories of the Nazi occupation in WWII.

Enough answers for you?


And Norway almost went to war with England in the 70s over oil rights in the North Sea. Those warships do work.
 
4 days ago  
The lack of longships in this thread makes me very disappoint.
 
4 days ago  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: The lack of longships in this thread makes me very disappoint.


I don't know about that.  From some of the posts about the Norwegian sailor, I think several gay male farkers have some longships right about now.
 
4 days ago  
Uffda!
 
4 days ago  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: The lack of longships in this thread makes me very disappoint.


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4 days ago  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: The lack of longships in this thread makes me very disappoint.


Don't be a dinghy!
 
4 days ago  

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


Let's see.

One word. It starts with the letter "R" and ends with the letter "ussia."
 
4 days ago  

Uncontrolled_Jibe: phishrace: Apparently this wasn't the first collision for the tanker.

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it's been lost, which is a lesson for many who don't heed that sage advice
https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/d​etails/ships/shipid:922319/mmsi:-76142​52/vessel:TITAN%20URANUS


Many anuses were titaned that day.
 
4 days ago  

Gleeman: So apparently they just abandoned ship instead of trying to save it like USN sailors do?

0_o

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Difference in philosophy between a power projection Navy and coastal / area denial.  They were close to home port, lots of resources available, and the ship wasn't sinking.  Remember where you parked it, make sure the pumps are working, hand the keys to the salvage and repair crew while you start working on your LinkedIn profile, because your Navy career is wrapping up!
 
4 days ago  

DrWhy: ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

[img.fark.net image 588x595]
[img.fark.net image 494x569]

Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here

Nice. It's pictures like these that make me wish I was a woman and could fully appreciate this man's physique, but a lass, I am not.


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4 days ago  
The tanker, the Sola TS, was slightly damaged and it appears that it did not spill oil.

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4 days ago  

ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

[img.fark.net image 588x595]
[img.fark.net image 494x569]

Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here


Holy mother of Thor!
I'll be in my bunk.
 
4 days ago  

151: ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

[img.fark.net image 588x595]
[img.fark.net image 494x569]

Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here

I'm an incredibly heterosexual male, but...damn.


You don't need a full patch to ride with us.
 
151
4 days ago  

studebaker hoch: 151: ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

[img.fark.net image 588x595]
[img.fark.net image 494x569]

Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here

I'm an incredibly heterosexual male, but...damn.

You don't need a full patch to ride with us.


Do I at least get a colorful prospect patch? Cuz if so, count me in!
 
4 days ago  

ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

[img.fark.net image 588x595]
[img.fark.net image 494x569]

Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here


He is a very striking man.  I now feel quite inadequate.
 
4 days ago  

joepennerlives: They probably crashed because the two Norwegian captains couldn't understand their warnings, hollering at each other in Norwegian. I mean, have you ever tried to learn Norwegian?  It's hard.


No, that's not it. They were probably arguing with each other about who had right-of-way then they went into a sulk and stopped speaking to each other. Nobody can argue and hold grudges better than Norwegians.
/used to live in Poulsbo
//then in Ballard
///uff da
 
4 days ago  

MrBonestripper: https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/yv​2​kBa/Tankskip-og-fregatt-kolliderte-ved​-Oygarden--krigsskipet-mistet-styringe​n?fbclid=IwAR0-ouBwFfxzlpwiDm7_QZJAorL​TpVUR-YHBfswKSqsaOjKhdrCmy4F6qVw

Time lapse of some tugs trying to keep it beached safely.  At about 40 seconds, the frigate starts to go, and the tugs all NOPE the hell up away from it.

I shouldn't laugh, but it was hysterical.


For some reason, the sight of the little navigation radar antenna at the top of mast spinning madly while the ship is laying on its side makes me chuckle sensibly.
 
3 days ago  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: MBooda: It might be aquavit elsewhere but it's akevitt in Norway, subby.

/not as good as vodak

Does anyone under 60 drink it?  I've always heard it was just a granny drink.


Ahem.
 
3 days ago  

studebaker hoch: Aren't warships supposed to be armored at least to some degree?


Sure, but the warship in this case displaces like 5000 tons and the deadweight tonnage (which isn't the same thing but was the closest comparable metric I could find for the tanker) is about 113,000 tons.

So the the cargo/supplies alone could be over 20x the mass of the warship.  

The last velocity I saw for the tanker was 9 knots or about 4.63 m/s

I don't know if that's short tons or long or whatever but napkin math using US tons that's 102511876kg

.5*102511876 * 4.63^2 = 1098768417.3122, which is about a quarter ton of TNT equivalent  focused to the relatively "small" bow area if it was t-boned.

Definitely not something you're just going to shrug off unless your armor is enchanted to at least +5.
 
3 days ago  

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


5 frigates, 6 subs, 14 patrol boats, and I think 10 mine warfare ships.  To deny the Soviets any possibility of amphibious assaults. The Norwegians actually did not do too bad against the Germans in 1940 from a naval perspective, but they fared poorly once the Germans got a beachhead.
 
3 days ago  
Hmm, a ship full of Vikings versus a ship full of Maltese men. I am actually surprised by the outcome. So would be Crow T. Robot, expert on Malta.
 
3 days ago  

Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?


Not yet?

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3 days ago  

KangTheMad: It's a little known fact, but Norway does not put names on their ships. While they do use a standardized number scheme (similar to how the USN does DDG 664, for example) those number are instead accompanied by a barcode. This is so when their ships get into port, Norway can Scandinavian.


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3 days ago  
I haven't seen this in any of the boat traders. Is this a new listing?
 
3 days ago  

Gleeman: So apparently they just abandoned ship instead of trying to save it like USN sailors do?

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Well, those ships were also far out to sea, and have far fewer life boats than the Titanic.  It helps they're trained personnel, and not passengers.
 
3 days ago  

lack of warmth: Well, those ships were also far out to sea, and have far fewer life boats than the Titanic.  It helps they're trained personnel, and not passengers.


They also have a lot more manpower.  The Norwegian vessels are known for running very lean in terms of manpower which can make damage control kind of daunting if something sudden and terrible happens.
 
3 days ago  
Q. Why do the Norwegian Navy paint barcodes on all the ships?
A. So that when they return to port, they can Scandanavian

/rimshot
//try the veal
 
3 days ago  
Oh. I didn't read the thread, I was beat to the pun by quite a margin.
 
3 days ago  

Gig103: Q. Why do the Norwegian Navy paint barcodes on all the ships?
A. So that when they return to port, they can Scandanavian

/rimshot
//try the veal


///Try reading the thread first
 
3 days ago  
It's like 1/10 of the Norwegian Navy. 

Riddle me this - why do these stealth warships insist on traveling with their AIS transponders turned off if they are not actively chasing Russkies? How the hell is the tanker supposed to know that there's a giant ship that's invisible to radar heading its way? I mean, lookouts, yes, but this is the middle of the night. If they had had their AIS transponder turned on this never would have happened.
 
3 days ago  

rebelyell2006: Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?

5 frigates, 6 subs, 14 patrol boats, and I think 10 mine warfare ships.  To deny the Soviets any possibility of amphibious assaults. The Norwegians actually did not do too bad against the Germans in 1940 from a naval perspective, but they fared poorly once the Germans got a beachhead.


The patrol boats are seriously cool.

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They can do over 60 knots. Close up, they seriously look like spaceships.
 
3 days ago  

DrWhy: Gig103: Q. Why do the Norwegian Navy paint barcodes on all the ships?
A. So that when they return to port, they can Scandanavian

/rimshot
//try the veal

///Try reading the thread first


Gig103: Oh. I didn't read the thread, I was beat to the pun by quite a margin.


Eeeeveryone should calm down, and read the  thread first.
And then take inventory of all giant ships in near vicinity and try not to crash into them.

Norwegian sources now say that the tanker contacted the frigate and told them they were on a collision course, and the frigate said they had the situation under control. The tanker then concluded that this was BS and contacted the Norwegian Coastal Marine Safety Department and told them about the imminent collision, and those giys called the frigate.

Doesn't sound like the officers on the frigate had the situation under control.
 
3 days ago  

wickedragon: Norwegian sources now say that the tanker contacted the frigate and told them they were on a collision course, and the frigate said they had the situation under control.


Wow, that's extra stupid.
 
3 days ago  

wickedragon: DrWhy: Gig103: Q. Why do the Norwegian Navy paint barcodes on all the ships?
A. So that when they return to port, they can Scandanavian

/rimshot
//try the veal

///Try reading the thread first

Gig103: Oh. I didn't read the thread, I was beat to the pun by quite a margin.

Eeeeveryone should calm down, and read the  thread first.
And then take inventory of all giant ships in near vicinity and try not to crash into them.

Norwegian sources now say that the tanker contacted the frigate and told them they were on a collision course, and the frigate said they had the situation under control. The tanker then concluded that this was BS and contacted the Norwegian Coastal Marine Safety Department and told them about the imminent collision, and those giys called the frigate.

Doesn't sound like the officers on the frigate had the situation under control.


In other news, are you the northernmost Farker?
 
3 days ago  

MBooda: It might be aquavit elsewhere but it's akevitt in Norway, subby.

/not as good as vodak


Valhall and I disagree with you, skraeling.
 
3 days ago  

Odin's Other Eye: /rimshot


Possibly :)
There are very few people that live north of me. I live in northern Norway, in Tromsø.
 
3 days ago  

studebaker hoch: BigNumber12:
There were 4 warships maneuvering together, two of which were low-observable, it was 4am, and they were returning home from a major, multi-national fleet exercise. Probably a fairly unremarkable combination of poor visibility, crew fatigue, and crew overconfidence as part of a pack.

Interesting.

I'm really surprised at the level of damage.  Aren't warships supposed to be armored at least to some degree?  That hull looks like it was built to civilian cruise ship standards.


Loaded as it wad that tanker should weight in around 107000 tons, more than a Nimitz class carrier. Armour can't help you there any more than a kevlar vest will help if you get hit by a traun.
 
3 days ago  

Pershing123: Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?

'Cause of the Danes.


The united kingdom of Denmark-Norway actyally shares a joint status of having the most wars against the nation, namely Sweden. 30+ wars or something stupid, since we really achieved much other than just killing in each other.

The biggest Danish warhero is actually from what is now the Norwegian navy, we refer to him as Thundershield.


But yeah, Denmark, Norway and Sweden has a huge tradition for building ships, we still do.

I know you were being sarcastic, but for someone who can't figure out maps. The kingdom of Denmark, for instance, has several islands east of Sweden, that no-one but Denmark is allowed to patrol, according to a treaty with the Soviet Union following WW2. And then we have to patrol the sea-ways, and uhm well, we currently a bit of spat with Canada about Hans Island west of Greenland, and Canada is a bit pissed about the Danish navy being able to operate 365 days a year, because of ice hardened hulls.

So Denmark and Canada takes turns in re-capturing that island, leaving letters and booze. (Denmark leaves aquavit, Canada leaves whiskey).


Anyways, lets make fun of Sweden instead;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_(s​h​ip)

They managed to build the largest warship in 1629 (you know who they'd plan to use it against), and all the royalty etc. was present at its launch. Named after a Swedish king, it sunk on the spot, because of a mild gust of wind.

It took them 300 years to get up, so you can actually see it.

Took a few hundred years more, before Denmark/Norway and Sweden just decided that we were just being morons, and it was better to settle our issues through football. Its cheaper, fewer people gets killed and we have fewer embarassing epic fails.
 
3 days ago  

JK47: lack of warmth: Well, those ships were also far out to sea, and have far fewer life boats than the Titanic.  It helps they're trained personnel, and not passengers.

They also have a lot more manpower.  The Norwegian vessels are known for running very lean in terms of manpower which can make damage control kind of daunting if something sudden and terrible happens.


I was giving them some slack by agreeing being close to shore is good enough reason to jump and let salvage crew come in.  Which is why I started with how those US ships weren't in that lucky of a position.
 
3 days ago  

KangTheMad: Pinner: swahnhennessy: Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?

They have a lot of coastline and share a lot of water with Russia?

Why wouldn't they?

Looks like some kind of stealth radar evading spy boat.
Yes? Anyone?

Frigates with a lot of stealth characteristics are fairly commonplace nowadays.


When did this occur, ie. was it after dusk?

I don't think oil tankers are super nimble, and if dark, and the frigate stealth, there's just so much epic fail involved.
 
3 days ago  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: MBooda: It might be aquavit elsewhere but it's akevitt in Norway, subby.

/not as good as vodak

Does anyone under 60 drink it?  I've always heard it was just a granny drink.


You're thinking of Snaps, it is actually just vodka, kinda. A cheap way to get drunk.
 
3 days ago  

Gleeman: So apparently they just abandoned ship instead of trying to save it like USN sailors do?

0_o

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From the picture, it looks like managed to have tug boats, uh, tug I guess its called, to the coast.

I guess the water debth might mean that it's grounded rather than submerged? I haven't read "How to Avoid Huge Ships", so I am not an expert. But it seems they did what they could, after the uhm. I'm not talking to any Norwegians for a while, because I would not be able to not bring this up. ;)
 
3 days ago  

ChiliBoots: MrBonestripper: https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/yv2​kBa/Tankskip-og-fregatt-kolliderte-ved​-Oygarden--krigsskipet-mistet-styringe​n?fbclid=IwAR0-ouBwFfxzlpwiDm7_QZJAorL​TpVUR-YHBfswKSqsaOjKhdrCmy4F6qVw

Time lapse of some tugs trying to keep it beached safely.  At about 40 seconds, the frigate starts to go, and the tugs all NOPE the hell up away from it.

I shouldn't laugh, but it was hysterical.

For some reason, the sight of the little navigation radar antenna at the top of mast spinning madly while the ship is laying on its side makes me chuckle sensibly.


I caught that bit too.  Then it just stops, like it's given up even caring.  "Well, if you humans aren't going to bother looking out for other ships, why should I keep at it?"
 
3 days ago  

Ketchuponsteak: Pershing123: Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?

'Cause of the Danes.

The united kingdom of Denmark-Norway actyally shares a joint status of having the most wars against the nation, namely Sweden. 30+ wars or something stupid, since we really achieved much other than just killing in each other.

The biggest Danish warhero is actually from what is now the Norwegian navy, we refer to him as Thundershield.

...

Thanks for the very long and informative comment!! Was not aware of Thundershield.  Grew up on the story of Holger the Dane, as my dad was born and raised in Copenhagen.
 
3 days ago  

MrBonestripper: ChiliBoots: MrBonestripper: https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/yv2​kBa/Tankskip-og-fregatt-kolliderte-ved​-Oygarden--krigsskipet-mistet-styringe​n?fbclid=IwAR0-ouBwFfxzlpwiDm7_QZJAorL​TpVUR-YHBfswKSqsaOjKhdrCmy4F6qVw

Time lapse of some tugs trying to keep it beached safely.  At about 40 seconds, the frigate starts to go, and the tugs all NOPE the hell up away from it.

I shouldn't laugh, but it was hysterical.

For some reason, the sight of the little navigation radar antenna at the top of mast spinning madly while the ship is laying on its side makes me chuckle sensibly.

I caught that bit too.  Then it just stops, like it's given up even caring.  "Well, if you humans aren't going to bother looking out for other ships, why should I keep at it?"


I wonder if that last bit of list when they foundered was enough to flood their generators.  But yeah if you watch the ship it's like "Yeah, I'm done"
 
3 days ago  

Odin's Other Eye: wickedragon: Norwegian sources now say that the tanker contacted the frigate and told them they were on a collision course, and the frigate said they had the situation under control.

Wow, that's extra stupid.


I had a hunch that's how it all...

(sunglasses)

...went down.
 
3 days ago  

151: ng2810: Norwegian Navy you say?

As long as Lasse Lokken is OK, that's all that matters:

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Sadly can't post my favorite pictures of him, as I am at work....

/Oogle here

I'm an incredibly heterosexual male, but...damn.


As Ron White so artfully pointed out.....

We're all a LITTLE gay.
 
3 days ago  

Pershing123: Ketchuponsteak: Pershing123: Rene ala Carte: Norway has a warship?

Why?

'Cause of the Danes.

The united kingdom of Denmark-Norway actyally shares a joint status of having the most wars against the nation, namely Sweden. 30+ wars or something stupid, since we really achieved much other than just killing in each other.

The biggest Danish warhero is actually from what is now the Norwegian navy, we refer to him as Thundershield....

Thanks for the very long and informative comment!! Was not aware of Thundershield.  Grew up on the story of Holger the Dane, as my dad was born and raised in Copenhagen.


You can go and see him. He is so old that his beard has combined with the earth (yes, there's an actual statue), if the Kingdom of Denmark is attacked, he will come to life, and stand up. Splitting the world to pieces, as he rips his beard out of it

Someone mentioned that Norway almost went to war with England.

Speaking of Copenhagen, it was actually the first city in the world to be bombarded. After the Napolionic wars, Denmark/Norway was already pissed at England, so we were allied with France. Sweden was allied with Russia (and England).

So since Sweden won, they got to get land, as was the tradition. Russia also won, and they wanted Finland (which was Swedish at the time), Russia always wants Finland. Sweden says OK, then we'll trade for Norway.

So, the union of the kingdoms of Denmark/Norway dissolved. Norway wrote an constitution, and selected a flag (compare the Danish and Norwegian flags), and then Sweden invaded and took Norway.


But I think ot was around the bombardment at Copenhagen, that Sweden and Denmark/Norway, just kinda, OK, now we're just being retarted. The English navy came, but the Danish cannons from the defense forts north of Copenhagen didn't have the range to fire all the way to Sweden.

So the Swedish king offered to fire from the Swedish side as well, but Denmark was to proud to accept the offer. So well, the English navy crept alongside the Swedish coast, creating some famous paintings.


IMHO, that was kinda the turning point. Since Denmark, Norway and Sweden all had ambititions of conquering the world, duh, I think everyone just felt, how about not killing each other constantly, npthing has been gained.

Well, OK, killed all the Geats (Beowulf, was asked to slay the dragon named Grendel by the Danish king, he was a Geat). They don't exist now, beyond place names, in Sweden. They lived between the Danes in Scania, and the Swedes further East.

Gothenburg is, well, was, a Geat city.
 
2 days ago  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: MBooda: It might be aquavit elsewhere but it's akevitt in Norway, subby.

/not as good as vodak

Does anyone under 60 drink it?  I've always heard it was just a granny drink.

Ahem.


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