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(Jalopnik)   The Coast Guard finally needs to replace the absolutely enormous motor around which they built their largest icebreaker. Nothing a plasma cutter can't fix, though   (jalopnik.com) divider line
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2020-11-25 2:53:11 AM  
The United States needs to invest in a half dozen or so nuclear powered icebreaking capital ships, and I mean yesterday.

Putin is thiiiis close to deciding that northen Canada is actually Russia.
 
2020-11-25 3:37:26 AM  
This is actually pretty cool and amazing old school blue collar industrial age style problem solving.. I love it..
 
2020-11-25 6:58:50 AM  

studebaker hoch: The United States needs to invest in a half dozen or so nuclear powered icebreaking capital ships, and I mean yesterday.

Putin is thiiiis close to deciding that northen Canada is actually Russia.


Putin died in 2019.
 
2020-11-25 7:03:43 AM  

studebaker hoch: The United States needs to invest in a half dozen or so nuclear powered icebreaking capital ships, and I mean yesterday.

Putin is thiiiis close to deciding that northen Canada is actually Russia.


No worries, by the time we can build them there won't be enough ice to need them.
 
2020-11-25 7:40:59 AM  
I was stationed at Mare Island in the late 80s.   Place was a shiathole.  I hear it is pretty nice now, though.
 
2020-11-25 7:43:56 AM  

Driedsponge: studebaker hoch: The United States needs to invest in a half dozen or so nuclear powered icebreaking capital ships, and I mean yesterday.

Putin is thiiiis close to deciding that northen Canada is actually Russia.

No worries, by the time we can build them there won't be enough ice to need them.


Yeah. We should definitely put some resources towards our northern waters activities, but buying a fleet of icebreakers would be a pretty classic case of preparing to fight past wars, not future ones.
 
2020-11-25 7:59:23 AM  

incendi: Driedsponge: studebaker hoch: The United States needs to invest in a half dozen or so nuclear powered icebreaking capital ships, and I mean yesterday.

Putin is thiiiis close to deciding that northen Canada is actually Russia.

No worries, by the time we can build them there won't be enough ice to need them.

Yeah. We should definitely put some resources towards our northern waters activities, but buying a fleet of icebreakers would be a pretty classic case of preparing to fight past wars, not future ones.


The writing has been on the wall for a decade*, but to talk intelligently about it requires acknowledging the rate of climate change. So.... yeah, that ain't gonna happen.

There has already been military action north of the Arctic circle, and a navy with ice rated hulls would definitely shift the balance of power.  But decades of the Kennedys and their "the Coast Guard hated our daddy", the current "OMG! The Coast Guard is mean to refugees!", the very quiet business of campaign donations from people who don't want smuggling interfered with, and the crowning glory of four years of Putin's little biatch calling the shots has guaranteed that icebreakers are not a priority.

*The Russian investment in the Northern Sea Route, the seasonal route north of Russia has been staggering, but mostly unnoticed by folks outside Scandinavia and for some reason, China.
 
2020-11-25 8:35:11 AM  

Rent Party: Mare Island


I lived in San Fran in 2000-2002 and my GF lived in Vallejo.  A ton of young people were moving out that way and it was progressively getting nicer.  It still had that "you are going to get murdered" vibe to it though.  The area around Mare Island at the time was a park.
 
2020-11-25 8:37:45 AM  

Driedsponge: studebaker hoch: The United States needs to invest in a half dozen or so nuclear powered icebreaking capital ships, and I mean yesterday.

Putin is thiiiis close to deciding that northen Canada is actually Russia.

No worries, by the time we can build them there won't be enough ice to need them.


A large ship can be built in about 2 years. I think there will still be enough ice then. I would bet there will still be enough ice to use these ships even 4 years from now
 
2020-11-25 10:07:26 AM  

OldJames: Driedsponge: studebaker hoch: The United States needs to invest in a half dozen or so nuclear powered icebreaking capital ships, and I mean yesterday.

Putin is thiiiis close to deciding that northen Canada is actually Russia.

No worries, by the time we can build them there won't be enough ice to need them.

A large ship can be built in about 2 years. I think there will still be enough ice then. I would bet there will still be enough ice to use these ships even 4 years from now


An excellent application of small modular reactors.
 
2020-11-25 10:32:56 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: studebaker hoch: The United States needs to invest in a half dozen or so nuclear powered icebreaking capital ships, and I mean yesterday.

Putin is thiiiis close to deciding that northen Canada is actually Russia.

Putin died in 2019.


So did the arctic ice cap
 
2020-11-25 11:46:06 AM  

incendi: Driedsponge: studebaker hoch: The United States needs to invest in a half dozen or so nuclear powered icebreaking capital ships, and I mean yesterday.

Putin is thiiiis close to deciding that northen Canada is actually Russia.

No worries, by the time we can build them there won't be enough ice to need them.

Yeah. We should definitely put some resources towards our northern waters activities, but buying a fleet of icebreakers would be a pretty classic case of preparing to fight past wars, not future ones.


You really think that there won't be ice during the Arctic winter, when there is no sunlight?
 
2020-11-25 1:38:16 PM  

WelldeadLink: incendi: Driedsponge: studebaker hoch: The United States needs to invest in a half dozen or so nuclear powered icebreaking capital ships, and I mean yesterday.

Putin is thiiiis close to deciding that northen Canada is actually Russia.

No worries, by the time we can build them there won't be enough ice to need them.

Yeah. We should definitely put some resources towards our northern waters activities, but buying a fleet of icebreakers would be a pretty classic case of preparing to fight past wars, not future ones.

You really think that there won't be ice during the Arctic winter, when there is no sunlight?


By the time we can design, build, test, and commission a half dozen nuclear ice breakers, the need is already going to be significantly less. Then I'd expect that such a vessel would have an anticipated service life of 40 to 60 years depending whether they want to do one or two refuels... a new nuclear fleet is a long term solution for a comparatively short term problem.
 
2020-11-26 6:35:09 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Rent Party: Mare Island

I lived in San Fran in 2000-2002 and my GF lived in Vallejo.  A ton of young people were moving out that way and it was progressively getting nicer.  It still had that "you are going to get murdered" vibe to it though.  The area around Mare Island at the time was a park.


I was there '88-'89 time frame.   It was a complete crack den at that point.   Every now and again I like to get on the Google Street view and look at all the changes.     There was a Fark thread a few years ago about photographers shooting "Urban Decay" that actually had some of the buildings I worked at in it.

Here it is https://www.behance.net/gallery/13​2801​3/Modern-Ruins-The-Spectacular-Decay-o​f-Mare-Island

Most of that is gone now, too.  They have a medical college there.
 
2020-11-26 7:01:51 AM  
Good find subby. I know that this is currently done as my friend has installed a massive detroit diesel in and older Hatteras (maybe 50+ feet) no other way to get it in.
 
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