Grand_Moff_Joseph: Still a colossal waste of money. That ship is exhibit #2 (behind the F35) of complete government waste at the feet of feckless defense contractors.
vpb: and also holds LCACs
FloydA: So, the boat that has to schlep around all the heavy crap gets named for the black guys? That's farkin' typical.
mark12A: The ship is part of the grand plan for the Maritime Sea Base, a concept that allows us to invade seashores anywhere in the world without the need of a seaport to transfer cargo from cargo ships to landing ships. The program got a big boost after Turkey stood us up before the Iraq invasion.I was *somewhat* involved with the program for a while, developing ship to ship mooring concepts for high sea states.I really don't know who they plan to invade with all this crap. Old school invasions ain't happening anymore. It's all drones now, baby....
One Bad Apple: [www.msc.navy.mil image 336x164]It's a floating version of a flatbed truck. They used one of these to transport the USS Cole after it got bombinated.
loser0: vpb: and also holds LCACs"My LCAC is full of eels" just doesn't have the same ring to it.
The WindowLicker: FloydA: So, the boat that has to schlep around all the heavy crap gets named for the black guys? That's farkin' typical.No it is typical because in the Marine Corps, many of the supply/logistics Marines are of a certain demographic.
BumpInTheNight: A ship that sinks itself, I'm sure your enemies are cowering now US Navy!/any ship can be a minesweeper...once
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