Oooofff..that's a lot of flooding right there
That's a pretty new ship, latest news has the captain running the ship aground to prevent her from rolling-over.
Big gash, wonder how many compartments below the waterline got peeled opened...
Mixed-bag. Yes, older ships had more armor and torpedo bulges but, they also weren't dealing with missiles with shaped-charges that can impact your ship from various flight profiles, nor did they have any kind of defensive close-in weapons systems.This message has been edited. Last edited by: corsair,
It depends. Ship building as a whole has advanced incredibly since ww2. Hull designers can imput everything into cad cam programs and determine exactly where ribs and bulkheads need to be, steel has gotten stronger and more consistent. In a lot of ways a modern ship with a thinner hull is a lot stronger for most of the issues a ship might face. Look at how modern cars fare in accidents these days. There are very few issues or dangers which the thicker hulled ships would be better such as puncture resistance. A design of a ship is a balance of compromises.
Improved Google translation of Norwegian news report.
Disconcerting calls to get from assisting tugboat: "Helge Ingstad, there's bright light from your engine room."
For condensed audio of the radio exchange with English translation, see https://twitter.com/CavasShips.../1061499216839802880.
Well, she's gone. She had been on her side, secured to the shore with cables, but several of those snapped two nights ago, and since they were not immediately re-attached due to safety concerns, the rest broke in the morning and she slid down the slope.
A Norwegian poster on another board said the navy actually approached a Dutch company which had all necessary equipment at hand to salvage her immediately, but considered their offer too expensive. Expensive it is gonna be all right now, not least in political terms.
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For a late tie-in of the Norwegian collision with the original thread topic, apparently a female US Navy exchange officer was one of seven people on the frigate's bridge at the time. Obviously in light of recent events in USPACFLT, that has caused more comment than it likely should; the incident has probably more to do with the fact that the watch had reportedly changed just minutes before the collision shortly after 0400 local time.
And this picture is probably fake, but funny nonetheless.
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That ain't gonna buff out.
A sobering state of affairs in regards to the fleet/vessel operation of the once esteemed US Navy, lots of internal fixes needed asap to get this Armed Service back on track, what a read:
I keep noticing that among the junior officers who didn't seem to be able to keep up standards were perhaps more females than males; can't help but wonder if the co-ed navy is lowering standards to meet political correctness demands?
In particular concerned about the report of the lieutenant JG "not being on speaking terms" with CIC? (same link as above)
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