Archives by Tag 'submarine service'
FoxNews broke this story on Saturday – The Littoral Combat Ship’s (LCS) construction is way behind, and its construction costs have doubled. Yes, instead of the 225 Million Dollar ship we envisioned, we now have a 550 Million Dollar ship. And instead of 15 ships under construction, we only have 2 or 3. Oh gee, [...]
No, this one’s a genuine new beginning. Not one of those old beginnings. I started a new job yesterday. After 33 years in the submarine force, this ought to be cute. But I must admit to some degree of apprehension and curiosity. How does a Sailor, steeped in the traditions of military service, who tends [...]
See this article yet? A rather unusual submarine accident from a ship on sea trials. They’re quick to point out that the nuclear reactor seemed to be ok – just an errant fire extinguishing system. Errant fire extinguishing system… Probably an automatic C02 system flooded a compartment and suffocated its occupants. But that’s just [...]