Tuesday, August 13, 2013

MIAMI HEAT

In a move that surprised few, the Navy announced that USS Miami was headed for the scrap yard given the $500,000,000 to repair the vessel isn't likely to be found in this austere budget climate. Miami was destroyed where all submarines are most vulnerable: in port. A lonely shipyard worker who didn't want to finish his shift decided to set a fire and leave during the confusion. It got out of control pretty quickly because the submarine's crew and shipyard personnel never gave one single second of thought to fighting a fire in a submarine in which they could not set fire and smoke isolation boundaries. Some of the details and pictures are here.

Vacuum eh?

3 comments:

  1. Mr. Fury's sentence ain't NEAR long enough. I'd have the bastard shot, were I king.

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  2. The scary thing is just how vulnerable our ships are to fires in port. They were designed and built to be survivable from a staggering amount of damage but only if the crew was to fight the fires. Modern duty sections don't have enough men to man a single repair locker and could go up pretty quickly.

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