Tuesday, May 18, 2021

IT IS A SICK JOKE

I don't think they see Let us put it on our page. The lower-stage elevators on the vessel, used to move ordnance, have been a problem since construction began in 2009. The ship was launched in 2009 and commissioned in 2013. As with LCS, the Navy has been unable to fix elevators FOR THE LAST 1O YEARS. Does that begin to tell you the magnitude of how the navy has fallen? I'd be fucking embarrassed to call myself a navy man. We used to make combat damage go away on an atoll with a bread knife and duct tape and the Navy took delivery of a broke ass ship from 10 years ago with a promise to fix it someday. Every single asshole at NAVSEA should be fired and the shipyard never ever used again for anything but a toe rag.

6 comments:

  1. Murderers row in Ulithi. It's amazing how far we have fallen.

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    1. A time when, if you count Fleet, Light, and Escort carriers, 150 seemed a reasonable number of carriers to have.

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  2. I have been working in the ship repair industry since retiring from the Corps. The Navy no longer has the ability to repair their own ships. I am firmly convinced of that. They do not do the PM (preventative maintenance) that is required. It is obvious when you see the work that comes across my desk.

    Long gone are the days when a carrier can pull into port with battle damage and in three days pull back out again and fight the fight (Yorktown...Battle of Midway).

    The shipyards are BEGGING for skilled tradesmen. Welders, fitters, pipe fitters, electricians, insulators, painters.......short short short.

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    1. if I wasn't seventy and retired medically, I'd be down at Ingalls shipyards today looking for work. twenty years of aircraft work, flying, and then industrial maintenance teaches a guy a thing or two about preventive maintenance and the hard work of doing it all safely.

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  3. You and I knew that we got those shipyard guys from the navy. We used to be able to fix anything. When I was young I didn't see why the navy paid millions to fix ships in shipyards. Give me 3 months pier side and my guys could rebuild the ship. That's not how it worked. I could't believe it as a I finished my 30 years. What was everyday repairs back when I joined turned into shipyard jobs with specialists.
    I didn't laugh. I was cheng in the middle east mine battleforce. My guys could literally fix anything. As a staff officer in there 10 years later it amazed me that ship's crews couldn't fix anything. Going to Korea and watching that play out actually hurt. Ship COs turned into children by staff officers. And rather than inviting them to fuck off they simply accepted it.

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