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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:44 PM

Damage but no injuries as U.S. Navy cruiser, submarine collide

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - A U.S. Navy Aegis cruiser collided with a nuclear-powered submarine during exercises off the East Cost on Saturday, collapsing the sonar dome on the cruiser and possibly causing other damage, but no injuries, U.S. Navy officials said.

The collision between the USS San Jacinto and the nuclear-powered submarine USS Montpelier occurred about 3:30 p.m., the Navy said in a statement. The Navy declined to say where off the East Coast the accident occurred.

A Navy official said the watch team aboard the San Jacinto saw a periscope rise from the water about 100 to 200 yards (meters) ahead of the vessel during the exercise. The cruiser ordered "all back," but the San Jacinto still collided with the submarine.

The collision caused the collapse of the cruiser's sonar dome, a bulbous-shaped device on the bow of the ship beneath the water line, the Navy official said on condition of anonymity.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/14/us-usa-navy-collision-idUSBRE89D00X20121014

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Reply Damage but no injuries as U.S. Navy cruiser, submarine collide (Original post)
jsr Oct 2012 OP
jtuck004 Oct 2012 #1
Submariner Oct 2012 #2
HooptieWagon Oct 2012 #12
SaveAmerica Oct 2012 #3
Kennah Oct 2012 #4
defacto7 Oct 2012 #5
Rhiannon12866 Oct 2012 #6
Arctic Dave Oct 2012 #11
Rhiannon12866 Oct 2012 #17
Arctic Dave Oct 2012 #18
davepc Oct 2012 #7
Kindly Refrain Oct 2012 #8
Berlum Oct 2012 #9
KansDem Oct 2012 #15
NutmegYankee Oct 2012 #16
unhappycamper Oct 2012 #10
Odin2005 Oct 2012 #13
Odin2005 Oct 2012 #14

Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:24 PM

1. Notice how private ships run into, say, Alaska, or Italy? Not our Navy. We

have the precision to hit a little ship in the middle of the ocean with another little ship. Your tax dollars at work.

(I put some effort into the Navy, so I know how difficult that is).

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:30 PM

2. Well there goes 2 Navy command careers

The cruiser and/or the boat were obviously going too fast to detect each other over there own cavitations, or the sonar operators were not paying close enough attention to their displays.

This will be an encouraging signal to the new expanding Chinese submarine force that we still can't "see" each other all too well after about 70 years of sonar use and development, and that's not good for us.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 10:56 AM

12. Yep.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:39 PM

3. Too much Champagne! Today is the Navy's birthday

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:58 PM

4. "Fuck you! I'm not turning. You guys turn!"

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 01:50 AM

5. Just playing chicken, a very expensive game of chicken.


But what does this actually mean in this case, "..Navy official said on condition of anonymity"?

Some Navy official just blurts out something that's a security issue for the hell of it?

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 05:17 AM

6. Photos of the sub and the cruiser:

USS Montpelier


USS San Jacinto



Navy nuclear cruiser, submarine collide off East Coast; no injuries reported
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/13/14421340-navy-nuclear-cruiser-submarine-collide-off-east-coast-no-injuries-reported?lite

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 10:25 AM

11. Worst headline editing ever.

 

Cruisers are not a nuclear driven ship.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 06:06 PM

17. Sorry, but I just pasted the actual headline

I wanted to credit where I got the pix. Excellent point...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 06:53 PM

18. Yeah. I wasn't balaming you.

 

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 05:21 AM

7. Well, there are a whole bunch of officer careers down the drain.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:22 AM

8. we've got so many subs that little Montpelier, Vt gets one?

 

What's next the USS Dodge City? USS Mayberry? Time to defund the DoD

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Response to Kindly Refrain (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 08:25 AM

9. Keep talking trash about Vermont's sub, and they will sic Champ on your keester

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Response to Kindly Refrain (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:13 AM

15. "What's next the USS Dodge City?"

Hey, smile when you say that!


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Response to Kindly Refrain (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:18 AM

16. Snark aside, they were being named after cities in each state during the cold war.

Prior to 688 Class we named them after fish.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 10:04 AM

10. One would think that a destroyer (whose job is to find submarines)

would light up their sonar to tell the sub "Hey man. I'm up here."

On the other hand the submarine should know everything (up, down, left, right. forward and backward) around it.

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Response to unhappycamper (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:01 AM

13. It's an AEGIS Criuser, not a Destroyer.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:02 AM

14. EPIC FAIL!

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