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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #240 on: January 17, 2019, 02:16:46 PM »


This guy was in my paper's obituary today.  No way the USN would've allowed such an UNSAT uniform presentation when I was in.  This is the equivalent of wearing your pants down below your underwear.
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #241 on: January 30, 2019, 11:53:31 AM »
Last podcast Dr. N. used the term "scuttle". I think he said something like "The weather scuttled my plans". Now my understanding is, as a verb, scuttle means to purposely sink your own ship. Usually, say, to deny it to the enemy. To scuttle is to do something to yourself, sink yourself. Anyone else bothered when people use it to mean when someone else "sinks" your plans?
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #242 on: January 30, 2019, 12:09:58 PM »
Last podcast Dr. N. used the term "scuttle". I think he said something like "The weather scuttled my plans". Now my understanding is, as a verb, scuttle means to purposely sink your own ship. Usually, say, to deny it to the enemy. To scuttle is to do something to yourself, sink yourself. Anyone else bothered when people use it to mean when someone else "sinks" your plans?

Isn't it used in terms of "to take a ship out of action?" If so, then that's an ok analogy.

There's this definition of scuttle: "deliberately causing a scheme to fail" but unless  :steve: believes some weather god is intentionally sidelining him, that wouldn't apply.
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #243 on: January 30, 2019, 12:17:26 PM »
The weather scuttling plans is common usage. Common usage trumps dictionaries and grammarians.

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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #244 on: January 30, 2019, 12:26:46 PM »
The weather scuttling plans is common usage. Common usage trumps dictionaries and grammarians.
This. A coal scuttle can be used for hauling ashes to be thrown away.
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #245 on: January 30, 2019, 02:54:24 PM »
I don't have a problem with it being used like that.
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #246 on: January 30, 2019, 03:36:43 PM »
What did they call those standardized instructions for each watchstation that were in sort of aluminum notebooks permanently mounted to a post or something with laminated directions for 10 or so different occasions?

I remember the last one was for scuttling and it involved permanently disabling equipment and throwing any documents in the bilge and spraying water and oil on them... almost sounded like fun.
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #247 on: January 30, 2019, 04:54:34 PM »
What did they call those standardized instructions for each watchstation that were in sort of aluminum notebooks permanently mounted to a post or something with laminated directions for 10 or so different occasions?

I remember the last one was for scuttling and it involved permanently disabling equipment and throwing any documents in the bilge and spraying water and oil on them... almost sounded like fun.
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #248 on: January 30, 2019, 04:54:46 PM »
What did they call those standardized instructions for each watchstation that were in sort of aluminum notebooks permanently mounted to a post or something with laminated directions for 10 or so different occasions?

I remember the last one was for scuttling and it involved permanently disabling equipment and throwing any documents in the bilge and spraying water and oil on them... almost sounded like fun.
All I remember of that is that we were suppose to take a fire axe to the reactor controls. 

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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #249 on: January 30, 2019, 05:13:06 PM »
I would take an axe to the flexible coupling on the seawater intake. True, it's only a 42 inch pipe, but that would do for most cases.
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #250 on: January 30, 2019, 06:24:15 PM »
What did they call those standardized instructions for each watchstation that were in sort of aluminum notebooks permanently mounted to a post or something with laminated directions for 10 or so different occasions?

I remember the last one was for scuttling and it involved permanently disabling equipment and throwing any documents in the bilge and spraying water and oil on them... almost sounded like fun.
All I remember of that is that we were suppose to take a fire axe to the reactor controls.

That would be so fun to do.
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #251 on: February 08, 2019, 05:14:17 PM »
Chilling Pro Publica article on the collision of USS Fitzgerald

https://features.propublica.org/navy-accidents/uss-fitzgerald-destroyer-crash-crystal/
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #252 on: February 08, 2019, 06:15:51 PM »
Chilling Pro Publica article on the collision of USS Fitzgerald

https://features.propublica.org/navy-accidents/uss-fitzgerald-destroyer-crash-crystal/

Not the Edmond Fitzgerald? No song?
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #253 on: February 12, 2019, 06:26:34 PM »
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ALAMEDA — More than three-quarters of a century after enemy torpedoes sent it below the waves, the USS Hornet has been found resting on the Pacific Ocean floor near the Solomon Islands.

I invite you to use whatever news source you support to read up on the discovery - but wow.

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As a sailor assigned to a search-and-rescue team, Nowatzki was among the last to scurry off the stricken vessel after it was hit and began listing to starboard.

“I went back to the fantail, got a lifejacket and went down a rope,” Nowatzki said.

He swam against the wind: It would push the ship away from him, Nowatzki reasoned, and prevent him from getting pulled under when the 770-foot long carrier slipped below the waves.

Repercussions of Japanese bombs finishing off the Hornet cut through the water. For Nowatzki, then a 19-year-old sailor from Chicago, the blow was like something a boxer would endure in the ring.

“It felt like a vice crushing our side,” Nowatzki said. “It didn’t last long. But, boy, it was excruciating.”

Nowatzki reached a crowded lifeboat and clung to the side until the destroyer USS Barton picked him up.

The Petrel found the Hornet nearly 17,500 feet below the surface in January. The discovery was not announced, however, until Tuesday.
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Re: Navy News items
« Reply #254 on: February 13, 2019, 05:52:57 AM »
Hearing that news severally. Well done, Petrel!
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