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Pentagon To Retire USS Truman Early, Shrinking Carrier Fleet To 10

Gatordev

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We (HSL-44) had a DET onboard SBR when it hit the mine.
"Fire shot straight up from the stack!" is what the guys in the helo on the flight deck said.
One of your AWs was a SELRES in my squadron later (and still a sim instructor now for Romeo). It was interesting to hear his stories. He also gave me the closest real-world drop I've ever had with a Torp. It's a shame I can't put the number here, but it was pretty epic.
 

Brett327

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We (HSL-44) had a DET onboard SBR when it hit the mine.
"Fire shot straight up from the stack!" is what the guys in the helo on the flight deck said.
When I was in HSL-44, one of the ATs told a similar story from SBR. He said he was in one of the hangars when all of a sudden, everything on the deck (including him) was launched 6 feet into the air. Talked about how there were big vertical cracks along the superstructure. Crazy shit.
 

picklesuit

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Truman in the news again, not for good reasons:

I know this is why we do workups, but still hard to see her struggling like this...
 

NavyOffRec

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Truman in the news again, not for good reasons:

I know this is why we do workups, but still hard to see her struggling like this...
eh, the shipyard will get that fixed in no time, they fixed the G.W. in no time after her fire and that one was incredibly bad.
 

Gonzo08

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CSG-1/CVW-2s last OFRP:
  • Spring 2016 Around the World
  • Fall 2016 AWF
  • Fall 2016 SUSTEX
  • Jan-Jun 2017 WESTPAC
  • September 2017 AWF
  • Oct-Nov 2017 SUSTEX
  • Jan-Apr 2018 WESTPAC
  • RIMPAC 2018
  • Sept 2018 AWF
  • Oct-Nov 2018 SUSTEX/FBP 29
  • Jan 2019 Begin Maintenance Phase
That may be a bit over the top, but I believe most strike groups are seeing similar schedules.
 

nittany03

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Got it. My unit supports C7F, so I've been conditioned to think in terms of shorter floats. :)
 

NavyOffRec

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Eh, I would not be so optimistic.
I am not saying 2 weeks and everything's fixed, but the damage they have compared to what the G.W. had this shouldn't take too long, it really depends if they want to have shipyard working on it 24/7. It will also depends on how many spare parts are available, we have had that be the limiting factor in some of the repairs I have been involved in.

I was on the Nimitz on deployment many years ago when one of our Ships Service Turbine Generator went up in a 4160V fireball, fried everything electrical, shipyard sent 3 guys to work on it, it took them around 2 months to get it repaired,

I have confidence in the shipyard when money is involved lol.
 

Spekkio

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I am not saying 2 weeks and everything's fixed, but the damage they have compared to what the G.W. had this shouldn't take too long, it really depends if they want to have shipyard working on it 24/7. It will also depends on how many spare parts are available, we have had that be the limiting factor in some of the repairs I have been involved in.

I was on the Nimitz on deployment many years ago when one of our Ships Service Turbine Generator went up in a 4160V fireball, fried everything electrical, shipyard sent 3 guys to work on it, it took them around 2 months to get it repaired,

I have confidence in the shipyard when money is involved lol.
It depends on the problem and whether they know how to repair it. A swap of a TG is relatively easy and was likely designed into the life cycle of the ship. If there are gremlins in the distribution system or something is wrong with a 'life of ship' component then not so much.
 

NavyOffRec

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It depends on the problem and whether they know how to repair it. A swap of a TG is relatively easy and was likely designed into the life cycle of the ship. If there are gremlins in the distribution system or something is wrong with a 'life of ship' component then not so much.
It is more of a they know where the problem is, but how much needs to be fixed and are the parts available or does the vendor need to manufacture parts type of issue, at least from the info I rec'd from the guys I know.
 
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