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USS Fitzgerald collision in C7F

nugget81

Well-Known Member
pilot
I'm not a ship driver, but what does it mean when the wake is really big behind the boat on the left and much smaller on the boat on the right?
 

ABMD

Pork Chop
I'm not a ship driver, but what does it mean when the wake is really big behind the boat on the left and much smaller on the boat on the right?
Based on my civilian boat captaining experience, the one on the left is going faster (faster spinning props churning up more water)
 

hscs

Registered User
pilot
This happens fairly commonly in C7F w/ the PRC. Great work here by the air asset and the ship capturing the imagery to tell the story in an intuitive way the public can understand.
Maybe I missed some better pics/video, but our own pic above does not show (what I am assuming was) an overtaking situation. The video link doesn’t have 5 short. All of this gives the Russians an in to twist the truth.
 
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