Skip to comments.Damage but no injuries as U.S. Navy cruiser, submarine collide
Posted on 10/13/2012 8:22:10 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
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.
The rubber dome houses some of the vessel's electronic navigation, detection and ranging equipment.
The Navy said no personnel were injured during the incident and there was no damage to the submarine's nuclear-powered propulsion plant. Both vessels were operating under their own power.
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oops- someone is going to be relieved of command
Two military careers shot to hell.
Woman driver on the sub?
musta been a stealth sub
musta been a stealth sub
On the Navy’s birthday!
The White House issued a statement blaming the Republican Congress for cut backs in training budgets for the military. They also blamed the State Department and the Intelligence community.
The EAST COST?
You are a bad, bad person! LOL! ;-)
Yup! Career ending event. Maybe a CM for the sub Cmdr.
Beat me to it.
(Insert obligatory off-color joke about women on submarines here...)
Take a bow for that one. Thumbs up.
Must play nice with Uncle Sam’s toys!!
I am a woman and LOL.
And they blamed the altitude.
THEY LIED ABOUT LIBYA WHY NOT LIE ABOUT ALL INCIDENTS FROM NOW ON?????? MAYBE THESE SHIPS WERE ATTACKED...
Obviously due to the film they watched the night before simply altering their judgment.
Biden: "I didn' know nuthin' about this!"
Dang. Well it does seem to be the in thing now as a Naval Officer to get relieved.
Ubama’s affirmative-action homo commanders go bump.
It will be interesting to see what happens next.
0bama will probably promote all involved.
I wonder what went through the sub Captian’s mind as he looked through the periscope.
(Where are those guys???,..WHOA!!!)
I remember seeing a picture of a German U-boat that got chewed
up from a propeller from the Schornhorst when the sub got too close
and got pulled into that monsters blades
The sub survived but looked like would need a year to repair
Things military can be dangerous and often are
Put down your meds and step slowly away from the keyboard...
I remember a fishing boat going straight down. Its netting had to get caught into a submarine. Question: Was it U.S. or Russian? The leftists blamed guess whom?
The San JacK is a great ship with a great crew and I never worried about my carrier( The George Washington) having any trouble, when the San Jack was around.
You seriously think US navy vessels never collided with each other before this administration?
That was back in the early 80’s wasn’t it
America’s fault of course/Sarc
This is what gun pockets and marble sized steel bearings are for.
Who ate my strawberries?
“..oops- someone is going to be relieved of command..”
Navigation by Braille is rarely considered career-enhancing.
The White House acted as quickly as possible to diffuse the situation by denouncing the Bill of Rights, genuflecting several times in the direction of the one of the oceans, and by issuing this heartfelt apology: "The Future does not belong to those who mock the imaginary friends of Flipper and Aquaman."]
Tragically, it came up under a Japanese fishing vessel, sunk it, and killed most of their seamen.
Even worse, the sub had Republican VIP civilians on board, and the captain was putting on a show for his guests.
Around this same time, another sub slammed head on into a sea mount in the central Pacific.
Miraculously, the sub didn't rupture, but a seaman in the torpedo room died from a head injury, and several other seamen were seriously injured.
Did I say that?
Collisions in previous administrations likely didn't involve homo commanders. Now, it's a distinct possibility.
That is what used to happen, but a female commander had a collision and she didn’t loose her command. Happened about 8 months after Obama got elected.
She was the first female commander of a combat ship. Looks like the PC Crowd interceded.
Lets see what happens now that they have given others a pass.
Stealth ship would be more accurate - appears the sub had no idea where the CG was when they went to periscope depth.
my question, as a retired Sub Sonarman is how the frack did the Montpelier shack let them get so close before going to PD? Something doesn’t sound right here
It is sonar’s problem is they didn’t hear it (unlikely).
It is fire controls problem if they didn’t track it (ie Hawaii) and the officer of the deck’s for not keeping the big picture in his head.
In my 8 years as sonar supervisor aboard three SSNs, the closest I got to this was coming to periscope depth along side a large cruise catamaran off Hawaii. Bit of a shock to both the office of the deck, and those on catamaran, when the periscope was broke the surface 100 ft away. Luckily we were on a parallel course. Of course we went deep quickly and retried later.
“Like, omigawd, I didn’t mean to hit that ship, Sir, I was too busy applying my rouge!”
This could have been an all male crew. Unfortunately, you’re comment could still be right on the mark. Ick!
I had a similar experience when I was on Shark, coming up to PD off Baha Mexico came through the layer and Boom..hi SNR trace, I grabbed the mic and told the OOD “recommend 150 feet” and they responded. had to poke the nose up through the layer as 90 ft to get the trace back and analyze it. Turns out it was a Fishing trawler about 800 yards away. Our OOD loved us that night! lol
With the policy on homosexuals in the military, that statement could apply to any gender.
It is sonars problem is they didnt hear it (unlikely).
It is fire controls problem if they didnt track it (ie Hawaii) and the officer of the decks for not keeping the big picture in his head
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Well, they said it was an exercise. Maybe the SSN ‘purposely’ hit the CG in order to knock out the Sonar - thus helping making the SSN ‘invisible’.
Can’t relieve me, that is my story and I am sticking to it.
Of course that is like swatting flies with a howitzer.
And we should be able to afix blame on Bush...<:
Believe it was the Greeneville that ‘got’ the fishing craft off Hawaii....
Yep. Like I said, ick!
“You seriously think US navy vessels never collided with each other before this administration?”
Bump. The paranoia around here is becoming obnoxious.