Skip to comments.U.S. Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship Damaged (Again) in Panama Canal
Posted on 11/01/2016 3:53:59 PM PDT by rockinqsranch
The U.S. Navys newest littoral combat ship USS Montgomery has had its hull cracked for a second time after hitting a lock wall during a transit of the Panama Canal, the U.S. Navy has confirmed.
The latest incident occurred Saturday, Oct. 29 during southbound transit of the Panama Canals old locks on its way to its homeport in San Diego
(Excerpt) Read more at gcaptain.com ...
Gee, when the Missouri hit the lock wall, it gashed the wall. Aluminum ships now?
Why didn’t it crack the Panama Canal?
Damn..now the Chinese know how to know it out of action.....Hit it with a Canal!!!
The USS Obama.
The new locks or the old ones?
We will hopefully do a Westbound transit sometime next fall..
have to make sure to look for day-bree..
maybe they need SAFER walls like Nascar.
Guess that aluminum hull is pretty fantastic.
I was leery of allowing women in the Navy. Now it appears they’re letting them pilot the ships.
uhhh old locks . ;-)
They don’t have timbers to use as bumpers?
Who’s driving this thing?
I had a project on board that ship. My opinion is that the ship would be unsafe in combat. It is no better armored than a pleasure boat.
Even non-state actors are firing anti-ship missiles from shore. Hezbollah, in Lebanon has managed to hit five vessels that I know of. It seriously damaged an Israeli patrol boat and the Israelis now run with their anti-missile systems active at all times. (Hezbollah sank a Greek freighter.)
The Independence class mission is to go into harm’s way. But it isn’t tough enough for Harm’s neighborhood.
After repairs, it’s going to be rechristened as the USS Eggshell.
Oh, well... if the USN decides to mothball them, I'm sure the RCN would buy them. After all, we bought four RN Upholder-class submarines, with the optional screen doors. The Brits sure saw us coming!
They could always put a steel skin on it. Not very cost effective though....
Well, someone long ago told me they served in the tin can Navy, on a DD. I guess they were ahead of their time.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.