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U.S. Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship Damaged (Again) in Panama Canal
gcaptain ^ | November 1, 2016 | Mike Schuler

Posted on 11/01/2016 3:53:59 PM PDT by rockinqsranch

The U.S. Navy’s 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 Canal’s old locks on its way to its homeport in San Diego

(Excerpt) Read more at gcaptain.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: calamity; littoral; ship
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1 posted on 11/01/2016 3:54:00 PM PDT by rockinqsranch
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To: rockinqsranch

WTF?


2 posted on 11/01/2016 3:56:34 PM PDT by ColdOne ((poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~#MAGA)
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To: rockinqsranch

Gee, when the Missouri hit the lock wall, it gashed the wall. Aluminum ships now?


3 posted on 11/01/2016 3:56:48 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: rockinqsranch

Why didn’t it crack the Panama Canal?


4 posted on 11/01/2016 3:57:23 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([VOTE FRAUD] == [CIVIL WAR])
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To: rockinqsranch

Damn..now the Chinese know how to know it out of action.....Hit it with a Canal!!!


5 posted on 11/01/2016 3:57:40 PM PDT by MaxistheBest
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To: jagusafr

The USS Obama.


6 posted on 11/01/2016 3:57:49 PM PDT by refermech
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To: rockinqsranch

Oh Maaaannnnn!!!

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.


7 posted on 11/01/2016 3:58:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Monthly Donors Rock!!!)
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To: rockinqsranch

Guess that aluminum hull is pretty fantastic.


8 posted on 11/01/2016 3:58:22 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deo et Vives)
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To: rockinqsranch

I was leery of allowing women in the Navy. Now it appears they’re letting them pilot the ships.


9 posted on 11/01/2016 3:58:24 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Everywhere is freaks and hairies Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity?)
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uhhh old locks . ;-)


10 posted on 11/01/2016 3:58:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Monthly Donors Rock!!!)
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To: Vicki; WakeUpAndVote; WayzataJOHNN; weshess; WestVirginiaRebel; writer33; SevenofNine; ...

again???


11 posted on 11/01/2016 3:59:25 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: jagusafr

They don’t have timbers to use as bumpers?


12 posted on 11/01/2016 4:00:08 PM PDT by Paladin2 (auto spelchk? BWAhaha2haaa.....I aint't likely fixin' nuttin'. Blame it on the Bossa Nova...)
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To: rockinqsranch

Who’s driving this thing?


13 posted on 11/01/2016 4:00:10 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Events. I hope we are ready for them." Kevin Williamson)
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To: rockinqsranch

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.


14 posted on 11/01/2016 4:00:58 PM PDT by Gen.Blather (`)
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To: jagusafr
My dad's WW2 1917 Battleship 42 took kamikaze hits and stayed functional.

WTF?

15 posted on 11/01/2016 4:05:15 PM PDT by Bogie
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To: refermech

After repairs, it’s going to be rechristened as the USS Eggshell.


16 posted on 11/01/2016 4:06:03 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: jagusafr
Aliuminum hull? USA Bud Light?

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!

17 posted on 11/01/2016 4:08:09 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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18 posted on 11/01/2016 4:08:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: glorgau

They could always put a steel skin on it. Not very cost effective though....


19 posted on 11/01/2016 4:09:28 PM PDT by refermech
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To: ColdOne

Well, someone long ago told me they served in the tin can Navy, on a DD. I guess they were ahead of their time.


20 posted on 11/01/2016 4:12:23 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws maintain the status quo now.)
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