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Post subject: Re: USS Fitzgerald collision.Posted: June 18th, 2017, 9:05 am
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Post subject: Re: USS Fitzgerald collision.Posted: June 18th, 2017, 11:50 am
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So that's $1 billion gone from the defence budget....

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Post subject: Re: USS Fitzgerald collision.Posted: June 18th, 2017, 12:20 pm
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The seven missing crew members were found dead in a flooded compartment. My condolences to their crew mates and families.

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Post subject: Re: USS Fitzgerald collision.Posted: June 18th, 2017, 1:16 pm
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http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/17/us/mi ... index.html
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Post subject: Re: USS Fitzgerald collision.Posted: June 18th, 2017, 2:17 pm
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Fitzgerald is the last ship I served on. I departed mid 2016. I'm currently a Senior Chief stationed at the Center for Surface Combat Systems in Dahlgren,VA. Out of respect for the family and crew, I would ask that you keep the speculation to a minimum. The bodies of those who perished were recovered from flooded compartments and taken to the Naval Hospital in Yokosuka to be identified. Thank you.


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Post subject: Re: USS Fitzgerald collision.Posted: June 20th, 2017, 10:52 pm
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My Condolences to the Families that have lost their loved ones.

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Post subject: Re: USS Fitzgerald collision.Posted: June 21st, 2017, 9:53 pm
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erik_t wrote: *
The sea is a dangerous place. Best wishes to all parties, no matter who screwed up the most here.

As an aside (not that it's the most important thing right now), does anybody know the nature of the faceted objects outboard of the bridge wing? They appear to be angled at +-45deg like the SPY-1 arrays, so one presumes some electronic function. It's not clear if SLQ-32 was fitted below this, since that area is damaged beyond recognition...

EDIT: SLQ-32 is present, but these units still seem very likely ESM in nature.
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I figure courts martial for members of the ship's company in the future, plus months in dry dock.

Depending on the damage below the waterline from the bulbous bow they have to figure whether it is worth it for a 22 year old DDG.
If there's really serious talk about recommissioning old junker Perry hulls to bring up combatant numbers, I find it impossible to imagine a Burke would be scrapped almost no matter the material condition.
The faceted objects in question look much like the Israeli ESM systems recently fitted to the Halifax - class frigates during their refit. Not much information about them online. As you suspect they are probably ESM in nature. Condolences to the crew members who lost their lives.


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Post subject: Re: USS Fitzgerald collision.Posted: July 15th, 2017, 4:02 pm
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Some pics, with accompaining article, from the drydocked Fitzgerald.
The hole below the waterline has been already patched up but the size of it is still evident.
https://news.usni.org/2017/07/12/new-dr ... ald-damage

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