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jacko

RO# 29042

Posted - Feb 01 2017 :  21:51:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-navy-guided-missile-cruiser-175057616.html

Homeport: Welcome MD

j-d

RO# 15782

Posted - Feb 02 2017 :  11:24:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My guess is Japan won't complain much unless the fuel spill impacts a special tuna or another sacred species. If the cruiser burns the fuel I think it does (jet or very close to it), the stuff'll probably dissipate.

But I see a couple "political" issues:

First, a grounding is nearly always a career ender, regardless of cause. Like "shouldn't've dragged in the first case" or "should have anticipated a propulsion casualty."

Second will fuel (sorry for somewhat of a pun...) the discussion wanting to decommission this whole class as "too old" and "maintenance money pit." Now they can add "accident prone" and "unreliable."

I hope we can follow the news.


God Bless, jd
1996 Sea Ray 215EC
Alpha One GEN II 5.7L/357CID/4V/275HP
14-1/2*23*3 Alum RWC

Edited by - j-d on Feb 02 2017 13:01:01

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pdecat

RO# 842



Posted - Feb 02 2017 :  12:37:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
a snafu for sure

Bruce



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Good Grief

RO# 13137



Posted - Feb 03 2017 :  07:37:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I dunno - dual screw boat, loosing pitch control apparently on both shafts? Sounds like there's more to the story (doubt we'll ever hear it though). I'd guess the CO and the ENG will be looking for work . . ..


-Gene
If you're not a liberal at 20, you don't have a heart. If you're not a conservative at 40, you don't have a brain - Winston Churchill

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32carv

RO# 24150



Posted - Feb 03 2017 :  23:22:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is pitch control?
Jim



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cmariner32

RO# 7269

Posted - Feb 03 2017 :  23:34:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
On most large vessels, the RPM of the props remain constant and the propellor blade pitch is adjusted to control speed.

The only thing that works on an old boat.....is the Owner.

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Gregory S

RO# 2620



Posted - Feb 05 2017 :  14:57:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
She has 4 GM 2500 gas turbines, 2 shafts with controllable pitch props. JD is correct, she burns JP 5 for fuel. Backs down by reversing pitch, not shaft revolutions.


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Robski97

RO# 7334

Posted - Feb 06 2017 :  09:22:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
SO dragged one or two anchors ? lost pitch control on both props? Ran aground, breached hull, Breached fuel tank , etc .... HAS TO BE MORE .. God let there be an explanation that we are not this inept ..

Rob


2006 44 Sundancer

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