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Postby JWLaRue » Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:41 pm

As Mike mentioned earlier, it's not possible to hear much (if anything) when traveling at high speed. The noise generated by the water flow over the hull is just too high to distinguish anything other than *really* loud noises.

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Postby eckloss » Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:40 pm

WASHINGTON - The Navy has reassigned the commander of an attack submarine that ran aground Jan. 8 in the western Pacific Ocean, officials said Thursday.



Cmdr. Kevin Mooney, who commanded the USS San Francisco, was reassigned to a unit in Guam pending the completion of the investigation into the crash, a statement from the U.S. 7th Fleet said. Vice Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, the fleet's commander, ordered Mooney's removal from command.


The nuclear-powered San Francisco was on its way to Australia when it struck an undersea mass of rock that was not on the ship's charts. Machinist Mate 2nd Class Joseph Allen Ashley, 24, of Akron, Ohio, died of injuries suffered during the crash, and 23 other members of the crew were injured. The submarine was conducting underwater operations about 350 miles south of Guam.


The submarine has a crew of 137. The vessel sustained severe damage, but the vessel's nuclear reactor was unaffected.


The San Francisco made its way back to its home port in Guam under its own power. Its outer hull was damaged, but its inner hull remained intact.


Cmdr. Andrew Hale, deputy commander of the Guam-based Submarine Squadron 15, will assume the duties as commanding officer of San Francisco.


The 7th Fleet's statement did not assign blame for the crash.
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Postby Boss subfixer » Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:33 am

I put 4 new pictures on my home page that I received today.
Holy S**t. If some one knows how please post the pictures to this thread.
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Postby sam reichart » Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:25 am

wow. the bow dome looks like a sack of burlap bags... hard to believe that was once a rigid structure. I bet the sonar inside disintegrated as well.
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Postby TMSmalley » Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:46 am

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Bow showing draft after bouancy bag installation


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Bow fairing on the pier


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Draft aft after 12 bouyancy bags being deployed


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Postby Boss subfixer » Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:38 pm

Tim,
Thanks for putting the pictures here for me and everyone else. I was at work and didn't have time to try and figure it out.
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Postby Boss subfixer » Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:39 pm

O.K. now that I've figured out how to, here is a picture that I forgot to put on my webpage. I think so far that this one is the best as far as seeing the damage.
I hope I can get some pictures of her in drydock.


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Postby Novagator » Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:55 pm

Wow!


Here is a dry dock photo

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Postby Boss subfixer » Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:45 pm

Here is another one from a little higher. You can see what looks like a buckle in the hull top side just aft of the damaged area. Everyone of those guys should get a medal just for bringing her home!

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Postby Tang » Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:08 am

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Postby Boss subfixer » Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:54 pm

Here are 4 more that I found. Anyone hear what they have planned for her?

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Postby Turbobearcat » Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:42 pm

here is something I found off Subsim.com

http://www.wired.com/news....phead_1

it gives a idea and some insite to why a Advanced Sub could have this happen to her!



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