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 The Navy gets a new Destroyer. 
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The Navy gets a new Destroyer. Mo' better than the Zumwalt some will say.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... oyer-98932

Read about the ships namesake here. MoH Awardee from the Battle of Iwo Jima. He jumped on two hand grenades at the age of 17....and lived!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacklyn_H._Lucas


Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:42 pm
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Hopefully these have better collision detection and avoidance.....

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Depends upon better sailors charged with collision detection and avoidance.


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wilmermj wrote:
Hopefully these have better collision detection and avoidance.....


Well... maybe if they had better meteorological reports by which to navigate... :wink05:

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Or sailors that know how to read a meteorological report and act upon same. It all boils down to having folks aboard who have some smarts. All the data/information in the world is worthless if you don't have folks who know how to understand and apply same.


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The meteorologist job is to observe and brief, then hit the smoke deck for as long as possible.

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Two new subs too, and will be named Arizona and Oklahoma in honor of the PH ships destroyed by the sneak attack.

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The last instances of destroyers being hit by cargo ships seemed to be:
Inadequate training
Dependence on electronics rather than seamanship
Incompetence all around.
General asshatery

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Guntrader wrote:
The last instances of destroyers being hit by cargo ships seemed to be:
Inadequate training
Dependence on electronics rather than seamanship
Incompetence all around.
General asshatery

Sounds like the Navy I remember.

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Guntrader wrote:
The last instances of destroyers being hit by cargo ships seemed to be:
Inadequate training
Dependence on electronics rather than seamanship
Incompetence all around.
General asshatery


Melliniums...

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Guntrader wrote:
The last instances of destroyers being hit by cargo ships seemed to be:
Inadequate training
Dependence on electronics rather than seamanship
Incompetence all around.
General asshatery


Melliniums...



MilleniALS probably are represented in the officer ranks, but most seaman are more likely Gen Z

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