China Is Ready to Challenge U.S. Navy in Pacific

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    Yes, idiot ship's captains that did not train their crews how to drive the ship!
     
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    Less than building a new ship.

    "In a pinch" seems alien to you.
     
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    No. You are off the deep end. There is no situation where those actions would be required. Your imagination is running away with you.

    You can't make people younger and retrain people on systems that were built by their grandfathers overnight. I could go back and run a steam plant from the 1960s, but I am already near 58 years old. The Chiefs I had are probably already dead, and some of those ships were museums when I first served in the Navy 34 years ago. Those ships are from the 1940s and 50s.

    "In a pinch" might as well be "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away".

    Where are you going to get these aliens you keep talking about? :D
     
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    So THAT is the alien who can do this? We would need someone like Yoda to do what you claim is possible.
     
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    And how did you come to this conclusion, exactly?
     
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    Yeah, go with that
     
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    As a qualified officer of the deck and surface warfare officer, I will go with that because it is the truth and I have them experience to know. How many bridge watches did you stand in the Navy?
     
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    Not a single one. I just have a sense that there's a whole lot of empty ocean out there so the odds of 2 separate modern, computer assisted GPS navigation ships crashing into something as slow as a cargo ship has to be about a hundred trillion to 1. I cannot even imagine that after all the guidance and proximity sensors went off, the crew was still clueless about the imminent impact and just let it happen.
     
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    They were not in an area with a lot of empty ocean. You simply have no idea what you are talking about. In one of those cases, the cargo ship struck the destroyer. Please educate yourself or shut up.
     

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