Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Missourian, Dec 5, 2009.
A proud day for the Navy and the state of Missouri.
God Bless USS Missouri.
$72 million UNDER budget? Impressive.
Thanks for the post!!! The decommisioned battleship Missouri is currently in drydock at Pearl Harbor undergoing some repairs. I walked her decks and met Bush 41 there on the 50th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor when she was still active.
A long proud tradition of ship's namesakes comes from the great state of Missouri.
Projects completed under budget...available only from the private sector.
She has big shoes to fill.
Is the Virginia class taking over for the Ohio Class? IIRC boomers are named after states while attack subs are named after cities generally speaking. Like the 688 Los Angeles class.
Sometimes I find the naming conventions for military equipment interesting.
Attack helicopters are all named after Indian tribes.
Tanks are named after Generals or famous soldiers
Cruisers used to be named after cities
BBs got states at one point too
CVNs used to be battles and now Presidents
Frigates were named after different levels of past high ranking officers
I don't remember DDGs anymore
anyway, I babble on.
As for fixed wing...? Feh! all screwed up.
And a new feature, a diary room, transmitted to the public.
"Hello Seaman recruit, this is the Old Man."
"Old Man, the food sucks and I have to wonder, would we really launch nuclear missles and kill everyone on Earth if ordered?"
"Seaman recruit, next Thursday is lasagna night. Have hope. Seaman Recruit let us hope we never have to know if we are ordered to end the lasagna nights forever more."
No. The Virginia Class submarines were specifically designed to conduct littoral warfare as well as hunter-killer operations. The Ohio Class SSBN are being converted to SSGN IAW the last nuclear weapons treaty which limits out number of deployed warheaeds aboard submarines. The improved(?) Ohio Class SSGN's carry a significant number of Tomahawk cruise missiles which can be programed for a number of different missions.
God Bless her and all those who serve on her.
Congratulations to the State, to the Navy and to the American's who built her!
And under budget, holy cow, hopefully the manufacturer of the "Heads" installed that new improved 'nuclear flushing system'.........well, I am not goin there.
Spent a few thousand hours flying and 'hunting', for these guys in 'on station' ops. Hence the P3 in the avatar.
Good luck to the crew....
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