Woops! Navy Offitser (lol) Accidentally Fires Torpedo at Nuclear Dockyard

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    Yes, 'offitser' as in a nincompoop who could get lots of people killed by his incompetence.

    "Having a bad day, sir!' doesnt cut it if you gets lots of people killed.

    Bungling Navy officer accidentally fired a torpedo into a nuclear dockyard while doing maintenance

    The operator was allowed to return to work with increased supervision “in the short term to rebuild confidence in his reliability and to rebuild his self confidence”.

    The report states: “The aim of this get well package is to leave him fully trusted by himself and Command, having absorbed the lessons identified by this incident and increased his experience levels in the process.

    "Administrative action in the form of professional warning for reversion [demotion] is considered appropriate. In this instance disciplinary action for negligence may be appropriate, following legal advice.”

    The ship’s commanding officer praised the operator’s “professional intent, initiative shown and genuine desire to be efficient and maintain the system” in the report.

    He continued: “He is however culpable in that he failed to follow the JIC or have a copy ready to hand.”
    The report also found that the damage could have been worse had the test taken place at another time.

    It reads: “The ejection of the drill weapon occurred at a time when the jetty was unusually clear of vehicles, stores and personnel.
    And look at this rust bucket! My Lord, what has become of our Navy?
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    WTF???
     
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    Thats what I thought as well, but it happened for real.
     
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    Exactly.

    This comes after three U.S. Naval vessels were recently involved in collisions that cost the lives of dozens of sailors and cost many millions of dollars. WTF is wrong with our Navy? And are the other branches of our military similarly defective?

    Is the problem simple incompetence or is it sabotage by infiltrators within the ranks? I understand that non-citizens are being accepted in our military.
     
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    Just a heads up but that is HMS Argyll.....a BRITISH Frigate. And that is normal after a long stint at sea.
     
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    Damn the torpedo!
     
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    Op can't figure out what country the ship is from.

    Only on US messageboards.

    :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
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    Hey that was the photo that came with the article.

    I am an infantry man not some wave banger.

    :p
     
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    Bollocks!

    They could repaint at sea. I know since I have seen this in the movies!

    :)
     
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    Never assign to conspiracy that which can be more easily explained with incompetence and stupidity.

    But I hear you.

    US Navy ainta what she used to be.
     

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