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Re: Curious... How often do we hit things....
While refueling from the USS Pawcatuck (AO-108), she must have lost her gyro and the helm wasn't paying attention to the compass and she drifted over and we collided broadside to broadside. The Captain ordered an emergency breakaway and we haul butt leaving her dragging fuel hoses in the water. We had one big old dent on the port stern quarter.
while on a ship or sub?? I mean have any of you experience your ship/sub hitting something large ( hopefully not enough to sink ya ), but enough to file a report, or seen the damage when inport, OR you had to dry-dock??
Just saw a report of USS CONNECTICUT SSN-type (SEAWOLF-class [??]) hitting an underwater object. I still remember when I was a young 'sea-squirt' hearing about a KNOX-class FF hitting or getting Hit by a "sea creature" (damaged the sonar dome).
I mention ships and subs, because if an A/C hit somethin' its curtains!!
Thanks for your time.
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