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Not very often
Considering how many ships, and how many hours underway, measured against a handful of collisions (major or minor) per year, the answer is a very, very small number. And if you include hours in port, it is minuscule.
Funny, I served on FF-1065 about 12 years after the 1976 "sea creature incident" and never heard about it until just a few years ago. But it sure is a good story, isn't it?
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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