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U.S. warship deployed
near Sochi runs aground

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/19/2014 11:49:21 AM

Washington — The U.S. Navy says one of two U.S. warships dispatched to the Black Sea before the Sochi Winter Olympics is being inspected for damage after it ran aground at a Turkish port last week. The frigate USS Taylor ran aground Feb. 12 as it was preparing to moor at Samsun, Turkey, about 230 miles southwest of Sochi. The Navy says the Taylor was able to dock without further incident and no one was injured. The Taylor and the USS Mount Whitney were sent to the Black Sea in early February. The deployment was announced after an uptick in reports of

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Reply 1 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 2/19/2014 11:56:07 AM     (No. 9738465)

Bye bye, CO.
No more ships for you.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball, 2/19/2014 12:10:56 PM     (No. 9738492)

Even Navy ships bring on the local harbor pilot to come in to moor; That being said, it is still the ultimate responsibility of the COI. This model ship is a sub hunter so the sonar dome is probably messed up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/19/2014 12:20:17 PM     (No. 9738503)

There seem to be a lot of such accidents lately.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kofcfn, 2/19/2014 12:28:25 PM     (No. 9738514)

Instead of McHale´s Navy this is the Obama Navy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 2/19/2014 12:45:08 PM     (No. 9738531)

Now the good captain will get to try his hand at sailing a desk.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 2/19/2014 1:43:07 PM     (No. 9738606)

What could possibly go wrong when the stated goal is to have Diversity as the main goal of the United States Navy?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 2/19/2014 1:46:13 PM     (No. 9738612)

It´s embarrassing to see how inept the U.S. appears to be in the world at times. Obama and Kerry all the time, and an accident like this and the soldiers mocking around a flag-draped coffin on occasions. I honestly get the feeling many Americans just don´t take pride in themselves as Americans any more.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/19/2014 1:54:05 PM     (No. 9738626)

Idealogs demand loyalty and fear competence.

Highly competent people ask hard questions and demand answers.

Leftists hate that.

Only stupid conservatives think that the job at hand is really the job at hand.

Highly educated, elite leftists know that only the symbolism matters.

Making the US Military look stupid is a win for the Left.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/19/2014 2:36:01 PM     (No. 9738700)

Thus endeth that skippers sailing career.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LouD, 2/19/2014 3:10:27 PM     (No. 9738763)

He won´t lose his command if his parents have enough money. JFK was called a hero after being run over by a Japanese destroyer of all things. Were they all sleeping on watch and didn´t even hear the much bigger ship? He should have faced a court martial and lost any further commands. It happened to the USS Indianapolis´ skipper after he was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. But he didn´t have a rich, rum-running father.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/19/2014 3:25:55 PM     (No. 9738783)

You do not pull a gun and aim it at someone unless you believe that you might very well need to shoot them.

The same thing goes for navies. He didn´t and now bad things have happened.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: killerbee, 2/19/2014 4:08:28 PM     (No. 9738830)

Thank goodness Obama´s been clearing out all the experienced admirals and generals in our military.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: WI Cynic, 2/19/2014 4:45:12 PM     (No. 9738881)

The sonar dome on a Perry only protrudes a few feet below the hull - by Spruance standards, it´s tiny. The dome´s depth is quite a bit less than the screw´s depth.

I suspect the screw is what struck the bottom.

Either way, I read elsewhere that this was the Taylor´s last deployment, and that decommissioning was in the near future. It´s possible that no repairs will be made, so long as she can get home on her own.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: tipover, 2/19/2014 6:18:28 PM     (No. 9738971)

A Captain ignores a harbor pilots guidance at his own peril. There has been no mention of who was guiding the ship when it ran aground; whether Pilot or the ships crew.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/19/2014 7:26:25 PM     (No. 9739048)

Running aground is a no-no, regardless of daddy´s deep pockets and connections.

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