USS Porter hones her Navigational & DC skills

Discussion in 'International' started by trelawney126, Aug 12, 2012.

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  1. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    You've got to feel sorry for them Yanks, those tiny little oil tankers zip around erratically. Must be hard to dodge eh.
  2. Don't mock. This is highly reminiscent of HMS Southampton in 1988 (link).
  3. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    which spoiled a very promising evening with a young lady in Abu Dhabi......
  4. It will be a long time before we get to hear the full circumstances including navigational constraints, weather conditions, mechanical integrity, operational priorities etc. By the nature of their purpose, warships are expected to operate at the margins of the accepted safety envelopes.

    However, being struck on the starboard side does tend to point the finger at the hittee, rather than the hitter.
  5. If to your starboard red appear it is your duty to keep clear. Or perhaps the tanker was going astern?

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