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So, A Cruiser and a Sub Meet near a Sandbar (CG 56 & SSN 765)

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CG 56, post-crash(click to view full) On Oct 13/12, the Improved Los Angeles Class fast attack submarine USS Montpelier surfaced to periscope depth right in front of the the Ticonderoga Class guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto, during maneuvers off of Florida. Fortunately, no one was hurt, and the submarine’s nuclear reactor wasn’t affected in any way. The ship and the boat each weigh several thousand tons, however, so even a “fender bender” means there’s going to be damage. The damage in both cases appears to make repairs cost effective, but the US Navy is shrinking to a level where accidents and their long, unplanned fixes can create problems for the fleet as a whole. At this point, though, there’s nothing to be done except get on with it. Contracts & Key Events SSN 765, post-crash(click to view full) Nov 2/12: CG 56. USS San Jacinto enters dry dock at NS Mayport, FL, and BAE Systems Mayport in Jacksonville, FL receives a $9.7 million not-to-exceed contract modification, under a broader multi-ship, multi-option contract for ship maintenance and upgrades. All contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, on Sept 30/13. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, […]

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