Wednesday, November 16, 2005

USS Philadelphia Returns Home

Cross-posted from The Stupid Shall Be Punished:

USS Philadelphia (SSN 690), which was involved in a collision with the Turkish M/V Yaso Aysen in the Arabian Gulf in September, returned home to Groton today. On the same day, the Squadron Deputy who had taken over command when the CO was fired turned the boat over to her new, permanent CO. Captain Brennan, the emergency CO, discussed the boat's material condition thusly:

"She obviously came 8,000 miles back so she does everything she needs to do and was able to answer the bell and accomplish all tasks," said Brennan, who commended the crew Wednesday for its performance after the accident. He said the submarine suffered minor damage to the deck, rudder and stern that will require about a week of repair work. Navy officials said they're not sure where they'll send the submarine for final repairs."

I earlier discussed various aspects of the Philly collision (in reverse chronological order) here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Welcome home, guys... and here's hoping you don't get screwed out of the I & I you deserve.

Going deep...


At 8:32 PM, Blogger geezernuke said...

Now that the Philly is home I am hopefull that we will get a comprehensive account about the incident from the crews point of view.
There should be a few lessons learned that would be of interest to us "Rules of the Road" diagnosticians.

At 11:46 PM, Blogger Vigilis said...

Unlike the sometimes informative accounts of the San Francisco (SSN 711) grounding, I doubt meaningful crew accounts regatding SSN-690's collision can be made, much less published.

Why? Because, there are too many open questions and obvious inconsistencies in official statements involving the Philly, which was also in a region of ongoing hostilities.

If wrong, I look forward to learning what actually happened, and perhaps why. Not holding my breath.


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