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.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
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