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    Default USS John S. McCain collides with merchant vessel in Singapore.

    A US guided-missile destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, has “sustained damaged” after collision with a merchant vessel while on a routine port visit to Singapore, the US Navy has said.
    “Initial reports indicate John S. McCain sustained damage to her port side aft,” the US Navy said, noting that the incident happened while “the ship was transiting to a routine port visit in Singapore.”

    The US warship reportedly hit AN Alnic MC vessel. A Search-and-rescue mission was under way, the navy added.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/400332-destro...sel-singapore/



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    beat me by 30 seconds.


    USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca
    http://www.c7f.navy.mil/Media/News/D...orm/hootsuite/




    SOUTH CHINA SEA - The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC
    while underway east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca on Aug. 21.

    The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time,
    while the ship was transiting to a routine port visit in Singapore.

    Initial reports indicate John S. McCain sustained damage to her port side aft.

    Search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities.

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    So the boat takes on the same characteristics of the pilot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
    So the boat takes on the same characteristics of the pilot.
    You would think people would have more sense than to name a military vessel after the idiot who already destroyed one.

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    Port=Left
    McPain just "Took damage" to his port side. WEIRD



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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    You would think people would have more sense than to name a military vessel after the idiot who already destroyed one.
    ^^^^This.^^^^
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    On another note: Why are Navy ships crashing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    You would think people would have more sense than to name a military vessel after the idiot who already destroyed one.

    The warship is named after John S. McCain, Sr., and John S. McCain, Jr., both Admirals in the U.S. Navy, and the grandfather and father, respectively, of the neocon Arizona senator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    On another note: Why are Navy ships crashing?
    The crew that crashed the Fitzgerald have been relieved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The warship is named after John S. McCain, Sr., and John S. McCain, Jr., both Admirals in the U.S. Navy, and the grandfather and father, respectively, of the neocon Arizona senator.
    Ah. But still....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    On another note: Why are Navy ships crashing?
    Because McCain was driving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    You would think people would have more sense than to name a military vessel after the idiot who already destroyed one.
    Up next, the USS Three Stooges the USS Strangelove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anaconda View Post
    Because McCain was driving?
    No he is hiking in AZ with Graham and Lieberman.

    I hope no poor Diamond Backs die from biting them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    No he is hiking in AZ with Graham and Lieberman.

    I hope no poor Diamond Backs die from biting them.



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    Reports from the scene indicate that the USS John McCain is offering to trade military information for mechanical assistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparebulb View Post
    Reports from the scene indicate that the USS John McCain is offering to trade military information for mechanical assistance.
    Thread winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    You would think people would have more sense than to name a military vessel after the idiot who already destroyed one.
    You would be correct. Naval tradition holds to not name a vessel after one that has sunk, or one that may harbor bad influence/luck. Likewise, ships/vessel names should not have sinkable namesakes in their name. For example, a ship named "Leadbottom" is asking for disaster. Naval tradition is very superstitious this way. Consider the post by Swordsmyth that the ship took damage to her Port which incidently is McCains affected side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    ^^^^This.^^^^
    One? He crashed every plane he flew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    You would be correct. Naval tradition holds to not name a vessel after one that has sunk, or one that may harbor bad influence/luck. Likewise, ships/vessel names should not have sinkable namesakes in their name. For example, a ship named "Leadbottom" is asking for disaster. Naval tradition is very superstitious this way. Consider the post by Swordsmyth that the ship took damage to her Port which incidently is McCains affected side.
    It's called a "Jonah".

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    One? He crashed every plane he flew.
    Only one ship, the CV USS Forrestal

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    For some reason I have the tune "YMCA" stuck in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
    For some reason I have the tune "YMCA" stuck in my head.
    Ewwww

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    The crew that crashed the Fitzgerald have been relieved.
    A half dozen officers including the CO and XO. Additionally, the CMC is the enlisted standout. Not the entire crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Only one ship, the CV USS Forrestal

    Son of a bitch must pay.

    Speaking of bad luck, Reagan accepted Saddam's apology for bombing the USS Stark, and he gets a carrier + fleet. To think if BUMED had accepted my appeal, I might have ended up on the Reagan, or attached to it at some point (I wanted to be a jet mechanic or navy nuke).

    Oh, and Lieberman's hat might say kid safe, but I wouldn't trust he's as-advertised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XNavyNuke View Post
    A half dozen officers including the CO and XO. Additionally, the CMC is the enlisted standout. Not the entire crew.

    XNN
    Yes, correct, the watchstanding crew and senior officers.

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