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on 2004-May-18 02:00:22 Anonymous coward said
on 2004-Sep-04 22:57:12 Anonymous coward said
This can't be real?
on 2004-Sep-18 06:12:17 Anonymous coward said
I think this may be a 1950's underwater nuclear test. Looks like an old WW II vintage flat-top carrier floating next to it. They used to put ships at various distances from "ground zero" to see the effects of underwater nuclear blasts on ships.
on 2004-Sep-28 10:17:35 Anonymous coward said
That's no WW2 Carrier. It's got the angled-deck, and from the layout, I'd say it's from the Constellation / Kitty Hawk Class, which weren't retired until the end of the Cold War.
on 2004-Oct-21 08:15:54 Anonymous coward said
Actually this is just a normal test that we conduct on all our ships. No big deal.
on 2004-Oct-21 09:14:33 Anonymous coward said
LTF is correct. It is called a shock test and all ships go through one to test for hull integrity and missile (things flying around loose) hazard.
on 2005-Jan-31 21:47:56 Anonymous coward said
I think it is a picture frome the "Baker" nuclear tests in Bekni
on 2005-Feb-11 16:04:59 Anonymous coward said
Move along people, there's nothing to see OMG! Would you look at that!
on 2005-Jul-20 01:05:46 Anonymous coward said
See I told you that they served beans on Subs.
on 2005-Jul-28 20:04:28 Anonymous coward said
HA HA, Ya missed!
on 2005-Aug-30 09:46:54 Anonymous coward said
Simple Shock test. As said before ALL ships go through this. Still it's pretty intense when you're onboard.
on 2005-Sep-28 12:25:13 Anonymous coward said
Captain:"Cutting it a little bit close, aren't we Gridley?!"
on 2005-Dec-21 15:46:28 Anonymous coward said
Yeah, that's just our standard "Drop a nuke fifty feet from the ship and see what happens" test. If the ship sinks, we don't use it anymore. If it still floats, it passes the test.
on 2006-Jan-23 12:58:04 Anonymous coward said
So that what happens when you put cans in a pressurized enviorment.
on 2006-Mar-03 12:25:12 Anonymous coward said
Captain:I Told Ya To Fire At The Goddamn Enemy Ya Numbskull Not 50 feet waya from us
on 2006-Mar-23 23:05:13 Anonymous coward said
a-6. ha ha i sunk your carier...no wait
on 2006-May-02 07:22:33 Anonymous coward said
Some-one didn't get the Memo
on 2006-May-02 07:24:06 Anonymous coward said
Some-one didn't get the Memo
on 2006-May-22 00:54:59 Anonymous coward said
A2... miss A3.. miss B4...miss
A2... miss A3.. miss B4...miss
on 2006-Jun-13 14:49:16 Anonymous coward said
It's not a nuke folks. Geez...
on 2006-Jun-28 16:19:32 Anonymous coward said
I don't think anyone on the ship is really splitting hairs over what type of bomb it was. Bottom line, it was BIG and it was CLOSE!!!
on 2006-Aug-03 02:14:26 Anonymous coward said
Excuse me Sir - about that underwater volcano somewhere around here - I think we found it!
on 2006-Aug-11 17:49:32 Anonymous coward said
on 2007-Feb-16 02:43:38 Anonymous coward said
... and off to your right folks is... OMG!!!!
on 2007-Feb-17 13:47:05 Anonymous coward said
This is called Shock Trials for the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 (Nimitz Class). Not all ships go through this, normally one ship of the class. The Roosevelt was the first of the Nimitz class to be built modularly and needed to be tested for it's ability to handle near misses.
on 2007-Feb-17 15:53:40 Anonymous coward said
This looks like it was test 3 of 4. The charge was suspended 100 ft down and was the equivalent of 20,000 lbs of dynamite. And yes it was quite an experience.
on 2007-Mar-08 00:21:51 Anonymous coward said
A-3.. Miss, A-6.. Miss, C-4.. AGHHH you got the sub!!!
on 2007-Mar-08 00:24:49 Anonymous coward said
a. Sir! The're firing on us!
b. Are you sure?
a. Pretty sure of it sir.
on 2007-May-05 22:59:41 Anonymous coward said
just imagine the guy in sick bay getting a tetnus shot in the rear at that exact moment
on 2007-Jul-26 23:02:36 Anonymous coward said
mario the red baron
Nothing about playing little battleship game.......IN REAL LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!
on 2007-Oct-05 20:13:09 Anonymous coward said
Fucking dumb ass test if you ask me, what if it failed and sank? Oh dear we'll have to build another one!!!!!
on 2007-Oct-31 19:11:59 Anonymous coward said
That's why they didn't ask you. They already know that the carrier won't sink, and I'm sure all the hatches are closed to contain any leaks that do occur.
on 2007-Nov-12 12:10:03 Anonymous coward said
on 2007-Nov-30 16:39:57 Anonymous coward said
"Lieutenant, allez voir si Popeye n'est pas encore en train de pêcher à la dynamite et amenez-le-moi!..."
on 2008-Jan-12 13:53:38 Anonymous coward said
told ya not to feed beans to the divers....
on 2008-Jun-06 03:56:01 Anonymous coward said
I said NO BEANS FOR DINNER!!!
on 2008-Aug-21 12:48:29 Anonymous coward said
I think it is the USS AMERICA. Check out www.navsource.org/archives/02/66.htm
USS AMERICA was..." Sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, off VA coast, on 14 May 2005, after 25 days of tests consisting of underwater and surface simulated attacks on the ship."
on 2008-Sep-14 04:47:23 Anonymous coward said
US Navy - 1
Fish - 0
on 2010-Feb-25 08:49:33 Anonymous coward said
Lol this is definately no underwaternuke, in those experiments the ships were either thrown in the air a good few hunred feet or partially vaporized.. i'd say this is either a custom bomb or an incredibly pumped up seamine or something like that
on 2010-Jun-18 18:53:43 Anonymous coward said
It's a routine shock test. They moor the ship a prescribed distance from a barge heavily laden with high explosives and light it off. Everyone aboard is at Battle Stations, and you grip something solid while standing on the balls of your feet with all of your joints flexed.
on 2011-Dec-07 12:10:41 DrTracy said
Fred, that was one of our ships! Really Bob? Yeah, Fred!! Well, Bob, I guess I'm due for another of the boss's famous chewing outs.
on 2012-Apr-18 09:26:44 DrTracy said
I've always heard that a Blowfish fart was awesome, but this is waaaay over the top!!!