USS Fort Worth, not enough gear oil!

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  1. mtgguitar

    mtgguitar Senior Member

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  2. WaywerdSon

    WaywerdSon Senior Member

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    Your government in action!!!
     
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  4. Donal

    Donal +1 or likes :dunno: Premium Member

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    With a yearly military budget of about $600,000,000,000 that still leaves $599,977,000,000 for 2016 :dunno:
     
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  5. Bill Hicklin

    Bill Hicklin Banned

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    The LCS (the fleet calls 'em "little crappy ships") have been a disaster right from the start. This casualty is very likely down to the absurd "minimal manning" concept which gives them crews too small to perform even basic preventive maintenance;* the idea was to "save money." (Yeah, because having the work done by civilian yardbirds will save money....)

    Add to this the nitwit decision a few years ago to scrap all the destroyer tenders, whose very function was to handle the maintenance and repair of small ships without having to bring them all the way home.

    *Or to perform damage control; the procedure if they take a hit is "an orderly abandon ship." They don't even bother to shock-test them, a standard part of Navy acceptance trials.
     
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  6. mtgguitar

    mtgguitar Senior Member

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    Now I understand.:)
     
  7. THDNUT

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    What's a matta? Some one don't know how to read a dip stick?
     
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    THDNUT Senior Member

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    That would make a nice yacht for the person who has everything.
     
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    Needs a g-force auto luber, a cool holographic image of George Wahington, US Navy scribbled down the side, a wider deck and adjustable nuts.
     
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  10. Joeydego

    Joeydego your mom is a nice lady V.I.P. Member

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    you'd think they'd make these things self lubing?

    I mean, if women could figure it out.........
     
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  11. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Wow!
    That's a good one.
    Tell it at a Lesbians convention!
    :shock:

    ... and run!
     
  12. Stinky Kitty

    Stinky Kitty Senior Member

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    After all, it is a littoral ship..
     
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    whoops someone gun-decked their PMS card.
     
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    They couldn't find the littoris.
     
  15. Joeydego

    Joeydego your mom is a nice lady V.I.P. Member

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    littoraly
     
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  16. Stinky Kitty

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    ..not even the man in the boat..
     

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