Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, July 9, 2009

That Sub Is So Fraked

Last march, the USS Hartford, a Los Angeles class submarine, collided with the USS New Orleans in the Straits of Hormuz.

According to a report in today's the New London Day, the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, CT now has repair contracts for that boat amounting to $37.4 million. The work will not be completed until after the first of next year. I don't know for certain, but it sure sounds to me as though they have to replace the entire sail of the boat.

This is not a good year to be on another ship and need repair work. Between the Hartford's collision and the USS Port Royal's grounding in February, the navy's repair budget has probably taken a beating. Unless it is a mission-critical repair, I'll bet that other ships are being told to eiher fix it themselves or suck it up.

(The Day's public access expires within 24 hours, so there is no point in linking to them.)

2 comments:

Wicked Penguin said...

A $37 million "prang".

Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

And that does not take into account the cost of repairs to the USS New Orleans.