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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:32 pm 
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The Jolly Roger usually means they did something 'interesting' in the finger breaking area?

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On September 11th, 2017 the Navy released images of the USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)—the Navy's one-off, heavily modified Seawolf class nuclear fast attack submarine—as it made its way through the Hood Canal on its way back to its home port at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington State. Flying from the boat's conning tower was a big Jolly Roger flag. Its peculiar presence set off a round of inquiries as to its meaning.


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The Black Flag is interesting....but I'd be almost as interested in finding out how the sail got beaten up. Is that normal?


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More importantly, where's the broom?

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Brother Stormhammer wrote:
The Black Flag is interesting....but I'd be almost as interested in finding out how the sail got beaten up. Is that normal?

Quite normal after extended periods at sea. It shows that the ship has been used. Quite normal for exposed steel to corrode when under water for extended periods of time. Also, she's starting to age, having been in service since 2004. Not sure whether the age-old tradition of picking off rust when in port is something the US Navy Submarine Force still do...

However, if you think that looks bad, you should see how a British T-boat looks after its been at sea -- they looks like they've got scabies!

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The RN has always had a glue problem with the anechoic tiles.

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The RN has always had a glue problem with the anechoic tiles.

The glue was fine. The application practices, they were deficient. Seriously deficient. Like applying the glue over rust deficient.

So the surface prep properly and the anechoic tiles stay put. Most of them anyway.

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Francis Urquhart wrote:
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The RN has always had a glue problem with the anechoic tiles.

The glue was fine. The application practices, they were deficient. Seriously deficient. Like applying the glue over rust deficient.

So the surface prep properly and the anechoic tiles stay put. Most of them anyway.


Would that be the RN, or shoddy Guz contractors..?

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Would that be the RN, or shoddy Guz contractors..?


Both. Shoddy contractors who didn't do the work properly, poor RN quality control in that they didn't keel-haul the contractors.

One of the advantages of HMS Queen Elizabeth joining the fleet is that she will make keel-hauling so much more effective.

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Francis Urquhart wrote:
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Would that be the RN, or shoddy Guz contractors..?


Both. Shoddy contractors who didn't do the work properly, poor RN quality control in that they didn't keel-haul the contractors.

One of the advantages of HMS Queen Elizabeth joining the fleet is that she will make keel-hauling so much more effective.

What do you have against her poor keel and anti-fouling paint?

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What do you have against her poor keel and anti-fouling paint?

Its not the one I designed and developed.

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What do you have against her poor keel and anti-fouling paint?

Its not the one I designed and developed.


I thought that was for the last Queen Elisabeth in the fleet ;).......

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According to Fox News, last April Jimmy Carter came home with the Jolly Roger flying.

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I thought that was for the last Queen Elisabeth in the fleet ;).......

Actually, the Type 43 destroyers. QE was a bit before me.

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Francis Urquhart wrote:
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Would that be the RN, or shoddy Guz contractors..?


Both. Shoddy contractors who didn't do the work properly, poor RN quality control in that they didn't keel-haul the contractors.


Pfftt. A cover up all of it. You should have seen the other sub.

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Francis Urquhart wrote:
Craiglxviii wrote:
Would that be the RN, or shoddy Guz contractors..?


Both. Shoddy contractors who didn't do the work properly, poor RN quality control in that they didn't keel-haul the contractors.

One of the advantages of HMS Queen Elizabeth joining the fleet is that she will make keel-hauling so much more effective.

"...and that's SERIOUS on an aircraft carrier."

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Johnnie Lyle wrote:
Francis Urquhart wrote:
Craiglxviii wrote:
Would that be the RN, or shoddy Guz contractors..?


Both. Shoddy contractors who didn't do the work properly, poor RN quality control in that they didn't keel-haul the contractors.

One of the advantages of HMS Queen Elizabeth joining the fleet is that she will make keel-hauling so much more effective.

What do you have against her poor keel and anti-fouling paint?

Discussing QUEEN ELIZABETH'S antifouling paint is itself grounds for keelhauling in some circles.

Anyone seen details of how's JIMMY CARTER's Jolly Roger was defaced?

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Francis Urquhart wrote:
One of the advantages of HMS Queen Elizabeth joining the fleet is that she will make keel-hauling so much more effective.

It's a sub problem, leave the keelhauling to the bubblebrains. Boat depth at the time of keelhauling determined by their opinion of the offense. :o

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No, we have our own ways..... :twisted:

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No, we have our own ways..... :twisted:

Does it involve torpedo tubes?

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Yes. And wheel spanners.

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