Tuesday, February 1, 2022

HMAS Adelaide.

This is coolbert:

The American navy does it. The Australian navy does it too.

Breakdown at sea. Ship ineffective. Repairs needed. Get a tow?

See my previous blog entry USN LCS class of warship difficulties. Thanks in this case to the Russian Internet web site Sputnik.

"Australia's Largest Warship Suffers Power Failure During Humanitarian Mission"

"MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Australian Navy frigate HMAS Adelaide was crippled by a massive power failure after completing a humanitarian mission in Tonga, earlier devastated by a volcanic eruption and tsunami, the ship's commander, Captain Stuart Watters, said on Monday."

NO POWER period? Even back-up failing? Sailors having to sleep on the deck the inside of the vessel is so stifling in the tropical climate.

These modern warships are extremely "touchy", the slightest damage even in a non-combat environment renders a ship out-of-action.

HEY! No one ever said life in the military was going to be easy, did they?


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