US Navy Transport Vessels Called “Rusty Tin Cans”


American transport ships backup fleet are "rusty cans" that are not able to fully fulfill the tasks assigned to them. This was the opinion of the former head of the legal advisory service of the US Maritime Administration at the Department of Transportation, Denise Krepp, who wrote the corresponding article for the official portal of the US Naval Institute.


The American expert claims that today the basis of the US transport fleet is "ships of the Cold War", put into operation "back in the early 70s of the last century."

The ships of the Cold War era, which form the backbone of the transport fleet, were significantly degraded, posing a threat to military personnel and national security.

- He writes, citing the example of the court Cape May and Altair, launched in 1972 and 1973.

As an example of the poor condition of the US Navy transport ships, Krepp recalls that last fall there were exercises where only 61 of the 39 available transport ships were able to carry out the combat mission, while the remaining 22 vessels were conditionally ready to perform combat missions.

The author of the article concludes that the transport ships of the American fleet are in urgent need of replacement or repair.

In 2018, a catastrophic shortage of sailors for the US reserve fleet was reported. According to experts, in the event of a conflict, half of the US reserve fleet will remain in place, since there will be no one to manage it.

For our part, we can add that this article was published ahead of the discussion of the new US military budget for 2021. Draw your own conclusions.
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  1. Vladimir_2U 13 February 2020 09: 04 New
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    So the dollar krants, or wait a little longer to celebrate? laughing
    1. Same lech 13 February 2020 09: 13 New
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      Rather, new injections of dollars are needed ... so they sang the old song that everything is bad ... the incentive must be substantiated economically ... this is done practically everywhere not only among Americans.
      1. Dmitry Donskoy 13 February 2020 09: 46 New
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        Well, it’s rather not “being done,” but it is. I remember when I was at the Topol, when the main thing when I went on duty to field positions from a permanent deployment station was that all the equipment would go beyond the checkpoint. And then the whole "service" broke down along the entire route and a couple of days they were collected by tractors. repeat yes
      2. Michael vitman 13 February 2020 10: 05 New
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        Such banks of the Russian Navy would not hurt!
      3. TermNachTer 13 February 2020 21: 21 New
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        It sounds strange. Everything is bad in the Russian Navy, everything is fine in the USA. And here, such a setup.
    2. Vasyan1971 13 February 2020 09: 51 New
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      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      So the dollar krants, or wait a little longer to celebrate? laughing

      Wait until next Thursday. And then, if the rain passes.
    3. svp67 13 February 2020 10: 37 New
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      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      So the dollar krants, or wait a little longer to celebrate?

      And what do you mean, the calendar is no longer enough for "holidays"?
      1. Vladimir_2U 13 February 2020 10: 44 New
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        I mean, it is not clear whether to rejoice in rust, or to grieve the numerous ships supplying the fleet of a probable "partner". )))
        1. svp67 13 February 2020 10: 51 New
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          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          I mean, it is not clear whether to rejoice in rust, or to grieve the numerous ships supplying the fleet of a probable "partner". )))

          But nothing, just take note.
          1. Vladimir_2U 13 February 2020 11: 04 New
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            Oh thanks, can I not write comments then?
            1. svp67 13 February 2020 11: 08 New
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              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              Oh thanks, can I not write comments then?

              Yes please. What kind of extremes you have are ready to celebrate, then they are ready to merge ...
              1. Vladimir_2U 13 February 2020 11: 33 New
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                In fact, there is what? Where did you read about the readiness to celebrate?
  2. Mountain shooter 13 February 2020 09: 13 New
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    A good piece, 70 - 80 transport ships tongue contracts, orders ...
    1. Same lech 13 February 2020 09: 25 New
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      A good piece, 70 - 80 transport ships contracts, orders ...

      ... kickbacks smile at 10 percent.
  3. Ros 56 13 February 2020 09: 17 New
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    Again, the generals do not have enough money to cut. fellow So this is the secret of such a huge striped military budget, and we wonder where they are putting the money. request We have ten times less, but somehow it looks like no worse, we can reduce it on occasion.
  4. Free wind 13 February 2020 09: 17 New
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    An American expert, legal adviser to the Department of Transportation, and just a lawyer, how can he even know something. His task is to advise on the correctness of paperwork, for example, when an employee is dismissed. that he would not sue the company. The condition of the courts is not his business. Well, krants are fond of the dollar, the liquid masons just don’t tell us this, I read about it in the Crocodile magazine for 1956
    1. Same lech 13 February 2020 09: 39 New
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      Yes, just a lawyer

      Yes, just an intermediary ... what
    2. Den717 13 February 2020 09: 55 New
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      Quote: Free Wind
      An American expert, legal adviser to the Department of Transportation, and just a lawyer, how can he even know something.

      Obviously, this adviser to the Ministry of Transport could be tied to contractual work on civilian freight in the interests of the Pentagon in overseas territories. It should be understood that service structures have a large amount of information, despite the fact that counterintelligence is not always able to achieve the necessary secrecy regime. So infa leaks from procurement sites, interviews of people who are not limited in their attempts by subscriptions of various kinds.
    3. Vasyan1971 13 February 2020 10: 23 New
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      Quote: Free Wind
      how could he even know something.

      And if you continue your logic, how do you know what Mr. Cross should know? After all, although he is an ex, he is still a “head.” Or do you have access to his job description?
  5. knn54 13 February 2020 09: 20 New
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    The main reason is the lack of sailors. The fact is that the% of the white population is decreasing, and Latinos and African Americans are becoming more and more. So in the foreseeable future there will be a shortage of specialists not only in the Navy.
    Hence the “fascination” with both sea and aircraft drones.
    1. Lannan Shi 13 February 2020 12: 29 New
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      Quote: knn54
      . The fact is that the% of the white population is decreasing, and there are more and more Latin Americans and African Americans.

      Do not worry about the Americans. Everything is OK with the mob resource. Firstly, the white population of the United States is 1,6 times the population of Russia. Total population. And white and not very. Yes, and it is growing, the white population of the United States, and not decreasing, as we have. And secondly ... The tradition of serving in the army is strong among rednecks. And with their birth rate, everything is quite safe. The American hinterland is not a practically extinct Russian village .. For about 70 years, the number of rednecks jumps in the region of 55-60 million. And now, by the way, there are more rednecks than at the peak of the Cold War. We need to think about where we will import sailors from, in about 15 years. From Congo, or from Ethiopia.
  6. Lamata 13 February 2020 09: 25 New
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    it is noteworthy that the article was written by a lawyer, not a technical specialist. Although I myself am a lawyer.
  7. smaug78 13 February 2020 09: 31 New
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    Again, everything was gone)))
    1. Lamata 13 February 2020 10: 30 New
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      Completely gone, even a ray of hope there is no hope
  8. aszzz888 13 February 2020 09: 43 New
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    The US backup fleet’s transport vehicles are “rusty cans,” unable to fully fulfill their assigned tasks. Such an opinion was reached by the former head of the Legal Advisory Service of the US Maritime Administration at the Department of Transportation Denise Krepp,
    Self-critical laughing . Spins additional investments from the state budget.
  9. Cowbra 13 February 2020 09: 46 New
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    Bullshit, it’s much funnier that they began to write off the advertised LCS ships, moreover, they were built 6 years ago))) Yeah, the same ones:

    Thunderstorm of the seas and okiyan, which will find all and all submarines and deliver all the infantry, sinking the enemy fleet at high speed wassat
    The US Navy announced plans for the 21st year budget to begin to write off its “littoral” (coastal) ships - for starters, four pieces are equally divided between the Freedom and Independence types. Ships from 12 to ... 6 years old will be put on the wall! The fleet seems to have fed up with a dubious concept. Especially delivered at the time the story of the repair of one of them - "Fort Worth" in Singapore with a sharp body. And the idea of ​​using ships for “testing and training personnel” does not shine at all because of the high cost of their operation (yeah, what do you want from ships with such a powerful and uneconomical power plant, gee, gee, who would have thought!). As a small consolation, the fleet claims to be “invaluable experience” in the development of “anti-submarine, anti-mine, anti-ship capabilities”. Yeah. And most importantly, what the fleet hopes for is to get them to stop eating their money!
    Now there is an opportunity for US satellites and limitrophs to purchase cheaply one or two relatively modern ships with “unique speed characteristics”, high “gluttony” and armed with a small-caliber gun. Yes, maybe the fleet wants to hand them over to the US Coast Guard? Nefiga - there they don’t know what to do with their “freedoms” (hussars, keep quiet!). In general, fly, cheaper! The United States has cost billions; for a couple of hundred (million) you will be lost - for nothing!
    1. aszzz888 13 February 2020 10: 00 New
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      Cowbra Today, 09:46 AM ...
      Thunderstorm of the seas and okiyan, which will find all the submarines and deliver all the infantry, sinking the enemy fleet at high speed wassat
      And if it starts firing from the gun! wink
  10. Vasyan1971 13 February 2020 09: 49 New
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    significantly degraded, threatening military personnel and national security

    Well, what's the matter? Introduce sanctions against them!
  11. rocket757 13 February 2020 09: 50 New
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    The ships of the Cold War era, which form the backbone of the transport fleet, were significantly degraded, posing a threat to military personnel and national security.

    Interestingly, are they no longer suitable, or are there "frozen machines" and relaxation rooms missing now?
  12. Dimka75 13 February 2020 10: 15 New
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    US Navy Transport Vessels Called “Rusty Tin Cans

    The author himself named them so, and wrote about it himself.
    The circle is closed.
    The level of articles goes through the roof
  13. rotmistr60 13 February 2020 10: 35 New
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    Americans have no time for auxiliary vessels. Trump once again told his voters now about the “fastest” missiles (before that were the “smartest”), about the creation of the Space Forces ... The new aircraft carrier cannot be put into operation in any way. And then some lawyer-consultant (?) About some auxiliary courts.
    1. Lamata 13 February 2020 10: 52 New
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      it’s kind of like a head, though ex, a lawyer of service, and he, perhaps, is arrogant and “knows everything”
  14. orionvitt 13 February 2020 10: 39 New
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    That's what it means to inflate the number of military units, beyond measure. The echo of the cold war. Well, nothing, next tin cans will be sold to Ukraine, an established practice.
  15. voyaka uh 13 February 2020 11: 24 New
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    “Of the 61 available transport ships, only 39 were able to complete the combat mission, while the remaining 22 vessels were conditionally ready for combat missions.” ////
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    Wow! This is a very high degree of combat readiness. After all, these are AUXILIARY ships.
    Even in the main combat aircraft in many countries, the combat readiness does not exceed 50%.
  16. Alexey RA 13 February 2020 11: 42 New
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    The ships of the Cold War era, which form the backbone of the transport fleet, were significantly degraded, posing a threat to military personnel and national security.

    - He writes, citing the example of the court Cape May and Altair, launched in 1972 and 1973.

    As I understand it, Krepp means this "Altair":

    55 thousand tons of displacement, 33 knots. One of the eight Algols purchased in 1981-1982. to enable global high-speed transfer of heavy divisions. During the first Gulf War, this eight transported 14% of all cargo.
    1. Oleg83 13 February 2020 13: 29 New
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      According to the article, it’s a little incomprehensible what exactly they write about the US transport fleet or the transport ships of the reserve fleet
      US Reserve Fleet Transport Vehicles Are Rusty Tin Cans

      The American expert claims that today the basis of the US transport fleet is "ships of the Cold War", put into operation "back in the early 70s of the last century."

      I looked on the Internet on the ships of the US transport fleet - many ships built in the 90s and 00s. And there are still ships of the transport fleet that were sent to the reserve, here there are just ships of the 70s, all ships of the Algol type (as the author cited above) and others are in reserve
  17. tuts 13 February 2020 19: 28 New
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    As they say, cry more a card likes a tear
    Another cut dough of the United States of America