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An aircraft carrier "George W. Bush" 8 days installed a 27-ton anchor

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The installation of a 27-ton anchor on the USS George HWBush aircraft carrier completed the next phase of the planned dock repair of this American warship at the Norwegian naval base. This brought him one step closer to completing repairs and returning to service.


This message appeared in the official Twitter account of the U.S. Navy Command.

The anchor was installed by the deck section of the aircraft carrier on the starboard side, for which the department received gratitude on Wednesday from Robert Aguilar, commander of the ship USS George HWBush. As the captain noted, the deck department returned more than 113 tons of the anchor chain and a 27-ton anchor to the aircraft carrier.

The anchors were removed from the ship in February. Work on installing the first anchor began on June 8 and lasted eight days. This month it is planned to install on the aircraft carrier and a second anchor.

The planned repair of the George W. Bush involves maintenance and modernization of the warship. The U.S. Navy expects the ship to return to service in 2021.

USS George HWBush belongs to the Nimitz class and is the tenth, last aircraft carrier of this series. It has a large number of improvements that distinguishes it from other warships of its class.
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 19 June 2020 12: 31 New
    +9
    - Boatswain, cast the right anchor!
    -Eat, sir! Cap, but he does not sink!
    Cap thoughtfully: -Yes ... Bad omen!
    1. Aleks2048
      Aleks2048 19 June 2020 16: 59 New
      +3
      Laid down on September 6, 2003, launched on October 9, 2006, included in the fleet on January 10, 2009.
      according to Wikipedia about USS George HW Bush (CVN-77).

      The second tugboat Andrei Stepanov, after the lead Sergey Balk, is the first serial in a series of five marine tugboats of Project 23470. It was built at the Yaroslavl Shipyard according to the contract for two sea tugboats for the Ministry of Defense concluded in 2014. Laid down at YaZZ on July 27, 2015 and launched on June 29, 2017. Later it was transferred to the Sevastopol shipyard "Perseus", where it was completed on the water.
      from the article Sea Tug of Project 23470 “Andrey Stepanov” will leave for Kamchatka on the VO for 19.06.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX.

      All this causes a slight dissonance. Although everything can be logical ... In the end, Russia is a great land power and our strength is not in the Navy, but in the Army.
    2. Clear
      Clear 19 June 2020 22: 03 New
      -1
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      - Boatswain, cast the right anchor!
      -Eat, sir! Cap, but he does not sink!
      Cap thoughtfully: -Yes ... Bad omen!

      smile A housewife! Remember: a husband's large fat belly is a reliable anchor of family life.
  2. Free wind
    Free wind 19 June 2020 12: 32 New
    -8
    I wonder what can happen to the anchor. It is clear that they took off for planned work. The news is certainly not a fountain. Probably stupid Americans sawed money. Or what are they sawing there?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 19 June 2020 12: 36 New
      +6
      Quote: Free Wind
      I wonder what can happen to the anchor.

      You can lose the anchor, the rope links and staples can have extreme wear. The piece of iron also has its own diseases.
      1. Serg65
        Serg65 19 June 2020 13: 06 New
        +4
        Quote: tihonmarine
        You can lose the anchor, maybe the links the rope and staples to have extreme wear

        laughing Valera, Valera ... everything is much simpler! To clean a chain box, to paint. The anchor chain (and not the rope !!!) to clean, paint!
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 19 June 2020 13: 41 New
          +4
          Quote: Serg65
          Valera, Valera ... everything is much simpler! To clean a chain box, to paint. The anchor chain (and not the rope !!!) to clean, paint!

          Five years time, rolled out ashore (slipway deck can not stand). For me, a rope, and for others, a chain. I’m from the same cohort that I studied from the old Maremans. Try the old master to say "Five chain bows to the clus", so he will show where the crayfish hibernate.
          1. Serg65
            Serg65 19 June 2020 13: 50 New
            0
            Quote: tihonmarine
            For me, a rope, and for others, a chain. I’m from the same cohort that I studied from the old Maremans.

            what Oh don't wake a dare ......... old mareman ... laughing good
          2. Serg65
            Serg65 19 June 2020 14: 02 New
            -2
            Quote: tihonmarine
            Five years time, rolled ashore

            By the way .... how is the Tatar Strait doing wink laughing
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 19 June 2020 14: 14 New
              +1
              Quote: Serg65
              By the way .... how is the Tatar Strait doing

              I have not been there for a long time, it’s better to ask how Irbensky is doing, he is closer to me.
    2. Vadim Zhivov
      Vadim Zhivov 19 June 2020 12: 39 New
      +4
      Probably dull ... Sharpened ... wassat laughing
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 19 June 2020 13: 56 New
        +1
        Quote: VadimLives
        Probably dull ... Sharpened

        Well, on this occasion, the sailors even have a joke, which is already under 100 years old, but everyone says that "I myself saw it, we had it."
        1. Motorist
          Motorist 19 June 2020 21: 11 New
          0
          I’ll tell you myself: I’m going, I see that the young man is sharpening a spare anchor with a file. I told him: the 21st century, they say, has already come - take the Bulgarian! Well, he silently puts the file and advances after the grinder ... I was going about my mechanical matters; well, that turned around (suddenly a joke is not understood) and managed to stop the executive lad. And then it would be so with a sharpened anchor and swam ... (Whoever doesn’t like it, they went.)
    3. HAM
      HAM 19 June 2020 12: 42 New
      +2
      It’s inconvenient for rookies to sharpen their weight in files ....... wassat
    4. Olgovich
      Olgovich 19 June 2020 12: 46 New
      +1
      Quote: Free Wind
      and what can happen to the anchor

      Do not catch recourse
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 19 June 2020 13: 57 New
        +4
        Quote: Olgovich
        Do not catch

        Correctly will be "does not pick up."
    5. bk0010
      bk0010 19 June 2020 12: 55 New
      +3
      Quote: Free Wind
      I wonder what can happen to the anchor.
      Pranksters can happen. A newcomer came to the ship and the boatswain ordered him to saw off a paw at the anchor (joking, like). And the guy turned out to be a welder, he agreed on the shore and quickly gas-welded his paw at the anchor. The captain then said a lot of words to the boatswain precisely for the reason you voiced: no one would believe him that something could happen to the anchor, how to repair it under such conditions?
      1. Doctor
        Doctor 19 June 2020 14: 03 New
        +3
        Pranksters can happen.

        Like that.

        1. Serg65
          Serg65 19 June 2020 14: 19 New
          0
          bully Drew up, the whole tape stop burned ...
          1. Serg65
            Serg65 19 June 2020 14: 22 New
            0
            belay Also, gwax tack to hell with sabachim flew .... Pimpec !!!
          2. Cowbra
            Cowbra 19 June 2020 15: 23 New
            +2
            Lost in the naval way winked
        2. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 19 June 2020 14: 24 New
          0
          Quote: Arzt
          Like that.

          Well, it happens. Wines of the Captain and boatswain. Two idiots.
          1. Narak-zempo
            Narak-zempo 19 June 2020 16: 10 New
            +1
            Quote: tihonmarine
            Well, it happens. Wines of the Captain and boatswain. Two idiots

            And what does the captain and boatswain have to do with it, if the crank on the winch has his hands growing out of that place?
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 19 June 2020 16: 41 New
              10
              Quote: Narak-zempo
              And what does the captain and boatswain have to do with it, if the crank on the winch has his hands growing out of that place?

              Well, firstly it is a windlass, and the boatswain works on it. The hands here are certainly not quite experienced, but, you see, a couple of bows turned out fine, and then the rope flew ... and as you can see, he held the tape brake, but fly the rope, so Ferodo is on fire. As a result, the rope flies out and pulls out the gum. Painting Repin !!! Debriefing. Large ship of more than 10 tons. When anchoring, it is necessary to take into account the depth, if more than 000 meters, it is not recommended to poison the rope without a motor (the windlass is disconnected here). Next, when setting, you need to stop moving forward, back up and when the jet from the propeller reaches from the stern to the midsection, the ship becomes (no forward movement), we etch the rope to the ground with the motor, work the machine back, having a slight backward movement (so as not to dump rope into a pile) we etch the motor to about 20 bows (2 meters), windlass stop, car stop. We see the anchor taken away, when the ship begins to go into the wind, we begin to corrode the rope further to 50 depths (approximately). Next, we look at what the anchor holds, there is no drift, then we hold the belt brake, hold the pads (additional stop), raise the anchor ball, disconnect the windlass, hang up the car. Well, whose fault is your fault here. That's about such a method is considered trouble-free.
              1. Motorist
                Motorist 19 June 2020 21: 21 New
                +2
                Plus to you. Change the epaulette to the naval ...
                1. tihonmarine
                  tihonmarine 19 June 2020 21: 35 New
                  +2
                  Quote: Motorist
                  Plus to you. Change the epaulette to the naval one.

                  I can’t, in my photo my countrywoman is a lynx.
              2. Fitter
                Fitter 20 June 2020 09: 31 New
                +1
                BLIMEY!
                I haven’t heard so many beautiful and smart words from school :)
  3. Doctor
    Doctor 19 June 2020 12: 39 New
    +1
    Still use the Boldt anchor, although there is a modern AC-14.
    1. Serg65
      Serg65 19 June 2020 13: 19 New
      +1
      Quote: Arzt
      Still use the Boldt anchor, although there is a modern AC-14.

      Maybe the chip lies in the difference in the angle of the tilt of the paws relative to the spindle? What do you think?
      1. Doctor
        Doctor 19 June 2020 13: 33 New
        0
        Maybe the chip lies in the difference in the angle of the tilt of the paws relative to the spindle? What do you think?

        And in that too. The pulling force of the anchor is affected by a set of reasons, and in different conditions in different ways.
        Boldt's anchor was patented already in 1898, and the speakers were developed on a scientific basis in the late 50s.
        A 700 kilogram speaker holds like 1 ton Hall.
        The only thing he has in my opinion is the weight limit.
        1. Serg65
          Serg65 19 June 2020 13: 40 New
          +1
          Quote: Arzt
          Boldt's anchor was patented already in 1898, and the speakers were developed on a scientific basis in the late 50s.

          The ACs are mainly used by tankers, their bow contours are more even than those of an aircraft carrier .. in my opinion, it’s exactly 10 extra degrees of Boldt that influenced the choice of the anchor system yes
          1. Doctor
            Doctor 19 June 2020 13: 50 New
            +1
            The ACs are mainly used by tankers, their bow contours are more even than those of an aircraft carrier .. in my opinion, it’s exactly 10 extra degrees of Boldt that influenced the choice of the anchor system

            AC-14 was developed by order of the British Admiralty, this is the standard for ships of the British Navy.
            We also use it, even on submarines, only called PDS laughing .
            1. Serg65
              Serg65 19 June 2020 13: 52 New
              -1
              laughing then the Yankees did not take a steam bath with their renaming and left everything as it was since 1898 ..... conservatives bully
            2. sergo1914
              sergo1914 19 June 2020 14: 35 New
              +1
              Quote: Arzt
              The ACs are mainly used by tankers, their bow contours are more even than those of an aircraft carrier .. in my opinion, it’s exactly 10 extra degrees of Boldt that influenced the choice of the anchor system

              AC-14 was developed by order of the British Admiralty, this is the standard for ships of the British Navy.
              We also use it, even on submarines, only called PDS laughing .


              Is the plant management visible there?
              1. Doctor
                Doctor 19 June 2020 14: 45 New
                0
                Is the plant management visible there?

                Probably. This is the anchor of the "Shark" in honor of the 100th anniversary of the director Sevmash Egorov.
    2. Titus_2
      Titus_2 19 June 2020 13: 24 New
      0
      I’ve got to see what a miracle AC 14 .... something reminiscent of me for my chubby characters.
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 19 June 2020 16: 51 New
      0
      Quote: Arzt
      Still use the Boldt anchor, although there is a modern AC-14.

      Boldt's anchor is good, staff members love him, but nothing is better and more reliable than the good old Hall anchor.
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 19 June 2020 12: 53 New
    0
    Scheduled work to replace the 27 ton anchor! What really happened there that needed a replacement anchor?
  5. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 19 June 2020 12: 57 New
    +2
    I’ll get a dislike, I wonder if we had such an aircraft carrier, how much would you change ???
    1. Serg65
      Serg65 19 June 2020 13: 21 New
      +5
      Quote: Ravil_Asnafovich
      how much would change ???

      With the help of someone’s mother in 24 hours and 50% of the work would have been done manually!
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 19 June 2020 17: 07 New
        +1
        Quote: Serg65
        With the help of someone’s mother in 24 hours and 50% of the work would have been done manually!

        I had to change the 7 ton anchor of the Hall on the roads of Lerwick (Shetland Islands) from a tugboat, hand-to-hand, with the motto maybe and someone's mother. But in 4 hours they managed, installed, connected, filled in the compounds of the anchor bow and Kenter with lead. They dragged the anchor into the lock, gathered at the master and washed the new anchor for 4 hours. But 37 tons, it’s already something, even if one was installed, especially on the shore, as Serge said in 24 hours with washing by the master.
    2. shahor
      shahor 19 June 2020 18: 51 New
      0
      Quote: Ravil_Asnafovich
      how much would change ???

      I think billions for five ...
  6. Titus_2
    Titus_2 19 June 2020 13: 19 New
    0
    Well, for me the news is so-so, but the data about the weight is informative. With regards to the comments above, I suppose I can’t find a box for the chain and it’s very interesting about painting .... with such a weight, a descent pole is enough to make all the paint come off from the inside of the chain links.
    1. Serg65
      Serg65 19 June 2020 13: 47 New
      +1
      Quote: Titus_2
      .with such a weight, one descent of the polem is enough for all the paint to peel off the inside of the chain links.

      Average working length +/- half of the anchor chain, i.e. the second half of the chain will live in anticipation of work chilling it is not known how much time ... clean and painted wink
      Quote: Titus_2
      I think the box for the chain can not be found

      not find in what sense?
  7. Freedim
    Freedim 19 June 2020 14: 33 New
    +3
    In the course of the locksmith work, it was possible to establish that the rumors that the anchor was inside the gold were false ... request
  8. sergo1914
    sergo1914 19 June 2020 14: 34 New
    +3
    3,375 tons per day. Simple task.
  9. Cowbra
    Cowbra 19 June 2020 15: 19 New
    0
    Urya! Meanwhile, on coronovirus Teddy Roosevelt, a der slap with F / A-18F again occurred. Let me remind you that this is what the fleet buys again instead of the crap F-35. Everyone is alive, but the trend with the day of tinsmith in US aviation has not abated for 2 weeks
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 19 June 2020 16: 01 New
    0
    And if they lose, how long does it take to repair? laughing
  11. Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 19 June 2020 18: 34 New
    0
    Quote: Serg65
    Quote: tihonmarine
    You can lose the anchor, maybe the links the rope and staples to have extreme wear

    laughing Valera, Valera ... everything is much simpler! To clean a chain box, to paint. The anchor chain (and not the rope !!!) to clean, paint!

    in the fleet ... just the same, the anchor chain is often called the "anchor rope". At least in the civilian, to which I devoted 13 years of life directly hi
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 19 June 2020 21: 51 New
      0
      Quote: Region-25.rus
      in the fleet ... just the same, the anchor chain is often called the "anchor rope". At least in the civilian, to which I devoted 13 years of life directly

      The civilian fleet is completely connected with English terminology, because communication is only in English, and it is impossible to imagine that the pilot said “bait 3 anchors of a chain anchor”, he will say “3 bows of a rope into water”, or simply “3 bows into water” . This terminology has been ingrained in us for decades. For Russian military sailors, it’s different. So that can be called this way and that. I’m more familiar with the “rope”.
      1. Motorist
        Motorist 20 June 2020 00: 36 New
        0
        Quote: tihonmarine
        The civilian fleet is fully associated with English terminology

        Yes, in English the chain star of the windlass is "cable lifter". "Cable" - cable, rope.
        On the other hand - anchor chain (anchor chain), chain locker (chain box).
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 20 June 2020 11: 01 New
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          Quote: Motorist
          Yes, in English the chain star of the windlass is "cable lifter". "Cable" - cable, rope.
          On the other hand - anchor chain (anchor chain)

          When the fleet began in the good old days, there was no chain, but there was a rope, a rope, and so it went. And they are conservative shaves, time changes, but names remain. We are also accustomed to this, as it has gone since childhood, and is still in the language.
        2. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 20 June 2020 11: 07 New
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          Quote: Motorist
          Yes, in English the chain star of the windlass is "cable lifter".

          Yes, they have a lot to not understand at first glance. Well, to take the word "ship" we have a secondary gender, and they have a female gender from the word "ship", although there is the word "vessel".
          1. Revolver
            Revolver 21 June 2020 06: 56 New
            0
            Quote: tihonmarine
            Well, to take the word "ship" we have a middle clan, and they have a feminine from the word "ship"

            And this despite the fact that all (well, or almost all) inanimate objects they have "it" (a pronoun of the middle gender). Yes, and most animate, too. For example, a dog, which is a dog, they have "it", but a cyka, which is bitch, they have the same "she". But since ancient times, the ship was treated as an animate object, but why precisely the feminine? Maybe for the windy character lol
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 21 June 2020 21: 15 New
              0
              Quote: Nagan
              but why precisely the feminine?

              I wrote you "ship".
  12. Motorist
    Motorist 19 June 2020 20: 46 New
    0
    deck department
    laughing
    "Deck department" translates to "deck crew."

    Work on installing the first anchor began on June 8 and lasted eight days.

    To lie an anchor for 8 days is a good increase in GDP! good
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 19 June 2020 21: 52 New
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      Quote: Motorist
      To lie an anchor for 8 days is a good increase in GDP!

      Learn to cut loot!
      1. Motorist
        Motorist 19 June 2020 22: 02 New
        0
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Learn to cut loot!

        This will not work in the merchant fleet - we’ll fly into the pipe ...
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 20 June 2020 10: 49 New
          0
          Quote: Motorist
          This will not work in the merchant fleet - we’ll fly into the pipe ...

          Not only will fly out, but just dissolve into nothingness. But it's nice to hear when suckers are bred.