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The fire at the UDC "Bon Omm Richard." US Navy Welders

The fire at the UDC "Bon Omm Richard." US Navy Welders

In the US on the Pacific Navy fleet For more than a day, San Diego has been burning (rather dying) the Bonhomme Richard LHD-6 universal landing ship (Wasp) with a displacement of more than 40 thousand tons.

"Simpleton Richard" and the future admiral of the Russian fleet

The name of the ship translates as "Simpleton Richard," or rather, "Simpleton Richard." This name was borne by the 42-gun flagship of the squadron of American warships during the US War of Independence. True, the purchase of most of the ships themselves was paid by the Ambassador of the USA in Paris, Benjamin Franklin (the one who invented the lightning rod), for the money of French private individuals (or it was arranged in this way). But the crews there were largely recruited from the French, most of the ships were also commanded by the French, and two ships were completely private privateers from France. However, there were residents of the North American colonies, and even captured British, who were not averse to piracy against their own: the squadron was engaged in hunting for British merchant shipping, that is, the business was profitable.

The squadron was led by a Scottish sailor and privateer, Commodore John Paul Jones, later nicknamed the "father of the American Navy." This ship itself was not its flagship for long and sank during the battle at Cape Flamborough Head with the British in 1779, which both sides considered their victory, and the Americans later declared the symbol of the "birth" of the US Navy, although it was the Americans in that battle few. The simpleton sank, but John Paul Jones managed to capture his adversary, the Serapis frigate, but the truth was that the convoy that the British were guarding nevertheless left, and there were about 40 ships and they belonged to the so-called Moscow Company of the British, known since the time of Ivan the Terrible.

But Commodore Jones himself, after the War of Independence, got bored, entered the Russian service, receiving the rear admiral rank from the hands of Catherine the Great, and distinguished himself in the battles at Ochakov in 1788, where the Turkish squadron was defeated and the fortress was taken. But, for a number of reasons, he did not take root in Russia, made many enemies, including His Excellency Prince Grigory Potemkin, and left for France, where he died a few years later, while retaining American citizenship, title and monetary allowance of Rear Admiral of the Russian Imperial Fleet (mother Catherine was not a petty woman).

This name, in addition to the current UDC and a 42-gun sailing vessel, was used to name three ships, but the construction of one was canceled during the Civil War, once the CV-10 aircraft carrier of the Essex type was called so. but then it was renamed Yorktown, and once again this name was again given to one of the 24 Essexes, CV / CVA-31, decommissioned only in 1971, and disposed of in 1989. Although UDC is often called light aircraft carriers. In particular, Bonhomme Richard underwent re-equipment including the use of F-35B fighters.

Welder - the main enemy of the ship in repair

The ship caught fire during repairs carried out afloat at the pier, the cause of the fire is still unknown. They report both the fault of the welders and the explosion. But the ship was burning with might and main. The fire started in the area of ​​the lower cargo deck, above the engine room and fuel tanks with 3700 tons of fuel, but under the hangar deck. True, it was possible to defend the fuel, but the ship seems to burn out all above the landing deck and hangar, although the flame is already localized only in the bow and stern; in the central part, apparently, everything has already burned down. From the very beginning, the ship had too few crews (160 out of 1100 people, and there should have been about 300 on board even in the base), and even the fire alarm and fire extinguishing systems were turned off, because the ship was under repair.

Fire control is carried out both by fire brigade forces on vehicles and by crew teams from this and other ships, fire boats and helicopters are watered. But the fire at the time of writing was still ongoing. More than 60 people have already been injured (23 of them are civilian firefighters), and there are no dead. Steel structures bent, the aluminum superstructure "island" partially collapsed and melted, a roll appeared on the starboard side from the received water, although it was possible to reduce it. But then, after three days of the fire, when the central part and the superstructure mostly burned out, and the fire was localized in the bow and stern, but continued to burn, the bank already appeared on the port side, and much more significant. Firefighters and sailors, in view of fears that the ship would fall on the pier, had to be removed from the ship and pier. Then, however, there were reports that they were returned back, but the roll, judging by the photo, has not gone away. Moreover, by the evening of July 16, they also reported that the ship seemed to be burned out and put out.

UDC "Bon Om Richard" July 16, 2020. The roll is very noticeable and is about 10 degrees, and, given the large open spaces of the landing decks, the dock chamber and the hangar deck, where the flow of water can not be stopped, the situation is very difficult

Even when the ship becomes completely safe in terms of fire and does not turn upside down, it will almost certainly be written off: the fire burned for more than 3 days, and in most of the ship the properties of the steel changed irreversibly from contact with a high-temperature flame.

And the repair will require huge sums and time. Theses about the “age ship” are already being thrown into the press, although 22 years are not age for UDC, they serve for 40-50 years. In addition, they want to write off a number of large amphibious ships - now less to think about the choice. Losing tanks, parts of other equipment and the reduced and reformed American Marines need fewer ships, and large "paratroopers" are now considered dangerous by the current commandant of the ILC - they will be primarily drowned by the latest Russian hypersonic anti-ship missiles, after aircraft carriers, of course.

Welders, if it is them again, destroyed and crippled dozens, if not hundreds of ships in all fleets, not excluding ours, of course. So, a month ago in France during the welding work, the Perle nuclear submarine, which they will probably write off, was completely burned out. We remember the fires in our fleet, and in Chinese, and many others. As for the US Navy, as the American media write, "the USA lost the fleet from the fires, which many countries never had, but almost no one answered." Questions are already being heard in the USA: will one of the admirals and officers answer for the mess in the Navy or not again?

Sad incomplete list

May 20, 2011 - USS Spruance.

The destroyer USS Spruance (DDG-111) was damaged during post-delivery tests at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Maine when routine tests of gas turbine engines resulted in a fire in the ship's propulsion system. Spryuens, who inherited this name from a large series of destroyers built in the 70-80s, had already passed sea trials and was handed over to the Navy, and the shipyard was working on a new destroyer, apparently eliminating the imperfections when the fire happened. Fortunately for them, there was no fatal nature of the damage.

May 23, 2012 - USS Miami.

The USS Miami (SSN-755) multi-purpose submarine caught fire during repairs at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, which later revealed that it was arson. Casey's welder James Fury pleaded guilty to setting up a fire that caused $ 700 million in damage, because he was tired of going to work and generally wanted to "dump" the shipyard early and drink some beer. Result of this anecdotal stories: The nuclear submarines were written off.

March 3, 2015 - USS Gunston Hall.

The USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44) Widby Island Landing Transport Dock (DTD) had a three-hour fire on board when the ship was being maintained at NASSCO's Portsmouth, Virginia shipyard.

Initial reports indicated that a fire had started in a storeroom below the main deck, and the ship's emergency fire brigade responded immediately, with the Portsmouth Fire Department quickly joining them. One sailor was slightly injured. The ship went to repair.

July 31, 2015 - USS Mount Whitney.

USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) suffered a 45-minute fire that started in the diesel generator bay while the command ship was dry docked at the Viktor Lenac shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia. No casualties were reported. But the damage from the fire extended the repair time by at least 2 months.

November 10, 2018 - USS Oscar Austin.

The USS Oscar Austin destroyer (DDG-79) was undergoing a one-year modernization at the BAE Systems Norfolk shipyard in Virginia when a fire broke out in the wiring of the ship.

"They reported that they had an electric fire in one of the bow compartments, and the survivability division was busy fighting fire. They also had a survivability group on board with the destroyer USS Cole (the same one the terrorists in Aden almost destroyed) on board, helping in their efforts, a total of about 30 people, "the Norfolk fire department’s incident report said. Local firefighters were at the scene for only about two hours, after which the anti-terrorist brigades Damage, the Navy took control of the situation and the firefighters left the pier.

Although the fire did not rage for long, it cost him dearly. Instead of a year, Oscar Austin will be under repair until at least 1 quarter of 2022. According to the published unclassified documents on the repair and modernization of the ship, repairmen at the shipyard need to be given more time to repair damage caused by both fire and fire fighting. “Extinguishing the fire caused significant damage to fire, smoke and water. Thirty-two rooms received considerable damage, including several components of the Aegis air defense system, NAVSEA spokeswoman Colin O'Rourke said in an interview at the time. “As soon as the initial preparedness work is completed, the ship will leave for the Norfolk Naval Station to complete the remaining restoration of damaged equipment and facilities. Due to the complexity, availability and fabrication or refurbishment of waveguides and cabinets, the refurbishment and test schedule remains revised. ”

The work of BAE welders was blamed for the fire.

“After the incident, the navy worked with BAE to establish additional preventative and safety measures. Enhanced training was provided for all BAE employees related to welding and other hot work and fire watch. Individual training permission was also increased as and the number of checks for permits for hot work, "O'Rourke said." In the administrative plan, BAE has implemented measures to ensure staff rotation at the facility between shifts, the boundaries of work are clearly outlined, and the scope of work was duly reported to BAE managers. ”

But, as we can see, the measures taken are not very helpful.

May 2019 - USS Fitzgerald.

Destroyer commander USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) Garrett Miller wrote a memo outlining unsafe maintenance conditions and practices that have led to several fire-related incidents over the past year. Fitzgerald was at the Ingalls Mississippi Shipyard for repairs and upgrades after a fatal collision with a merchant ship in 2017.

"The lack of fire safety is a serious problem in this project, and I am extremely concerned that we are on the way to a catastrophic fire on board. The NSA (Naval Supervisory Authority) and contractor have taken measures to reduce, but they were ineffective. I saw improvements in government oversight over the past few months, but little has changed in the long run. The most recent incident is unpleasantly similar to the recent USS Oscar Austin fire, "Miller wrote in a May state report.

In February 2018, he wrote, there was a fire on the deck "due to the amount of work transferred outside the area of ​​responsibility of the fire watch without communication with the fire watch." “In December 2018, there was a“ burning ”from welding the transverse bulkhead without the presence of a fire watch. The workers changed the order of work without coordination with the fire supervision and the supervising work, violating the rules for the work. The fire inspector discovered burnout, stopped work and informed the fireman shipyard inspector. "

After several workplace closures or even ship stops to review safety measures, Miller reported regular fires - and, alarmingly, fires occurring when no one was on duty nearby. As a result, a fire occurred on the destroyer, which solidly delayed the completion date of work on it.

Although that mess at the shipyard against the background of the mess on the destroyer itself, which led to the collision and the death of 7 people, in general, is nonsense. The investigation of the clash, which lasted almost a month and a half, revealed the “atmosphere of general negligence, connivance and sloppiness” that reigned aboard the destroyer (as indicated in the report). So, the electronic navigation system of the ship did not work, and it was not only not going to be repaired, but quite the opposite - it was dismantled for parts to repair more important equipment. On the ship 2 years before the accident there was no navigator. He was replaced by other officers. The command knew about the situation on the ship at least in general terms, but did nothing. God knows what was going on in the destroyer's CIC. Rear Admiral Brian Ford, the investigator, describes how the BIC looked more like a student dormitory rather than a warship compartment. Scraps, dirty clothes and household items (including hygiene items for the ladies' part of the crew) were scattered everywhere. There was a smell of urine in the BIC because the center’s operators were too lazy to go to latrine, and they poured it into bottles, which they often simply forgot (and they apparently didn’t or did the cleaning in the same way as they did). The bulletin board was covered with extraneous inscriptions and obscene drawings. Half of the CIC equipment was not working or was working incorrectly. The operator’s workplace of one of the ship’s radar systems was sealed with tape because it did not work. So that no one poked buttons in vain - it was written in the report. The command did not even report a faulty radar station, and from there they were not even interested. Moreover, officers and other operators of the BIC and other ship’s officers could not even remember when the radar "covered itself with a copper basin." But even those malfunctions that were reported to the bridge and beyond, to the squadron and to the base, were not even eliminated, and spare parts for repairs sometimes didn’t come for half a year or a year, and repair crews too. They just "hung" unclosed for a long time. For example, the ship's automated motion control system ("autopilot") was malfunctioning for more than a year, and its problems were "cured" by its complete reboot, which took several minutes, which would have been impossible in a difficult situation. The backup control system through the BIC also did not work - it was faulty and even disassembled, and the computer hardware was allowed to fix some other malfunctions from it.

The signalmen on the bridge of the destroyer immediately before the collision experienced difficulties in keeping track of the situation - there is always a lot of traffic off the coast of Japan near a major port. Despite this, they did not ask the CIC for help in tracking the surrounding ships. In view of the fact that the officer of the watch, which was Lt. Sarah Koppok, had bad personal relations with the operators of the center and she did not communicate with them even for official reasons. Another “officer”, l. Natalie Combs, head of the BIC, was busy chatting with friends on duty. In a busy and difficult navigation area! .. Another confirmation that women have no place on a warship, it is strange that the Americans do not understand this together with other NATO members, the recently successful ditched Norwegian frigate also led to the complete success of the ladies who were on guard duty. Our MO is also having fun - either a female crew of a tank, or a small boat, which is also pointless, and is nothing but PR. And there is in the army and without crews of military equipment full of activities where girls will be really welcome.

So what happened to the destroyer was not just natural, they were also lucky that they got off so cheaply. As was natural and what happened to the ship at the shipyard.

November 14, 2019 - USS Iwo Jima.

The UDC USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) caught fire while undergoing maintenance at the Mayport, Florida naval base. “The sailors on board reported smoke in the cargo hold, and subsequent investigation and damage control revealed a fire and confirmed that the fire did not spread to the surrounding compartments,” the command of the 2nd Expeditionary Strike Group said at the time.

However, in reality, the fight against the “small” fire took more than 5 hours, and firefighters from the base and sailors with the USS Sullivans (DDG-68) destroyer standing nearby were also involved. Also, 11 sailors were injured during the extinguishing of the fire. As a result, the repair of this ship was delayed. But the episode with Iwo Jima was not the only one with repaired ships in the U.S. Navy in 2019 - it was the third.

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All of the above does not prevent the Western media and our bloggers from laughing out loud at the fires on the aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" and our other ships over the past years, or, say, on the Chinese UDC "Type-075" under construction, which did without such catastrophic consequences as took place at Bon Hmm Richard or Miami. But, obviously, the fires in the US Navy and NATO are "completely different", as people of non-traditional liberal orientation like to write. Although, of course, gagging and negligence are international diseases, and in the “blessed” West the mess is no less, if not more, than, for example, in our country.
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  1. arhitroll
    arhitroll 18 July 2020 04: 59
    From practice, Bulgarian gazereses are lit more often ...
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 18 July 2020 06: 36
      you have to go back to rivets, like on jeans ...
      and "demoted" Patton's "outskirts" (posthumously) from academicians to ordinary engineers
      1. Avior
        Avior 18 July 2020 07: 08
        More precisely, another "outskirts" - Benardos from Benardosovka. smile

        And let's leave the academician his regalia
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 18 July 2020 08: 25
          The name of the ship translates as "Simple Richard", or rather "Simple Richard". This name was given to the 42-gun flagship of a squadron of American warships during the American Revolutionary War. True, the purchase of most of the ships themselves was paid for by the Ambassador of the USA in Paris, Benjamin Franklin (the one who invented the lightning rod), with the money of French private individuals (or it was furnished in this way). But the crews there were largely recruited from the French, most of the ships were also commanded by the French, and two ships were completely private privateers from France. However, there were also residents of the North American colonies, and even British prisoners who were not averse to trampling on their own: the squadron was engaged in hunting for commercial shipping of the British, that is, the business was profitable.

          The squadron was headed by a Scottish sailor and privateer - Commodore John Paul Jones, later nicknamed "the father of the American fleet."

          Yes-ah-ah-ss ... recourse "Pedigree"the US Navy, or rather the Navy, has that ...

          Is it any wonder at the current actions of the United States as a state, "very similar to the actions of a bandit (pirate)"?

          A nation of emigrants, and not always exemplary moral qualities ...
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 18 July 2020 08: 30
            Quote: Insurgent
            Is it worth the surprise at the current actions of the United States as a state, "very much like the actions of a bandit (pirate)"?

            Tokotnya patrols of the Russian Armed Forces, and not invited guests from the United States, on a dusty road in Syria.

            "WHO CALLED YOU HERE?!?"
          2. Maki Avellevich
            Maki Avellevich 18 July 2020 09: 09
            Quote: Insurgent
            A nation of emigrants, and not always exemplary moral qualities ...

            that is yes.

            North America was inhabited by adventurers, exiled to slave labor by criminals and extremist-minded Puritans expelled from England.
            a good mix for conquering / settling new lands. good for the settling phase but explosive and aggressive for the measured lives to follow.

            another 300-400 years and will go crazy.
          3. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 19 July 2020 20: 37
            Quote: Insurgent
            Yes-ah-ah-ss ... recourse "Pedigree" from the US Navy, more precisely the Navy, even that ...

            Is it worth the surprise at the current actions of the United States as a state, "very much like the actions of a bandit (pirate)"?

            Hmm ... I would not focus too much on the biography of Mr. Jones, for this worthy gentleman from the high road served in the Russian Navy too. In the company of Prince Karl Heinrich of Nassau-Siegen, the ex-head of the Volunteer Corps de Nassau PMC.

            And if you look a little deeper into the RIF’s pedigree, it suddenly turns out that one of the fathers of the Russian fleet is former privateer Cornelius Kruys, who became an admiral in the Empire, the first commander of the Baltic Fleet and the First Vice-President of the State Admiralty College.

            Such personalities, if you dig well, can be found in the founding fathers of most fleets that originated before the XNUMXth century.
      2. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 18 July 2020 10: 57
        Academician Paton Sr. was a Russian nationalist before the revolution. He did not consider himself a Ukrainian.
      3. Observer2014
        Observer2014 18 July 2020 11: 08
        The fire at the UDC "Bon Omm Richard." US Navy Welders
        The most terrible people at any construction site are welders! laughing Judge for yourself. He sits all day at the fire. Who knows what is in his head? wassat
        And if it's no joke, that is, safety precautions during hot work! Who does it? Nobody and nowhere. It clearly says that the welder alone has no right to work. There must be people around who watch what is happening around him. He works in a mask and does not physically see what is happening around. And the work must be completed in an hour of basic time. Shifts. For an hour is given to identify smoldering fires. Or people where welding was carried out with extinguishing agents are left for such a duty. What organization is this practiced? Not in any! That is why the ships burn, and not only. He himself put out such a fire, personally with his own hands.
        1. Captain45
          Captain45 18 July 2020 15: 00
          Quote: Observer2014
          The most terrible people at any construction site are welders! Judge for yourself. He sits all day at the fire. Who knows what is in his head?

          From the Net: What a fireman should know about a welder!

          1. Welder - s * w * o * l * o * ch by definition. Among welders, there are quite decent and sane specimens, but this is rather an exception.
          2. The welder is practically impossible to train.
          3. Welders permanently spoil the waste of their life - specifically (even though they deny it) aiming at places where soft, fluffy and low-combustible objects are stacked.
          4. When the welder is explained the abomination of his behavior (the so-called briefing before starting work), he looks into the eyes and understands everything, waving a torch or an electrode holder cheerfully.
          5. Do not believe it - if a fireman turns away (or worse, move away) and the welder immediately spoils.
          6. Returning to the welder left unattended, you need to save a good stick, which should immediately hit the welder caught at the site of the violation in different parts of the body.
          7. Usually helps for a while. Welders are practically deprived of the punishment for their deeds. Also, most welders lack an elementary instinct of self-preservation.
          8. It is necessary to beat the welders constantly, moderately, but sensitively - in rubles.
          The old - now almost forgotten recipe for ancestors - rubles (metal - unless of course if they suddenly have an excess from the fireman?) Are poured into a durable bag and more ...
          9. With proper upbringing, even a welder can make a relatively decent ... man.
          10. The most important thing - well, after all, WITHOUT welders can not do. We love these arrogant, unprincipled villains. The kidnappers of our ... wallets. They are very useful.
          ZY - beat the WELDER on MIK's ruberoid roof (!) - when the roof was already slightly smoking, he fought in the basement, filled with a pair of fingers with a continuous layer of oil - and in the midst of magnificence - a cart with oxygen and acetylene cylinders and the phrase "A zhzh-zh- burn the torch. " Slightly less gloomy situations - do not count ...
          1. Observer2014
            Observer2014 18 July 2020 15: 10
            Captain45 (Yuri)
            1. Welder - s * w * o * l * o * ch by definition .....
            wassat laughing yes 100% So it is. I have a healthy infection in the brigade. I served in the special forces. It is impossible to "beat". Only if you swing with a crowbar laughing And yes.
            10. The most important thing is Well, you can't do WITHOUT welders. We love these arrogant, unprincipled villains.
            I will copy your comment at work on Monday and show it. laughing drinks
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        2. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 19 July 2020 20: 42
          Quote: Observer2014
          And if it's no joke, that is, safety precautions during hot work! Who does it? Nobody anywhere.

          The article has a great example of DDG-62:
          In February 2018, he wrote, there was a fire on the deck "due to the amount of work transferred outside the area of ​​responsibility of the fire watch without communication with the fire watch."

          Translated into normal language: a hot work order was signed for some premises, and they were carried out completely in others, without notifying anyone.
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 18 July 2020 08: 30
      Quote: arhitroll
      From practice, Bulgarian gazereses are lit more often ...
      Do you have data that the US Navy is using Bulgarian gasеcuts? fool Rather Chinese and then I'm not sure. Write modestly and simply: GAZOREZY (if there are any, which again, I doubt request )
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 18 July 2020 09: 52
        Quote: Mavrikiy
        Write modestly and simply: GAZOREZY (if there are any, which again, I doubt

        The best pick is the gas cutter. There are many different portable, backpack and even handheld. But at the SRZ, especially in the West, gas cutting is little used, this was in Soviet times at our SRZ it was the main tool, and then the hammer and chisel. Ooh! It was hard to remember how long I burned at the shipyard, but not a single repair could do without two, three fires. But on the Finnish shipyard for three repairs one small fire.
        1. Gloomy skeptic
          Gloomy skeptic 19 July 2020 07: 12
          The best pick is the gas cutter.

          It depends on what you open. There are alloys that you cannot take with gas, so the best metal cutting is the one that is suitable for this alloy !!!
    3. Elena Zakharova
      Elena Zakharova 18 July 2020 21: 50
      Our welders in shipbuilding use asbestos fiber, before welding they wrap all the cable-routes in the area of ​​the proposed work with it, and everything else that can puff up.
      According to the rules, at least two people carry out welding work, the welder himself, plus an assistant with two fire extinguishers.
      Moreover, each such work is consistent with firefighters who issue permits for work at certain times, and naturally they control them.
      Once these simple rules are broken, trouble can ensue.
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 18 July 2020 05: 50
    So, it turns out, "a cow can die" in any yard negative
    1. A good one
      A good one 18 July 2020 06: 16
      Indeed, not every cattle has Shrovetide. yes

      "Why does a welder always have a New Year mood ???
      He is slightly drunk in a mask, and there are sparklers around ... "
      1. kepmor
        kepmor 18 July 2020 08: 28
        about "slightly drunk" absolutely right ...
        82 Shipyard in Roslyakovo, dock repairs at PD-50 in the late 80s ... every day in the morning, almost all hard workers with dull eyes, shaking hands and wildest amber look ingratiatingly at the mechanic ... well, mold at least 30 drops .. ...
        to the question to the "builder" - what the hell ??? ... the answer is simple - well, what ??? ... everything will be fine ... you, commander, just put the watchmen ...
        so the general mess in our ship repair did not contribute to relaxation on the ship ... dialectic however ...
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 18 July 2020 11: 45
          Quote: kepmor
          everything will be fine ... you, commander, just put the watchmen ...

          As always, we have a fire brigade from the crew at the shipyard, the Finns, the Germans, the Dutch post their factory firefighters, even the BSRZ in Tallinn has a fire department that provides hot work, and subsequent control over the places of these works.
        2. antivirus
          antivirus 18 July 2020 16: 24
          in vain you are so - the hot grid has not been invented in vain, it is difficult to earn an early retirement pension between the sides and then live from 55 years for another 20-30. "they don't give a pension in vain"
  3. barin
    barin 18 July 2020 06: 00
    "Welder Casey James Fury walked along the deck of the Miami nuclear submarine, and everyone in him recognized the Russian scout - some by the smell of fumes, some by red socks, and some by scuba dragging behind .."
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 18 July 2020 07: 11
      Quote: barin
      Welder Casey James Fury walked along the deck of the Miami nuclear submarine, and everyone in him recognized the Russian scout - someone by the smell of fumes, someone by red socks, and someone by scuba dragging behind .. "

      Come on, you! This is a Ukrainian paratrooper who made his way to work!
    2. free_flier
      free_flier 18 July 2020 21: 25
      Not yours.
      Grushnikov have better training.
  4. GTYCBJYTH2021
    GTYCBJYTH2021 18 July 2020 06: 18
    The fire started there now and then here, but under that then ....... Grandma said to the author ......
  5. 2 Level Advisor
    2 Level Advisor 18 July 2020 07: 16
    Russian welders?
  6. 501Legion
    501Legion 18 July 2020 07: 31
    A good informative article, it burns everywhere, but it would be better more often "with them")
  7. parusnik
    parusnik 18 July 2020 07: 52
    It turns out that safety regulations when carrying out welding work are not followed all over the world.
    1. l7yzo
      l7yzo 18 July 2020 08: 03
      I alone think that the saboteurs are having fun - so to speak, trolling each other. We are now waiting for news from the East.
  8. Catfish
    Catfish 18 July 2020 09: 54
    Many thanks to the author! I didn't expect such a great article on such a dull topic at all. Yes, and seasoned with good humor. smile good
    In pursuit, I can not help but walk on the hackneyed theme of "a woman on a ship." laughing
  9. abrakadabre
    abrakadabre 18 July 2020 10: 27
    first of all, they will be drowned by the newest Russian hypersonic anti-ship missiles, after aircraft carriers, of course.
    Along with the aircraft carriers, the number 1 targets will be the ships of the Shipping Command. For these are very, very important goals.
  10. Revolver
    Revolver 18 July 2020 10: 53
    In addition to the official name, almost all American warships also have a klikuh, or even several, which sailors call them among themselves. For example, USS Forrestal (CV-59) had the nicknames USS Zippo and USS Forest Fire to commemorate the fire in which the late Senator John McCain was involved. So, one of the cliques of USS Bonhomme Richard is Boney Dick, which in a profane language means "bone (in the sense, hard as bone) an object of male pride". lol
    1. soul
      soul 18 July 2020 16: 38
      Quote: Nagan
      one of the cliques of USS Bonhomme Richard is Boney Dick, which means "bone (in the sense, hard as bone) an object of male pride" in profane language.

      Did not help. The trouble came from where they did not expect.
  11. Private-K
    Private-K 18 July 2020 10: 54
    IMHO, if it is correct, "according to concepts" (tm), to translate the name (Americans say "Bonnie Dick") of this UDC into modern Russian, you get something like "Chotky kid Dick" (tm) hi
    Although, most likely, the true original meaning is lost in the mists of time, in the concepts of those times now lost.
  12. Genry
    Genry 18 July 2020 11: 01
    For relaxation:
  13. asd.tyh
    asd.tyh 18 July 2020 11: 57
    Meanwhile, the US has adopted a new UDC
    1. uncle Vlad
      uncle Vlad 20 July 2020 08: 55
      Will burn. Where to go.
  14. KOLORADO73
    KOLORADO73 18 July 2020 12: 06
    Who remembers Casey Furia? The welder who set fire to the Los Angeles-class nuclear submarine Miami to get home early!
  15. 5-9
    5-9 18 July 2020 13: 22
    About the order in the CIC is enchanting ... After such a version that the astronaut drilled a hole in our Union, because she got tired and wanted to play down with new colors
    1. Aviator_
      Aviator_ 18 July 2020 19: 39
      Here's what happened on the ISS. An astronaut with the speaking name "Serina" first broke the toilet in the American module, and then, when they filled everything that was possible and impossible in their module with used diapers, they began to ask for our toilet, designed for only 2 users. Ours sent them back to their smelly module. And when ours were working outside, the amerikos (it seems) made a 2 mm hole so that, due to an emergency, everyone would be sent to Earth. Ours sealed the hole and explained who they all were. And then there was an emergency launch of the supply ship, so the unfortunates had to spend an extra 2 months in the products of their vital activity. This is what the ill-conceived principle of the ISS crew's staffing means - how can a woman named "Serina" be sent there?
      1. 5-9
        5-9 19 July 2020 16: 11
        You are fsevrete! OloloshanashefseMask sent there a truck with chilavecs and 3 paint-screened ekranches and fsekhh saved! Without an ACA and a toilet, the truck, but the screensavers outweigh!
  16. Antifreeze
    Antifreeze 18 July 2020 13: 53
    "Shouldn't we aim at an aircraft carrier?"
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 18 July 2020 16: 27
      better to try tectonic weapons - to shake the coast. lightly
  17. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 18 July 2020 16: 41
    Maria Zakharova ay? Proposal for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs allocates three grants electric welder professional, gas welder professional, gas cutter professional for workers of American miracle shipyards and repair crews. Immediately after the first awarding of laureates, the number of State Department grants for the development of democracy will sharply tend to zero.
  18. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 18 July 2020 19: 38
    Goat understandably welded to blame / carver. Ultimately.
    Where were the "providers"? It is their direct responsibility to monitor the progress of welding / cutting and take measures to start firefighting. At least that was the case where I worked.
    Not at enemy shipyards.
  19. Kuz
    Kuz 18 July 2020 22: 33
    It turns out that in their fleet, unpredictability from the presence of women is added to the usual mess.
  20. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 19 July 2020 07: 04
    (by the same person who invented the lightning rod)

    It is not necessary to deflect the thunder, it is ABSOLUTELY not necessary, but it is necessary to deflect the LIGHTNING - therefore the lightning rod was invented.
    But in general, to become very informative and interesting!
    To the author - my Respect, keep it up !!!
  21. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 19 July 2020 11: 27
    The usual picture of a "peaceful army". The fires themselves are the result of unskilled repairs carried out by the hands of cheap workers, recruited under temporary contracts, or even among the homeless. An absolutely ordinary picture.
    Since this gang cannot be removed from the production of work, and also (all the more so !!) it is impossible to report upward about problems with them, the officers, not being able to control the work process (they are simply "sent", and they cannot do anything do it), let the control of the repair take its course. All this happens because the purchased headquarters sent the illiterate inept. Any perturbations that could draw attention to problems will result in huge losses for the headquarters, so that the officer who "raised the wave" is simply a suicide bomber. Does it look like anything?)
    The service, which goes like a mess, is a direct consequence of the fact that the headquarters, represented by the quartermaster service, habitually stole money and equipment allocated for current repairs and replacements. Have you noticed that you often come across references to the fact that people were forced to disassemble one equipment in order to restore the functions of another? These honest sailors are trying to force the ship to do at least something from the combat missions assigned to them. But in an atmosphere (let's be frank) of outright betrayal, because of self-interest, of the higher authorities, it is simply impossible to serve as follows. Operators wrote in bottles? "Laziness"? Or do people simply have no substitution, and the equipment does not plow, and everything has to be done manually?
    Also familiar to the pain ....
  22. Smirnoff
    Smirnoff 19 July 2020 13: 57
    And in the films they have complete order in the fleet. bully
    1. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 19 July 2020 15: 26
      So it is in films - although most likely "Remove Periscope" is closer to reality than "Top Gun" is simply sickening with pathos ...
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 19 July 2020 20: 52
        Quote: Cyril G ...
        So it is in films - although most likely "Remove Periscope" is closer to reality than "Top Gun" is simply sickening with pathos ...

        Just after "Top Ghana" you have to watch "Hotheads". smile
        “You did not obey a direct order and lost a fighter worth 13 million.”
        - Yes you are right. But I pay him the cost of 10 bucks a week.
        1. Cyril G ...
          Cyril G ... 19 July 2020 21: 14
          Quote: Alexey RA
          Just after "Top Ghana" you have to watch "Hotheads".

          Yeah, that's for sure ... It just happened to me ... First I looked at Top Gun, six months later, Hot Heads .. wassat drinks
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 19 July 2020 20: 45
      Quote: Smirnoff
      And in the films they have complete order in the fleet.

      They were in full order in the films and in the army - until the Pentagon Wars came out. smile
    3. Bersaglieri
      Bersaglieri 21 July 2020 14: 52
      Yeah, the main thing is that the cook was correct :)
  23. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 21 July 2020 14: 51
    classic of the genre ... "How one burner for $ 100 in the hands of an idiot can bring losses of $ 1000000000"
  24. Andrey Kuskov
    Andrey Kuskov 21 July 2020 21: 05
    Interestingly, will Trump be blamed for the fire? I remember when there was a fire in the Russian Federation on the aircraft carrier "Admiral Gorshkov" it was a doher of anti-Putin trolls who squealed in comments that again Putin was to blame for everything
  25. boriz
    boriz 22 July 2020 22: 37
    "Casey welder James Fury pleaded guilty to starting a fire that caused $ 700 million in damage because he was tired of going to work and generally wanted to 'dump' from the shipyard early for a beer."
    Welder Casey J. Fury - my respect. The man! Decided - done!
  26. Igor Preobrazhensky
    Igor Preobrazhensky 3 August 2020 07: 36
    If so, for that matter - it's not about welders! There are "Rules for conducting hot work" on ships of any fleet - commercial, military, etc. These "Rules" require the crew to ensure the work of welders, gas cutters! The place of work is NOT prepared by the welder. He must be constantly PROVIDED, a person from the crew. He signs for it in the magazine. At the end of the work, the welder, who provides, MUST be on site for at least 1 hour and then, for some time, inspect the hot work site. And the welder, in turn, must put the CUNGARES in the allotted container, and NOT scatter around. In this case (and in any case) the CREW is to blame, which means the Navy.
  27. Job74
    Job74 14 August 2020 12: 30
    For some reason, the author did not cite cases from the old "classics" - the fire on the "Normandy" on February 9, 1942, during the welding work on which a pile of life jackets caught fire. As a result of the "hard work" of the firemen, who poured a lot of water onto the upper decks, the liner lost stability and lay on its side by the pier. In general, welders are a powerful tactical weapon for destroying ships under the guise of repairs. :))