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A burning American ship became a "donor" of equipment


On July 12, a fire broke out on the American amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), which was in the final stages of modernization in San Diego and was soon to replenish the fleet.

Most ship fires over the past decade have lasted 45 minutes, an hour, perhaps up to four or five hours. It took "Richard" five days of continuous fire extinguishing [...] Some asked questions: this is a ship, a steel ship, why is it burning? At a certain temperature, everything burns

- writes the USNI News edition, indicating that the temperature on board ranged from 85 to 1205 degrees [apparently Fahrenheit].

The fire was fueled by the well type deck [the well is between the aft superstructure and the tank], "allowing the wind to swirl into the ship and continue to fuel the fire." However, with the help of tremendous efforts of fire brigades and sailors, the fire was extinguished. The investigation into its causes is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

Until now, restoration work is underway at the UDC. But they mainly consist in clearing the ship from debris. According to USNI News, the crew is busy dismantling "equipment that can be rescued and returned to the supply chain. fleet».

We just keep what we can. What can be exploited, we use for other ships of this class and to maintain the supply system in working order

- explained the team members, in fact, indicating that the UDC has become a "donor" of equipment.

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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 24 September 2020 04: 50
    UDC has become a "donor" of equipment.
    What is burned will not drown ...
    1. hrych
      hrych 24 September 2020 05: 49
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      What is burned will not drown ...

      Doesn't sink in fire, doesn't burn in water ...
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 24 September 2020 05: 54
        Quote: hrych
        does not sink, does not burn ...
        And diverges to the necessary bins ...
        1. figwam
          figwam 24 September 2020 06: 56
          I went for spare parts ...
          1. Alex777
            Alex777 24 September 2020 07: 33
            The first time I hear that it is possible to remove high-quality spare parts from a ship that has been burning for 5 days and 5 days filled with water. hi
            1. Pereira
              Pereira 24 September 2020 08: 54
              The galley was off. Microwaves are fine.
            2. TermNachTer
              TermNachTer 24 September 2020 21: 43
              Yes, after exposure to high temperatures and sea water, only that which was far from this place survived.
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 24 September 2020 04: 51
    This is how much expensive equipment and other goods can be written off for a fire ... a jacket burned out ... a suede one ... no, three jackets ... two are already at home smile two gold cigarette cases ... no four ... a straight gold mine for theft.
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 24 September 2020 05: 01
      Firstly, in the USA they don't need any fire for this, and without fires they steal there not even in wagons:
      The Pentagon's $ 35 trillion accounting black hole. While that shouldn't have come as a surprise to a structure that has never been audited without problems, the Pentagon was nonetheless able to shock some observers this week with the release of new financial numbers. Bloomberg's Anthony Carpaccio said the Department of Defense contributed $ 2019 trillion in "accounting adjustments" in 35, far more than the $ 30,7 trillion of similar adjustments recorded in 2018.

      And yet - can you remember at least one official in the United States who was imprisoned for corruption? As I say, fire is not needed, it was as if they were tying at this repair without a fire.
      1. Yngvar
        Yngvar 24 September 2020 05: 09
        There is no corruption in the USA! More precisely, it is called differently - lobbying!
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 24 September 2020 12: 27
      Quote: The same Lech
      This is how much expensive equipment and other goods can be written off for a fire ... a jacket burned out ... a suede one ... no, three jackets ... two are already at home smile two gold cigarette cases ... no four ... a straight gold mine for theft.

      I remembered a story about the Kriegsmarine: Papa Dönitz, having familiarized himself with the next report on the write-off of property that was on the watch's watch washed away in the sea and lost while it was being rescued, suggested that the signatory of this document be driven back to the submarine, put on everything indicated on the list and until he got through through the conning tower, do not let him out of the boat to the shore.
  3. tlauicol
    tlauicol 24 September 2020 06: 15
    The boat burned well
  4. akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 24 September 2020 07: 23
    The more donors a mattress has, the better lol
    1. Charik
      Charik 24 September 2020 20: 46
      and donors they have to the navel - who is gas, who is oil, who is gold, and they are all pieces of paper, but they forgot to add land for the bases