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Instead of live firing on the stealth destroyer USS Michael Monsoor, they decided to practice patching holes

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On the newest American stealth destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), trainings were held, which are discussed in the expert community, primarily the United States itself. The discussion is connected with the fact that these trainings have nothing to do with the previously announced use of standard weapons in the course of the combat training program.


Earlier, the American command reported that in early 2021, USS Michael Monsoor of the Zumwalt class will take part in maneuvers using weapons, including electronic ones.

However, as it turns out, it was decided to abandon such exercises, and the greatest discussion is caused by the fact that the US Navy command did not report the reasons for the refusal.

Trainings aboard an American warship, as it turned out, were associated with possible damage to the skin. And instead of live firing, they decided to practice patching holes.



The destroyer crew studied the layout of the DDG-1001 compartments, the possibility of their complete isolation from each other in case of critical damage in one of them. The skills of pumping water, eliminating damage (sealing holes) - skills of fighting for the survivability of a destroyer worth several billion dollars were practiced.



The team, in which there are many female representatives, conducted a study of equipment that allows the operations described above, as well as a study of the evacuation scheme from emergency compartments to safe ones.



In the United States, they once again started talking about the fact that the newest destroyers of the Zumwalt class still look like an aimless project on which huge funds were spent. Instead of conducting full-fledged exercises with the use of missile weapons, destroyers are either studying how to repair the hole, or they are firing from a 30-mm cannon.

Damage control is undoubtedly an important part of preparation, but if only it is so pompously reported in the Navy, does it mean that there is nothing more to share?
- criticize the abandonment of live-fire exercises in the United States.
Photos used:
Facebook / USS Michael Monsoor
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 5 February 2021 09: 17
    +4
    Overweight ladies are the most persistent survivors of the ship, obviously!
    1. Mykhalych
      Mykhalych 5 February 2021 09: 33
      +4
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      Overweight ladies are the most persistent survivors of the ship, obviously!

      Those are the most useful, voluminous ones - they can cover a big hole ...
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 5 February 2021 11: 01
        0
        Well, yes, phyto-nyashki are not in vogue in the US Navy right now. smile

        Yes, and it seems that the command specifically selects a female contingent on ships with minimal attractiveness - so as not to get pregnant smile
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 5 February 2021 21: 07
          0
          Francis Drake had a quirk, he took the most terrible woman on board to England on board and if he began to like her today, the flight is over, it's time to go home!
      2. Polite Moose
        Polite Moose 5 February 2021 14: 39
        0
        Quote: Mykhalych
        These are the most useful, voluminous

        Now, any ship's roll that has arisen in an emergency can be easily compensated without flooding part of the compartments on the opposite side. It is enough to give the command to the "useful" part of the crew "run march!" and the ship is on an even keel.
    2. novel66
      novel66 5 February 2021 09: 52
      0
      but how is it served there !!!

      I know one lovely place
      There is a forest and a small river under the mountain.
      They are true to custom there,
      People are full of tenderness
      And kiss on the mouth
      Near every bush ...
    3. Private-K
      Private-K 5 February 2021 10: 29
      +5
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      Overweight ladies are the most persistent survivors of the ship, obviously!

      The fight for the survivability of a ship is always associated with heavy and prolonged physical exertion; it requires increased emotional and psychological stability. Well, that's a job for women, yes.
    4. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 5 February 2021 13: 40
      0
      It can be used to seal a hole by loosening it with a clamp.
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 5 February 2021 09: 18
    0
    Instead of live firing on the stealth destroyer USS Michael Monsoor, they decided to practice patching holes
    Learn from combat ukrov. They have a classroom. 3 gags on a string .... and Zumvolt is saved! repeat
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 5 February 2021 09: 34
      +1
      Well Yoli-Pali, who are you teaching to put plugs on !? lol
      Here, in general, the most thing is to rake up to them so that they act as teachers - in a moment and with one movement they will find a leak and stop any leak ... laughing
      I don't know about the fire ...
      1. novel66
        novel66 5 February 2021 09: 53
        +1
        and in another place the tension in the crew will be removed
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 February 2021 09: 20
    +1
    Wow, what kind of OOPS have grown, but in the drills for survivability, fire fighting is included? what
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 5 February 2021 09: 38
      +1
      Judging by the pictures, they should not start with this, but with a large tidy. I have less mess in my apartment !!! wassat
  4. Avior
    Avior 5 February 2021 09: 52
    +4
    The fight for the survivability of a ship is an important element of training, it is constantly carried out in all fleets around the world.
    And you need to start just with such exercises, and not with rocket firing, especially if the ship is new.
    1. Yuri V.A
      Yuri V.A 5 February 2021 11: 14
      +1
      Given the reduction in the crew, this element of training is tripled. Still, it would have been easier to shoot.
  5. dzvero
    dzvero 5 February 2021 09: 57
    0
    An amateurish question - on the first photo of the cable, are they drawn as God put it on their souls or on purpose?
    1. Rzzz
      Rzzz 5 February 2021 10: 45
      +2
      This is some kind of temporary house. There is some equipment on a pallet wrapped in a film, it is obvious that this is also an abnormal location.
      I have seen such "snot" on ships under construction.
    2. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 5 February 2021 19: 04
      +1
      You are attentive, let them study, train in fire fighting, the cable should not be located like this, or it is some kind of know-how or a temporary hut. We are waiting for an electric blessing!
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 February 2021 10: 01
    0
    decided to practice patching holes
    Perhaps it is for the best, because might even come in handy. It is clear that the fight for the survivability of the ship is a necessary thing and you always need to be ready for this, and given the fact that American ships often began to wander around our borders, periodically provoking retaliatory actions, it is also of paramount importance.
  7. Kushka
    Kushka 5 February 2021 12: 33
    +2
    Yes, with a fountain pen in hand - a real training on the BZHK.
    On our wall, on concrete blocks, there was an old vessel.
    Thick pipes with dampers are welded on the outside.
    At the expense of times, everything rolls head over heels from the deck into the compartments.
    On the count of two - all necks and hatches are battened down.
    On the count of three, the dampers on the pipes open from the outside.
    Plasters, jacks, wedges are installed on
    places of "holes" for a while, according to the standard. Work
    up to the waist in the inlet with a jet straight into the face. Under the finish
    water up to the chest. Time is up - lights out, all to the top.
    Build - get a grade. Next group
    in places to stand (and all over again).
    This is how the BZhK classes were held at the BF.
    1. The eye of the crying
      The eye of the crying 5 February 2021 17: 43
      0
      Quote: Kushka
      Yes, with a fountain pen in hand - a real training on the BZHK.


      There the photo is signed (for the most gifted): "The destroyer crew studied the layout of the DDG-1001 compartments, the possibility of their complete isolation from each other in case of critical damage in one of them."

      Quote: Kushka
      On our wall, on concrete blocks, there was an old vessel.


      And they train on a new one.
      1. Kushka
        Kushka 5 February 2021 22: 46
        0
        All critical compartments on ships are sealed
        automatically and centrally since the Second World War.
        No need for pioneer meetings - everyone
        the sailor knows his compartment "tactilely" to the last rivet.
        "On the new one" they have such a mess and a bunch of free junk,
        that in any run-down regional center there is a fireman
        the inspector of the owner of the cinema would have let him down on time.
        The "on the old" from the forepeak to the tiller had no lint
        to find. If the boatswain found a piece of a toothpick, he yelled that
        dryuchkov piled up - you can break your legs and immediately arrange
        tidy - to the front, for each strip a meter, a brush, soap and
        on your knees forward, beat the foam. Then back to the original,
        to the front and remove the foam with a rag. Wreath - sprinkling with water
        decks with water from hoses. Everyone is free, you can smoke
        and recover.
        1. The eye of the crying
          The eye of the crying 5 February 2021 23: 07
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          Quote: Kushka
          No need for pioneer meetings - everyone
          the sailor knows his compartment "tactilely" to the last rivet.


          Is he born with this knowledge, or is he studying schemes?

          Quote: Kushka
          did suit
          tidy - to the front, for each strip a meter, a brush, soap and
          on your knees forward, beat the foam. Then back to the original,
          to the front and remove the foam with a rag.


          A very useful activity.
          1. Kushka
            Kushka 5 February 2021 23: 35
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            On the first day of his appearance on the ship,
            directly at his combat post -
            is certainly born. All the necessary
            documents, including drawings, diagrams studies
            under the direction of the direct commander, again
            the same - directly at the combat post. Teaches
            until it passes the test for self-carrying
            watch. And NOBODY WILL give it to him just like that,
            because on a ship where all systems are connected,
            highways of all types pass through adjacent
            compartments - the fate of everyone depends on everyone. Not
            the difference, who "fouled" the tanker - the watch
            an officer on the run, or a hydroacoustic sailor
            in the cockpit in the hold - 10 American sailors
            died. It makes no difference who let loose
            trash at the aisle is a fraer with a key on his belt or
            cabin boy on tidy - with a sharp roll and cutting down
            lighting, smoke all the khan will be.
            Big tidying up in the navy is a ritual, with
            times of Peter, as well as daily turning
            mechanisms and weapons - every centimeter of the ship should be
            examined and put in order - everything is sanitary and
            fire safety, and all types of combat readiness.
            And the main thing in these measures is not the number (meters, people, hours)
            and THOROUGH, brought to automatism.
            Otherwise, one cannot survive in the sea and the enemy cannot be defeated.
            1. The eye of the crying
              The eye of the crying 5 February 2021 23: 37
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              Quote: Kushka
              All necessary
              documents, including drawings, diagrams studies
              under the direction of the direct commander, again
              the same - directly at the combat post.


              Well, here they are studying what claims.