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#4542049 - 10/13/17 10:44 AM Want to go boating?
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
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Loc: Tn.
I have observed our escorts at sea in monsoons from the hangar deck of our carrier, would not want to serve on a Destroyer or a Crusier,,way to much fun..lol

this would be an easy storm, Monsoons are really bad at sea.



Edited by CourierDriver (10/13/17 10:45 AM)
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#4542055 - 10/13/17 10:49 AM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: CourierDriver]
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No thanks, I got sick on the ferry ride out to Alcatraz Island. sick
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#4542061 - 10/13/17 10:55 AM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: AZjeff]
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
No thanks, I got sick on the ferry ride out to Alcatraz Island. sick
Now I did get sea sick on the carrier about 3 times and many others did too, it is no fun..lol
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#4542092 - 10/13/17 11:41 AM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: CourierDriver]
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CD, Thank you for your service. Nice video. I like watching the old WWll black and white reels of Carriers and their escorts plowing through storms.

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#4542112 - 10/13/17 12:15 PM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: CourierDriver]
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In the 60's I had to get my Practical Factors done as a Navy Corpsman and that in my case meant going to sea in a Fletcher Class destroyer. We got caught in a storm off western Canada south of Alaska. These destroyers are narrow, fast and only meant to go in harm's way without regard to crew comfort. Ship's company sleeps all over the ship in stacked racks and life is cramped and the ride is terrible even in the smallest sea state.

We lost our rotating and radiating gear, and most of our lifeboats. There was blue water over the bridge and the screws came out of the water with every passing wave. It was one heck of a ride. We'd measure the strength of the waves by putting someone in a chair and measuring how hard they hit the bulkhead as we rode over the next wave. I stitched up a lot of foreheads and shins and other miscelanous cuts. Most of us got seasick and there was only peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for food because the galley was closed.

The Kitty Hawk rode really well and our crewmen got really beaten up transferring an injurred sailer that needed surgery over with a breeches bouy.

The worst of the storm lasted 3 days and when we got back to port everyone was walking in back and forth as the headed down the pier as if we were still in the storm.

Our injurred shipmate did just fine and I got my Practical Factors singned off just in time to go to Vietnam. I was never a crewman on a US Navy ship again and that was okay.

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#4542118 - 10/13/17 12:24 PM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: CourierDriver]
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WW2 ships hammered by a Typhoon. We almost lost several ships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPHs6ukkNE8
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#4542122 - 10/13/17 12:33 PM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: CourierDriver]
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I guess this isn't a "all hands on deck" moment!
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#4542133 - 10/13/17 12:47 PM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: bubbatime]
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Originally Posted By: bubbatime
WW2 ships hammered by a Typhoon. We almost lost several ships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPHs6ukkNE8


My Dad was in that typhoon. He was on a parts barge with cruiser parts. They survived by dropping two cruiser anchors.
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#4542134 - 10/13/17 12:48 PM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: CourierDriver]
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With us Navy recent record and destroyers nope!

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#4542158 - 10/13/17 01:16 PM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: CourierDriver]
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Best to ride those storms out in a protected port if possible. Being on subs we put to sea and went down deep to ride them out. Within 150 ft of the surface and you got rocked pretty good. But down at normal operating/cruising depth all you would feel was a gentle rocking. Never did get use to rough seas on the surface. Those sailors riding the big waves deserve a lot of respect.

Went on a whale watching cruise about 10 yrs ago and got sea sick on only slightly rougher seas. Didn't even see a whale...lol.
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#4542163 - 10/13/17 01:21 PM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: CourierDriver]
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I'm reminded of a tale a Navy retiree told me once:

Destroyer to Carrier: Having difficulty maintaining station. We are rolling 60 port and starboard.

Carrier to Destroyer: Yup, we're starting to spill coffee over here.
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#4542297 - 10/13/17 03:27 PM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: CourierDriver]
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One of my friends was stationed on the Missouri and he told me about being scared in a huge storm . The Missouri is a big girl.
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#4542441 - 10/13/17 05:55 PM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: Kuato]
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Registered: 12/27/09
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Originally Posted By: Kuato
I'm reminded of a tale a Navy retiree told me once:

Destroyer to Carrier: Having difficulty maintaining station. We are rolling 60 port and starboard.

Carrier to Destroyer: Yup, we're starting to spill coffee over here.
Originally Posted By: Kuato
I'm reminded of a tale a Navy retiree told me once:

Destroyer to Carrier: Having difficulty maintaining station. We are rolling 60 port and starboard.

Carrier to Destroyer: Yup, we're starting to spill coffee over here.


Yes, that is so true,,been there and done it....carriers roll real slow, but the waves do break over the bow 50ft ones anyway...its great fun on the bridge --inside, lol
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#4542906 - 10/14/17 07:44 AM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: CT8]
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Originally Posted By: CT8
One of my friends was stationed on the Missouri and he told me about being scared in a huge storm . The Missouri is a big girl.


The superb Iowa-class BBs had one quirk in bad weather: they had very long, narrow bows to give them their incredible speed (33 knots, and several topped even that!) and endurance. The tradeoff, however, was a tendency to bury said bow in heavy seas, sometimes nearly to the forward gun turret. It at no time threatened the ship (the designers expected and designed for it), but it had to be rather unsettling, especially the first time!
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#4542917 - 10/14/17 08:03 AM Re: Want to go boating? [Re: bubbatime]
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Originally Posted By: bubbatime
WW2 ships hammered by a Typhoon. We almost lost several ships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPHs6ukkNE8


"Almost", my foot...three destroyers (Spence, Hull, and Mognahan) and 800 sailors were lost!
Light carrier Monterey was nearly lost when aircraft on the hanger deck broke loose and caught fire-three sailors died, and the ship had to go to the west coast for repairs. Light carrier Cowpens had her hanger deck torn open, and lost a crewman, eight planes, and a bunch of gear. Iowa bent a propeller shaft(!), and ammunition ship Shasta had 200+ depth charges break loose. (That certainly could have ended badly!)
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