Thread: Hull delamination
11-02-2007, 07:15 PM #1
Was sifting thru some pictures and found this one on my web storage.
USS San Francisco SSN711
At 12 noon, January 8, Guam Time, the USS SAN FRANCISCO hits an unchartered undersea mountain while travelling at high speed about 500 ft below surface. The submarine is able to surface and head back to Guam. One critically injured sailor died January 9, while 23 other crewmen are treated for injuries by SEAL medical personnel that came aboard January 9.
USS SAN FRANCISCO arrived at Guam the afternoon of January 10.
There were no reports of damage to the reactor plant which is operating normally.
The photos below show the SAN FRANCISCO dry-docked at Guam on January 27. Clearly visible is the heavy bow damage.
On May 9, 2005, the Navy announced the completion of the investigation into the accident. The report states that "The findings of fact show that SAN FRANCISCO, while transiting at flank (maximum) speed and submerged to 525 feet, hit a seamount that did not appear on the chart being used for navigation," and that "Other charts in SAN FRANCISCO’s possession did, however, clearly display a navigation hazard in the vicinity of the grounding. SAN FRANCISCO’s navigation team failed to review those charts adequately and transfer pertinent data to the chart being used for navigation, as relevant directives and the ship’s own procedures required." The report continues "If SAN FRANCISCO’s leaders and watch teams had complied with requisite procedures and exercised prudent navigation practices, the grounding would most likely have been avoided. Even if not wholly avoided, however, the grounding would not have been as severe and loss of life may have been prevented."
Last edited by bruinsrme; 11-02-2007 at 07:21 PM.
11-02-2007, 08:11 PM #2
Is that wooden beams under the skin??
11-02-2007, 08:19 PM #3
Yep sure is.
towards the mid section and aft there are beams that support more of the curvature of the boat.
11-02-2007, 08:59 PM #4
11-02-2007, 09:20 PM #5
No that is a fast attack, Los Angeles class.
360 feet long displaces about 7000 tons
Tridents are 560 feet long and displace over 18000 tons
the picts are what you guys see
One day I will scan some of my unique photos
11-02-2007, 10:25 PM #6
Those damn BPR subs. SubDoo's.
11-02-2007, 10:30 PM #7
11-02-2007, 10:32 PM #8
Jerry has them in the online store.
11-02-2007, 11:30 PM #9
Do the fusion reactors have metal or ceramics.
11-02-2007, 11:34 PM #10
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