USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

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USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Postby JK » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:42 am

$223 million for hull repairs!! you could do yearly maintenace and repair on a lot of ships with that money.

Money aside, the lifted ship has developed a crack. Is the initial damage such that the ship is setting or is the blocking not quite right, or maybe the heavy lift ship is flexing in rough weather. So many thoughts.

https://news.usni.org/2017/10/21/destro ... inspection

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Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Postby Big Pete » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:02 am

I read somewhere that each Class of Aegis Destroyer was longer than the previous Class, but no changes were made to the scantlings until they found that they were suffering from cracking due to a lack of Longitudinal strength, and then the later ones were stiffened, maybe it is related to that?
They were just lengthened by adding a length amidships without re calculating and re designing the Longitudinal framing to cope with the additional sheer stress and Bending moments.
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Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Postby JK » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:40 am

That is simply criminal. There is no other description. Any N Arch that signed off on that should have the ring removed.

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Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Postby Big Pete » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:07 am

The N. Arch was probably told that if he couldn't insert a 20 foot length into the design within the Budget, there were plenty of others who could!
Maybe that is one of the reasons for the high cost, they will be fitting additional Longitudinals at the same time as the rest of the repairs?
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Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Postby The Dieselduck » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:47 pm

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Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Postby JK » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:51 pm

If you were a Gov project MAnager responsible for the major conversion of 8 ships, would you not have you own nav archs look at some of the numbers?

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Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Postby Big Pete » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:25 am

Obviously not!!
As somebody once said," it is all about the money and only the money"
By the time the xxxx hits the fan, the Project manager will be far away.
A week is a long time in Politics.

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Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Postby JK » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:59 am

Obviously every project manager but me...

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Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Postby Big Pete » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:39 am

Obviously JK you spent too long at Sea to have learned the art of being a bureaucrat, you bring the Project in on time and under budget and you leverage that to get a more Senior job elsewhere before anyone realises that only half the work originally specified in your project has actually been done, and keep repeating this until you are Chief Exec of a Fortune 100 Company or President of the Country. :D
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Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Postby JK » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:26 pm

Aaahhh, no wrestling in the mud with the contractors then.....

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Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Postby Big Pete » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:51 am

Oh JK! I despair for you. Arm wrestling contractors is no way to get them to give you a highly paid zero hours consultancy contract for life when you retire, you just don't know how to play the game.
(Or maybe you just don't choose to play it)
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