Monday, November 10, 2008

Byron; gird your loins

Ungh. Just the lube oil system piping. What a complete welding horror show from the ongoing criminal horror show that is LPD-17. Via Tim Colton - see it all here - but I will put a little bit of the lovely below for you to look at - and it ain't the worst.

Quote of the week from Tim;
Doesn't anyone at Northrop Grumman know how to build ships any more? Why did the Navy ever accept delivery of this piece of %&*#?
Anyone taken to court yet? If you want to know what this is all about.
The troubled amphibious transport dock San Antonio — in the middle of its first deployment — has been forced to undergo two weeks of maintenance in Bahrain due to leaks in its lube oil piping system, Navy officials said.

“They had a scheduled port visit,” said Lt. Nate Christensen, spokesman for 5th Fleet in Bahrain. “They’re in port for two weeks for a maintenance availability on some lube oil deficiencies. It’s related to the diesel generators.”

Hat tip Galrahn.

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