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Postby MichaelB » 07 Mar 2017 10:44

From another website:


The Navy’s beleaguered littoral combat ship (LCS) program experienced another embarrassment this week, as its newest addition to the fleet suffered an 18-inch crack to its aluminium hull after being struck with a customary bottle of champagne during the vessel’s christening on Saturday.
Officials estimate the damage to the future Freedom-class USS Fresno (LCS-27) could be in the tens of millions.

“Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Fresno sustained a significant structural laceration this morning, as the result of having been targeted by a rotund foreign object,” read an official statement released by the Commander of Naval Surface Forces Pacific.

“Specifically,” the statement continued, “said object has been identified as a 2014 bottle of Korbel, which was wielded at a high rate of velocity against Fresno’s bow by the ship’s honorary sponsor, Emma Jean Devereaux.”

http://www.duffelblog.com/2017/03/champ ... z4aX9yT9g6

Is this an early April Fools Joke?
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Re: Oh dear

Postby rritchie71 » 07 Mar 2017 12:00

I think you could confidently say it is, as at the bottom of the article is this

And — perhaps most embarrassingly — USS Omaha (LCS-12) failed to launch in Sep. 2015, when the Navy realized that there were no major bodies of water within any close proximity to the ship’s namesake city (The vessel later plummeted onto its side in a corn field).

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