Monday, June 19, 2017

USS FITZGERALD--Collision Location Correction--BELOW OSHIMA ISLAND, NOT ABOVE-- NY TIMES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--REVISED DATA FOLLOWING NEW INFORMATION


(LZ 410 Danang)-- New data and followup upon viewing the NY Times story today



Collision First Reported by Reconpresseusa--(06/17/17)--

USS FITZGERALD ACX CRYSTAL--Cargo Ship, Lost, Course Error/Correction--OUT OF THE SHIPPING LANE
http://reconpresseusa.blogspot.com/2017/06/uss-fitzgerald-acx-crystal-cargo-ship_24.html



Today, the New York Time, with more data, has located the collision below the island, not above it--
at the so-called "correction" on the original map


The Path of the Container Ship That Struck a U.S. Navy Destroyer
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/18/world/asia/path-ship-hit-uss-fitzgerald.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur







Records show the ship turned sharply to the right around that time. The route of the destroyer is not shown on these maps because commercial tracking data doesn't include military ships, but damage to its starboard side indicates that it would have been bearing south at the time of the collision.

The Times has the same tracking path in its article initially reported 2 days prior by this blog--

Recon Presse USA was the first to report the collision location utilizing tracking information from a maritime tracking website..


FWD PVT "JC" SPUD DETAIL, USS MINNOW--ATTN, URGENT--


USS FITZGERALD--Now We Know Why--DESTROYERS ARE CALLED "TIN CANS"-- #FITZ

IMMEDIATE RELEASE--SCUTTLEBUTT FROM STARBOARD-- UNCLASSIFIED--

Port of Danang)--  Following data now received over the TT--

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)-- Sept 03,1942




tin can

noun phrase
  1. A depth charge (WWII Navy)
  2. A naval warship, esp a destroyer (1937+ Navy)
  3. A car, esp a Model T Ford (1923+)
 
Tincan – Also seen as "Tin Can," a common nickname for a destroyer. The nickname arose because in World Wars One and Two, the hull plating of this ship type was so thin the sailors claimed they were made from tin cans. In fact, a .45 pistol bullet would penetrate it. Modern destroyers have much thicker hull plating, but the nickname persists. This nickname is sometimes abbreviated as "Can", although to a radioman a ‘can’ is a set of headphones.

ARLEIGH-BURKE CLASS HULL--
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=95398&page=1
The massive but speedy $1 billion USS Cole, powered by four jet engines similar to those used in airliners, is one of the Navy’s most advanced warships, built around the high-tech Aegis combat system, which employs the latest anti-aircraft and anti-submarine technology.
It carries batteries of anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles, a cannon that can launch five-inch shells more than 10 miles and two Gatling guns that each can fire 50 bullets a second.
Adm. Vernon Clark, chief of naval operations, said the ship’s hull varies in thickness but is covered with half-inch steel at the waterline that is capable of withstanding 51,000 pounds per square inch where the powerful explosion ripped it open.
 
NOTE:
The USS Cole bombing was a terrorist attack against the United States Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole on 12 October 2000, while it was being refueled in Yemen's Aden harbor.
 
 
 
FWD "JC" SPUD DETAIL, SCULLERY--RLT 27 H&S, DODGE CITY---

Saturday, June 17, 2017

#FITZ : Saga of the Seven Sailors--POETRY BY JC LANGELLE (C) 2017 CC #FITZGERALD

As POTUS tweeted from his retreat at  Camp David
Wondering if the special prosecutor was going to hand him an affidavit
Over some menial Beltway investigation
And his supporters held their breath across the nation

Out on the high seas off the coast of Japan
The impossible had just somehow happened
A cargo ship from the Philippines
With a load of sushi and fake blue jeans

Approached  one of the US Navy's vessels
Armed to the teeth with cruise missiles
The cargo ship proceeded to collide
With a midship starboard broadside

With a gaping hole in poured the ocean
In the middle of all the commotion
The Fitz managed to get underway
As the Captain gave orders for anchors aweigh.

But upon doing a muster of the crew
All hands on deck and this means you
It turned up that a number of sailors were gone
And a search was called at the break of dawn.

The waters were scoured from the sea and the sky
As POTUS at Camp David could only wonder why
He tweeted he hoped they would soon be found
But everybody knew the seven had drowned.

A day went by and it soon went to two
Then what was feared suddenly came true
It was hard to imagine what their lives were worth
When they were found dead in a flooded berth.

So let the politicians in their pompous arena
Continue with their game of subpoena
Let them all have congressional hearings
That amount to nothing but television ratings.

Let them forget when it drops off the news
Who's minding the store and paying the dues
Let the rich wine and dine at the Ritz
The rest of us will remember who died on the Fitz.







FWD,  "JC", SCULLERY, 27RLT, DODGE CITY


USS FITZGERALD ACX CRYSTAL--Cargo Ship, Lost, Course Error/Correction--OUT OF THE SHIPPING LANE

IMMEDIATE RELEASE--USN BD/R

(LZ 410 Danang)--Clearly, the cargo ship missed its navigational (way)point below Oshima Island and made its course correction as indicated by the plot history. Instead of  making the course adjustment that would have placed the ship back on track, it reversed course momentarily below Oshima Island and attempted to correct.






Instead, the decision was made on the bridge to return to the course that would take it below Oshima and pick up the lane on the way into Tokyo. Result, it collided with the destroyer.

Another aspect for speculation is that the abrupt change of course alerted the maritime authorities and the destroyer was dispatched to hail the bridge of the Crystal and get it intentions.


ATTN SCULLERY JC, FURTHER ANALYSIS--CONTINUANCE--