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---