Wednesday, November 23, 2016

USS Zumwalt - Most expensive destroyer in Navy history breaks down - Somebody call the auto club please

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The most expensive destroyer ever built for the Navy suffered an engineering problem in the Panama Canal and had to be towed to port.

U.S. Third Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Ryan Perry said a vice admiral directed the USS Zumwalt to remain at ex-Naval Station Rodman in Panama to address the issues, which arose on Monday. The ship was built at Bath Iron Works in Maine and is on its way to San Diego.


“The schedule for the ship will remain flexible to enable testing and evaluation in order to ensure the ship’s safe transit to her new home port in San Diego,” Perry said in a statement.

USNI News, a publication of the U.S. Naval Institute, reported on its website that the ship was in the canal when it lost propulsion. Crew also saw water intrusion in bearings that connect electrical motors to drive shafts, the website reported.

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34 comments:

The Keesing Bandit said...

Maybe they can sell it down there and get a good deal.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

Anonymous said...

Drydock this POS boat !

Anonymous said...

It's Obamas fault

stash the polski guy said...

keep the donations coming in. will be renamed the ss longcock real soon. shaveski will park that fucker off the coast of Chicago at 79th street. the rest is classified.

Anonymous said...

Chinese advances in twinned photon detection techniques will render stealth technology useless in the near future. It can also be used to detect submarines anywhere on earth.

Anonymous said...

Looks like we've got the naval equivalent to the POS F-35 fighter.


You know Obama pushed these shitty weapons systems through because he hates America and wants it to be weak.

Anonymous said...

Zumwalt, typical jew name. No wonder it's a dysfunctional piece of shit.

Anonymous said...

AA work force built this tub,,,

Anonymous said...

It must be the fault of the minority contractors they were forced to hire.

Anonymous said...

AAA

Anonymous said...

well well well well well....how's that affirmative action working u.s. Navy...well well well I'm sure some Afro will be able to solve your problem...NOT

Anonymous said...

The velocity of an EBT card on the other hand is unstoppable.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Bongo!

john krass intrepid reporter said...

looks like one of the cardboard boats the mayors favorite theater co. built to celebrate a tragedy. sure miss the great chicago fire fuck up. only cost the taxpayers millions. the theater co. soon folded up shop. democrats are a fucking riot.

Anonymous said...

This is not the first time this vessel has had trouble.
In a ship defined by electrical power, Commanders talk
About Mega Watts, or whatever, to describe how powerful
The propulsion and weapons systems are. Of course, this
Means nothing if the ship is becalmed and is a sitting duck
For the enemy forces.

Anonymous said...

President Trump will assure that stuff like this doesn't happen, so us Americans are fully protected, unlike our current homo-pimp-crackhead muslim America Hating asshole false president with is fake birth certificate , fake names, and fake social security numbers.

Anonymous said...

That over-priced pos looks like a huge Lego. Bring back the USS Iowa!

Anonymous said...

LCS is a dismal failure. Add the Zumwalt to the list of breakdowns of the Freedom, the Coronado, Fort Worth and the Milwaukee. Obama has neutered the Navy.

Anonymous said...

How did they miss this shit during the sea trials? Obama built that.

Anonymous said...

Does this thing have a warranty?

Anonymous said...

How many minority contractors were there?

Anonymous said...

Most likely some bad gas.

Aldo Raine said...

I heard you enlisted in the Navy because of the misinterpretation of the phrase "you'll be surrounded by seamen".

Boom!!! ~ Mic drop ~

Anonymous said...

It looks like a gross between the battleship from Monopoly and the submarine from Battleship. Nothing good can happen from there.

Anonymous said...

The old Navy destroyers were always neat looking. Just keep that design and add in the new technology. This thing just looks like a sitting duck.

Anonymous said...

Don't fuck with megawatts. They will comb your shit over like Sy Sperling.

Anonymous said...

Did Chicago supply anything to manufacture that ship.....Chicago Union workers aboard????

Anonymous said...

I don't even see a fifty caliber on that thing, can it fight?

Anonymous said...

It needed 100 "D" Batteries to fix it.

Anonymous said...

Every new platform under Obama's administration has propulsion problems. Why is that? What beholding Democrat did Obama have put in charge of overseeing this? Obama hates the military, just like the Clintons and they did their best to make our military powerless.

Anonymous said...

If it was a shit hauling garbage scow we could rename it
The USS Obama.

Anonymous said...

monstrosity at sea
unlike WWII, this ship has AC (no windows)
it's YMCA time boys, strip down to your Jockeys
and fight the Ruskies
at least you don't need lube
engineers telling the pentagon boys what the future is
and the fat cat generals only care about Cuban cigars
and prayer rugs made from pussy hair

Anonymous said...

will convert into Condos for San Francisco
Financial District

Anonymous said...

Bad meat in the can.