Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ipod Takes Out Nuclear Sub

The USS Hartford, SSN768, rammed the transport ship USS New Orleans in the Strait of Hormuz recently.

A report on the incident reported that the navigator was listening to his iPod in his cabin while revising for an exam at the time.

These three photos from the USNI (US Naval Institute) show the estimated $60 million damage the submarine sustained.

Captain Commander Ryan Brookhart was relieved of his duties after the investigation revealed nearly ’30 tactical and watchstander errors’ which led to the ‘avoidable accident’.

I can remember the day when we weren't even allowed to own a camera because we might try to take a photo of something classified.

With the kind of devotion to duty these submariners demonstrated, maybe they should not be allowed to have in their possession any kind of personal entertainment device while on patrol.

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