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2020-05-25 -Land of the Free
Navy's oldest operational warship breaks its days-at-sea record
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Posted by Clem 2020-05-25 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [270 views ]  Top

#1 Have they been able to keep the Zumwalt at sea for that many hours at a time?
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-05-25 07:21||   2020-05-25 07:21|| Front Page Top

#2 That's not the longest deployment by a Navy ship. I personally made two deployments for 89 days submerged. Back to back. Back in the 70's and 80's New London based subs were deploying to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean for 9 months at a time.
So, 64 days is a normal SSBN patrol, meh!
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2020-05-25 11:08||   2020-05-25 11:08|| Front Page Top

#3 Surely they meant surface ships. I mean, how could one even compare them to sub duty!! (Whew, 89 days back to back...can't imagine....)
Posted by Clem 2020-05-25 11:16||   2020-05-25 11:16|| Front Page Top

#4 What were you eating the last week? I had no idea there were undersea replenishment ops for Class One.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2020-05-25 12:44||   2020-05-25 12:44|| Front Page Top

#5 USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides launched in 1797.
As a fully commissioned Navy ship, her crew of 60 officers and sailors participate in ceremonies, educational programs, and special events while keeping her open to visitors year round and providing free tours. The officers and crew are all active-duty Navy personnel,
Posted by David 2020-05-25 14:09||   2020-05-25 14:09|| Front Page Top

#6 Speaking of the USS Constitution, my Grandfather,, CPO Navy Veteran 1908-1921, was recruit trained on the Constitution when they were using it for that, and then was radio trained on the then in service USS Constellation, he told me because it was anchored and got better reception. His first flight on an airplane was in the middle 70's when the family sent him to visit his daughter in San Diego. I was sent by the family since we were concerned about his health (84), and I had been stationed at Camp Pendleton after MCRD in SD. During the flight I asked him how he felt seeing San Diego for the first time, he laughed and said he knew it well, he had been stationed there in 1911!
Posted by NoMoreBS 2020-05-25 15:22||   2020-05-25 15:22|| Front Page Top

#7 They did say ship, not boat, the bubble-heads out there will remind you there is a difference.
Posted by Marilyn Tojo7566 2020-05-25 15:38||   2020-05-25 15:38|| Front Page Top

#8 Submarines are boats. Any actual crew member would know that.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-05-25 21:18||   2020-05-25 21:18|| Front Page Top

#9 Any thing over 125 ft. Is a ship.. I spent more than 64 days on patrol in an SSBN in late 60s
Posted by Flusorong Darling of the Faith3280 2020-05-25 21:44||   2020-05-25 21:44|| Front Page Top

#10 The Navy is the hardest service. Any Carrier task force people out there with a story about how long they were out of their home port and away from loved ones. My bro was out 300+ days. God Bless the Service Men and Women!
Posted by Flusorong Darling of the Faith3280 2020-05-25 21:48||   2020-05-25 21:48|| Front Page Top

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