Skip to comments.USS John Murtha, LPD-26
Posted on 04/13/2010 8:25:08 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY
How do I feel? Click the Murtha tab to find out - but until then, our friend Phil can pass the good news.
The Navys 10th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock will be named for Rep. John Murtha, the long-serving Pennsylvania Democrat who chaired the powerful House appropriations defense subcommittee before he died in February.I won't speak more of the dead - but I can't think of any OIF veteran who would like to sail her - and I think the CNO should read the newspaper more - maybe vets from OIF should mail him clippings of this.
According to a Navy memorandum obtained by Navy Times, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus notified Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead that he had selected John P. Murtha for the previously unnamed LPD 26. Its the latest example of the Navy breaking a convention for naming its warships; the previous ships in the San Antonio class have been named for American cities.
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This article (http://www.defenseprocurementnews.com/2008/12/30/navys-orders-long-lead-items-for-next-lpd/) says the Navy has allocated $10 million for long lead time components. That’s not much on a ship costing over $1 billion. The actual production contract has not been let. LPDs 22 - 24 are currently building. Then probably 25 and 26 together. It will be sometime in the middle of the next decade before the ship is in the water. Maybe something will change by then.
This is bullshit. Murtha doesn’t even deserve an outhouse named after him.
Look at it as a positive tradeoff: The ship for the man.
You actually think there will be another aircraft carrier? Not in my lifetime, that’s for sure.
“You actually think there will be another aircraft carrier? Not in my lifetime, thats for sure.”
Well, I WAS being a bit facetious, but in the case of Obamie,
who knows? I mean he is now messiah of the world, Mr. Nobel loves him, and, who knows? He may be president for life.
Surely they could build him his own carrier, at least in the Ravell shipyard ;)
Just another poke in the eye from this administration who hates the military.
And hopefully as boats are mothballed, this is the first to spend her days in Bremerton rather than active or being re-commissioned for some new duty.
“How about the USS Barack Hussein Obama?”
“Lists hard to port. Rudder is stuck and it sails in meandering counter-clockwise circles. Ammo bunkers are filled with cotton candy and Skittles. All weapons systems rendered inoperable. All comm systems play unending monotonous 0bama speeches.”
LOL! Those are definitely rainbow-colored Skittles, too.
And no matter how many times they crew the ship it will later be found abandoned. The USS 0bama will be the first active duty ghost ship.
Not unless he can get a crew if Somali pirates.
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