Skip to comments.U.S. Boats Delayed Because Of Many Manufacturing Defects
Posted on 09/06/2009 9:41:10 AM PDT by em2vn
A manufacturing problem with the U.S. Navy's new Virginia class SSNs (nuclear attack subs) has delayed the commissioning of a new boat, the USS New Mexico. The ceremony will be delayed from November 21st, to sometime in January or February. The problem has to do with bolts that were not manufactured to specifications. These bolts hold together the track system that is used to move torpedoes and other weapons around the "weapons room". The poorly manufactured bolts will hold the tracks together under peacetime conditions. But in the stress of combat (like depth charges or violent maneuvers) they are likely to fail. The navy not only wants to get the proper bolts, but also is inspecting hundreds of other bolts in the weapons room, and perhaps other items as well. This anxiety is because the bolt situation is not the first manufacturing problem the Virginias have encountered lately.
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"Look for the Union label..."
Who made the bolts?
Not listed in the article.
Does not say were made - is this EB’s shipyard?
More like “Look for the substandard Chinese steel...”
Armed with a single MA-2 .50 caliber Browning, this much feared naval vessel carries up to 30 rounds of armor piercing ammunition. It is the first in an entirely new naval architecture class -- technically, clitoral (not to be confused with littoral) -- being pushed on the Pentagon by the defense minded wussies in the Obama Administration as a cost-saving measure. If you look closely, you can see the heavy-duty seat restraint which prevents the pilot/gunner Kamakazi Kowalski from leaping from the vessel prior to engaging the enemy. The 12 V trolling motor which lacks a reverse function -- propels this sophisticated craft forward at a top speed of 4 knots. Reverse travel at approximately 35 knots -- is achieved by firing the Browning.
The no-bid contract to build 200 of these fearsome warships was recently awarded to Obama-Soros-Emanuel Shipbuilding and Stormdoor Manufacturing (formerly General Dynamics) and will be administered by trusted Obama associate and Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel who commented that, at $12 million each, they are a bargain. They will be constructed exclusively at the companys facility in Kenya with major subcomponent production (rivets and miscellaneous fasteners) at the companys Harlem and Skokie plants. Delivery is expected to begin in 2024 (or as soon as the subcontractor's funds are safely in the contractor's Swiss account).
You can trace alot of this stuff back the Bush (41) when HE and the DoD (Cheney) allowed MASSIVE Defense Industry consolidations it allowed for MASSIVE Defense Corp to exist(Northop-Grumman, Lockheed-Martin and the like).
His reverse propulsion system is more powerful than his forward one.
The problem here is shoddy work...not the size of the contractor.
I agree with raybbr....look for the Union Made label.
allowed MASSIVE Defense Industry consolidations it allowed for MASSIVE Defense Corp to exist(Northop-Grumman, Lockheed-Martin and the like).How does this translate to non-conforming material/weak bolts used on a contract that specified otherwise on prints, drawings, etc?
One case example would help your case (the prosecution should _not_ be giving hints to the defense).
One of the newest amphib out of the yards is a piece of crap, too. In another time, producing bad weapons for the military during wartime would have grave consequences.
“It all began when a weld inspector at the Newport News shipyard was discovered involved in bribery to create false inspection reports...”
Smaller Companies are easier to keep track of.
Maybe Chinese. Still, each bolt, nut, et al, must pass the Navy and the Shipyard’s inspection process before being used.
Corruption, the hallmark of union workers.
That, my perceptive friend, was the entire idea — and a metaphor for America under the Obozo regime: FULL SPEED ASTERN!!!
I don’t understand how any self respecting American, union or not, could put so many other men’s lives in jeopardy...
Our nation is sick, and I’m afraid the cure will be bitter indeed.