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US Navy to Briefly Reduce Carriers in Persian Gulf
inn ^ | 11/21/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld

Posted on 11/22/2012 10:53:10 AM PST by Nachum

The U.S. aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf will temporarily decline due to unexpected repairs and unusual maintenance problems, the Navy said on Wednesday.

The USS Nimitz was expected to be deployed to the Gulf early next year to relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which is now stationed in the region, but will be delayed due to the need for extensive repairs on a failed propulsion pump.

The USS Eisenhower is being sent back to the U.S for repairs to its flight deck. It will remain in Norfolk, Virginia, for two months and then return to the Middle East early next year to complete its deployment.

The Navy plans to send the USS Harry S Truman to the region early next year to restore the two-carrier presence. The USS John C. Stennis is already in the area.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carriers; cvn68; cvn69; gulf; navy; reduce; usseisenhower; ussnimitz
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1 posted on 11/22/2012 10:53:13 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

You can believe that story if you want to.

I don’t.


2 posted on 11/22/2012 10:55:56 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Nachum

and we would tell the world this in advance??


3 posted on 11/22/2012 10:57:24 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum

Okay; dumb question: does that mean the entire Eisenhower Carrier Group goes back? Or does it temporarily re-attach to Stennis? (Obviously, I have no US Military background.)


4 posted on 11/22/2012 10:57:36 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: carriage_hill; Nachum

This just shows why we need to cut the defense budget and get rid of those expensive aircraft carriers and all their escort vessels. Remember we don’t need bayonets or horses any more either. (sarcasm off)


5 posted on 11/22/2012 11:02:15 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Venturer

The USS Nimitz will be delayed due to the need for extensive repairs on a failed propulsion pump.

Remember the Yorktown:When she pulled into Pearl Harbor on June 1, 1942*, she was badly damaged; from a direct bomb-hit which had struck the flight deck, pierced it, and finally exploded in the bowels of the ship, six decks down; from a second bomb which caromed off her flight gallery forward on the starboard side and exploded upon hitting the water, peppering the shell above the water-line with shrapnel holes; and from a third near miss which exploded in the water close enough to the side to open the seams, and corrugate the bottom on the port side, amidships.

She went back out on June 2nd. repaired and ready to fight.
1400 men worked on her all day and all night.

The Nimitz has a bad propulsion pump, don’t know when she can leave port.


6 posted on 11/22/2012 11:03:23 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Nachum

Carte Blanche being offered to the ragheads. An obvious opening for an attack on Israel. Rather than order OUR assets to stand down when Israel is attacked....too soon after Benghazi....he’ll just make sure there AREN’T ANY assets there to complicate his sell-out of Israel./Sarc!


7 posted on 11/22/2012 11:04:12 AM PST by Tucker39
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To: Venturer

Today’s shipyards are a union cesspool. Ships come out in worse shape than when they went in. Ask me how I know? 21 year Navy Vet.


8 posted on 11/22/2012 11:07:15 AM PST by Roklok
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To: GreyFriar

Remember obama told us airplanes fly off carriers and submarines go underwater ...


9 posted on 11/22/2012 11:08:18 AM PST by Ken522
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To: Nachum

Interesting article. I qualified as an operator on numerous naval nuclear power plants (D1G, S5W and S6G) and as an Engineering Officer of the Watch on a conventional 1200 PSI plant and you know what? I’ve never once heard of a “propulsion pump.” Not only that, as far as I recall there’s no pump that cannot be isolated and operated around.


10 posted on 11/22/2012 11:20:38 AM PST by atomic_dog
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To: Nachum

What could possibly go wrong? /s


11 posted on 11/22/2012 11:25:24 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum

“...unexpected repairs and unusual maintenance problems...”

Of course......


12 posted on 11/22/2012 11:44:38 AM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: atomic_dog

http://www.ccdott.org/transfer/projresults/2005/task%202.33/task%202.33_8.pdf


13 posted on 11/22/2012 11:48:32 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Tucker39

Carte Blanche being offered to the ragheads. An obvious opening for an attack on Israel. Rather than order OUR assets to stand down when Israel is attacked....too soon after Benghazi....he’ll just make sure there AREN’T ANY assets there to complicate his sell-out of Israel./Sarc!

IMO that very well may not be sarc, it may end up being the truth


14 posted on 11/22/2012 12:03:53 PM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: Undecided 2012

nobama and his criminal minions hate America. They all should be deep in prison. Happy Thanksgiving.


15 posted on 11/22/2012 12:15:33 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Venturer

That’s probably a pump associated with the reactors. Even in an on shore power plant, some work on those is unusual and lengthy.


16 posted on 11/22/2012 12:22:46 PM PST by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Nachum
Nothing going on in that region of the world right now, so why not?







you may now resume belief

17 posted on 11/22/2012 1:14:33 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: atomic_dog
there’s no pump that cannot be isolated and operated around.

I'm clueless about navy ships but that was my first thought. Just another of the usurper's happy coinky dinks.

18 posted on 11/22/2012 1:25:15 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Nachum

Why is this I do being publicized?


19 posted on 11/22/2012 2:12:33 PM PST by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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To: atomic_dog

Searching on google leads me to believe it is a reactor water pump.

Is that something that could be worked around? I have no idea, I’m a weather man.


20 posted on 11/22/2012 3:31:10 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Nachum

Why not just send the sumbeeches a gilt invitation?


21 posted on 11/22/2012 3:34:25 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Nachum

You got it all wrong guys. Bernanke turned off the dollar printing pump so budget cuts are in effect to the military. Our Navy is sounding more like the UK’s all the time. Where the UK goes the USA follows.


22 posted on 11/22/2012 4:05:43 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Tucker39

Maybe clearing the airspace for Israel to bomb Iran. Plausible deniability.

Certainly not something Bathhouse Barry Bengahzi would do, though.


23 posted on 11/22/2012 4:22:19 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Nachum

And Enterprise just came back from her final deployment, and will be inactivated next week.

Enterprise has been rode hard and is being put away wet after 50+ years of outstanding service to the nation, but theoretically (it would be expensive, and very tough on the crew/airwing) she could be sent out for another 6 months - maybe even 8 months to cover the gap.

The USN builds the possibility of extra on-station time into it’s carrier deployment schedules (Abraham Lincoln’s 2002 deployment was extended by several months so she could participate in Iraqi Freedom), and most carriers (ones not being retired) spend the first six months or so of post-deployment as a ready-surge capable deck. The Navy usually underestimates the service life of nuclear reactor cores by at least 10% (the Nimitz’s have 30-year cores but get refueled at 25 years, for instance) so Enterprise’s rocks should have a decent amount of life left in them.


24 posted on 11/22/2012 4:38:42 PM PST by tanknetter
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IKE To Return Home Early, Redeploy in 2013
Story Number: NNS121121-27
11/21/2012

From Navy Office of Information

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy has directed the temporary return of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower(CVN 69) from her current overseas deployment, allowing the ship to return home for two months before sending it back to the Middle East region.

The unusual move is being made to accommodate delays due to emergent repair work on USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Bremerton-based carrier was expected to deploy to the region to relieve Eisenhower early next year. Nimitz is now expected to deploy once repair work is complete.

Bringing Eisenhower back home to its homeport in Norfolk, Va. in December will permit the Navy to resurface the ship's flight deck and make it available to return and remain in the Middle East region for several more months. This decision also provides the ship's crew a welcome holiday respite from what will become nearly 10 months on station.

The USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group, currently deployed to the region, will continue providing carrier presence in the CENTCOM area of responsibility. Stennis departed its homeport of Bremerton in August.

25 posted on 11/22/2012 5:15:35 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Nachum
"U.S. aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf will temporarily decline due to unexpected repairs and unusual maintenance problems, the Navy said on Wednesday."

Uh-huh...


26 posted on 11/22/2012 7:41:39 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Nachum

Fortunately, my brothers and sisters in the Air Force are always around the Persian Gulf. Our airfields don’t need to go home for repairs and as luck would have it, they are a lot harder to sink too. Much respect for the Navy, but love for my Air Force.


27 posted on 11/22/2012 8:18:01 PM PST by McCloud-Strife ( USA 1776-2008)
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