Skip to comments.US Navy to Briefly Reduce Carriers in Persian Gulf
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.
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You can believe that story if you want to.
and we would tell the world this in advance??
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.)
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)
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.
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!
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.
Remember obama told us airplanes fly off carriers and submarines go underwater ...
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.
What could possibly go wrong? /s
“...unexpected repairs and unusual maintenance problems...”
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....hell just make sure there ARENT 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
nobama and his criminal minions hate America. They all should be deep in prison. Happy Thanksgiving.
That’s probably a pump associated with the reactors. Even in an on shore power plant, some work on those is unusual and lengthy.
you may now resume belief
I'm clueless about navy ships but that was my first thought. Just another of the usurper's happy coinky dinks.
Why is this I do being publicized?
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.
Why not just send the sumbeeches a gilt invitation?
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.
Maybe clearing the airspace for Israel to bomb Iran. Plausible deniability.
Certainly not something Bathhouse Barry Bengahzi would do, though.
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.
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.
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.