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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

“...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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