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    Quote Originally Posted by VARRAKK View Post
    Despite the situation’s calamity, sailors reported that the attempted exodus from Berthing 2 was calm and orderly. The sailors lined up on the port side of the berthing space to exit via the port side ladder. There was no rush, no pushing and fighting to get out first, and sailors were helping other sailors who were in need, even though at this point water was up to most of their necks.

    At the bottom of the port ladder, two sailors were leading the exit from Berthing 2, making sure the egress was done in the quickest manner possible as the water continued to rise from the hole in Fitzgerald’s hull. With it no longer possible to be at the bottom of the ladder, the two sailors were eventually forced to exit. ... Though now in Berthing 1 and in relative safety, these two sailors continued to search for those who may be trapped below. Reaching into the dark water over and over again hoping to find someone still struggling to escape Berthing 2, their efforts were rewarded, as two more shipmates were found. Those two were completely underwater, pulled through the watertight scuttle and away from certain death.
    Holy shit, each sailor involved, especially those two, is a fucking hero and I hope they are recognized by the Navy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Rumata View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by VARRAKK View Post
    Despite the situation’s calamity, sailors reported that the attempted exodus from Berthing 2 was calm and orderly. The sailors lined up on the port side of the berthing space to exit via the port side ladder. There was no rush, no pushing and fighting to get out first, and sailors were helping other sailors who were in need, even though at this point water was up to most of their necks.

    At the bottom of the port ladder, two sailors were leading the exit from Berthing 2, making sure the egress was done in the quickest manner possible as the water continued to rise from the hole in Fitzgerald’s hull. With it no longer possible to be at the bottom of the ladder, the two sailors were eventually forced to exit. ... Though now in Berthing 1 and in relative safety, these two sailors continued to search for those who may be trapped below. Reaching into the dark water over and over again hoping to find someone still struggling to escape Berthing 2, their efforts were rewarded, as two more shipmates were found. Those two were completely underwater, pulled through the watertight scuttle and away from certain death.
    Holy shit, each sailor involved, especially those two, is a fucking hero and I hope they are recognized by the Navy.
    Aye, if it went down like that I hope there are a few gongs go out to those involved. How does the US military honour acts of bravery not in the face of the enemy?


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    I think the lower to mid tier don't require enemy contact and I'd guess the medal of honor has also been awarded without actual combat surrounding the event.

    The US military has tons of awards, I'm sure they'll find something appropriate.

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    as long as they're not transgender.

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    Spurred by Joe's post I ha a look to see if anyone had been awarded the medal of honor for non-combat stuff being initially skeptical

    Turns out loads of them were given to non-combat personnel for all kinds of reasons including one conscientious objector in 1944

    I was surprised.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    Spurred by Joe's post I ha a look to see if anyone had been awarded the medal of honor for non-combat stuff being initially skeptical

    Turns out loads of them were given to non-combat personnel for all kinds of reasons including one conscientious objector in 1944

    I was surprised.
    Wasn't the medal to the conscientious objector the medic who got a movie? (he refused to carry and use weapons)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiodome View Post
    as long as they're not transgender.
    As long as i could drop tend for overpower/something.

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    presumably decommissioned for being gay after that photo.

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    The Indian coastal town of Alang, the world’s largest ship breaking shipyard, where half of the world’s retired ships go to die.




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    If im not misstaken this is where ships getts flagged to bahamas or other retarded country and sold to shell companies then deliberatley run aground and abandoned so the so the owner won need to pay for decomission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caldrion Dosto View Post
    If im not misstaken this is where ships getts flagged to bahamas or other retarded country and sold to shell companies then deliberatley run aground and abandoned so the so the owner won need to pay for decomission.
    So is this actually worth buying?

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    CIA declassifies its reports on the Russian Navy capabilities during the Cold War.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...war/index.html

    TL;DR: Russian Navy has always been shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Rumata View Post
    CIA declassifies its reports on the Russian Navy capabilities during the Cold War.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...war/index.html

    TL;DR: Russian Navy has always been shit.
    I'd be surprised if that's actually what it says.

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    Do i really have to wade through a 12.5mb PDF to find out that Soviet navy was heavily focused on SSBNs and shore defence against CBGs with a dash of rapid marine infantry landing operations?

    It was still always number two after brits stepped down and everybody with half a braincell knows it. Too sad don's one is occupied by blinding hate of anything russian, eh?


    Having glanced thought it the "report" looks like a brochure for politicians. Still reaffirms my statement above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
    Do i really have to wade through a 12.5mb PDF to find out that Soviet navy was heavily focused on SSBNs and shore defence against CBGs with a dash of rapid marine infantry landing operations?

    It was still always number two after brits stepped down and everybody with half a braincell knows it. Too sad don's one is occupied by blinding hate of anything russian, eh?
    You're missing out on the fact that SSGNs were the primary anti CVN capability at sea in the late Soviet navy.

    But yeah, their surface fleet was comparatively trash at blue water warfare: it's a question of priority, investment and seatime. Blue water warfare wasn't the surface fleets job.

    But it should be an interesting read either way.

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