US ship aground in Philipines

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  1. What on earth are they doing in Chinese waters?????
     
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  2. They have claimed the reef for the glorious muslim peoples republic of obamaistan no ar15s allowed:)
     
  3. RN Minesweeper commanders are top notch men who won their places through intellect, application, integrity and a good education.

    It's not a job you get for: shagging around, hugging trees and with just a paltry handfull of dodgy O'levels.....now is it?

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  4. If he had gone for a dodgy art A level he could drive an Apache.
     
  5. OK cernunnos you've got me there. In that case it's a cunning way to set up a military base.
     
  6. Perhaps the navigation officer and the Duty boatswain were on the grog, of sorry US ship are dry. If the Septics had an old naval base nearby, then surely they should have had all the requisite charts of the area. Something damn fishy here, unless the Navigation Occifer was wearing a bra and nickers at the time......
     
  7. Subic Bay was one of their largest Naval Bases outside of the USA, so charts of the Philippine Sea, and South China sea should have been no problem, and these reefs dont just get up and move around....
     
  8. Don't they all?
     
  9. As it was he went for a couple of dodgy A levels in History and French, and then narrowly scraped a 2:2 at Cambridge
     
  10. Don't tell me the ship reversed onto the reef??
     
  11. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Which more than met the minumum requirements for officer entry to the RN at the time. So what's the problem?