USS Bonhomme Richard on Fire

Seaman Snooks, you are charged with negligence in performing a duty, namely fire sentry on board U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard, on Sunday July 12, 2020 occasioning complete loss of the ship, incurring replacement costs of 1.5 billion dollars.


Son, you’re in the shit. :)
If he is, then so is the person who assigned him the task, the various duty bods who authorized the task, the engineers who allowed that task to be done concurrently with all the other work which contributed in some way to the inability to fight the fire, and obviously the Captain and his HoDs.
 
If he is, then so is the person who assigned him the task, the various duty bods who authorized the task, the engineers who allowed that task to be done concurrently with all the other work which contributed in some way to the inability to fight the fire, and obviously the Captain and his HoDs.
Indeed. If it turns out to be some wholly avoidable negligence, or worse, horseplay gone wrong, I can see teddies being firmly thrown in corners. Do they still court martial COs for loss of their ship other than to enemy action?
 
Indeed. If it turns out to be some wholly avoidable negligence, or worse, horseplay gone wrong, I can see teddies being firmly thrown in corners. Do they still court martial COs for loss of their ship other than to enemy action?
I can't see the upper echelons of the USN coming to a conclusion which doesn't involve avoidable negligence. I reckon the CO is the one least likely to be able to dodge the bullet.
 
The captain is probably hoping that both copies of the 1033 were consumed by the flames.

"Boat, large, complete to CES.
---LAST ITEM---"
 
My regiment was twinned with The Arrer HMS Arrow. Right after returning from Omagh (May 76) B Sqn trogged along from Tidworth to Pompey to exchange pleasantries.

We got an escorted tour around. I'm sure the junior officer made a big thing of nought to 30kn in 30 min from cold. Unless it was nought to 30kn in 30sec from a standing start, hot. One or the other. Either way, he made a song and dance about two times RR Olympus as fitted to Concorde and turn the keys giving the capability to imitate a manure-exiting-shovel manoeuvre like a rat out of an aquaduct.
IIRC Arrow was the problem child of the 21's. She got poorly on the way down to the Falklands and had a sick note for most of the Armilla patrol.
 
The captain is probably hoping that both copies of the 1033 were consumed by the flames.

"Boat, large, complete to CES.
---LAST ITEM---"
How does the Navy actually account for shit like this? I should imagine the CO at any one time has no idea how many small arms are in the armoury. Say it’s scaled for 1000 rifles. He isn’t going to know or care if it’s 996 because 4 were u/s and backloaded, and are awaiting replacement. Or how much beef is in the POs Mess kitchen fridge, or whether the JR’s Mess has 3000 or 4000 eggs on hand.

I suppose they rely on department heads to erm, run a tight ship, but if it’s gone up in smoke, so have the stores and the records. Perhaps they do, but I don’t imagine computer records of stores issues and receipts are backed up to shore. That would use a shit ton of bandwidth when at sea. How many mattresses are we supposed to have, Billy? 2500 Sir, but I’m pretty sure we had to burn about 50 after the last run ashore, and they haven’t been replaced yet.

Must be a nightmare to quantify what you should have, what you actually have, and where the difference is, especially when the whole shooting match is on fire.
 
The captain is probably hoping that both copies of the 1033 were consumed by the flames.

"Boat, large, complete to CES.
---LAST ITEM---"
It'll depend on what USN protocols are for handing the vessel over to the dockyard mateys...

certainly this document sprays responsibilities everywhere except the Ship's commander and officers

 

endure

GCM
Live feed here.


Gone back (the vessel) to black smoke after about half an hour of mainly white.
The bloke they offered the job to turned it down so they're still looking for a new Pope.
 
Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck says he intends. she will ‘sail again shortly’.
well, full marks for optimism.
 
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How does the Navy actually account for shit like this? I should imagine the CO at any one time has no idea how many small arms are in the armoury. Say it’s scaled for 1000 rifles. He isn’t going to know or care if it’s 996 because 4 were u/s and backloaded, and are awaiting replacement. Or how much beef is in the POs Mess kitchen fridge, or whether the JR’s Mess has 3000 or 4000 eggs on hand.

I suppose they rely on department heads to erm, run a tight ship, but if it’s gone up in smoke, so have the stores and the records. Perhaps they do, but I don’t imagine computer records of stores issues and receipts are backed up to shore. That would use a shit ton of bandwidth when at sea. How many mattresses are we supposed to have, Billy? 2500 Sir, but I’m pretty sure we had to burn about 50 after the last run ashore, and they haven’t been replaced yet.

Must be a nightmare to quantify what you should have, what you actually have, and where the difference is, especially when the whole shooting match is on fire.
Pretty tightly actually.

Whilst I can't speak to the USN, I could within a matter of minutes dig out the paperwork as to my entire stores state, what we're short of, when it's ordered (and allegedly coming) etc etc. I need to have a pretty instinctive grasp on my J4 limitations - stores would be just part of that.
 
Pretty tightly actually.

Whilst I can't speak to the USN, I could within a matter of minutes dig out the paperwork as to my entire stores state, what we're short of, when it's ordered (and allegedly coming) etc etc. I need to have a pretty instinctive grasp on my J4 limitations - stores would be just part of that.
I do hope you mean you could extract it from a database...
 
I do hope you mean you could extract it from a database...
Nope - it's formally reported to me on a weekly basis. I then have to sign to say I've seen it, and keep a copy.
 
It'll depend on what USN protocols are for handing the vessel over to the dockyard mateys...

certainly this document sprays responsibilities everywhere except the Ship's commander and officers

As an aside, I never cease to be amazed by the Google-fu of ARRSE members and their ability to find obscure but interesting documents.
 

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