USS Port Royal

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  1. Saw the news article below just now. Port Royal is the newest of the Ticonderoga class of cruiser. Reading the article it sound like it will not be a career-enhancing event for the captain.

  2. USS Decatur(DD-5) ran aground at Batangas with Ens. Chester W. Nimitz (USNA'05) commanding in 1908. Nimitz was court-martialed, convicted of "Hazarding a Navy ship" and received a letter of reprimand.

    But yeah, career ender today
  3. Looks like that captain is going to be sailing a desk if he stays in... or sent off as part of a naval exchange program.
  4. I think that boy is in a whole heap o'trouble.
  5. It did not come off on the third try. They are waiting for the next high tide. Somehow I suspect the Captain will be receiving orders to SURFPAC shortly after they get back into Pearl Harbor. Shame too because Port Royal, as a newer CG, would have been AW for her Battle Group. Means that the Captain had a shot at making Flag rank. Somebody else gets lucky. Also, with the sonar dome flooded, its not going to be a cheap repair.

  6. I don't think any of us will be surprised at this news article:

    Reading his bio at the ships website I realized that he was born and raised in the next town to me. He had a very good career until a few days ago.