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U.S. Carrier Harry S. Truman Has Close Call With Iranian Rockets


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Aerosick

My niece is on this ship!!!

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-carrier-harry-s-truman-has-close-call-iranian-n487536

 

 

Senior U.S. military commanders on Wednesday accused Iran's military of "highly provocative" actions in firing unguided rockets 1,500 yards from ships including an American aircraft carrier.

The USS Harry S. Truman was crossing international waters in the Strait of Hormuz when Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRCGN) conducted a live-fire exercise right nearby, according to a statement.

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uh? the anti-missile defense system on US fleet was not working?

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My niece is on this ship!!!

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-carrier-harry-s-truman-has-close-call-iranian-n487536

 

 

Senior U.S. military commanders on Wednesday accused Iran's military of "highly provocative" actions in firing unguided rockets 1,500 yards from ships including an American aircraft carrier.

The USS Harry S. Truman was crossing international waters in the Strait of Hormuz when Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRCGN) conducted a live-fire exercise right nearby, according to a statement.

hope she is safe
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Mandingo

Should be titled "Iranian rockets have close call with the USS Harry S. Truman". Those boys in the rag-head boat should consider themselves lucky to be alive today :)

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The report I heard was that the Iranian's warned everyone in the area well in advance. Call it a 'disclaimer' ?

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USMC-Retired

The report I heard was that the Iranian's warned everyone in the area well in advance. Call it a 'disclaimer' ?

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"Only 23 seconds warning was given before the weapons were fired, according to U.S. Navy Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command"

 

You do realize this is not a speed boat. It weighs 116,000 tons and tops out 33knots. 23 SECONDS Not exactly a warning, yet that will be the rally call so we take no action.

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Nangulo

 

 

tops out 33knots

 

Maybe in second gear..  She'll go a LOT faster than 33 knots.  33 is probably the unclassified number.

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USMC-Retired

Maybe in second gear.. She'll go a LOT faster than 33 knots. 33 is probably the unclassified number.

Right there is some conspiracy it will do a 100 knots. What purpose would that serve. It is an Aircraft Carrier not a super sonic airplane. 23 seconds was thier warning. That ship probably could not even start to move in 23 seconds.
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in firing unguided rockets 1,500 yards from ships including an American aircraft carrier

 

the news source I read said the Iranian missiles weren't shot at the US ships, but in the opposite direction.

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colemanlee

Maybe in second gear..  She'll go a LOT faster than 33 knots.  33 is probably the unclassified number.

IMHO, as a displacement hull it still goes by the basic formula  and has a top speed determined by the formular below

The practical speed limit in knots for a displacement-type hull is approximately equal to the square-root of the hull length at the waterline (LWL) times 1.34

 

The Enterprise is the longest warship ever built. You'll find some variation among different sources, but most of them list her length overall (LOA) as 1,123 feet, whereas ALL of the Nimitz class are usually listed as 1,092 feet. The Enterprise and the Nimitz class have the same length at the waterline (LWL), 1,040 feet.

 

If the hulls may be considered displacement hulls, this puts the limit of both the Enterprise and Nimitz class warships at the square root of 1,040 (32.249) times 1.34= 43.2 knots.

 

The "threshold speed" is generally considered to occur at a speed of about 1.2 times the square root of the ship's LWL, which would mean that the Enterprise and Nimitz class ships are not likely to exceed a speed of 38.7 knots.

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RogerDat

American Air Craft Carriers do not conform to physics. My son was on the Eisenhower and the Truman. He said they do things they are not supposed to be able to do.

Had the missiles been fired at them, I am sure they would have been pleased. 

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Nangulo

I was on the Abe Lincoln for one cruise.  We did 36 a few times.  Several times, because of prevailing winds, we turned around to launch - just the carrier and one ship assigned plane guard.  The rest of the formation kept going to its intended destination.  Launching might take a couple hours.  After launching, we'd turn around to try to catch back up to the escorts, then have to turn around again to recover.  After recovering all the planes, we'd beat feat to catch back up to the escorts, again.  The poor plane guard ship would have to refuel early because she'd done burned up all her fuel doing those back and forth's trying to keep up.  Plane guard detail is where a ship stations itself off of the starboard quarter of the carrier, paces the carrier, and is available to pick up downed pilots at a moment;s notice - done during launch and recovery ops.  So when the carrier takes off at 36 knots, the plane guard ship is at full power, flank speed - doing maybe 32 knots - just to not be too far behind.  After recovery, the carrier would normally steam ahead at 36 to catch up to the formation (who were doing about 12-14 knots), and let the plane guard ship catch up, later.

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