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Mark Appel

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Earhart namesake ship in minor collision
« on: November 20, 2014, 01:02:20 PM »

The USNS AMELIA EARHART tangled with another supply ship... must have been a navigation error...

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/11/20/us-navy-ships-briefly-collide-in-gulf-of-aden.html?comp=7000023317843&rank=5
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Monty Fowler

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Re: Earhart namesake ship in minor collision
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 01:06:51 PM »

Nahhh, unrep - underway replenishment accident. When two big, awkward, slow ships are steaming in formation 100 feet or so apart, it doesn't take much to shove one into the other. The US Navy is the world's leader in keeping ships at sea this way, but the sea has a nasty habit of surprising you.

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Re: Earhart namesake ship in minor collision
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 03:41:26 PM »

Poor Amelia... that ol' taildragger kicked her butt in Hawaii, and now her ship got bruised.

Bet that makes a lot of noise - and some white-knuckled finger-prints in some steel.
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Re: Earhart namesake ship in minor collision
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2015, 08:29:29 PM »

On the NavyTimes.com website today, it's reported that USNS Amelia Earhart is undergoing $4 million worth of repairs.
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