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Old 05-08-2012, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default USS William D. Porter



As ships go...not a particularly lucky one...

http://www.cracked.com/article_19637...same-ship.html
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:57 AM   #2
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Any other ships that have had as bad a run (in terms of names) as the Porter?

Nice find Oberon.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:25 AM   #3
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sounds like a ship full of Bernards
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:28 AM   #4
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In the article it says the whole crew was arrested. What happened to them? Were they court martialled?
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:23 AM   #5
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In the article it says the whole crew was arrested. What happened to them? Were they court martialled?
It says on the next page of the article.


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There are worse places to face an inquiry than Bermuda, and after all the appropriate questions were answered, the captain and a few officers were sentenced to shore duty. It could have been much worse. The guy who forgot to disable the torpedo got hard labor, although his sentence was later reduced by Roosevelt himself.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:26 AM   #6
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Any other ships that have had as bad a run (in terms of names) as the Porter?

Nice find Oberon.
HMAS Melbourne was close. It ran over two friendly warships during manouvres in peace time.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:42 AM   #7
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"The IOWA began evasive maneuvers, yet trained all guns on the William D. Porter. There was now some thought that the W.D. Porter was part of an assassination plot."

That's a lot of guns.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:48 AM   #8
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HMAS Melbourne was close. It ran over two friendly warships during manouvres in peace time.
And came close to running over a third. I was there.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:59 PM   #9
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As ships go...not a particularly lucky one...

http://www.cracked.com/article_19637...same-ship.html
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:27 PM   #10
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"The IOWA began evasive maneuvers, yet trained all guns on the William D. Porter. There was now some thought that the W.D. Porter was part of an assassination plot."

That's a lot of guns.
Aren`t nine of them all you`ll ever need?
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:54 AM   #11
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Best laughs for this year so far!
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Seems to me that HMAS Melbourne wasn't unlucky - the destroyers assigned to guard her were! In each of those cases it looks like the escorts were clearly at fault based on the rules of manuevering at sea.
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