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It looks like the other way around. We did have some "close calls" though.
Looks like 2 skippers ended heir careers that day.
A perfect 2-vessile example of the age old naval combat maneuver "Crossing the T" taken to the extreme.
"Well, there goes my learner's permit ..."
And it wasn't two female captains
1958 huh.So this kinda driving isn't something our navy just took up.
I had a physics teacher who was a sub cmdr post WWII. Out on maneuvers one time he called for "up scope" just in time to run the periscope into the side of the ship in front of him. The bent periscope could not be retracted, and he had to sail back into Pearl Harbor with the wreckage to be laughed at by everyone who saw it. I don't know if he lost his command, he didn't say, only that it was the most humiliating thing he had to endure.
not as bad as the poor bastards on the USS San Francisco that hit an underwater mountain. one man dead. don't know if the cartographers paid as much a price because the mountain wasn't on the mapping systems. one would hope that any undersea mount that came above the deepest crush depth would be at least noted on the maps.