Aircraft Carriers III

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    That is surface corrosion. Very normal & easily treated. Sea air and sea water is highly corrosive. USS John C Stennis deployed from Bremerton WA in Puget Sound on 22 October 2018. That's seven months..most of the time was spent at sea.

    If you are interested just scroll down in the link below to CVN-74 and you may read about CVN-74 2018-19 deployment.

    http://www.gonavy.jp/CVLocation.html
     
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    as I went thought the pictures it looks like rust washed out from the rain drainage.
     
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    I'm interested in what he says next

    (because I would've thought the Commander of the CSG should've been automatically in charge of the DESRON, the CVN etc., so I was curious about "command and control over both land and maritime domains"),

    it's:
    OK sounds to me like the CSG supported by the Poseidons and covered by the USAF fighters, impressive
     
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    ..and also USAF tankers. P-3s & P-8s have supported CSG for a long time. Even back when CSG had S-3A Vikings aboard.

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    16 May 2019...USS John C Stennis arrives in Norfolk Virginia

     
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    Nope, just seawater and high moisture and heat, cause oxidation, and yes it will pop paint, or even surface coatings on aircraft in a very short while...

    If you want a real education ck out some U-tube videos on "salt water baths" to test new handguns etc for service.. but you are right, it washes over the deck and comes "down the drain", so it is streaky!
     
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    Thanks ABF.You know of what you post. I can tell that many members are lacking knowledge about corrosion. That's ok. Not everyone is a salty dog like me. In her seven month deployment USS John C Stennis spent only 19 days in port...Another video of USS John C Stennis homecoming;

     
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    aye Cap'n!, I know more about corrosion than I ever wanted to, here in Central Obamastan, we fight corrosion every day.... sadly, once a piece of steel starts to corrode and pit, its a WAR to keep it at bay.... I bet you have some pictures of "sailors over the side" attempting the impossible? don't you??

    More beautiful old muscle cars have died because of corrosion than could be imagined..

    even aircraft aluminum corrodes like crazy, heat and moisture are killers, add SALT, you wouldn't believe what happens overnight!
     
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    Knowing all that, makes what the Chinese accomplished bringing the poor old Varyag back to life as CV-16 even more amazing, absolutely amazing, but a lot of serious "grunt work", manual labor!
     
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    interestingly,
    French carrier trains with Australian, Japanese, US ships in Bay of Bengal https://navaltoday.com/2019/05/16/f...ustralian-japanese-us-ships-in-bay-of-bengal/
     
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    Wow! I can't believe I beat Jura to this bombshell story;

    Royal Navy HMS Queen Elizabeth Captain is 'sacked for misusing its official car'

    The captain of the largest and most powerful ship ever built for the Royal Navy has been sacked for misusing its official car, it has been reported.

    Nick Cooke-Priest is no longer in charge of the HMS Queen Elizabeth because he is believed to have driven the aircraft carrier's official car on weekends, according to The Sun.

    A Royal Navy spokesman said: "We can confirm Captain Nick Cooke-Priest has been reassigned to a new role. We can only say that management action is ongoing and it would therefore be inappropriate to comment further."

    Commodore Cooke-Priest, who joined the Royal Navy in 1990, had only been in command of the 280-metre, 65,000-tonne vessel, described by the Royal Navy as an "awe-inspiring warship" capable of carrying up to 40 aircraft, since last October.

    He was never warned that using the Ford Galaxy for personal journeys was in breach of rules, the paper reports.

    A former officer told The Sun: "Nick adores the Navy and has lost his career by doing what captains have done for decades - using the company car to get home. An innocent mistake has cost the Navy one of its best."

    It is believed that major Royal Navy warships and their captains are loaned a car for use on official duties. An investigation found he had used the Ford as if it was his own, and found him guilty of an "error of judgment", according to The Sun.
     
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