Author: Rick |
October 11, 2012 |
In: Australia, Training
Category: Australia, Training
#13 At least she has her floatation devices.
Rick, the 'USS' moniker is used only for ships that are in active commision in the Navy.
During construction they are called PCUs (Pre-Commisioning Units), or after they are stricken from the Navy register, they are referred to as "the former USS such-and-such".
Just a heads-up. Cool pics; live-fire is fun!
The blue and yellow stripes mean it was a "USNS" ship, not "USS"
I think this might have actually been the HMCS Victoria that fired the torpedo.
Mark you are correct, it was in fact the HMCS Victoria completing her post refit trials. Pretty successfully I would say.
its so easy to sink a target that's not moving or firing back.
USNS ship are unarmed except for small arms. And, most of them are rather slow as well. BTW, the Kilauea was an ammo ship. It would've been a much more interesting show if she had been laden.
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