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5. Not so fast there, ya sandcrabs!
Sat Mar 2, 2024, 12:23 AM
Mar 2

The point is valid that these ships are big, attractive expensive targets. That certainly argues for tactical changes in the way they are deployed, but this old sailor ain't ready to send 'em to the scrapyard.

I served on a tin can in the 60's; my ship, the USS Sampson, DDG-10, mine.was built in 1959 and scrapped in 1994. It was extremely advanced in every way from the WWII destroyers that were still in service at that time, and the newer ones are light years ahead of mine.

Based on my experience, I'm guessing the shipbuilding geniuses are not telling all they know about the options for protecting these ships. Granted, my knowledge is limited about the big ships, but one of our main duties was to protect the carriers, and even in the 60's we had capabilities that were not widely known.

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