The Navy’s report in PDF form is here. The report is dated October 26, 2017 and signed by the Commanding Officer, United States Fleet Forces Command, Admiral Philip S. Davidson, USN.
The reports on the collisions of the USS Fitzgerald and the USS McCain are incredible to read and as promised we’ll take a look at the both reports and the stunning events that unfolded on both bridges prior to their collisions.
One of the best interviews I’ve read as I’ve kept track of the U.S. Navy’s collision issues appeared recently on the inmilitary.com and was entitled “The Real Reason the US Navy Keeps Hitting Merchant Vessels” — Wes O’Donnell conducted the interview joined us to discuss it.
CDR Salamander is a retired U.S. Navy surface warfare officer, he’s done a blog and podcast (Midrats) for the last decade on issue that impact the U.S. Navy. He joined us to discuss the functioning of the bridge on a U.S. Navy warship, operational temp, training and education and upper echelon leadership that all have a hand in the issues that we have watched kill sailors in the U.S. 7th Fleet.
Gunner talks about having fun in Recruit Training, the dreaded 100-Hour Work Week while deployed and the Ken Burns series on Vietnam.