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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 Jan 2018 5:39 p.m. PST

Two Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges related to the deadly crashes of two ships off Asia last year, the Navy announced Tuesday…


Lion in the Stars16 Jan 2018 10:14 p.m. PST


Though that's about what I'd expect from Naval Reactors Himself (Admiral Caldwell is in Admiral Rickover's job). Zero tolerance for stupidity and especially for lack of procedural compliance.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member16 Jan 2018 11:16 p.m. PST



Murvihill17 Jan 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

The charges are being presented at a hearing to determine if there will be a court martial. Kind of like a grand jury hearing.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member17 Jan 2018 10:36 a.m. PST

It used to be said in the Royal Navy that a senior officer couldn't get to that rank without a court-martial or two on the way.

Lion in the Stars17 Jan 2018 2:52 p.m. PST

Collisions tend to end Naval careers, regardless of fatalities.

This is as much about kicking the entire fleet into panic-review as punishing the officers.

But like I said, Naval Reactors takes an extremely dim view of people who ignore procedures.

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