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    Re: Fw: Grounding of cruiser PORT ROYAL
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2009 Jul 14, 16:39 -0400

     From the first citation:
    "The quartermaster of the watch ... could not plot fixes in near-
    shore waters."
    Just what sort of quartermaster was this?  Does the navy need to
    upgrade the rating for this post?
    I've managed to leave port with similar disarray, but we avoided
    grounding!  Also hope to never have similar levels of disarray again!
    On Jul 14, 2009, at 1:27 PM, George Huxtable wrote:
    > I wonder whether this will be of interest, about the grounding of a
    > US Navy
    > vessel  off Pearl Harbour in February..
    > You'll need to copy-and-paste the links, I suspect.
    > George.
    > http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090707/NEWS08/907070350/
    > Hawaii-based+ship%E2%80%99s+grounding+detailed
    >  http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090712/
    > COLUMNISTS32/907120367/Navy+ship+grounding+detailed
    > >
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