A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2017 Jun 24, 14:44 -0700
The New York Times is also quoting Steffan Watkins and notes:
"Whether the investigations will confirm the informed speculation of Mr. Watkins remains to be seen. But a number of Navy veterans who joined a lively online debate said that even the most distracted performance by the Crystal’s crew could not justify or explain the Fitzgerald’s failure to get out [of] its way."
And that bottom line is the reason why so many people feel compelled to speculate. This is an extraordinary and awful mystery, and it is difficult to imagine any excuse for it. Something went terribly wrong, and it likely involved a major --and profoundly tragic-- lapse in judgement aboard USS Fitzgerald.