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Well if you aren't even going to pass comment om this post then why are you here talking about a totally unrelated story?
originally posted by: FredT
a reply to: Zaphod58
I agree its funny sure but US shipyards are in no better shape. The War Zone did an article a year ago about them the state they are in it just as bad as the Russian navy's Its only a matter of time before this happens here.
If the ship was flooded thats potentially alot of damage and it may take them years if at all to get it back to sea
Only Russians try to build a ship on the sea not one of their better decisions.
At one time the Navy had 13 shipyards, but now it has just four.
None of these facilities were built to sustain a modern Navy.
There is nearly a $5B maintenance backlog alone and this estimate is likely far less than the actual cost.
Uses old inadequate equipment on high-tech vessels.
Drydocks are on average 89 years old and are in poor condition.
Due to the lack of dry dock capacity, the Navy won't be able to perform a third of its scheduled aircraft carrier and submarine maintenance projects over the next two decades.
Rising sea levels pose a threat to old dry docks.
The Navy says it will take nearly two decades to address these issues, but GAO says it will take longer. By that time the fleet will have ballooned putting more pressure on these tired facilities.
As of now the Navy is only funding roughly half the cost just to keep up maintenance on their own naval shipyards.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: dragonridr
We build them in docks like that, but repairs can take place in mobile docks like this one. We used to have one that was moved to Pearl Harbor that could take anything short of an LHA/LHD. Kuznetsov has been undergoing refit, so probably should have been in a better yard and dock, but they've gotten away with it for decades.