Gues who wins? This is a great article and goes to show , especially after a couple of posts about our navy's obsoletion, that we build em right.
U.S. Ross vs. Rogue wave
I would like to know if it was flying solo or part of a CBG.
Having been hit by a 70-80' monster off the Southern Coast of Newfoundland on a 660' cargo ship let me tell you that yes you should be impressed
that they didn't sink. These Rogue Waves have a tremendous amount of power behind them and broke 2 four inch wire ropes used to secure our 240
tonnes conveyor boom to the deck.
Here's a inside a cruise ship during heavy rolls
Rogue Wave "Deadliest Catch"
Working on a logship coming from Homer, Alaska to Queen Charlotte Islands in BC late november we took one head on and it punched 5 three inch lexan
windows secured to the ships steel frame. We lost all electronics and comms and had about a foot of water in the Wheelhouse.
Navy ships aren't built to the same heavy designs that cargo ships are as they want as little weight as possible to keep their speed up. Where the
Navy cut down in weight they made up in enginuity as their ships are built tough.
So yes, to survive a rogue wave and not sink is often the best outcome. Your lucky if your still motoring when one of these bad boys hits you.
Edit: I'd like to point out the good job the stewards and staff do on the cruise ship video. The bridge crew on the other hand was probably fired
for letting themselves get into the trough like that. The damage bill must have been massive.
I was on a Navy MSO minesweeper and hit a wave that went completely over the bridge lookout up to the cross beam on the mast.
Other then a little mopping and a few people having to change into dry clothing like the lookouts above the bridge it was not to bad.
So you posted to say...Ho-hum. Well let me expand. While , yes, a good amount of larger ships have been hit with a rogue wave and survived. However a
good portion haven't and to be honest, it accounts for a good portion of the Northen Atlantic and Bermuda Triangle's seafaring disappearances, as
well as other Triangles across the globe. The sonar housing was destroyed which in some sense should give you an idea of the mass of water behind this
wave as well as cracked the hull. The article doesn't say the extent of the hull crack, only that the crew was able to contain or subdue it. Even
going headlong into a rogue wave can catastrophically damage a ship even of this size. I think you may underestimate the power of water as well as a
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