Hurricane Irene to hit USNA

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  1. Pima

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    Quick question out of curiosity.

    Hurricanes' bigger issue is not the winds, but flooding. Due to the location of USNA, and Irene expected to be slowing moving = lots of rain, plus wind, will flooding be a huge issue?
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    It flooded around 5ish years ago I believe. Can't remember when i saw those photos.
     
  3. evilleramsfan

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    Just curious, Line...are there plans to move ships like the Eagle out to sea?
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Generally, every ship has a hurricane plan. If the ship is not in a protected port, the ship will get underway and find a port of refuge or stay out and avoid, as much as it can, the storm.
     
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    Other CG ships in the area are safe harboring at the submarine base in Groton. Not sure if that includes the Eagle. The submarines are busy preparing to get underway.
     
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  8. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Yup. We're going to be moving Eagle up to the Academy tomorrow. I'm on the special sea detail, so I'll let you guys know how it goes
     
  9. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    Well we just got the internet back here at CGA...all cadets were locked in Chase Hall since 2200 last night. As for Eagle...well, they hit the bridge while trying to sail underneath it :yllol: The navigation lights fell from the foremast and hit the deck. Gotta say most cadets found it hilarious and a few were disappointed that it didn't sink! Other than that...it went okay.
     
  10. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    There is not much clearance between the top of the masts and Gold Star Bridge.
     
  11. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    According to the charts, its typically about 8 inches of clearance. Captain thinks there was a misprint on the chart. They accounted for an increase in water due to flooding so no one really knows what happened. Ah well, mistakes happen. My friend got it on film, its funny to see people's reactions.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    We always had to step the mast and would only have about 1 ft of clearance at low tide.
     
  13. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    I was on Eagle when we took it up the thames. Perhaps there was storm surge? We lowered the mast and it still hit. haha sure was a thrill!
     
  14. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    The Dirty Bird has more than its share of bumps and bruises over the years.
     

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