5 comments for “USS Fitzgerald

  1. dearieme
    June 19, 2017 at 17:47

    When my father was teaching me to sail, one of the first lessons was “never insist on your rights”. Another early one was “don’t assume she’s seen you”. And a third was “if she’s bigger than you she’s probably less manoeuvrable”.

    On my father’s interpretation, whatever (if anything) the civilian vessel did wrong, much fault lies with the destroyer. Still, the comments threads of US blogs will fill up with demented claims that it was the Russians, or the Moslems, or the Japanese, or some other bugger.

    For comparison, on a US blog I saw a commenter blame the Grenfell Tower fire on MI6. For ye have the mad with you always, as the wee man nearly said.

  2. June 19, 2017 at 18:07

    Those principles underlie COLREGs today. Only a fool messes with a big bgr.

  3. Distant Relative
    June 23, 2017 at 17:41

    Fwiw this chap reckons it was hit twice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eANUtcpxL04 Don’t know, I wasn’t there.

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