You are right sir, I am a liar ... I do not know how to cross stitch....
In regards with the CVN Vs the lighthouse. Pure BS as pointed out by snopes and salts like me.
That was funny when I first heard a different variation of the story about 40 years ago..At that time the ship in question was the USS Enterprise.
That story is so old and a total hoax. there have been several variations of the story. I once saw one variation that used the USS Montana battleship. ..no such ship... First off this story uses the USS Abraham Lincoln as an Atlantic Fleet carrier. Lincoln has always been assigned to the Pacific fleet except during it's builders trails off the Virginia capes from November 1989 to about July 1990..
Some Hi-res Pix of the damaged ship..
ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz. No personnel on either vessel were reported injured. Porter is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)
ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 12, 2012) Guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was damaged in a collision with the Japanese owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan in the Strait of Hormuz.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/Released)
Poor ole girl. Hopefully she'll be patched up quick.
Hilarious commercial LOL. I hate seeing the USS Porter in that condition...hope it is fixed soon. I wonder what the actual transcript of the radio conversation between the USS Porter and the oil rig is like...if there was one.
Interesting pictures there, would be interesting to see what damages the tanker suffered to determine at what angel they struck. Having a ship collide into your starboard side looks bad for you in most cases, considering COLREGS applies to military ships aswell
Good thing nobody was injured.
Soon to become required reading when deployed around the Strait of Hormuz.
Glad no one was injured.
Popeye, any idea what might have happened.
As other said, starboard doesn't look good
Anyway, the destroyer is the far more maneuvrable of the two and should have evaded even if they had right of way.
The tanker probably couldn't evade anyway by the time they spotted Porter.
There's a shipyard in Bahrain that the USN has used from time to time.Poor ole girl. Hopefully she'll be patched up quick.