- Joined Sep 22, 2013
We lost engine power again several times after we left Pearl and were down to one SSTG several times but the snipes finally did a good patch and we were off the coast of Iran when we were needed. The whole mission was jinxed from the start but the cruise was a blast during liberties in all those ports.No sucky, no ducky. If you lose your pressure sink(vacuum), you can't go far.
Your luck is like mine....getting stuck on a one engine ship. It's hard to believe the navy had a ship that big with just one turbine and shaft.
We had an oar bolted on the engine room bulkhead with red letters that said emergency engine no. 1.