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Old 22-10-2010, 15:18   #16
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Old 22-10-2010, 15:29   #17
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The computer systems onboard a war ship are completely separated from the PC/laptop stuff.

If you go onto the bridge of a modern warship each computer is fully repairable (either on the boards or by replacing boards). Some of the combat systems can be dropped out of airplanes and have tow chains hooked up to drag them through sand.

The only thing the "LAN" is used for is inventory management, personell data, and other non-critical functions. Pleasure boats were the first time I saw a cheapo laptop being used for navigation.
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Taking it a step further, at general quarters (battle stations) they have a guy on a whiteboard doing target motion analysis by hand with a pen, backing up the firing solutions from the combat computers in the event that the (extremely bullet proof and redundant) computers crap out and the coordinates need to be plugged in manually on the weapon.

I wasn't on that boat but one thing they said they were doing was "crew exchanges", which is a bit more difficult than just navigating through some water. It was on its sea trials as well, so it's a newer boat with a newer crew doing things that intentionally stress the boat.

Still no excuse, but it's not like they hit a reef in broad daylight while doing nothing more difficult than transiting from a to b.
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Total waste of money. Mothball the entire fleet of subs. Useless.
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I am not sure submarine are made for that kinda thing...
Maybe they decided to turn the other cheek
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Maybe they had one of the NASA engineers on board that screwed up one of the Mars Mission when the confused meters and feet..

This time he screwed up meters and fathoms, NM and Kilometers..
He swore he wouldn't make the same mistake again, he got the feet and meters right this time
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how could that happen? The self-declared cleverest mariners run aground on their own coast with the modernest submarine. Out-dated survey, over-reliance on their electronic equipment or what else? I assume the investigation will state something bla, bla the truth will be kept secret for the next 20 years.
If it was a missing training on proper use of their ECDIS system(s) I recommend consulting my homepage which provides the basics (in English and German).
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Let me get this straight...

The "H.M.S. Astute" ran aground?
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Nor ro ASTUTE were they
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I think they heard about all the impending military cuts and decided to Red October it to greener pastures.
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