Warship Takes on Massive Waves

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  1. edjcox
    edjcox Oct 18, 2012

    Awesome!!! Our Navy out there everyday, gotta respect that courage and perserverance...

  2. luke1951
    luke1951 Oct 19, 2012

    I was on the commissioning crew of the USNS Kilauea (T-AE 26) in 1983. She was a hard charging and hard working lady. Hate to see her go like this. L. Lucas, RM1, USN, (ret)

  3. bashea
    bashea Oct 19, 2012

    Behold the power of the Earth. THAT is why you must respect her. And I sure hope the bilge pumps were working!

    SPECFX Oct 23, 2012

    Hey Ed...are you from France???

    SPECFX Oct 24, 2012

    Cool vid...had to watch it again.How do you say, "Secure all weatherdecks" in French?

  6. 5447813
    5447813 Oct 25, 2012

    Not our Navy, it's a French ship. The seas are your enemy first, they don't forgive.

  7. 6342063
    6342063 Oct 29, 2012

    The ship is a French Navy Frigate. I couldn't find the ship's number online so can't tell which one it is. However, the sequence of the number falls in the series with other French Frigates. My hat is off to all sailors everywhere who endure those kind of seas. I was getting seasick just watching the video!

  8. JAJ522
    JAJ522 Oct 30, 2012

    It's the Latouche-Treville, a George Leygues class frigate.

  9. rover411
    rover411 Jun 01, 2013

    We call this GREEN water as it hits the ships superstructure, all you see is green. The men below are also very green esp. if that weather continues for several days, the work must still be done onboard. 7 teletypes pour out messages that must be processed, many times antennas snap off. Oh the Joy!

  10. 30852387
    30852387 Jun 11, 2013

    In 1980 off the Canadian coast ,i was asked to report to the pilot house of then USS WADSWORTH FFG-9 my rank was ms3 ,i was cooking stuffed bell pepper's in the galley,we were in some 20 ft. swells .As i came up into the pilot house we went into a massive wave ,total green water ,i grabbed the stabalizer bar and hollered out yee haw,quickly realizing i had just made a big mistake because the CAPT.AND THE XO were both on the bridge i apologized ,only to see them both bust out laughing and say we finnaly found a helman to sit with us through the night ,we had a blast that night ,SO GO NAVY AND THE SEAS WE PUSH THROUGH.

  11. 27261950
    27261950 Jun 27, 2013

    Trying to figure out who took the video. Seems more like CGI. I've been in some heavy seas, but not like that. Seein' as how I was in the engine room, no surprise there.

  12. Desertfox1A
    Desertfox1A Dec 16, 2013

    Have a picture of my dad's ship coming down the Pacific coast somewhere off the mouth of the Columbia River, during WW II. It was taken from one of her sister ships, about all you can see is the mast, part of the superstructure and the point of the bow coming out of the wave. You can see a on deck watch stander in the photo. I would have hated to be up in the crow's-nest in those seas. Rode the old USS Schenectady, an LST, through the tail of a typhoon in Westpac. What we heard from the bridge crew after the storm, was that she was taking green water over the horns and white water on the bridge. First time I've tossed my cookies since my first deep-sea fishing trip. Fair Winds and Following Seas, to all who sail the wide seas. Shelly Ann, LPN/ret, HM2c(FMF)/USN, Sgt/USAR, ACM/olc

  13. buzz23
    buzz23 May 13, 2014

    would have loved to be on that ship, it looked like fun.

  14. 32459968
    32459968 May 14, 2014

    I was aboard the USS Inchon, from 72-75, When in Vietnam waters, a call went out general quaters 4am, get out, we were caught in a typhoon, that tossed that ship around like a ping pong ball. We lost several outside structures. You had to hold on, walking and standing was out of the question.

  15. Chuck757
    Chuck757 May 14, 2014

    In 1967 the USS Westchester County, LST 1167 went through a typhoon in the China Sea. It involved over a week of really bad weather, St. Elmos Fire, with Plasma Balls rolling around the main deck. If that was not bad enough, an LST has a flat bottom, so it rolls quite nicely. At that time, I was part of the bridge watch, as a throttle man, and helmsman. We were running with the wind and wave. The backside of the waves were longer than the ship, and when we went down them, the helmsman had to use quite a bit of rudder to prevent "broaching". The throttle man had remote control of the four diesel engines, and as the LST crested the waves, he had to reduce the engine RPM to prevent engine over speed and shutdown. The helmsman had to be relieved quite frequently, as the LST had what was referred to as a Destroyer electrical steering system. (Think a large synchronized motor in aft steering, and a somewhat smaller one connected to the helm. The helmsman would take both hands, spin the helm in one direction, stopping when the rudder angel was correct. Then, a short time later, spin the helm in the opposite direction. We went through the eye, and everything all over.

  16. 35080544
    35080544 May 08, 2016

    Decent pitching, but hardly any rolling. Not that big of a deal, really (*yawn*). Take that amount of pitching, however, and combine it with some 40-50 degree rolls... THEN you have a party. Ask me how I know. ;-]

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