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I wondered how the Navy would handle this. Will they not allow the carrier to come to shore until this is over? I wonder how the carrier patient zero even contracted it. This could spread like wildfire on a navy ship like this.

https://www.businessinsider.com/sail...navirus-2020-3
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They had stopped in S.E. Asia within the last week or so.
This will actually turn into a lab experiment due to the narrow age range involved. Solid numbers concerning rate and severity of infection will likely be determined.
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they will still give the Marines a ride to the next war - carry on men
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https://www.navytimes.com/news/coron...craft-carrier/

3, then 8, rumor is now 25 cases. Heading to Guam for 100% sweep of the entire crew.
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This could be really bad if we have to pull a carrier (or more) out of service.
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Originally Posted by Copper Collar View Post
https://www.navytimes.com/news/coron...craft-carrier/

3, then 8, rumor is now 25 cases. Heading to Guam for 100% sweep of the entire crew.
I was stationed on Guam (Navy) from '68-'69 (land-based) - only dockage then was for 2 subs and a sub tender. Don't know if they had "room" for a carrier but that was a LONG time ago.

Scary stuff when you sideline a carrier and about 5,000+ folks, even temporarily!

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Unlike the civilian world, you can bet your sweet ass they’re making amends and getting everything together they need to do. Trust me as a once sea-borne Marine, they will NOT make the same mistakes we’ve made landside.

edit: post above, thank you for your service, and Guam is snaky as hell!!!
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Originally Posted by Bruce W View Post
I was stationed on Guam (Navy) from '68-'69 (land-based) - only dockage then was for 2 subs and a sub tender. Don't know if they had "room" for a carrier but that was a LONG time ago.

Scary stuff when you sideline a carrier and about 5,000+ folks, even temporarily!

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It's literally the first sentence of the article posted:

"To combat a growing outbreak of COVID-19 on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy has ordered the ship to pull into Guam and have the whole crew of 5,000-plus sailors tested for the novel coronavirus, the service’s acting secretary announced Thursday."
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Originally Posted by bakerjw View Post
They had stopped in S.E. Asia within the last week or so.
This will actually turn into a lab experiment due to the narrow age range involved. Solid numbers concerning rate and severity of infection will likely be determined.
Yep...will be very good info to have.
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As a member of V F - 11 aboard the U S S Foresttall the largest bunk area had over 100 guys. The plance captain/ ground crew bunk area we had 20 . Sick folks were taken care of fast but nothing like now. Fly Navy
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Originally Posted by Copper Collar View Post
It's literally the first sentence of the article posted:

"To combat a growing outbreak of COVID-19 on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy has ordered the ship to pull into Guam and have the whole crew of 5,000-plus sailors tested for the novel coronavirus, the service’s acting secretary announced Thursday."
Yeah - I saw that - was just curious how the area/harbor had changed since '69 to accommodate a carrier?

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Originally Posted by deckape View Post
As a member of V F - 11 aboard the U S S Foresttall the largest bunk area had over 100 guys. The plance captain/ ground crew bunk area we had 20 . Sick folks were taken care of fast but nothing like now. Fly Navy
When I was in the Cub Scouts, we got to go on the DECK of the Forrestal when they were building it at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock. That was probably in the mid-late '50's! Had a friend who was on there when "she" caught fire (BAD!) back in the day - luckily, he wasn't injured but had a tough time talking about the experience.

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Originally Posted by WeeKilt View Post
Unlike the civilian world, you can bet your sweet ass they’re making amends and getting everything together they need to do. Trust me as a once sea-borne Marine, they will NOT make the same mistakes we’ve made landside.

edit: post above, thank you for your service, and Guam is snaky as hell!!!
There wasn't a problem with all the "brown snakes" when I was there, but GECKOS and BIG, BIG frogs were everywhere!

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Originally Posted by bruce w View Post
when i was in the cub scouts, we got to go on the deck of the forrestal when they were building it at newport news shipbuilding & drydock. That was probably in the mid-late '50's! had a friend who was on there when "she" caught fire (bad!) back in the day - luckily, he wasn't injured but had a tough time talking about the experience.

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I wondered how the Navy would handle this. Will they not allow the carrier to come to shore until this is over? I wonder how the carrier patient zero even contracted it. This could spread like wildfire on a navy ship like this.

https://www.businessinsider.com/sail...navirus-2020-3
isn't SOP 2 week quarantine, even without coronavirus?

with two ships out of service in pacific, take a step back, one has to draw the conclusion this may have been a manufactured virus with a primary intent of taking out a country's defenses
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
isn't SOP 2 week quarantine, even without coronavirus?

with two ships out of service in pacific, take a step back, one has to draw the conclusion this may have been a manufactured virus with a primary intent of taking out a country's defenses
A few sick sailors does not take a ship “out of service” .
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Navy is used to spreading diseases around
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Originally Posted by wdemo View Post
A few sick sailors does not take a ship “out of service” .
so how do you explain the two aircraft carriers in the pacific being taken out of service due to covid outbreaks?
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Originally Posted by bakerjw View Post
They had stopped in S.E. Asia within the last week or so.
This will actually turn into a lab experiment due to the narrow age range involved. Solid numbers concerning rate and severity of infection will likely be determined.
Unfortunately it will only apply to the subject.

A closely confined military warship, with tightly grouped age/sex / physical conditions, prepared for such an event.......bears little resembelance to cities or urban areas, and general population.

Even less so than a cruise ship...
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Originally Posted by mbb View Post
Unfortunately it will only apply to the subject.

A closely confined military warship, with tightly grouped age/sex / physical conditions, prepared for such an event.......bears little resembelance to cities or urban areas, and general population.

Even less so than a cruise ship...
Yea, but we, also, have the Diamond Princess with the opposite spectrum of “guests” on board. What happened there?

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