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Old 09-30-2009, 06:34 PM
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Back in 1980 I was on a nuclear powered cruiser leaving the Norfolk Naval Station. Something happened and we scrapped along another ship as we left the dock. It damaged some support beams on the main deck and scrapped a lot of paint off. Very embarrassing. I was amazed that no officer lost his job. I think they blamed the tugboat crew. Anyway, I was on the main deck watching us leave and saw we were getting awfully close to the USS "Mooseburger" (Moosbrugger). Then I heard the scrapping of metal and the ship shook. That was about it.