You Sunk My Battleship! (Sort of…)

The Gay Guru doesn’t typically cover the news desk, but with The Anti-Couric on vacation, I couldn’t help but jump in when I came across this gem costing us taxpayers $100 million.

GROTON, Conn. – The crew aboard a U.S. submarine made dozens of errors before the vessel collided with an American warship in the Persian Gulf, an accident that exposed lax leaders who tolerated sleeping, slouching and a radio room rigged with music speakers, a Navy review found.

The USS Hartford, a nuclear-powered submarine based in Groton, Conn., collided with the USS New Orleans, a San Diego-based Navy amphibious ship, on March 20 in the narrow, heavily traveled strait at the mouth of the Persian Gulf.

The New Orleans’ fuel tank was ruptured and 15 sailors on the Hartford sustained minor injuries. The collision caused $2.3 million in damage to the New Orleans, and the cost so far of repairs to the Hartford is $102.6 million, the newspaper reported.

“ineffective and negligent command leadership” aside, I’d say this navy sub was doomed as soon as they made it the namesake of Connecticut’s capitol city. But don’t worry Navy boys, The Gay Guru won’t judge….as long as you’re wearing your uniform, you don’t even have to talk.

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