US Navy Ships Special Techniques to not Sink During Storm
Hi everyone and welcome back to the Flukdis channel. The operating environment that a warship encounters on the high seas is vastly different from the calm and steady conditions of the safe harbor in which it was built. High-speed winds in excess of 40 knots from all directions, 30-foot waves and other tremendous impact forces in open water can pose a serious challenge to a warship committed to its mission. How exactly do these massive
ships withstand nature's fury? The three main features that enable war
ships to sail through oceans are constructed materials and maintenance Ship engineers and designers work in strict compliance with naval and military construction standards to ensure that all possible disasters are considered at the design stage.
The basic geometrical construction of a warship Its static and dynamic stability are the main factors affecting its stability in the rough sea naval steel remains the preferred choice for the construction of the ship's hull due to i Its corrosion resistant properties as well as its resistance to operational stresses and lower cost compared to Stainless steel or composites Its excellent weldability makes welding the most important shipbuilding technique, although recent warship designs incorporate new types of materials such as the composite superstructure of the USS Zumwalt class destroyer The hull is still constructed of welded steel Maintenance is the third key element affecting operations
stormy weather allows war
ships to remain operational 24 7 for an uninterrupted period of months during their deployment preventive maintenance is a daily activity that sor Carefully planned according to requirements Dry docking is one such maintenance procedure that is performed every five years.
The cost of such a procedure can be as high as tens of millions of dollars per ship. Apart from its regular schedule, midway surveys must be conducted between dry-docking periods for various inspections, maintenance and repairs underwater structure of the ship basic routine tasks such as cleaning performing visual inspections liquid level check refilling functional tests and vibration measurement are the fundamentals of preventive maintenance the design of a warship In the US
Navy, it is normally contracted out to private shipyards The design process of the first ship of the class can take a decade and the effective shipbuilding can take several years, for example an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer takes about four years of work in the shipyard, before it is put into service.
Weather forecasting is critical to planning a warship's mission Short term and extended weather forecasts are received daily by the ship's crew and process one of the most dangerous meteorological phenomena at sea are hurricanes which are extremely violent rotating
storms that begin their formation in warm waters and there their destructive Unleashing Power During the day, hurricanes are classified into five categories, ranging in gusting wind speeds from 74 nautical miles per hour for a Category 1, to impressive speeds of 157 and more for a powerful Category 5. In the Atlantic, the hurricane season lasts from June through November in the area the caribbean sea and gulf of mexico can experience an average of up to seven hurricanes of different categories each season. the us military plays an active role in collecting meteorological parameters and studying extreme weather conditions, collecting data to improve weather forecast models and to gain a better understanding of tropical
storm and hurricane development the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron of the US Air Force Reserve, popularly known as Hurricane Hunters, is the only operational military weather intelligence unit in the world. she is currently based at kiesler air force base in biloxi, mississippi operates a fleet of 10 lockheed martin wc-130j weatherbird aircraft for weather research, i mean when t that's the true center of pressure, that's a way out there in the open area is.
A typical mission involves flying directly into the eye of the hurricane several times at altitudes between 500 feet and 10,000 feet are dropped from the aircraft 400 miles above water and stabilized by a small parachute during the descent trajectory the drop songs measure vertical atmospheric profile of temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and wind data and transmit this data to the dropsonde system operator g4 jet capable of flying above 41,000 ft th The fury of a hurricane that hits the continental surface can be devastating to the region, and its residents in 2017, Hurricane Irma had numerous impacts on Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Irma's maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour at its peak in the Atlantic lasted for over 35 hours, making it one of the strongest
storms in the Atlantic basin as well as the longest-lived
storm in the satellite age.
In response to such disasters, the US armed forces deploy personnel aircraft and resources to conduct search and rescue missions to transport the wounded to places of safety, as well as flights to resupply essential supplies and food. The US Coast Guard uses Sikorsky HH-60 helicopters rescue hawk and jayhawk provide excellent support to the population affected by flooding helicopters are powered by two turboshafts with 1735 shaft horsepower the hh-60 can have various configurations adapted to different missions in the hh-60j version operates with a crew of four and can lift up to six people out of the disaster area using various rescue equipment such as slings, belts, winch stretchers and rescue baskets.
During major disasters such as hurricanes, the Air National Guard can also be mobilized to help affected communities by operating Lockheed Martin C-130h Hercules aircraft in various configurations in cargo configuration, these aircraft can carry up to 42,000 pounds of essential supplies, food and transport medical supplies. In emergencies involving large crowds of people, the C-130H can also be configured as a transport aircraft, transporting up to 90 rescued people from dangerous zones. This is the end of this video. I hope you enjoyed it. Subscribe to this channel so that you don't miss any of our new content see you next time