US Navy Ships Special Techniques to not Sink During Storm
hello everyone and welcome back to the flukdis channel the operating environment encountered by a warship on the high seas differs significantly from the calm and constant conditions of the safe harbor where it was built high speed winds of 40+ knots coming from any direction 30 ft. High waves and other tremendous impact forces in open water can present a serious challenge to a warship that is committed to fulfilling its mission. So how exactly do these massive vessels withstand the fury of nature? The three main features that enable war
ships to navigate across the oceans are: design materials and maintenance naval engineers and designers work in strict compliance with naval and military construction regulations to ensure all calamities are accounted for possible at the design stage the basic geometric design of a warship its static and dynamic stability are the main factors that define its stability in the rough seas naval steel remains the preferred choice for ship hull construction due to i Its corrosion resistance properties, in addition to resisting operating loads and its lower cost compared to stainless steel or composites.
Its excellent weldability performance makes welding the leading shipbuilding technique, although recent warship designs incorporate new types of materials, such as the USS Zumwalt's composite superstructure. destroyer class the hull is still constructed of welded steel maintenance is the third key element enabling operations in
stormy weather war
ships must remain operational 24/7 for a continuous period of months during their deployment preventative maintenance is a daily activity carefully planned according to requirements dry berthing is one of those maintenance procedures that is carried out every five years, the cost of such a procedure can reach tens of millions of dollars per vessel apart from its regular schedule, inspections must be carried out midway between dry dock periods for various inspections, maintenance and repairs of the submarine ship structure basic routine tasks such as cleaning performing visual inspections checking fluid levels replenishment functional testing and vibration measurement are the fundamentals of maintenance preventive o of the ship class can take a decade and the actual construction of the ship can require several years, for example an arleigh burke class destroyer requires approximately four years of shipyard work before it is commissioned on the seas , weather forecasting is critical to planning a warship's mission short-term forecasts and extended weather projections are received and processed by the ship's crew on a daily basis one of the most dangerous weather phenomena at sea are hurricanes are extremely severe rotating
storms They begin their formation in warm waters and develop their destructive power over the course of days, hurricanes are classified into five categories with wind gusts of 74 nautical miles per hour for a category 1 and up to impressive speeds of 157 and higher for a category 1. powerful category 5. in the atlantic ocean the hurricane season extends from june o to november in the area of the caribbean sea and the gulf of mexico on average each season may experience up to seven hurricanes of various categories the united states army plays an active role in the study of meteorological parameters and the investigation of climatic conditions gathering 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 United States Air Force Reserve, popularly known as the Hurricane Hunters, is the only operational military weather reconnaissance unit in the world is based at kiesler air force base in biloxi mississippi and currently operates a fleet of 10 lockheed martin wc-130j weatherbird aircraft for weather research i mean if you that one is the true center of pressure that is an exit in the open area a A typical mission includes flying directly into the eye of the hurricane several times at altitudes between 500 feet and 10,000 feet Weather birds operate very specific and critical weather equipment called the GPS Descent Sonde Wind Sensing Systems The descent sounder is a cylindrical instrument equipped with a high-frequency radio and other sensing devices descent probes are dropped from aircraft 400 miles apart over water and during the descent trajectory stabilized by a small parachute Drop songs measure the atmospheric profile vertical display of temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and wind data.
They transmit this data to the operator of the drop probe system. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also conducts hurricane research flights. It operates a fleet of two lockheed martin wp3d orion aircraft and one gulfstream. jet g4 capable of high-altitude flights above 41,000 feet th the fury of a hurricane hitting the continental surface can be devastating to the area and its inhabitants in 2017 hurricane irma brought numerous impacts to florida georgia and alabama winds Irma's sustained highs of 185 miles per hour at its peak in the Atlantic Ocean held for more than 35 hours, making it one of the strongest
storms on record in the Atlantic Basin, as well as the longest-lived
storm in Anywhere in the satellite era, in response to such disasters, the United States military deploys aircraft and resources to conduct search and rescue missions, transport victims to safety, as well as flights to resupply food and essential goods.
The United States Coast Guard deploys Sikorsky HH-60 Rescue Hawk and Jayhawk helicopters providing exceptional support to the affected population. Going for the floods The helicopters are powered by two turboshafts delivering 1735 horsepower to the 60 shaft It can have different configurations suited to different missions In the HH-60J IT OP version it operates with a crew of four and can take out up to six people from the disaster area using various rescue equipment such as slings, harnesses, winch stretchers, and rescue baskets in large-scale disasters like hurricanes, the air national guard can also be mobilized to help affected communities by operating lockheed martin aircraft c-130h hercules in different configurations in cargo configuration, these aircraft can carry up to 42,000 pounds of essential goods, food and medical supplies in emergencies where large numbers of people are involved, the c-130h can also be configured as a plane transport that takes up to 90 rescued people out of dangerous areas that's the end from this video I hope you enjoyed it make sure to subscribe to this channel so you don't miss any of our new content until next time