Friday Firepower: Aussie sub live torpedo fire on USS Kilauea at exercise RIMPAC2012 (33 Photos)

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  • whyme1973

    #13 At least she has her floatation devices.

  • Kodos

    Rick, the 'USS' moniker is used only for ships that are in active commision in the Navy.

    During construction they are called PCUs (Pre-Commisioning Units), or after they are stricken from the Navy register, they are referred to as "the former USS such-and-such".

    Just a heads-up. Cool pics; live-fire is fun!

  • piburly

    The blue and yellow stripes mean it was a "USNS" ship, not "USS"

  • http://www.richmonddentalclinic.com/ Karma

    During construction they are called PCUs (Pre-Commisioning Units), or after they are stricken from the Navy register, they are referred to as "the former USS such-and-such".

  • Mark

    I think this might have actually been the HMCS Victoria that fired the torpedo.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfgecbxU5cs

  • Darren

    Mark you are correct, it was in fact the HMCS Victoria completing her post refit trials. Pretty successfully I would say.

  • Michael

    its so easy to sink a target that's not moving or firing back.

  • CIVMAR

    USNS ship are unarmed except for small arms. And, most of them are rather slow as well. BTW, the Kilauea was an ammo ship. It would've been a much more interesting show if she had been laden.

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