Wasn't Truman the one the 'leaders' wanted to drop from scheduled refueling and decommission in favor of new construction? Maybe they knew something?
I didn't notice the disestablishment of Second Fleet, supposedly done by SecDef Gates to ease funding for new ships.
"Second Fleet was scheduled to resume operations officially on 1 July 2018, initially with a staff of 15 personnel (11 officers and four enlisted personnel), although plans call for its work force to expand to 256 (85 officers, 164 enlisted personnel, and seven civilians). [Wiki]"
---That'l make a heap of difference!
USS Harry S. Truman Suffers Major Electrical Malfunction, Raising Questions About Upcoming Deployment
Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is experiencing a malfunction of the ship’s electrical distribution system ahead of an expected deployment this fall, USNI News has learned.
The carrier is supposed to go out for a second deployment, after operating in U.S. 6th Fleet and U.S. 2nd Fleet from April to December last year. In early July the Truman Carrier Strike Group began its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) to re-certify as being ready to deploy. The predeployment training was, and the deployment was expected to be, overseen by 2nd Fleet for the first time since it was reestablished and reached initial operational capability this spring.
“USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) has experienced an electrical malfunction within the ship’s electrical distribution system requiring analysis and repair. The ship is working closely with technicians from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to determine the cause and scope of the issue. The safety of the ship’s crew and reactor plants are not affected,” U.S. Fleet Forces Command spokesman Capt. Scott Miller told USNI News Friday night.
Read on for more depressing news, such as CVN availability in the Atlantic will soon drop to 1 ship [Eisenhower]
We can be proud of our current leaders and congressional oversight!
Edited by Ken Estes, 09 October 2019 - 0247 AM.