United States Navy (good news - Ford obtains its flight deck certifications) (bad news - the toilets don't work)

Just how it is with the Navy these days. Even when there is good news, there is still bad news.

1000 launches, 1000 landings, flight deck certified. Of course, it is still too deficient in other areas to actually deploy yet, but wow, an aircraft carrier that can actually launch and land aircraft, who would have thunk it. :smile:

The crappers aren’t doing very well. Oh well, its only maintenance money. :roll_eyes:

The Sailors will just have to hang their asses out over the flight deck, men to starboard, women to port. :smile:

Those instructions are going to confuse the hell out of the Marine Detachment.

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Gives new meaning to “Poop Deck”

And yet, there are still people who look to the government as their savior.

you mean old meaning. if i recall correctly the poop deck was basically an out house whose seat holes hung over the edge of the aft main body of the ship so the waste fell into the sea.

No… that was the “head”

In naval architecture, a poop deck is a deck that forms the roof of a cabin built in the rear, or “aft”, part of the superstructure of a ship.[1]

The name originates from the French word for stern, la poupe , from Latin puppis . Thus the poop deck is technically a stern deck , which in sailing ships was usually elevated as the roof of the stern or “after” cabin, also known as the “poop cabin”. On sailing ships, the helmsman would steer the craft from the quarter deck, immediately in front of the poop deck. At the stern, the poop deck provides an elevated position ideal for observation.[2]

On modern, motorized warships, the ship functions which were once carried out on the poop deck have been moved to the bridge, usually located in a superstructure.