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Old 29 April 2010, 08:31
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Originally Posted by colmurph View Post
Won't really matter what they call it. Some are already calling it the USS GRAFT, the USS ABSCAM or the USS PORK BARREL. This vessel will never have a military crew. It will be crewed by merchant seamen just like the USNS SHUGART. It's a Military Sealift Command ship and the captain of it will be a member of the Masters, Mates and Pilots union, the engine room will be crewed by members of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association and the deck hands and messmen will all be Seafarers International Union members.
If its an LPD it will be manned by Navy and Marines not merchantmen, unless they change the designation of it.
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