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Old 01 October 2009, 02:50 PM
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Some of the facts don't add up. The story says the Commanding Officer of the ship is a Lieutenant Commander but the ship had a crew of 350.

350 people is about the right crew manning for a large Cruiser, such as a Ticonderoga Class. But Ticonderoga Classes are commanded by generally full Commanders or Captains. Lt. Commanders often do command ships, but smaller ships like Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers or Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigates or Submarines that have smaller crews.

I don't think a Lt. Commander commanding a ship with a compliment of 350 is impossible, but I've never heard of it.
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