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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Restoring 688 Refueling Budget Funds

(Intel Source: The Sub Report) Here's a good article from The Heritage Foundation on why Congress should restore funding to refuel two 688s in the next budget. While I think the actual cost of an ERO (Engineering Refueling Overhaul) is a little more than the $200M quoted in the article (although the price seems to be going down), it still makes some good points. My guess: Funding will be restored for one boat to make up for the possible loss of the San Francisco, unless they make a decision to keep her before the budget is voted on.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, $200M for an ERO is about right.

3/31/2005 5:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard a rumor they might put Atlanta's bow on San Francisco. If so, what would you call it? "Atlanta Francisco?" "San Atlanta?" How about "San Frankencisco?"

3/31/2005 5:56 PM

Blogger Bubblehead said...

I had heard that they were considering it, but that Atlanta's bow wouldn't work for some reason. If they did, it would be one of the biggest cannibalizations in history, though...

3/31/2005 9:43 PM


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