Rum, Sodomy, and the Rag

Fun facts encountered while looking up aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), presently anchored alongside Syria:

Reports began surfacing immediately after delivery in May of 2009 of issues with the ships toilet system. As of November, 2011, the entire system has gone down at least twice, rendering all 423 commodes in the ship’s 130 heads inoperable, with many more incidents that have rendered either half of the ship, or sections of the ship, without operating sanitary facilities. In one ship-wide incident, a repair crew spent 35 non-stop hours attempting to return the system to working order. The system is said to suffer breakdowns when inappropriate materials such as feminine hygiene products are flushed down the toliets.

3 thoughts on “Rum, Sodomy, and the Rag

  1. Serves the Navy right for not taking cultural sensitivites into consideration when designing the toilets.They should have expected things like tampons, shivs, rib bones and burkas to find their way into the septic system.It's America's responsibility to accomodate the detritus of diversity.


  2. A friend who was an engineer in the navy said they called used tampons \”brown mice\”. They had to constantly fish them out.


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