Holly Graf was the commander of a US Navy cruiser, the USS Cowpens, until she lost her command, reportedly for assaulting members of her crew.

Another allegation is that Graf engaged the Cowpens in a drag race with the USS John S. McCain (sister ship of the USS Feingold). Reports say this allegation is “unsubstantiated,” but not based on this description:

Among allegations not substantiated was one that she endangered the ship while allowing a drag-race between the Cowpens and the destroyer USS John S. McCain in February 2009.

Four witnesses described the 2009 race off of Okinawa, but they differed on how close the two vessels came to each other before the race was halted.

One sailor said that during the race, aimed at boosting morale, the McCain got ahead of the Cowpens and began drifting to the left into the path of the Cowpens. Though the report did not question that the race took place, it said the allegation of “hazarding a vessel” was unsubstantiated.

The McCain started drifting to the left? Ya don’t say. The Navy modeled the ship after its namesake down to every last detail, didn’t they? Impressive.

The drag-race allegedly occurred last summer. Had it taken place in an election year, the McCain would have drifted right — well out of the path of the Cowpens, and we never would have heard about any of this.

Comments

4 Responses to “USS John S. McCain Stays True to its Namesake”

  1. Rick on March 10th, 2010 4:20 pm

    Holy Holly Graf…at least she wasn’t knocked up.
    Assault?Was it a catfight? What male sailor would admit to being hit by a girl?Look to see her next season in NASCAR!

    USS Lefty McCain…NOTHING should be named for a pol until they are dead.

    Google; Battle of Cowpens.

  2. Rod on March 10th, 2010 7:48 pm

    The ship was named after the Senator's father, ADM John S. McCain, Jr. (CINCPAC during Vietnam) and his grandfather, ADM John S. McCain, Sr. (WW II).

  3. Scott B on March 11th, 2010 6:46 pm

    I'm hoping my fellow Wisconsin voters replace the USS Feingold with the USS Thompson in November.

  4. laree on March 12th, 2010 9:18 pm

    Hugh Ambrose the author of the book, The
    Pacific “Hell Was An Ocean Away” was on Imus This Morning. Seems the
    Author of the book, that the series that Tom Hanks has been humping
    doesn’t agree with Mr Hanks, comment, the reason we wanted to annihilate
    the Japanese is because they were different. You can watch Hugh Ambrose
    Video HERE..

    http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot

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