Alright, Junkies -- who's served in the Navy? And the Coast Guard? I'm working on the prologue for DESCENDANT (sequel to ANCESTOR) and I need some info.
The littoral combat ship USS Freedom conducted sea trials on the Great Lakes before shipping off to San Diego. Does anyone know if this is a common practice? How feasible is it for me to put a prototype warship in the Great Lakes? Also, what kind of crew could I expect? A seasoned crew of Navy vets, or a crew of vets with civilian engineers, and training cadets from the Naval Service Training Command?
The premise here is a fast US Government response to the biohazard shout-out from Jian that happened in ANCESTOR. DESCENDANT will, literally, pick up right where ANCESTOR left off. I'm trying to guage what the response would be, and estimate the government's isolation factor while they sort out fact from fiction.