Dawn of the Dead (2004) 15 years after the outbreak...

We Interrupt This Program

  • The iconic special news report of a Channel 3 News, a midwestern U.S. news network, that first broke out the news of the outbreak on the night of May 6th, 2004 all the way up to hour 26 of the outbreak on May 7th, 2004. The reporter David Barrows has been lauded a hero by the survivors of the outbreak roughly a decade later for his decision to stay on air despite the increasing amounts of "reanimates" on the streets. Barrows was last seen tearfully exiting the station telling his wife and kids that he was coming home and they would be leaving to a refugee camp. As of June 2019, fate of Barrows along with his family remains unknown though it is very likely he was killed. A copy of this news report, along with Andy's Lost Tape, now exists in the Museum of the Outbreak Survivors in a rebuilt Washington, D.C.
     
    Self-insert take (Where were you at the time of the outbreak)
  • Here is a DBWI testimony of myself during the outbreak:

    "I was only seven at the time of the outbreak. It was in the middle of Summer 2004 here. Normally, kids at that time would have cared about playing GBA, the PS2, or watch cartoons on TV. It was morning May 8th, 2004 here in Cebu, Philippines when my parents came home from the hospital being watched by police and the military. My relatives in Michigan called the house saying there were riots ongoing in the Heartland region of America. They said they would be evacuating to the Upper Peninsula soon as the violence appeared to spread from neighboring states. As the hours went by, I remember my parents trying to hide the news from my brother (who was 11 years old at that time) and I as we were slowly packing up our bags. My dad said we were going to go an island vacation away from those monsters we saw on TV. Our helpers came with us. The island it turned out was the Camotes Islands. I remember stalled traffic jams as many people here in Cebu scrambled to get to various seaports and the airport on Mactan Island. We just made it to the ferry when I saw them from the flesh in the first time. The virus reached the Philippines in less than a day. Panic arose as people tried to run to the nearest ferry. Many died in the stampede while others were torn apart by those monsters. I saw police and soldiers gun them down, but they were too many of them that they overwhelmed the defenders. The ferry we rode to Camotes was escorted by WWII-era minesweepers of the Philippine Navy (sadly the state of the AFP at that time of 2004 we never modernized). Several ships and boats caught on fire or were sunk as they were full of infected.

    The moment we arrived in Camotes, we were screened by the military and the police that retreated. The islands looked so beautiful but now it was large refugee camp. I heard from radio that the President Arroyo just got out of Malacanang and retreated to the safety of Baguio City where a temporary capital was established. I didn't really care at that time since I was kid. I remember crying so much because I was scared the monsters would be able to reach Camotes. More over, I cried because I miss watching TV or playing with my friends. I didn't even know that status of my classmates. We were all excited to transfer to the new campus that July. It never happened.

    I lived in Camotes until 2009 when 90% of the monsters around the world decayed. We heard the news that survivors across the world were slowly going on the offensive against the monsters. We did have occasional monsters that washed ashore but they were taken care of quickly. I later learned that the fast running monsters were reduced to shamblers four months after the outbreak. Along the way, I befriended a local girl named Kimberly. We first met as playmates in here before becoming classmates in the local high school. Education had to continue nonetheless. It would only be by 2011 when we returned back to mainland Cebu when all of the monsters had died out. Reconstruction was slow. Upon return to my house, we saw majority of it had become dilapidated as we left it 7 years prior.

    I graduated high school in 2013 and went to college in restored University of San Carlos. I met my friend Kimberly along the way where our friendship became a relationship eventually. I graduated in 2017 alongside with her and those that survived the outbreak into their 20s. Currently in 2019, Kimberly and I are still strong despite the challenges faced by the post-outbreak world 15 years on. I can never forget what is like to be a child during those days. A few of us our lucky to have survived, but many weren't so fortunate.
    "
     
    Unofficial Dawn of the Dead timeline (based on Biggest Fear)
  • After so long, here is an overview timeline I gathered based on the DVD Special Features and thecricketsarecalling's fanfiction called Biggest Fear with some added features of course.

    SPOILER: If you haven't read Biggest Fear, I highly suggest you do so it would give you closure on how the survivors dealt with after the camera fell.


    1964
    - March 19th
    : Michael Powell is born.

    1978
    - Ana Clark is born.

    1985
    - Terry is born.

    1986
    - Nicole is born.

    1980s-1990s
    - Kenneth serves in the United States Marine Corps, seeing action in Lebanon, Panama, the Persian Gulf, and Bosnia.

    1994
    - Ana works in department store right before taking up nursing for college.

    2001
    - September 11th:
    American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 are hijacked and crash into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, American Airlines Flight 77 is hijacked and crashes into the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 is hijacked and crashes into grassland in Shanksville, due to the passengers fighting to regain control of the airplane. The World Trade Center towers collapse as a result of the crashes. The War on Terror has effectively begun.
    - October 7th: The United States and NATO invade Afghanistan and dispose of the Taliban.
    - Ana Clark marries Luis Setzer.

    2003
    - March 20th
    : The U.S. and Britain invade Iraq and dispose of Saddam Hussein's regime.
    - August 23rd: Andy films her daughter's birthday with his wife near Lake Michigan.
    - December: Ana and Luis go Christmas shopping in the Crossroads Mall.

    2004
    - Early:
    A certain woman calls Ana's home claiming to be a friend of Luis. Ana immediately knows that Luis has an affair with another woman but decides not to bring it up to Luis.
    - March 11th: A terrorist attack occurs in Madrid, Spain.
    - March 31st: Iraqi insurgents in Fallujah ambushed a convoy containing four American private military contractors from Blackwater USA who were conducting delivery for food caterers ESS. All four contractors are killed.
    - April 4th: The first Battle of Fallujah begins.
    - May 1st: The first Battle of Fallujah ends in U.S. operational failure.
    - May 7th:
    ---Evening:
    Heartland region of the United States reports riots with initial injuries to be within 1,000-3,000 individuals. Reports confirm that attacks were made from bites and scratches instead of weapons such as guns, knives, and blunt objects. In regards to the phenonmenon, rumors spread it is caused by an airborne plague, a toxic chemical spill, bioterrorism, and even a space-borne virus. Personnel from FEMA, the CDC, and the Office of Emergency Preparedness deployed to Chicago, Madison, and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Governors of the three states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota urge citizens to return home as quickly as possible. The U.S. President returns to the White House from a fishing trip in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In a midwestern suburb, Ana Setzer returns home from work and has a date night with Luis despite the thought of her being cheated on.
    ---Hour 3 (A Nation in Chaos): The White House Press Secretary assures that the crisis will be resolved in 24 hours or less and that foreign U.S. military deployments around the world remain in place. A tape is sent to a new channel showing a random attacks of a group of teens trying to rape a naked woman. The woman attacks the teen by biting his throat before it is cut-off by the producers. Power outages are reported in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
    - May 8th
    ---Hour 10:
    A renowned psychologist states that the entire riots are caused by mass hysteria. Riots are reported in New Delhi, India and Istanbul, Turkey. Footage in London, United Kingdom shows a group of people being chased by some drugged-up people shouting and screaming. Australia declares a quarantine and diverts flights away from its territory. Ana wakes up to see her neighbor Vivian suddenly enter their home and attack Luis, biting his neck open. Luis dies and suddenly reanimates, attacking Ana and forcing her to escape through the bathroom. Ana sees her neighborhood in chaos as people are chasing other people, some attempting to flee, while some attempting to fight back. She escapes passing by several accidents, hitchhikers, and emergency vehicles. The radio on her vehicle states that the Greater Milwaukee Area is experiencing civil unrest. A carjacker attempts to steal her car, causing her to swerve off the highway and end up crashing into a tree. Hours later, she wakes up to see a police officer pointing a shotgun at her. The police officer introduces his name as Kenneth and the two tag along to find a group of survivors named Michael, Andre, and his pregnant Russian wife named Luda. The group enter the mall after being chased by some Infected. Inside the mall, Luda is minorly bitten by a stray Infected while Michael kills an Infected in a sports store. Three security guards then hold them at gun point before the leader CJ reluctantly lets them stay. Across the mall, gun store owner Andy barricades his shop, hunkers down with whatever supplies he stored, and begins recording a video journal. A helicopter passes above the survivors in which they hope for rescue.
    - May 9th
    ---Hour 15:
    New York City is cutoff as all bridges and tunnels into Manhattan have been destroyed while the U.S. Navy and the Coast Guard patrol the waters surrounding the island. In Monroeville, Pennsylvania, residents composed of armed civilians and state police form clean-and-sweep teams to eradicate the town of Infected. A sheriff states that a headshot would take the Infected down for good. The world "zombie" is then used as a captured specimen that is clinically dead but is moving is filmed live attacking a fellow doctor. Reanimation is acknowledged. The "zombies" are then known as "Reanimated Life Forms."
    ---Hour 17: The CDC makes an official statement regarding the epidemic. Victims are acknowledged as clinically deceased.
    ---Hour 19: Los Angeles is overrun by Reanimated Life Forms. The White House announces a national state of emergency declared throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and all overseas territories. The phenomena has been declared as pandemic. The Secretary of Defense announces a general mobilization of the entire United States Armed Forces while closing the borders between Canada and Mexico. Vatican makes no comment with regards to the phenomena. Mass suicides occurs in the Middle East as religious fundamentalists like Al Qaeda and the Taliban blow themselves up against crowds of non-infected and RLFs , claiming the whole thing is brought up by the Great Satan and the Lesser Satan.
    ---Hour 20: 10 million are estimated dead in the United States. Millions more follow around the world. Blackwater USA releases an instructional video how to kill a zombie. The U.S. Army base of Fort Pastor opens itself for evacuees.
    - May 10th
    ---Hour 27:
    A nuclear exchange is reported to occur in the Sino-Russian border, possibly in an attempt to stop Chinese refugees from crossing into the Russian Far East. Shanghai and Hong Kong are reported nuked. Speculation put its either with the Chinese Communist Party itself, a rogue PLA regiment controlling the Second Artillery Corps, or if it were the Russians themselves. The U.S. President gives one last speech just as officials in Washington, D.C. is evacuated to undisclosed locations throughout the country (perhaps Mount Weather, Raven Rock, Cheyenne Mountain, STRATCOM bunker, or elsewhere):
    "My fellow Americans. This republic faces a crisis no other in its history. While the lights across this great land dim and the darkness of an uncertain future descends, let us not forget the words that lead our country to another great challenge: We have nothing to fear but fear itself. We will endure, we will rebuild, we will drive away the night and warm our children on the dawn of a new day. God bless you all and God bless the United States of America"
    ---New survivors named Frank, his daughter Nicole, Steve, Glenn, Tucker, Monica, Norma, and an unnamed bloated woman are admitted into the Crossroads Mall. The survivors reveal the Fort Pastor has been overrun with the zombies. The bloated woman reanimates and is killed by Ana. Frank is revealed to have been bitten and spends his last moments with Nicole before he dies, reanimates, and his executed by Kenneth.
    Between May 8th-June 6th: Events of the film. Survivors bond together and spoil themselves with material objects. Ana and Michael as well as Terry and Nicole develop a romantic relationship. One mall's rooftop, survivors play a game of Hollywood Squares in which Andy shoots a zombie that looks like a celebrity. Bart is killed when the power dies out in the basement which was harboring at least eight zombies since the start of the outbreak. However as time passes, it is revealed that Andy is dying from starvation and the group decides to supply him food using Chips as the transport since the zombies ignore animals. Mall shuttles are reinforced for their escape plan into Steve's yatch in the marina which they would later use to go to an island in Lake Michigan.
    - June 5th: Ana and Michael have sex in the basement. Unknown to Ana, she becomes pregnant.
    - June 6th: The botch rescue attempt fails. Andy is infected. Nicole foolishly tries to rescue Chips, causing her to be trapped by a zombified Andy. The group rescues her via the sewers but the plan fails as the zombies breach the sewers and eventually the mall. This forces the survivors to prematurely leave the mall via the reinforced shuttles into a sea of undead right before CJ detonates a propane tank and clears the way. The survivors then enter the dead city of Milwaukee, with the streets littered with papers and burnt-out car wrecks. One bus falls over and Steve is infected then is shot by Ana in the head, grabbing the keys. Unknowingly, Michael is bitten on the right arm trying to rescue Ana from the oncoming horde.
    ---Morning: Michael shoots himself in the head as he accepts his fate while the yatch leaves the marina. It is later revealed he survives the shot as it grazes his skull. It also revealed he is immune and is rescued by another immune survivor named New Jersey and his girlfriend Utopia.
    - June 7th: the survivors reach a new island without zombies and settle there. Ana becomes depressed over Michael’s apparent “death” and pretends that he is alive, much to concern of Kenneth, Terry, and Nicole. (All of them are completely unaware of the fact that Michael survived his suicide attempt and is immune).
    - July: Ana finds out she is pregnant with Michael's baby.
    - July-August: Michael, New Jersey, and Utopia raid Milwaukee for supplies. By August, 70-80% of the zombies have died out of decomposition and the rest are reduced to shamblers. Michael contemplates to search for Ana but New Jersey tells him the chances are slim that they made it to Lake Michigan islands. On the radio, they hear that there is large survivor community in Pennsylvannia. The three leave Milwaukee for the survivor community at East Buffalo Township. Zombies at this point become slow that they can be simply outmanoeuvred.
    - September: Michael, New Jersey, and Utopia reach the survivor enclave in East Buffalo Township composed of soldiers, policemen, and armed civilians roaming Pensylvannia in clearing the undead.

    2005
    - March:
    Ana gives birth to triplets but only one survives. They name him Hunter. For once Ana could move on from Michael’s “death”.

    2005-2007
    - Ana, Hunter, Nicole, Terry, and Kenneth live peacefully in the island with no contact with zombies or hostile survivors.

    2007
    - December 24th-25th:
    Hunter, now aware, spends his first Christmas.

    2008
    - March:
    The survivors are plagued by nightmares but they ensure themselves that everything will be alright.
    - June 23rd: A rogue band of US Army soldiers raids the island where Ana and the survivors. The rogue soldiers kill Nicole. Kenneth tries to hold them off in order for Anna, Hunter, and Terry to escape.
    - Between June-August: Ana is raped 36 times by the rogue soldiers as they ferry her back to the Heartland. Having enough, she kills them all in their sleep right before she is rescued by a group of survivors named John, Billy, Miguel, and Sarah. They take her to bunker in Florida where a group of soldiers have been stationed since the start of the outbreak. Sarah reveals she is a scientist ordered by the U.S. government to search for a cure of the virus. Sarah falls in love with Captain Rhodes and have sex, thus impreganting her. However Ana soon plans to escape to look for Hunter. Meanwhile, Terry and Hunter arrive back the docks where they discover a note from a survivor named Michael about leaving for East Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania. Finding a car they drive towards the location. Unfortunately, they ran out of fuel as they reached Ohio. For roughly a year, they proceeded on foot avoiding slow zombies and raiders.

    2009
    - September-October:
    While nearing the camps, a raider group brutally kills Terry as he buys time for Hunter to escape. Hunter is rescued by the survivors. There he reunites with his long-lost and mistakenly thought to be dead father Michael, much to his shock. The gang later attacks the survivor camp. Utopia is raped by the bikers where she later dies of her wounds. New Jersey kills the leader of the bikers. Michael and Hunter escape Pennsylvania and head back to Milwaukee via pick up truck.
    - November: Ana escapes the Florida bunker by faking her death, causing Captain Rhodes to snap. Rhodes is killed when the zombies breach the bunker. John, Billy, and Sarah escape via helicopter and head to Wisconsin. Ana returns first to the island where she finds Kenneth alone. Kenneth survived the rogue soldiers’ attack and lived alone for a year. Ana goes into labor and gives birth to a baby girl.
    Back in the dock, Michael and Hunter prepare to head back to the island, entering the now desolate city of Milwaukee (described as a rotting rusty skeleton). 99% of the zombies have died out, only a few remain. Michael tells himself it's only a matter of time until the zombies die out for good. Once arriving there, Michael’s presence shocks Kenneth and the survivors as he was presumed dead for the last five years. After a long introduction and telling of his story, Michael and Ana reunite. To his dismay, Ana is dying of blood loss. The pair spend their last moments together saying goodbye before Ana dies peacefully. Michael is then tasked with taking care of his biological son Hunter and his half-daughter who has yet to be named.

    2010
    - After March 16th:
    The survivors live peacefully in the island and seemed to have moved on from Ana’s death. Unexpectedly, New Jersey arrives via boat using Michael’s directions prior to the biker gang attack. New Jersey and Sarah begin a relationship. Michael then asks New Jersey a favor of taking care of his step daughter as Michael is a 46 year old man in case he might die soon. New Jersey accepts the favor. They name the daughter Mary, in honor of the late Utopia whose real name was Mary. Sarah and John discuss on the beach if the virus will die off and zombies will rot, John says they will soon “but all they need to wait is forever”.

    2011-2014
    - The virus burns out within these years. All zombies around the world die out. Around the globe, the human race starts rebuilding small settlements that trade with nearby settlements. Raiders are problem but as societies expand, more manpower is added to the security forces to defend against rogue group of survivors. Humanity is far from technological advancements, with the best surviving states having pre-outbreak 2000s technologically while others have regressed into even earlier 20th century level of technology. Internet and telecommunications have been restored slowly within North America, thereby reaching even isolated survivor settlements throughout the former United States and Canada. What remains of the mighty warships U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy (plus other allied navies) scattered around the world may soon return home or may chose to settle in their new countries. The U.S. government emerges from the bunkers, where the newly President (the Secretary of Interior after his predecessors died of stress, committed suicide, or were unfit to fulfil their duties) assumes the title. He promises to reclaim the United States as whole, though due to the nature of political distrust between the remnants of the federal government and the survivors that were left behind, this may take decades. So far, only the states of Hawaii and Alaska weathered the Pandemic best, reporting little to no infections that were greatly dealt with. A general state of the world has yet to be determined but this may take decades as international travel has taken a big step back. The outbreak was the deadliest event faced by humanity, even deadlier than the meteor that killed the dinosaurs.

    THE END
     
    State of the United States Navy, October 2019 - Part 1
  • So I did an extensive research concerning about the state of the U.S. Navy similar to the Gathering Order of the 1983: Doomsday timeline. It was a difficult task but nonetheless I did complete for the 11 carriers as of 2004. This is also somehow inspired by To The Sea, a World War Z fanfiction about the U.S. Navy during the zombie war.
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    The United States Navy in 2004 was the world's largest and most superior blue-water navy. It comprised roughy 12 aircraft carriers, 13 amphibious assault ships, 13 amphibious transport docks, 12 landing ship docks, 2 amphibious command ships, a large number of surface assets such as destroyers, cruisers, and frigates, and a formidable submarine fleet, of which some are armed with nuclear weapons. At the time of the outbreak on May 7-8, 2004, many of the warships were either deployed overseas supporting U.S. military forces and other allied forces in the Middle East or Southeast Asia as part of the Global War on Terrorism but a large were indefinitely abandoned port as the bases were overrun by Reanimated Life Forms (RLFs). Some ships were fortunate enough to be at sea at the time of the outbreak but these soon became part of a large fleet of nomadic boat people had they not found a safe port to dock. As the outbreak weakened between 2007 to 2014, many of these warships were old and in need of repair. Some were outright struck for spare parts. Some settled in Hawaii which was relatively unaffected by the outbreak due to the large presence of the U.S. military on the islands. Some settled in the Aleutians, Alaska, and western Canada alongside the Royal Canadian Navy since the cold, freezing temperatures stopped the RLFs dead in their tracks. However, some have returned to what is American-claimed territory especially in the East and West Coasts, bringing with them home an estimate of 1.3 million American expatriates who were abroad at the time of the outbreak.

    We here in the Department of Defense in the best of our ability tried to make this report accurate as possible, but some data may have been lost over the years due to neglect, elements of nature, and the subsequent fire that destroyed a large part of the Pentagon as Washington, D.C. and the surrounding metros were overrun with RLFs. This report is incomplete and may require revision soon.

    Released October 22, 2019 under The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552,

    U.S. Department of Defense
    1400 Defense Pentagon
    Washington, D.C. 20301-1400

    Part 1

    Aircraft carriers, conventional-powered
    1. USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)

    Class: Kitty Hawk-class aircraft carrier
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Yokosuka, Japan
    - VFA-27 transitioned from 13 F/A-18Cs to 13 F/A-18Es. This was the first squadron to so transition while deployed outside the U.S., transferring 11 Hornets to VFA-192. VFA-27 detached to NAS Lemoore, Calif., returning to NAF Atsugi and later to Kitty Hawk, a gruelling trans-Pacific flight.
    Status: Possibly survived (highly likely)

    2. USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
    Class: Kitty Hawk-class aircraft carrier
    Place at the time of the outbreak: NAS Mayport, Jacksonville, Florida or Mediterranean.
    Status: Possibly abandoned or survived

    Aircraft carriers, nuclear-powered
    1. USS Enterprise (CVN-65)

    Class: Enterprise-class aircraft carriers
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
    Status: Survived

    2. USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
    Class: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
    Place at the time of the outbreak: NAS North Island, San Diego, California
    - undergoing planned incremental availability since February 23, 2004
    Status: Abandoned at port

    3. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
    Class: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Newport News Shipyard, Virginia
    Status: Abandoned at port

    4. USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
    Class: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Southern California
    - undergoing carrier qualification training
    Status: Survival highly likely

    5. USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
    Class:Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Newport News Shipyard, Virginia
    - was undergoing 10-month Dry docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) since February 19, 2004
    Status: Abandoned at port

    6. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
    Class: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Everett, Washington (returned home on May 5, 2004 after a 9 month deployment)
    Status: Abandoned at port


    7. USS George Washington (CVN-73)

    Class: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
    Status: Survived

    8. USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
    Class: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
    Place at the time of the outbreak: NAS North Island, San Diego, California
    Status: Abandoned at port

    9. USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75)
    Class: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
    - scheduled to have NSURV inspection from May 17-21, 2004
    Status: Abandoned at port


    10. USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)

    Class: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
    - was going to receive her second flight deck certification which encompassed all flight operations, including aircraft launch and recovery, safety, crash and salvage, fuel certifications, and training on May 8, 2004
    Status: Abandoned at port


    11. USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)

    Class: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia
    - was currently under construction
    Status: Abandoned and left unfinished

    Note: Carriers need a large crew to operate and it's difficult to determine if those crew would have boarded on time if the bases were overrun with RLFs

    Amphibious assault ships
    1. USS Tarawa (LHA-1)

    Class: Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: San Diego, California
    Status: Possibly survived

    2. USS Saipan (LHA-2)
    Class: Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
    Status: Possibly survived

    3. USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)
    Class: Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: San Diego, California
    - undergoing dry dock
    Status: Abandoned at port


    4. USS Nassau (LHA-4)

    Class: Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
    Status: Possibly survived

    5. USS Peleliu (LHA-5)
    Class: Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Pacific Ocean
    Status: Survived

    6. USS Wasp (LHD-1)
    Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea-Horn of Africa
    Status: Survived

    7. USS Essex (LHD-2)
    Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Southeast Asia
    - Docked in Sattahip, Thailand for the upcoming Cobra Gold Exercises with the Royal Thai Armed Forces
    Status: Survival highly likely

    8. USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)
    Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
    Place at the of the outbreak: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
    Status: Possibly survived

    9. USS Boxer (LHD-4)
    Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
    Place at the of the outbreak: San Diego, California
    Status: Possibly survived

    10. USS Bataan (LHD-5)
    Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
    - undergoing a five month Dry docking Phased Maintanenance Availability (DPMA) since March 31, 2004
    Status: Abandoned at port

    11. USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6)
    Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: San Diego, California
    Status: Possibly survived

    12. USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7)
    Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Somewhere on the East Coast of the United States
    Status: Possibly survived

    13. USS Makin Island (LHD-8)
    Class: Wasp-class amphibious assault ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi
    - was currently under construction
    Status: Abandoned and left unfinished
    Note: Since amphibious assault ships are basically small carriers that require less crew compared to a large aircraft carrier, these ships could escape port much faster given if the crew was able to board it on time.
     
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    State of the United States Navy, October 2019 - Part 2
  • Amphibious Transport Dock (LPDs)
    1. USS La Salle (AGF-3)

    Class: Raleigh-class amphibious transport dock
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Unknown
    Status: Unknown

    2. USS Austin (LPD-4)
    Class: Austin-class amphibious transport dock
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
    Status: Possibly survived

    3. USS Ogden (LPD-5)
    Class: Austin-class amphibious transport dock
    Place at the time of the outbreak: San Diego, California
    Status: Possibly survived

    4. USS Duluth (LPD-6)
    Class: Austin-class amphibious transport dock
    Place at the time of the outbreak: San Diego, California
    Status: Possibly survived

    5. USS Cleveland (LPD-7)
    Class: Austin-class amphibious transport dock
    Place at the time of the outbreak: San Diego, California
    Status: Possibly survived

    6. USS Dubuque (LPD-8)
    Class: Austin-class amphibious transport dock
    Place at the time of the outbreak: San Diego, California
    Status: Possibly survived

    7. USS Denver (LPD-9)
    Class: Austin-class amphibious transport dock
    Place at the time of the outbreak: San Diego, California
    Status: Possibly survived

    8. USS Juneau (LPD-10)
    Class: Austin-class amphibious transport dock
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Philippines
    Status: Survival highly likely

    9. USS Coronado (LPD-11/AGF-11)
    Class: Austin-class amphibious transport dock
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Philippine Sea (Between the Philippines and Japan)
    Status: Survived

    10. USS Shreveport (LPD-12)
    Class: Austin-class amphibious transport dock
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Mediterranean or Persian Gulf
    Status: Survived

    11. USS Nashville (LPD-13)
    Class: Austin-class amphibious transport dock
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia (undergoing dry docking since October 2003)
    Status: Abandoned at port

    12. USS Trenton (LPD-14)
    Class: Austin-class amphibious transport dock
    Place at the time of the outbreak: East Coast of the United States
    Status: Possibly survived

    13. USS Ponce (LPD-15)
    Class: Austin-class amphibious transport dock
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Unknown
    Status: Unknown


    Landing Ships and Troop Ships (LSDs)
    1. USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41)

    Class: Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Mediterranean
    Status: Survived

    2. USS Germantown (LSD-42)
    Class: Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Pacific Ocean
    Status: Survived

    3. USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43)
    Class: Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: West Pacific
    Status: Survived

    4. USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44)
    Class: Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia (undergoing a four-month phased maintenance since April 14, 2004)
    Status: Abandoned at port

    5. USS Comstock (LSD-45)
    Class: Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship
    Place at the time fo the outbreak: San Diego, California
    Status: Possibly survived

    6. USS Tortuga (LSD-46)
    Class: Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
    Status: Possibly survived

    7. USS Rushmore (LSD-47)
    Class: Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: San Diego, California
    Status: Possibly survived

    8. USS Ashland (LSD-48)
    Class: Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Status: Possibly survived

    9. USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49)
    Class: Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Yokosuka, Japan
    Status: Survival highly likely

    10. USS Carter Hall (LSD-50)
    Class: Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Status: Possibly survived

    11. USS Oak Hill (LSD-51)
    Class: Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Unknown
    Status: Unknown

    12. USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52)
    Class: Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: West Pacific?
    Status: Possibly survived?

    Amphibious Command Ships (LCCs)
    1. USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)

    Class: Blue Ridge-class amphibious command ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Naval Repair Ship Facility dry dock at Yokosuka, Japan (undergoing extensive maintenance period since April 12, 2004)
    Status: Abandoned at port

    2. USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)
    Class: Blue Ridge-class amphibious command ship
    Place at the time of the outbreak: Unknown, possibly the East Coast?
    Status: Unknown
     
    Lost Media
  • On the pop-culture side, here are some films that were going to be released after the POD.

    Important to note that Van Helsing was released on the day of the outbreak:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_American_films_of_2004
    The notable rest (Troy, Shrek 2, The Day After Tomorrow, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban, Garfield: The Movie, Chronicles of Riddick, Napoleon Dynamite, Fahrenheit 9/11, and Spiderman 2) that came out months later in OTL would be considered lost media.
     
    NBA Conference Semifinals (May 2-7, 2004)
  • Here is the NBA Conference Semifinals on the days leading to the outbreak. It appears that the Detroit Pistons and the New Jersey Nets were in the middle of the a game when the outbreak occurred on that night of May 7th, 2004. I wonder how it would have caused the game to be suspended.
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    Maps of the Outbreak in the continental United States

  • Hour 3 (May 7, 2004)

    Hour 10 (May 8, 2004)

    Hour 15 (May 8, 2004)

    Still no infections at Delaware and Rhode Island. Major cities are hotbeds of cases.
    Delaware and Rhode Island finally succumb to the virus. They were the last two states to report no infection for 26 hours. The entire continental United States has fallen to the virus. Only Alaska and Hawaii plus some territories remain infection free.
     
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    State of the United States Navy, October 2019 - Part 3
  • Red indicates possibly survived
    Frigates:
    • USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29)
    • USS Jarret (FFG-32)
    • USS Crommelin (FFG-37)
    • USS McClusky (FFG-41)
    • USS De Wert (FFG-45)
    • USS Vandegrift (FFG-48)
    • USS Gary (FFG-51)
    • USS Ford (FFG-54)
    • USS Elrod (FFG-55)
    • USS Simpson (FFG-56)
    • USS Reuben James (FFG-57)
    • USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58)
    • USS Kauffan (FFG-59)

    Cruisers:
    • USS Mobile Bay (CG-53)
    • USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55)
    • USS San Jacinto (CG-56)
    • USS Lake Champlain (CG-57)
    • USS Philippine Sea (CG-58)
    • USS Chancellorsville (CG-62)
    • USS Cowpens (CG-63)
    • USS Gettysburg (CG-64)
    • USS Chosin (CG-65)
    • USS Hué City (CG-66)
    • USS Shiloh (CG-67)
    • USS Anzio (CG-68)
    • USS Vicksburg (CG-69)
    • USS Lake Erie (CG-70)
    • USS Vella Gulf (CG-72)
    • USS Port Royal (CG-73)

    Minesweepers, minehunters, mine countermeasures:
    • USS Osprey (MHC-51)
    • USS Avenger (MCM-1)
    • USS Defender (MCM-2)
    • USS Devastator (MCM-6)
    • USS Patriot (MCM-7)
    • USS Scout (MCM-8)
    • USS Pioneer (MCM-9)
    • USS Warrior (MCM-10)
    • USS Gladiator (MCM-11)
    • USS Ardent (MCM-12)
    • USS Dextrous (MCM-13)
    • USS Chief (MCM-14)

    Submarines, nuclear-powered fast attack:

    • USS Connecticut (SSN-22)
    • USS Los Angeles (SSN-688)
    • USS Philadelphia (SSN-690)
    • USS Memphis (SSN-691)
    • USS Bremerton (SSN-698)
    • USS Dallas (SSN-700)
    • USS La Jolla (SSN-701)
    • USS City of Corpus Cristi (SSN-705)
    • USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (SSN-708)
    • USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-709)
    • USS San Francisco (SSN-711)
    • USS Houston (SSN-713)
    • USS Buffalo (SSN-715)
    • USS Salt Lake City (SSN-716)
    • USS Olympia (SSN-717)
    • USS Honolulu (SSN-718)
    • USS Chicago (SSN-721)
    • USS Key West (SSN-722)
    • USS Newport News (SSN-750)
    • USS Albany (SSN-753)
    • USS Topeka (SSN-754)
    • USS Miami (SSN-755)
    • USS Columbus (SSN-762)
    • USS Santa Fe (SSN-763)
    • USS Montpelier (SSN-765)
    • USS Charlotte (SSN-766)
    • USS Hampton (SSN-767)
    • USS Tucson (SSN-770)
    • USS Columbia (SSN-771)
    • USS Greeneville (SSN-772)
    • USS Cheyenne (SSN-773)

    Submarines, nuclear-powered ballistic missile/cruise missile:
    • USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730)
    • USS Alaska (SSBN-732)
    • USS Nevada (SSBN-733)
    • USS Tennessee (SSBN-734)

    Naval auxiliaries (Tenders, tugs, ammunition ship, supply ship, etc.):
    • USNS Emory S. Land (AS-39)
    • USNS Frank Cable (AS-40)
    • MV Capt. Steven L. Bennet (T-AK-4296)
    • SS Cape Jacob (T-AK-5029)
    • USNS Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188)
    • USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189)
    • USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195)
    • USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198)
    • USNS Patuxent (T-AO-201)
    • USS Seattle (AOE-3)
    • USS Detroit (AOE-4)
    • USS Salvor (ARS-52)
     
    Lost Media Part 2 - Movies and Video Games
  • Notable films released at the same week or day of the outbreak:
    • New York Minute
    • Super Size Me
    • Van Helsing
    Notable films that were supposed to be released in the weeks and months after May 7, 2004, thus becoming lost media:
    • Troy
    • Shrek 2
    • Stateside
    • The Day After Tomorrow
    • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    • The Chronicles of Riddick
    • Garfield: The Movie
    • Napoleon Dynamite
    • The Stepford Wives
    • Around the World in 80 Days
    • White Chicks
    • Farenheit 9/11
    • The Notebook
    • Spiderman 2
    • Mean Girls
    • King Arthur
    • I, Robot
    • The Borne Supremacy
    • A Cinderella Story
    • Catwoman
    • The Village
    • Collateral
    • Anacondas: Hunt for the Blood Orchid
    • Cellular
    • Resident Evil: Apocalypse
    • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
    • Ladder 49
    • Shark Tale
    • Team America: World Police
    • The Grudge
    • Birth
    • Saw
    • The Incredibles
    • The Polar Express
    • Finding Neverland
    • National Treasure
    • The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
    • Blade: Trinity
    • Hotel Rwanda
    • The Phantom of the Opera
    • Fat Albert
    Video games released on the same week as the outbreak:
    • La Pucelle: Tactics
    • Red Dead Revolver
    • Rallisport Challenge 2
    • Samurai Warriors
    • Future Tactics: The Uprising
    Notable video games that would have been released:
    • Mario vs. Donkey Kong
    • Metal Slug 3
    • The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
    • Sonic Advance 3
    • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure
    • Front Mission 4
    • Athens 2004
    • Doom 3
    • Cartoon Network Block Party
    • WWE Day of Reckoning
    • Street Racing Syndicate
    • Digimon Rumble Arena 2
    • Burnout 3: The Takedown
    • Silent Hill 4: The Room
    • Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
    • Bad Boys: Miami Takedown
    • Call of Duty: United Offensice
    • The Sims 2
    • Pokémon Emerald
    • Def Jam: Fight for NY
    • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
    • Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia
    • Star Wars: Battlefront
    • Rome: Total War
    • Mortal Kombat: Deception
    • Tony Hawk's Underground 2
    • BloodRayne 2
    • FIFA Football 2005
    • Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
    • Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
    • Dead or Alive Ultimate
    • Grand Theft Auto Advance
    • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    • Counter-Strike: Source
    • Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
    • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
    • Halo 2
    • Need for Speed: Underground 2
    • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3
    • Fight Club
    • Half-Life 2
    • Vampires: The Masquerades - Bloodlines
    • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
    • World of Warcraft
    • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II The Sith Lords
    • Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls
    • Metal Slug Advance
    • Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth
    • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
    • Kuon
    • Ridge Racer DS
    • NFL Street 2
    • Gran Turismo 4
     
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