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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Planes!
« Last post by mirth on Today at 11:48:49 AM »
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Turkish F-4E Phantoms dusk flight

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Military (and other) History / Re: Wreckage of USS Indianapolis found
« Last post by WallysWorld on Yesterday at 06:08:21 PM »
Super interesting!
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Military (and other) History / Re: Wreckage of USS Indianapolis found
« Last post by mirth on Yesterday at 03:07:39 PM »
Wow. Thanks for the post!
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Military (and other) History / Wreckage of USS Indianapolis found
« Last post by steve58 on Yesterday at 03:03:25 PM »
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Wreckage from the USS Indianapolis was discovered on Aug. 18 by the expedition crew of Paul G. Allenís Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel. The Indianapolis was found 5,500 meters below the surface, resting on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean.






https://www.paulallen.com/wreckage-from-uss-indianapolis-located-in-philippine-sea/#Pr6iOGKyueZ3Z5Gq.99
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by mirth on Yesterday at 07:27:42 AM »
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Tench-class submarine USS Pickerel (SS-524) surfacing at a 48-degree up angle, during tests off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, 1 March 1952. USN photo.

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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by mirth on Yesterday at 07:26:12 AM »
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HMS Hannibal in 1854. A 90 gun 2nd rate ship of the line , served in the Crimean War and Italian War of Independence. Survived until 1904.

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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by mirth on Yesterday at 07:24:21 AM »
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USS Randolph (CV-15) alongside a repair ship at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 13 March 1945, showing damage to her after flight deck resulting from a Kamikaze hit on 11 March.

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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by mirth on Yesterday at 07:21:43 AM »
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HMS Nabob (D77) lies dead in the water after being torpedoed by German submarine U-354 in the Barents Sea, 22 August 1944.





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HMS Nabob (D77) was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier which served in the Royal Navy during 1943 and 1944. The ship was built in the United States as USS Edisto (CVE-41) (originally AVG-41 then later ACV-41) but did not serve with the United States Navy. In August 1944 the ship was torpedoed by the German submarine U-354 while participating in an attack on the German battleship Tirpitz. Nabob survived the attack, but upon returning to port, was considered too damaged to repair. The escort carrier remained in port for the rest of the war and was returned to the United States following it. Nabob is one of three Royal Navy escort carriers built in the United States which is listed as lost in action (2 sunk and 2 heavily damaged and never repaired) during World War II.

The ship was sold for scrap by the United States but found a second life when purchased and converted for mercantile use under her British name, Nabob. Later renamed Glory, the ship was sold for scrapping in 1977.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Nabob_(D77)
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Military (and other) History / Re: Readable book on Pacific War
« Last post by Phantom on August 18, 2017, 12:26:39 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions guys, Toll looks good but don't know if I'm ready for another trilogy (read Foote's on the ACW - enormous read, hugely entertaining though very time consuming) - will also look at the others for something a little briefer.
Regards
Keith
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by mirth on August 17, 2017, 03:48:12 PM »
I'd be happy if we had a couple of Kittyhawks still in service.
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