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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1740 on: March 10, 2017, 05:45:58 AM »
Shooting the sun with a sextant.

Phone call about 1972.
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“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

This is why there's no ice in Italy: The lady with the recipe died

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1741 on: March 10, 2017, 10:16:44 AM »
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HSwMS Vale (P155) in 1982

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« Reply #1742 on: March 10, 2017, 10:18:24 AM »
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A USMC AV-8B Harrier launches from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) during flight operations in the Mediterranean Sea. Apr. 2005.

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« Reply #1743 on: March 10, 2017, 10:20:07 AM »
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The Grand Fleet's 2nd and 6th (US Navy) Battle Squadrons steam out of Rosyth on a dark day in Scotland, 1918. Photo taken from HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1744 on: March 11, 2017, 07:25:47 AM »
USS Grayback preparing a Regulus missile for launch.
“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

This is why there's no ice in Italy: The lady with the recipe died

Un cheval , un cheval , mon royaume pour un cheval

Tallulah Bankhead: "I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me."

"When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman." — Abraham Lincoln.

"I have enjoyed very warm relations with my two husbands."
"With your eyes closed?"
"That helped."  Lauren Bacall

Master Chiefs are sneaky, dastardly, and snarky miscreants who thrive on the tears of Ensigns and belly dancers.   Admiral Gerry Bogan.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1745 on: March 11, 2017, 07:16:04 PM »
As of 2007, Parche was said to be "the most highly decorated vessel in U.S. history", receiving a total of nine Presidential Unit Citations and ten Navy Unit Commendations. The submarine also received thirteen Navy Expeditionary Medals during her thirty years of service.
“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

This is why there's no ice in Italy: The lady with the recipe died

Un cheval , un cheval , mon royaume pour un cheval

Tallulah Bankhead: "I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me."

"When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman." — Abraham Lincoln.

"I have enjoyed very warm relations with my two husbands."
"With your eyes closed?"
"That helped."  Lauren Bacall

Master Chiefs are sneaky, dastardly, and snarky miscreants who thrive on the tears of Ensigns and belly dancers.   Admiral Gerry Bogan.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1746 on: March 12, 2017, 09:21:02 AM »
"It should be the Quest for Moist Loins. Dry ones are unhappy ones." - Gus

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1748 on: March 18, 2017, 08:02:08 PM »
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« Reply #1749 on: March 20, 2017, 06:51:04 AM »
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US Navy SEALs and divers from SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team (SDVT) 1 swim back to USS Michigan (SSGN-727) during an exercise for certification on SEAL delivery vehicle operations in the southern Pacific Ocean, 2012

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« Reply #1750 on: March 20, 2017, 06:53:25 AM »
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Aircraft carrier Houshou with landing biplane fighter underway off the coast of Shanghai, China 1932

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1751 on: March 20, 2017, 06:56:19 AM »
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The guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) approaches the guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) for a sail pass while under way in the Indian Ocean.

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« Reply #1752 on: March 20, 2017, 06:58:25 AM »
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Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) transits the Mediterranean Sea alongside aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R91).

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« Reply #1753 on: March 23, 2017, 03:52:06 AM »
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German predreadnought battleship SMS Elsass in Kiel

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« Reply #1754 on: March 24, 2017, 10:02:07 AM »
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Seawolf-Class attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)

"It should be the Quest for Moist Loins. Dry ones are unhappy ones." - Gus

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