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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2296 on: November 30, 2017, 05:54:41 PM »
A catalogue of photos taken on HMS Victorious during the Bismarck chase.
This is apparentlky from 2012, but just found it.  The modern text is rot.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2247003/Bismarck-receiving-torpedo-Rare-photos-chronicle-race-sink-pride-Hitlers-fleet.html
“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.

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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 #2297 on: December 05, 2017, 10:02:27 AM »
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Panoramic view of Japanese warships gathered off the coast of Okinawa

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2298 on: December 06, 2017, 05:29:59 AM »
Prinz Eugen
“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 #2299 on: December 06, 2017, 10:13:19 AM »
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Admiral-class ironclad battleship HMS Howe.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2300 on: December 07, 2017, 05:10:10 PM »
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USS Missouri (BB-63) shortly before being launched, Brooklyn Navy Yard 1944.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2301 on: December 07, 2017, 05:11:48 PM »
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USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Arabian Gulf. Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera (Released) Dec. 6, 2017.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2302 on: December 11, 2017, 05:40:42 AM »
"Indiana wants me, Lord I can't go back there."

USS Washington in drydock at Pearl Harbor after collision.
“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 #2303 on: December 13, 2017, 12:08:43 PM »
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USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) at NAS San Diego, 1924

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2304 on: December 13, 2017, 01:17:42 PM »
You'll never get me up in of those new-fangled things!

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2305 on: December 14, 2017, 10:31:47 AM »
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Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 11 drop live ordnance during a flight demonstration as part of Tiger Cruise aboard USS Nimitz (CVN -68) in the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 1, 2017. USN photo.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2306 on: December 15, 2017, 06:22:29 AM »
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USS Saratoga (CV-3) passing through the Gaillard Cut in the Panama Canal, Feb 1928.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2307 on: December 16, 2017, 08:08:49 AM »
USS Iowa December 15, 1943 seventy four years ago today with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt aboard.

Love that Durante nose on the Iowas.
“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 #2308 on: December 17, 2017, 09:06:06 AM »
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Porter-class destroyer USS Phelps (DD-360) off the Charleston Navy Yard, South Carolina, circa November 1944. She is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 3d.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2309 on: December 17, 2017, 04:23:38 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

"We're so fooked." - me