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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2100 on: September 10, 2017, 11:50:27 AM »
“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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« Reply #2101 on: September 11, 2017, 09:55:41 AM »
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Myōkō class heavy cruiser Ashigara in 1937.

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« Reply #2102 on: September 11, 2017, 09:59:33 AM »
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HMS Raleigh after she ran aground on August 8, 1922 off L'Anse Amour, Newfoundland. She was declared a total loss.





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HMS Raleigh was a Hawkins-class heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was commissioned as part of the British North Atlantic squadron in 1921. Within in a year of commissioning the ship was paid off after having run aground off Labrador. The vessel was eventually destroyed with explosives in 1926.
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« Reply #2103 on: September 11, 2017, 10:01:36 AM »
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USS Pensacola (CA-24) View of projectile damage sustained at Iwo Jima. Photo was taken on 25 May 1945 while drydocked at Mare Island, CA


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« Reply #2104 on: September 12, 2017, 10:48:25 AM »
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USS Midway (CVA-41) launching Skywarriors shortly after her 1957 modernization program, notably adding the angled flightdeck and heavy-duty catapults.

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« Reply #2105 on: September 12, 2017, 10:50:02 AM »
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The fleet entering Golden Gate, c.1908

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« Reply #2106 on: September 12, 2017, 10:52:16 AM »
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Chief petty officers (CPO) and CPO selectees stand in formation on the USS Midway Museum flight deck in San Diego, Sep. 8, 2017 in observance of the 14th annual CPO Pride Day. USN photo.

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« Reply #2107 on: September 13, 2017, 07:46:00 AM »
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USS Tarawa (CVS-40),in her anti-submarine role July, 1957. Never modernized, she retained her straight deck until she was scrapped in 1968

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« Reply #2108 on: September 13, 2017, 04:43:22 PM »
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One of only two confirmed photos of the IJN Shinano, the largest carrier of WW2, Taken by a photorecon B-29 in November 1944 over the Yokosuka Navy Arsenal.


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« Reply #2109 on: September 13, 2017, 04:46:31 PM »
I seem to remember reading that it is still the largest ship ever sunk by a submarine.
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« Reply #2110 on: September 13, 2017, 04:48:28 PM »
Tis indeed.
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« Reply #2111 on: September 14, 2017, 09:51:40 AM »
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The flight deck of Centaur-class aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, 1982.

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« Reply #2112 on: September 14, 2017, 07:56:57 PM »
^Talk about crowd control!
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« Reply #2113 on: September 17, 2017, 06:47:00 AM »
HMS Bulwark in Venice, 1969.
“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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« Reply #2114 on: September 17, 2017, 10:22:35 AM »
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A view into the well deck of the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) as it provides hurricane relief assistance off of Key West

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