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Title: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2013, 08:07:45 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/zJIKGeh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 28, 2013, 08:13:35 AM
That ship looks like it's loaded for... er, bear!

Is that the Kuznetzov in the backgound?
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 28, 2013, 08:15:53 AM
yup.  Mirth is feeling red today.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2013, 08:19:02 AM
Always loved the Kirov Class.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2013, 08:24:20 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/PlscSBX.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/PlscSBX.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 28, 2013, 08:36:43 AM
OMG! It's the top of an OGRE emerging from the ocean!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2013, 08:43:26 AM
OMG! It's the top of an OGRE emerging from the ocean!

Lol! Good call.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 29, 2013, 06:35:35 AM
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/TP44JDd_zps74446e75.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 09, 2013, 05:54:08 PM
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/N2PZItr_zps0bc8e905.jpg?t=1368143929)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 09, 2013, 06:06:21 PM
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/N2PZItr_zps0bc8e905.jpg)

Captain's Log: Note to self. Reassign half the Samoan sailors to duties on the starboard side of the ship ASAP
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 09, 2013, 06:48:33 PM
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/N2PZItr_zps0bc8e905.jpg)

Captain's Log: Note to self. Reassign half the Samoan sailors to duties on the starboard side of the ship ASAP

I thought he was skidding into a parking space
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on May 09, 2013, 08:18:32 PM
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/N2PZItr_zps0bc8e905.jpg)

Captain's Log: Note to self. Reassign half the Samoan sailors to duties on the starboard side of the ship ASAP

Photoshop? the seas don't look that rough.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 09, 2013, 08:24:26 PM
Brant is sort of right- look at the wake. That flattop is making a very sharp turn and those things can go upwards of thirty knots. What would happen to your car if you were going over thirty and you suddenly spun the wheel hard to the right?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on May 09, 2013, 08:29:13 PM
Brant is sort of right- look at the wake. That flattop is making a very sharp turn and those things can go upwards of thirty knots. What would happen to your car if you were going over thirty and you suddenly spun the wheel hard to the right?

I'll buy that. The deck is clear. They're either hot dogging or practicing because that's as close to a calm sea on the open water as you could ask for.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 09, 2013, 09:12:45 PM
I'm with 'Wing. It looks legit. They're likely doing some kind of speed test or builders trial. I think the max speed of the Nimitz CVNs is classified. It's given as 30-plus knots.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on May 09, 2013, 09:53:47 PM
Brant is sort of right- look at the wake. That flattop is making a very sharp turn and those things can go upwards of thirty knots. What would happen to your car if you were going over thirty and you suddenly spun the wheel hard to the right?

I'll buy that. The deck is clear. They're either hot dogging or practicing because that's as close to a calm sea on the open water as you could ask for.

Yeah, because dumping your air component into the ocean is generally frowned upon by the Navy Department. Whoopsie!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 09, 2013, 10:54:33 PM
that is not a calm sea.  it may look like that until you scale that chop with a 1200' carrier doing a sharp turn.
also that white line on the left is the wake of this carrier getting all Tokyo drift.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 11, 2013, 09:16:59 AM
Kitty Hawk in heavy seas.

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Post by: besilarius on May 11, 2013, 10:02:01 AM
Good one, Mirth.
Now think of the escorting destroyers and frigates in that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_PPs2MNwLY

It was pretty common for the screen commander to call the admiral's staff and ask for a course change in heavy weather.  We would be taking green water over the bow and doing heavy rolls, while on the carrier they just thought it was a heavy rain.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 11, 2013, 10:56:02 AM
Yeah I don't imagine it would be much fun for the escorts when the carrier is taking waves over the flight deck, 60ft above the waterline.

This vid is pretty impressive too



Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on May 11, 2013, 12:42:26 PM
Yeah I don't imagine it would be much fun for the escorts when the carrier is taking waves over the flight deck, 60ft above the waterline.

This vid is pretty impressive too



That's kinda what I had in mind when I called the carrier pic Brant posted in "calm seas."

That stuff is crazy. I can't imagine being on a ship during those conditions.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 11, 2013, 01:27:34 PM
Makes me think of those poor bastards who did Atlantic convoy duty in those tiny corvettes and subchasers in WWII.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on May 11, 2013, 04:00:20 PM
You want to know crazy?
The brits built their destroyers and corvettes with open bridges.  Gave them the belief that visability was improved.
When the first american DDs went into Liverpool, the admiral was dismayed.  He figured with enclosed bridges the USN must be soft.
Try going through two weeks of convoy escort wwhere you stand watch on the open deck.
Oh, yes, the Canadians built their corvettes that way, too. 
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on May 11, 2013, 04:16:20 PM
You want to know crazy?
The brits built their destroyers and corvettes with open bridges.  Gave them the belief that visability was improved.
When the first american DDs went into Liverpool, the admiral was dismayed.  He figured with enclosed bridges the USN must be soft.
Try going through two weeks of convoy escort wwhere you stand watch on the open deck.
Oh, yes, the Canadians built their corvettes that way, too.

How did the calls of "Man Overboard" compare?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 11, 2013, 06:04:46 PM
You want to know crazy?
The brits built their destroyers and corvettes with open bridges.  Gave them the belief that visability was improved.
When the first american DDs went into Liverpool, the admiral was dismayed.  He figured with enclosed bridges the USN must be soft.
Try going through two weeks of convoy escort wwhere you stand watch on the open deck.
Oh, yes, the Canadians built their corvettes that way, too. 


That is crazy. Apparently using the head wasn't much fun either. From the wiki on the Flower-class corvette-

Quote
The head (or sanitary toilet) was drained by a straight pipe to the ocean; and a reverse flow of the icy North Atlantic would cleanse the backside of those using it during rough weather.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on May 11, 2013, 06:31:17 PM
The US carrier Ranger (CV4) was the first american carrier designed as one, not a conversion.
She was a test bed and not ever considered a very successful design.
The pilots found life aboard her rather challenging.  Before operations, the pilots stayed in the ready rooms, waiting for information and orders.
The problem was that the ready rooms were just under the flight deck.  For this area, there was a trough used for sanitary purposes.  Seawater was pumped into the trough, it was slanted, and ran out over the water, carrying refuse.  When seas were rough, the piped water was reduced.  The "perfume" from the trough could be overwhelming.
One report noted that the fighter pilots of the ship were nearly overcome a few days before the North African landings.

Luckily, the French were unprepared.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 14, 2013, 09:49:27 AM
You want to know crazy?
The brits built their destroyers and corvettes with open bridges.  Gave them the belief that visability was improved.
When the first american DDs went into Liverpool, the admiral was dismayed.  He figured with enclosed bridges the USN must be soft.
Try going through two weeks of convoy escort wwhere you stand watch on the open deck.
Oh, yes, the Canadians built their corvettes that way, too. 


That is crazy. Apparently using the head wasn't much fun either. From the wiki on the Flower-class corvette-

Quote
The head (or sanitary toilet) was drained by a straight pipe to the ocean; and a reverse flow of the icy North Atlantic would cleanse the backside of those using it during rough weather.

When my dad was in the RCN, he served on the HMCS Magnificent (the "Maggie") in the early 1950s.  At least some of the heads drained the same way.  He told me about getting a cold draft and the occasional spritz of some cold spray.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/aa/HMCS_Magnificent.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on May 14, 2013, 03:52:11 PM
Are those Hawker Sea Fury's on deck?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 16, 2013, 08:58:04 AM
Probably.  They flew Sea Furies off the Maggie.

Quote
She was generally referred to as the Maggie. Her aircraft complement included Fairey Fireflies and Hawker Sea Furies, as well as Seafires and Avengers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMCS_Magnificent_(CVL_21)

My dad was a Signalman.  He tried-out to become a Radio Operator on Avengers (to earn more $$), but got airsick having to sit backwards.

(http://jproc.ca/rrp/rrp3/avenger_magnificnet.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 16, 2013, 04:36:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Fxd6C8n.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 16, 2013, 04:48:15 PM
That ski jump must add some interesting effects to severe weather/high wave condition operations.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 16, 2013, 05:05:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/I37NUyo.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 16, 2013, 05:06:54 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Nr2b9FB.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 16, 2013, 05:08:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/KSnnj9O.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 16, 2013, 05:12:54 PM
Wow! If they could have lifted the carrier deck tractor up there under a heavy lift helo we could have had a shot of the whole collectible vehicle set!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 16, 2013, 05:54:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/KSnnj9O.jpg)

Im going to cry....
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 16, 2013, 06:02:33 PM
Thing of beauty innit?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 16, 2013, 06:55:43 PM
I need a hug...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 18, 2013, 10:33:03 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RtM7qjx.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 18, 2013, 05:34:09 PM
Who the Hel brings a spear-gun to a submarine fight?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 18, 2013, 06:06:40 PM
James Bond
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 18, 2013, 06:07:43 PM
Or a SEAL.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 18, 2013, 06:12:30 PM
or James Bond.

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 18, 2013, 06:20:29 PM
Not my favorite Bond flick. Wayne Newton was awesome though. "Bless you my child".

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 18, 2013, 06:22:18 PM
I couldnt find the Roger Moore one.

or I didnt bother to look long enough.  ::)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 18, 2013, 07:56:42 PM
HA!  Never say Never Again is on now.   Bond vs subs with a speargun!

and its even Sean Connery!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 19, 2013, 05:19:43 AM
^IIRC, isn't that the movie that couldn't use the classic 'Bond' style opening credits because of some contractual bullshit?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 19, 2013, 06:37:39 AM
^IIRC, isn't that the movie that couldn't use the classic 'Bond' style opening credits because of some contractual bullshit?

Yeah there was some weirdness about the rights to the series and Never Say Never. Don't remember the details without Goog.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on September 23, 2013, 10:00:41 AM
A dude/writer had some rights and after a court battle with Broccoli and Saltzman, the dude courted Connery into doing another Bond film away from Eon Productions.  It was released the same year as Octopussy.

I just saw a documentary made for the Bond franchise's 50th anniversary in film.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Barthheart on September 30, 2013, 09:46:38 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RX7dT.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 30, 2013, 05:37:32 PM
A classic!

IIRC all three are nuclear reactor powered- USS Enterprise, USS Long Beach, and... South Carolina?... California? One of the California class anyway.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 30, 2013, 05:44:39 PM
Bainbridge IIRC.

yup

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Bainbridge_(CGN-25)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 04, 2013, 09:09:42 AM
would have never guessed this could happen 20 years ago.

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20131004/183945240/Russia-to-Receive-First-Mistral-Warship-in-November-2014.html

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: endfire79 on October 05, 2013, 09:33:11 AM
Me neither.  France is part of NATO.  Aren't they are a little sensitive about arms exports to such countries?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 05, 2013, 11:42:31 AM
I'm sure the sensitive bits like radars and electronics will be russian and fitted out in russia.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2013, 03:08:06 PM
1.7B for two Mistrals seems like a deal.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 05, 2013, 04:13:03 PM
Dollars to Ponchikis the first one ends up in the Black Sea once it's operational. Being able to send the Havoks and Hokums against Georgian tanks from off-shore must sound mighty useful to the Onion Palace.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2013, 04:21:09 PM
I'm sure your right. Those baby carrier/assault ships are very useful types. Too bad for the Russkis that they no longer have a VSTOL aircraft to operate off them.

It also says a lot about the state of the Russian shipbuilding industry that they didn't build something in-house.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 05, 2013, 04:24:06 PM
I think it also says something about how soon the Russians expect to need an attack helicopter carrier if buying them now is preferable to building them later.

Hmmmm...  ???
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 05, 2013, 09:04:24 PM
I'm sure your right. Those baby carrier/assault ships are very useful types. Too bad for the Russkis that they no longer have a VSTOL aircraft to operate off them.It also says a lot about the state of the Russian shipbuilding industry that they didn't build something in-house.

pfft give it 10 years and theyll be flying F-35s.

and no, Im not really joking.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 11, 2013, 12:36:57 PM
guess whats getting floated today?   ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/2CtcDbx.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 11, 2013, 05:29:04 PM
Can't be the Izumo, can it? I thought that puppy was already in the water. The island looks similar though.
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Post by: undercovergeek on October 11, 2013, 06:21:12 PM
whatever it is its going to take out the blue crane on the right as it slides by
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 11, 2013, 07:16:24 PM
CVN-78  and it won't hit the crane.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 11, 2013, 10:35:23 PM
how big?

this big:

(http://s13.postimg.org/fpdhul9h3/1381649_637655799612569_421547646_n.jpg)

note that it clears the crane.   ;)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 11, 2013, 10:48:21 PM
Them guys on the right is teeny-tiny.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 12, 2013, 09:15:27 AM
The Zumwalt christening ceremony has been canceled. There was a chance I was going to attend :(

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Christening_of_BIW-built_destroyer_delayed_.html
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on October 12, 2013, 11:29:18 AM
Them guys on the right is teeny-tiny.

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Post by: Steelgrave on October 12, 2013, 11:31:29 AM
guess whats getting floated today?   ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/2CtcDbx.jpg)

What are we naming her? I don't recall.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 12, 2013, 11:33:46 AM

What are we naming her? I don't recall.

USS Gerald R Ford
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 12, 2013, 11:36:33 AM
Here's what she'll look like when she steps out to play:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/CVN-78_Artist_Image.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on October 12, 2013, 11:46:24 AM

What are we naming her? I don't recall.

USS Gerald R Ford

Thanks! For some reason I thought the Ford was already in service and this was a different ship.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: undercovergeek on October 12, 2013, 06:25:02 PM
how big?

this big:

(http://s13.postimg.org/fpdhul9h3/1381649_637655799612569_421547646_n.jpg)

note that it clears the crane.   ;)

crane grog
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2013, 10:35:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vSLPfuG.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2013, 10:36:13 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vegd2Yo.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2013, 10:40:22 AM
(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/131014-N-TG831-083.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 21, 2013, 10:36:15 AM
(http://media.onlinesentinel.com/images/M%20Navy%20Destroyer.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 21, 2013, 07:30:12 PM
When does she get wet? How long till she gets her first rail-gun?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 21, 2013, 07:39:29 PM
Not sure when she'll be in the water.

Great series of pics here (including shots with the rail gun mount):

http://blogs.defensenews.com/intercepts/2013/10/latest-pics-of-zumwalt-ddg-1000/

Good article:

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/10/the-navys-newest-warship-is-powered-by-linux/
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 21, 2013, 07:42:47 PM
Ok, just noticed the report that she should be in the water by the end of the month.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 21, 2013, 07:47:31 PM
Interesting tidbit:

The Zumwalt-class is only 10 feet shorter than the Graf Spee and 8 feet shorter than the battleship USS Pennsylvania.

Maybe we should think about reviving the idea of 'Dreadnaught' class to describe her.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on October 22, 2013, 06:37:45 AM
(http://media.onlinesentinel.com/images/M%20Navy%20Destroyer.jpg)

That is quite the ship.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2013, 07:23:48 AM
Get this, the first captain of the DDG-1000?

James Kirk

http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ddg1000/Pages/bio1.aspx#.UmZ7Apzt5EQ
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 22, 2013, 08:26:22 AM
He needs to change his middle name to Tiberius.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 22, 2013, 08:30:24 AM
Maybe we should think about reviving the idea of 'Dreadnaught' class to describe her.

not enough guns
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 22, 2013, 08:30:35 AM
whatever nickname the XO had got changed to Spock.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 22, 2013, 08:58:20 AM
whatever nickname the XO had got changed to Spock.

 :D
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 22, 2013, 09:44:56 AM
Maybe we should think about reviving the idea of 'Dreadnaught' class to describe her.

actually this is about as close to the concept of the 'arsenal ship' as we're going to see.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2013, 09:54:06 AM
Maybe we should think about reviving the idea of 'Dreadnaught' class to describe her.

actually this is about as close to the concept of the 'arsenal ship' as we're going to see.

Those Ohio SSGN conversions are essentially 'arsenal subs'. 154 Tomahawks could ruin anyone's day.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2013, 10:30:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/dXifTdU.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on October 23, 2013, 10:38:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Nr2b9FB.jpg)

Royal Marines are allowed helicopters???   
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 23, 2013, 11:09:12 AM
thats French.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on October 23, 2013, 11:15:54 AM
even worse
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2013, 11:20:13 AM
even worse

Don't be jealous, Windi. You guys will get your Sea King replacements someday!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 23, 2013, 11:30:21 AM
Marine = Navy in French

France does not have a Marine Corps like the US does.  They do have Fusiliers Marins (mainly for naval facility defense and short-term land missions, near to the shore), which includes the Commandos Marine, the special forces contingent of the Fusiliers Marins.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusiliers_Marins

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_commandos_(France)

France also has the Troupes de marine, which is actually a branch of the French Army dedicated to overseas service.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troupes_de_Marine

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on October 23, 2013, 11:40:25 AM
Marine = Navy in French

France does not have a Marine Corps like the US does.  They do have Fusiliers Marins (mainly for naval facility defense and short-term land missions, near to the shore), which includes the Commandos Marine, the special forces contingent of the Fusiliers Marins.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusiliers_Marins

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_commandos_(France)

France also has the Troupes de marine, which is actually a branch of the French Army dedicated to overseas service.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troupes_de_Marine

thats a pretty small helo... France is limited blue water?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 23, 2013, 12:10:45 PM
its a Dauphin.  pretty badass heli actually.  USCG uses them all over the place.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on October 23, 2013, 12:47:23 PM
its a Dauphin.  pretty badass heli actually.  USCG uses them all over the place.

probably not viable up here for our coastguard work - not enough range/carrying capacity/loiter time
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 23, 2013, 01:23:39 PM
we use them in Alaska....
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 01, 2013, 06:49:35 AM
(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/131028-O-ZZ999-103.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 01, 2013, 07:04:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/T6mx1KE.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 01, 2013, 07:15:18 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/CYzQTZg.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 01, 2013, 05:58:10 PM
Iowa?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on November 01, 2013, 06:52:10 PM
Iowa?

I believe so - the number looks like 61. If that's correct then she's the Iowa.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 01, 2013, 07:39:08 PM
(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/131028-O-ZZ999-103.JPG)

thats just sexy.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on November 01, 2013, 08:22:10 PM
(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/131028-O-ZZ999-103.JPG)

thats just sexy.

No one is making a model kit of her yet. I found that a bit surprising.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 01, 2013, 08:51:53 PM

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/131028-O-ZZ999-103.JPG)

thats just sexy.

She is quite stunning.

No one is making a model kit of her yet. I found that a bit surprising.

Have no fear, the Chinese are working on it as we speak...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: endfire79 on November 02, 2013, 05:35:23 AM
Very interesting profile.  Good to see low radar profile hulls looking nice.  Things have come a long way since Sea Shadow.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 02, 2013, 09:03:18 AM
thank the Swedes.  ;)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: endfire79 on November 07, 2013, 07:26:47 AM
Speaking of Scandinavians, I still can't quite imagine how a viking longship  made it across the Atlantic back in the day... I'll leave to someone with more seafaring know-how to explain. 

(http://www.modelships.de/Museums_and_replicas/Vikingeskibsmuseet_Roskilde/gIMG_6813.jpg)

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on November 07, 2013, 09:31:01 AM
Speaking of Scandinavians, I still can't quite imagine how a viking longship  made it across the Atlantic back in the day... I'll leave to someone with more seafaring know-how to explain. 

Because Vikings had balls of steel.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 07, 2013, 09:57:47 AM
and magnetized stone.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 07, 2013, 06:52:22 PM
Iowa?

I believe so - the number looks like 61. If that's correct then she's the Iowa.

It is Iowa. Coral Sea and her battlegroup are on the left. Saratoga with her's on the right.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 08, 2013, 12:32:26 PM
snicker

(http://i.imgur.com/lAOG8rZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: endfire79 on November 08, 2013, 04:08:45 PM
Isn't there supposed to be a Drednok cleaning out that thing or something?  :)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 08, 2013, 05:01:59 PM
Is that some kind of GI Joe cartoon reference?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 08, 2013, 05:19:45 PM
 :o

yes
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 08, 2013, 05:52:30 PM
I didn't watch those cartoons. In the 80's I either was too hung over on Saturday mornings or still out somewhere from the night before.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 10, 2013, 05:08:50 AM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/q88/s720x720/1467296_202403419944248_294665486_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 10, 2013, 05:09:25 AM
I didn't watch those cartoons. In the 80's I either was too hung over on Saturday mornings or still out somewhere from the night before.

I was in Germany with no access to English-language TV and I still knew what the hell they were
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 10, 2013, 05:23:58 AM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/q88/s720x720/1467296_202403419944248_294665486_n.jpg)

Tirpitz!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 10, 2013, 05:28:51 AM
I didn't watch those cartoons. In the 80's I either was too hung over on Saturday mornings or still out somewhere from the night before.

I was in Germany with no access to English-language TV and I still knew what the hell they were

Well, I did guess correctly. I just didn't watch.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: endfire79 on November 10, 2013, 06:06:02 AM
Tirpitz!  Send in the Tall-Boys
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 13, 2013, 05:51:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/FZM2MDP.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on November 13, 2013, 07:47:38 PM
Amazing that we carry more ships - the Soviets/Russians are known for making bigger everything.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 13, 2013, 11:18:33 PM
yeah, its amazing what 70 years of actual combat cruises can teach a navy.  ;)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 13, 2013, 11:32:22 PM
chew on this tidbit:

IJN Soryu class fleet carrier:
Displacement:    16,200 tonnes (15,900 long tons) (standard)
                19,100 tonnes (18,800 long tons) (normal)
Length:    227.5 m (746 ft 5 in) (o/a)
Beam:    21.3 m (69 ft 11 in)
Draught:    7.6 m (24 ft 11 in)
18 Mitsubishi A6M Zero, 18 Aichi D3A, 18 Nakajima B5N (Dec. 1941)

modern Izumo class 'helicopter destroyer':
Displacement:    19,500 tonnes empty
                27,000 tons full load
Length:    248.0 m
Beam:    38.0 m
Draft:    7.5 m
Depth:    23.5 m
7 ASW helicopters and 2 SAR helicopters
14 aircraft maximum

and an Essex class carrier:
Displacement:    Design: 27,100 long tons (27,500 t) std, 33,000 long tons (34,000 t) full
Actual: 30,800 long tons (31,300 t) std, 36,380 long tons (36,960 t) full
Length:    820 ft (249.9 m) pp
870 ft (265.2 m) oa (short-bow units); 888 ft (270.7 m) oa (long-bow units)
862 ft (262.7 m) flight deck (short-bow units); 844 ft (257.3 m) flight deck (long-bow units).
Beam:    93 ft (28.3 m) wl; 147.5 ft (45.0 m) max
Draught:    23 ft (7.0 m) std; 27.5 ft (8.4 m) fl
Aircraft carried:    90–100 (Lexington 110 aircraft)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 14, 2013, 04:17:54 AM
^Which is exactly why these new Japanese 'destroyers' have the Chinese are so worked up. They must be painfully aware that they are still many years from wielding an effective carrier force and while the JMSDF may not have a lot of recent experience itself it's Papa-San wrote a large part of the Book.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 14, 2013, 06:26:18 AM
What I love is that the Wasps can carry as many aircraft as almost any other navy's 'Fleet' carriers. And we don't even designate them as carriers.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on November 14, 2013, 07:09:12 AM
^Which is exactly why these new Japanese 'destroyers' have the Chinese are so worked up. They must be painfully aware that they are still many years from wielding an effective carrier force and while the JMSDF may not have a lot of recent experience itself it's Papa-San wrote a large part of the Book.

We learned from the best and haven't forgotten the lesson.

If our lesson is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" the converse for Asia is also true: never get involved with the US Navy in the Pacific.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 14, 2013, 07:26:21 AM
Or the Atlantic for that matter.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 14, 2013, 11:50:24 AM
needs more Hellcats!

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 27, 2013, 07:07:46 AM
Nice little infographic for the Zumwalt

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SKOLndm41Us/UpThBBEZ07I/AAAAAAAAHeQ/AZ8lCU3tTns/w738-h480-no/USS_Zumwalt_%2528DDG-1000%2529_Design.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on November 27, 2013, 09:34:32 AM
600 feet long? Sheesh.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 27, 2013, 09:53:56 AM
makes one wonder why they just dont call them crusiers.  though I would prefer the return of the term battlecruiser.  8)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on November 27, 2013, 08:47:44 PM
Cruiser?

You're probably right. The Indianapolis was 610 feet long. But get this - The USS Wasp was 688 feet long. The Missouri was 887 feet.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 28, 2013, 02:24:17 AM
its a funding game with names.  far easier to get money for destroyers then crusiers and, in the case of the Japanese, aircraft carriers.  ;)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 28, 2013, 05:43:09 AM
I still maintain the notion that 'Dreadnought' would be the most fitting term.   8)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 28, 2013, 08:52:42 AM
I would put the old Kirov class in that catagory or perhaps an arsenal ship.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 29, 2013, 07:57:23 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3nX8phGoCBE/UobI8-cDdrI/AAAAAAAAAoE/KvpPMhR0wT0/s640/Westland+Lynx+Flare+Photo.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 29, 2013, 08:17:01 AM
^That reminds me: I have to check on the status of my Ogre Deluxe edition order.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 03, 2013, 08:06:06 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/HMS_Illustrious01.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 03, 2013, 08:07:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TLTekTC.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 03, 2013, 08:09:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/aTXB0F2.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 03, 2013, 09:21:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TLTekTC.jpg)

where did you find this?  Ive read about US Navy Sinkex's before but finding images is a bitch.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 04, 2013, 02:48:55 AM
found it on Reddit. I didn't know that they had sunk a Tico. That's Valley Forge.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on December 04, 2013, 05:24:32 AM
Reddit. On that path lies madness.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 04, 2013, 06:46:33 AM
For some, all paths end in madness ;-)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 04, 2013, 07:19:05 AM
^^^  that should be the GH motto.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 04, 2013, 10:01:20 PM
(http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2013, 06:47:53 PM
(http://mscsealift.dodlive.mil/files/2013/11/3.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2013, 06:49:25 PM
Brit CV Queen Elizabeth under construction:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2878/10797452636_9a97c4c0d3_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 06, 2013, 11:23:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/oKwOQ3f.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 06, 2013, 11:28:21 AM
Great pic find Mirth!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on December 06, 2013, 12:14:58 PM
Great pic find Mirth!

+1

Both of a bygone era. Great find.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on December 06, 2013, 12:26:08 PM
When you see HMS Victory, you just cannot imagine how so many men could live and work on it for months on end, as big as it is. Its very awe inspiring.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 06, 2013, 01:07:22 PM
ask Windy.  he served on both.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 06, 2013, 01:08:31 PM
This pick would be near where I currently live:

Quote
The French destroyer Fantasque on trials in Casco Bay after refitting and requalification as a light cruiser, 13th of June 1943

(http://i.minus.com/iWxZeF0gP8DgT.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on December 06, 2013, 05:49:09 PM
ask Windy.  he served on both.

don't forget the HCMS Haida
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 07, 2013, 06:27:56 AM
Outstanding Mirth.
Any chance there is a cache of more photos someplace? 
Thanks so much for sharing this image.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on December 07, 2013, 07:54:20 AM
I would love to make it over to Portsmouth some day to see the Victory. I saw the Constitution in Boston once.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 09, 2013, 07:48:41 AM
Outstanding Mirth.
Any chance there is a cache of more photos someplace? 
Thanks so much for sharing this image.

Bes, I found both of those pics in Reddit's "History Porn" subreddit. It's a trove of neat old pics.

http://www.reddit.com/r/historyporn
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on December 09, 2013, 10:50:14 AM
Outstanding Mirth.
Any chance there is a cache of more photos someplace? 
Thanks so much for sharing this image.

Bes, I found both of those pics in Reddit's "History Porn" subreddit. It's a trove of neat old pics.

http://www.reddit.com/r/historyporn

"History porn"...wow. That's a title that will suck you in....ahem.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on December 09, 2013, 11:58:35 AM
Don't tell me - let me guess - there are 69 photo's, right?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on December 09, 2013, 12:23:30 PM
The ice cube mask designed to cure a hangover is new to me.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 17, 2013, 05:41:35 AM
Neat photos in a virtual tour of the USS MIssouri.

http://news.cnet.com/2300-10797_3-10019095-1.html

Also, an interesting article on her grounding in the Virginia Capes and the crack in a barbette due to poor technique.

http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-037.htm

The photographer keeps referring to cramped spaces   He shoudl visit some old, WWII tin cans, like Cassin Young in Boston or Kennedy at Fall River.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on December 17, 2013, 09:58:16 AM
Wow. How cool would it be to book the Captain's Quarters for a dinner?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 17, 2013, 05:27:56 PM
All 4 Iowas together.

(http://i.imgur.com/rnNQ9GK.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 21, 2013, 04:22:10 AM
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/hms-nelson-cuts/query/HMS

1926 newsreel on HMS Nelson.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 24, 2013, 04:59:04 PM
Very detailed WWI Uboat film for the homefront.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUNVKWydEeg&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on December 24, 2013, 05:47:34 PM
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/hms-nelson-cuts/query/HMS

1926 newsreel on HMS Nelson.

That's a pretty interesting site. Go back to the base website http://www.britishpathe.com/ (http://www.britishpathe.com/) and take a look around and there is all kinds of interesting stuff, including the sinking of the HMS Barham  http://www.britishpathe.com/video/hms-barham-1914-1941-aka-hms-barham-1914-41 (http://www.britishpathe.com/video/hms-barham-1914-1941-aka-hms-barham-1914-41)

Nice find!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on December 25, 2013, 04:39:44 AM
Very interesting. However, it says that the Barham was the only British Battleship to be sunk by a U-Boat, but in fact the Royal Oak was sunk in Scarpa Flow by U-47.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 25, 2013, 06:07:02 AM
True- And it was quite a feat on the part of U-47 and it's captain, Gunther Prein, to navigate all the way in to Scapa Flow to a proper firing point considering all the torpedo nets, shallow water, and activity along the docks and shoreline. Royal Oak was moored at the time so maybe the article meant Barham was the only one lost in active combat to a U-boot.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on December 25, 2013, 06:20:57 AM
Could be - or maybe the only one sunk whilst at sea, rather than in a 'protected' harbour.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 25, 2013, 06:57:44 AM
I recall playing Silent Hunter 3 and sneaking all the way into Scapa Flow to find no British ships at all. There appeared to be no defenses either so I sailed right up to the docks and whacked away with my deck gun for a bit. Rather pointless since non of the shore installations were destructible. I've also heard of other folks sailing in and finding themselves pummeled by destroyers and bombers off of a fleet carrier. YMMV I guess...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 27, 2013, 07:38:28 AM
Ohio during her conversion to SSGN:

(http://i.imgur.com/Wr7RWBJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 27, 2013, 07:58:33 AM
now that looks cool.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on December 27, 2013, 09:45:32 AM
wrong thread for that sort of thing *sniff*

everyone knows those aren't ships
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 27, 2013, 05:56:46 PM
Whatever floats your boat.  ;)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 28, 2013, 05:56:47 AM
Wrecks of IJN warships.
http://www.combinedfleet.com/atully08.htm

The thumb nail sketches of the damage taken is kind of interesting.  Note the differences between Yamato and Musashi.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on December 28, 2013, 03:25:21 PM
Whatever floats your boat.  ;)

a nice Jacuzzi for two on an outdoor deck with plenty of wine - and an honoured SLCG floats my boat
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 28, 2013, 04:13:41 PM
Certainly nothing wrong with that plan.  :)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on December 29, 2013, 07:22:29 PM
BEST SIG LINE EVAH!!!!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 30, 2013, 10:22:47 AM
(http://breakingfiles.10uplabs.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/12/USS-Little-Rock-light-cruiser-fires-missile.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 09, 2014, 06:03:01 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/AndreiPervozvannyy1912-1914bashnya.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 13, 2014, 10:37:31 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/yGm3Y2v.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 13, 2014, 10:45:37 AM
oh look a new Japanese destroyer.  ::)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: LongBlade on January 13, 2014, 11:17:23 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/yGm3Y2v.jpg)

Hey now.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 13, 2014, 11:19:57 AM
its photos like that that give Chinese Admirals nightmares.  8)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 13, 2014, 11:22:50 AM
I look forward to the day when the Japanese start operating F-35s off their 'destroyers'.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 13, 2014, 11:50:13 AM
and both those ships are as big as their WW2 relatives.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on January 13, 2014, 03:22:20 PM
Interesting lines to her bow.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 13, 2014, 06:06:36 PM
USS Caron. Explosives test that wasn't intended to sink her.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/USS_Caron_sinking.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 13, 2014, 06:07:14 PM
(http://www.navycthistory.com/images/caron.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PY1gfnA6WOM/Tr2QhFoiL4I/AAAAAAAAAhY/-xVNQ9x6nBQ/s640/Caron%2BGoing%2BDown.jpeg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 13, 2014, 07:06:22 PM
(http://www.justsaypictures.com/images/can-t-see-shit-2l6s.gif)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 14, 2014, 10:18:16 AM


(http://www.seaforces.org/marint/Japan-Maritime-Self-Defense-Force/Destroyer/Haruna-class-Dateien/image020.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on January 14, 2014, 02:48:28 PM
(http://www.iboats.com/sites/triton/site_page_6649/images/l_Triton_1546_DS_2007_AI-227879_II-11258091.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 16, 2014, 10:27:56 AM
Fuck you China.

(http://i.imgur.com/8dWzrpE.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 16, 2014, 11:58:34 AM
That's s postcard to send to China.  ;D
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 16, 2014, 12:14:11 PM
Oh, come on now. China probably manufactures 80-90% of what's in those ships in the first place.  ::)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 16, 2014, 01:43:49 PM
No they dont.  :)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 16, 2014, 06:56:42 PM
Ah, and THAT'S why they cost so damn much to build.  ;D
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 16, 2014, 07:48:16 PM
it is.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 17, 2014, 10:40:13 AM
Nevada circa 1927

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/USS_Nevada_at_1927_naval_review_NARA_19-LC-19C.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 17, 2014, 10:41:09 AM
Colorado

(http://i.imgur.com/6ab7cMc.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 17, 2014, 10:43:30 AM
Harry S Truman, Turkish frigate Gediz and Italian carrier Garibaldi

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/US_Navy_040712-N-0119G-087_The_Turkish_frigate_TCG_Gediz_%28F_495%29%2C_USS_Harry_S._Truman_%28CVN_75%29_and_the_Italian_aircraft_carrier_ITS_Giuseppe_Garibaldi_%28C_551%29_steam_through_the_Atlantic_Ocean_while_participating_in_Majestic_Eag.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 17, 2014, 11:59:04 AM
That's an old picture judging by what's on the Truman's flight deck.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 21, 2014, 10:15:22 AM
(http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2014-01/hires_140113-N-QE566-001c.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 27, 2014, 06:12:27 AM
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/ussiowa?source=feed_text

This claim is impressive, but it is against a stationary target with state of the art radars.
Beleive the "grand old lady", HMS Warspite, has the longest hit against a moving target.  It was in one of the early battles with the Italian battle fleet.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 27, 2014, 06:28:48 AM
(http://www.usnews.com/usnews/php/galleries/image.php/70/6/6.jpg)

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 27, 2014, 06:53:52 AM
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/ussiowa?source=feed_text

This claim is impressive, but it is against a stationary target with state of the art radars.
Beleive the "grand old lady", HMS Warspite, has the longest hit against a moving target.  It was in one of the early battles with the Italian battle fleet.

yes, a manuvering island would would me much harder to hit.  ::)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2014, 08:32:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5iGPfcn.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2014, 08:34:03 PM
thats a cool one!  does the Navy even dock ships in NYC anymore?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 30, 2014, 06:27:29 PM
(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/140117-N-UD469-339.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 30, 2014, 07:18:21 PM
What's with all the sections of railing laying down flat? Also, in front of the flag, it looks like something that was bolted down isn't there anymore. Is the Dept of the Navy selling off parts to prop up the DOD budget?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 30, 2014, 07:23:46 PM
Great top down look at a 51!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 30, 2014, 07:33:12 PM
What's with all the sections of railing laying down flat?

we'll have to ask Smuck, he was in the Navy.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2014, 02:43:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EZHmhQG.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2014, 02:45:40 PM
Duke of York on the Murmansk run

(http://i.imgur.com/6e04sgS.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on February 05, 2014, 02:06:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EZHmhQG.jpg)

Cool!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 14, 2014, 10:31:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/yuSSrWX.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 17, 2014, 11:01:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/oVX8nBw.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 18, 2014, 04:39:31 AM
Nice shots there Mirth. Those Kirov class look huge! Good thing they can only keep a few of them in service.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 18, 2014, 06:13:48 AM
they only built two.
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Post by: Windigo on February 18, 2014, 09:21:08 AM

US Navy ready to deploy laser for 1st time
By DAVID SHARP19 hours ago

BATH, Maine (AP) — Some of the Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of "Star Wars," with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds.

That future is now.

The Navy plans to deploy its first laser on a ship later this year, and it intends to test an electromagnetic rail gun prototype aboard a vessel within two years.

For the Navy, it's not so much about the whiz-bang technology as it is about the economics of such armaments. Both costs pennies on the dollar compared with missiles and smart bombs, and the weapons can be fired continuously, unlike missiles and bombs, which eventually run out.

"It fundamentally changes the way we fight," said Capt. Mike Ziv, program manager for directed energy and electric weapon systems for the Naval Sea Systems Command.

The Navy's laser technology has evolved to the point that a prototype to be deployed aboard the USS Ponce this summer can be operated by a single sailor, he said.

The solid-state Laser Weapon System is designed to target what the Navy describes as "asymmetrical threats." Those include aerial drones, speed boats and swarm boats, all potential threats to warships in the Persian Gulf, where the Ponce, a floating staging base, is set to be deployed.
 
Rail guns, which have been tested on land in Virginia, fire a projectile at six or seven times the speed of sound — enough velocity to cause severe damage. The Navy sees them as replacing or supplementing old-school guns, firing lethal projectiles from long distances.

But both systems have shortcomings.

Lasers tend to loser their effectiveness if it's raining, if it's dusty, or if there's turbulence in the atmosphere, and the rail gun requires vast amount of electricity to launch the projectile, said Loren Thompson, defense analyst at the Lexington Institute.

"The Navy says it's found ways to deal with use of lasers in bad weather, but there's little doubt that the range of the weapon would be reduced by clouds, dust or precipitation," he said.

Producing enough energy for a rail gun is another problem.

The Navy's new destroyer, the Zumwalt, under construction at Bath Iron Works in Maine, is the only ship with enough electric power to run a rail gun. The stealthy ship's gas turbine-powered generators can produce up to 78 megawatts of power. That's enough electricity for a medium-size city — and more than enough for a rail gun.
 
Technology from the three ships in that DDG-1000 series will likely trickle down into future warships, said Capt. James Downey, the program manager.

Engineers are also working on a battery system to store enough energy to allow a rail gun to be operated on warships currently in the fleet.

Both weapon systems are prized because they serve to "get ahead of the cost curve," Ziv said.

In other words, they're cheap.

Each interceptor missile aboard a U.S. Navy warship costs at least $1 million apiece, making it cost-prohibitive to defend a ship in some hostile environments in which an enemy is using aircraft, drones, artillery, cruise missiles and artillery, Thompson said.

With a laser operating on about 30 kilowatts of electricity — and possibly three times that in the future — the cost amounts to a few dollars per shot, Thompson said.

The "Star Wars" analogy isn't a bad one.

Just like in the movies, the Navy's laser directs a beam of energy that can burn through a target or fry sensitive electronics. Unlike the movie, the laser beam is invisible to the human eye.

The targeting system locks onto the target, sending a beam of searing heat. "You see the effect on what you are targeting but you don't see the actual beam," Ziv said.

Other nations are developing their own lasers, but the Navy is more advanced at this point.

Most folks are stunned to learn the technology is ready for deployment, Ziv said.

"It's fair to say that there are other countries working on this technology. That's safe to say. But I would also say that a lot of what makes this successful came from the way in which we consolidated all of the complexity into something that can be operated by (a single sailor)," he said.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 18, 2014, 11:15:30 AM
they only built two.

4, actually. The 5th was cancelled.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 18, 2014, 11:29:08 AM
can't believe none of y'all checked this out...

http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=9325.0
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 18, 2014, 05:03:45 PM
Oh, trust me, I was sorely tempted. I just stayed strong and told myself that if I was meant to fall down that Rabbit Hole then you would be bumping the thread this Saturday morning, when I am not at work, the kids have eaten breakfast, I've already loaded the washing machine, and I'm just setting my second (or maybe third) cup o' joe down in front of my 'puter.  ;)
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Post by: mirth on February 22, 2014, 09:38:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/26bVnq9.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 26, 2014, 05:31:43 PM
(http://media.desura.com/images/groups/1/3/2103/Thunder_Child.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 26, 2014, 05:34:04 PM
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/236/a/2/crusade_battleship_by_progv-d6jh55z.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2014, 05:35:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/QKicgUL.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on February 28, 2014, 06:28:59 AM
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/236/a/2/crusade_battleship_by_progv-d6jh55z.jpg)

I'd put some Phalanxes on the bottom too.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2014, 10:52:30 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Vanguard_and_Dragon.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 28, 2014, 10:59:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DBreaRo.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 28, 2014, 10:59:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/058U3fN.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 28, 2014, 08:27:23 PM
Jap carriers and nuclear cruisers.
quite the range Mirth.
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Post by: endfire79 on February 28, 2014, 09:22:49 PM
It's a ship...

(http://media.rarb.org/images/albums/100-big.jpg)
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Post by: endfire79 on February 28, 2014, 09:27:51 PM
Ok, well maybe this one was a better choice:

(http://asianflixs.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/harlock-arcadia-of-my-youth-screenshot.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 28, 2014, 11:43:40 PM
Jap carriers and nuclear cruisers.
quite the range Mirth.

I am versatile.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2014, 10:17:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FqDiTmU.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2014, 10:20:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Nhqjxmd.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on March 01, 2014, 12:19:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/FqDiTmU.jpg)

Woot. That's Newcastle taken from the quayside. That's the swing bridge with the high level bridge in the background. It was designed by Robert Stephenson and build 1846-1849.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 01, 2014, 01:57:47 PM
And our destroyers are now larger then that batteship.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 03, 2014, 10:38:05 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/aTELpAw.jpg)
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Post by: undercovergeek on March 03, 2014, 10:48:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FqDiTmU.jpg)

Woot. That's Newcastle taken from the quayside. That's the swing bridge with the high level bridge in the background. It was designed by Robert Stephenson and build 1846-1849.

i see your ma let you borrow the rowing boat again
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Post by: bob48 on March 03, 2014, 11:44:57 AM
^Rollocks!
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 03, 2014, 05:00:24 PM
Nothing but the Rollocks (does a poor rowboat make).
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Post by: mirth on March 06, 2014, 04:44:36 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Federal_Ironclad_GALENA_1862_lowres.png)
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Post by: mirth on March 06, 2014, 04:51:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Uno7gZZ.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on March 09, 2014, 09:17:52 AM
http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?id=4229536&convertTo=USD

16 inch, MK 7 gun tubes up for auction.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 09, 2014, 09:26:18 AM
http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?id=4229536&convertTo=USD

16 inch, MK 7 gun tubes up for auction.


From the listing:
Quote
Demilitarization is a condition of sale for Gun Tubes only

Drat!  :( They would have helped make great shore batteries for Grogheads Island.
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Post by: WallysWorld on March 09, 2014, 09:58:44 AM
First US Navy ship to be deployed with a laser.

After successful testing last year, the Navy is preparing to deploy its first directed energy weapon to the fleet. When it puts to sea this summer, the afloat forward staging base ship USS Ponce will be equipped with the Navy’s Laser Weapon System (LaWS).

While the Navy will still depend on missiles and guns to defend against bigger targets, the LaWS system is designed to cost about a dollar a shot without the fuss and muss of the depleted uranium bullets spewed by the Navy’s Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS).

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/03/navy-will-deploy-first-ship-with-laser-weapon-this-summer/ (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/03/navy-will-deploy-first-ship-with-laser-weapon-this-summer/)

(http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/120804-N-ZZ999-005-R.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on March 12, 2014, 02:59:21 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Federal_Ironclad_GALENA_1862_lowres.png)

Nicely placed shot low on her hull.... good thing she didn't get through
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 12, 2014, 05:11:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Uno7gZZ.jpg)

I'll have to dig around for it but I recently saw an incredible model of this ship.
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 12, 2014, 05:18:33 PM
Who was she?
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Post by: mirth on March 12, 2014, 05:31:17 PM
Who was she?


Bouvet, French Jauréguiberry-class battleship.
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Post by: mirth on March 12, 2014, 05:35:26 PM
USN Nuclear Cruisers

(http://i.imgur.com/yf43uhe.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 12, 2014, 05:36:13 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Cerb%C3%A8re_and_B%C3%A9lier-Neurdein_img_3119.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 12, 2014, 05:37:16 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/pb9yRoZ.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 12, 2014, 06:12:33 PM
I was just going to ask 'Japanese?' when I saw the photo caption.
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Post by: mirth on March 12, 2014, 06:26:03 PM
(http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/ggbain/16000/16028v.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 12, 2014, 10:22:34 PM
found the model pics.

(http://www.jbadiorama.com/net/seddul/prev_web0.jpg)

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/thread/1372238430/Sedd%FClBahir
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Post by: mirth on March 14, 2014, 10:12:20 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/7NE22aX.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 14, 2014, 10:13:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vLfmqr7.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 14, 2014, 10:16:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/x08cbUv.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 14, 2014, 10:18:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/kFZAiGS.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on March 14, 2014, 05:16:16 PM
Excellent photos, Mirth.
Thanks for posting.
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 14, 2014, 05:21:42 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/x08cbUv.jpg)

I know the guys in front have a high vantage point but it creates the illusion that they are watching a miniature battleship sail by with a crew of lilliputians for crew.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 14, 2014, 05:26:45 PM
I get just the opposite reaction.
they know theyre watching 65000 tons of battleship drive by.
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Post by: besilarius on March 15, 2014, 08:43:53 AM
Detailed graphic of the Defence of Taffy 3 off Samar.

http://www.military.com/video/operations-and-strategy/second-world-war/defending-taffy-what-the-pilots-saw/2772464589001/
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Post by: mirth on March 16, 2014, 10:01:48 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/WeJq9uY.jpg)
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Post by: Jack Nastyface on March 16, 2014, 12:07:15 PM
Old school...
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Jack_Nastyface1805/pic1236206_zpsdd7466f6.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 16, 2014, 12:23:58 PM
^very nice
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 16, 2014, 01:27:51 PM
Wow! It there a higher rez version available? That would look awesome printed and framed.
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Post by: mirth on March 18, 2014, 10:17:31 AM
Quote
As seen from the Essex (CV-9), the Langley (CVL-27) with the Washington (BB-56) astern plowing and rolling through heavy seas on 13 January 1945 in the South China Sea.

(http://i.imgur.com/3AwVzpg.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 18, 2014, 10:17:55 AM
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North Carolina (BB-55) is diving deep into heavy green seas while operating with TG.38.3 on 12 December 1944.

(http://i.imgur.com/8mDwsyc.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 18, 2014, 10:22:11 AM
Last naval shore bombardment of World War 2 (http://imgur.com/a/5kzww)
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Post by: mirth on March 18, 2014, 10:24:27 AM
Quote
French battleship Jean Bart visiting New York, 1955.

(http://i.imgur.com/Z7bPabH.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 18, 2014, 05:41:00 PM
how about some captions and context Mirth.
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Post by: mirth on March 18, 2014, 08:52:29 PM
how about some captions and context Mirth.

Because I love you...done.
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Post by: mirth on March 19, 2014, 10:31:27 AM
Coral Sea and New Jersey off Vietnam circa 1969.

(http://i.imgur.com/WpYBLkF.jpg)



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Post by: mirth on March 19, 2014, 10:34:36 AM
Kongō in drydock. Yokosuka, 1930.

(http://i.imgur.com/FRhM2JH.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 20, 2014, 10:45:47 AM
Prinz Eugen in Boston Harbor after the war.

(http://i.imgur.com/BJmGZ4q.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 20, 2014, 10:48:15 AM
Lady Lex early 1942

(http://i.imgur.com/zehkN2i.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 21, 2014, 04:59:57 AM
you just can make stuff up like this.  my guess is that it will be almost completed and then sold to the Chinese.

Quote
Washington: Iran is building a nonworking mock-up of an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that US officials say may be intended to be blown up for propaganda value.

Intelligence analysts studying satellite photos of Iranian military installations first noticed the vessel rising from the Gachin shipyard, near Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf, last summer. The ship has the same distinctive shape and style of the Navy's Nimitz-class carriers, as well as the USS Nimitz's No. 68 neatly painted in white near the bow. Mock aircraft can be seen on the flight deck.

The Iranian mock-up, which US officials described as more like a barge than a warship, has no nuclear propulsion system and is only about two-thirds the length of a typical 1,100-foot-long Navy (335 metre) carrier. Intelligence officials do not believe that Iran is capable of building an actual aircraft carrier.

"Based on our observations, this is not a functioning aircraft carrier; it's a large barge built to look like an aircraft carrier," said Commander Jason Salata, a spokesman for the Navy's 5th Fleet in Bahrain, across the Persian Gulf from Iran. "We're not sure what Iran hopes to gain by building this. If it is a big propaganda piece, to what end?"

Whatever the purpose, American officials acknowledged Thursday that they wanted to reveal the existence of the vessel to get out ahead of the Iranians.

(http://i.imgur.com/ToICIlP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YwDCQoZ.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/2ti7vMP.jpg)
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Post by: endfire79 on March 22, 2014, 12:45:33 PM
maybe a theme park/hotel like they did with the old russkie carriers in China years ago? Weird.
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Post by: Windigo on March 24, 2014, 04:10:40 PM
those are pretty shitty welds on that thing
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 24, 2014, 04:35:50 PM
those are pretty shitty welds on that thing

It probably wasn't built to, like actually... uh, float or anything.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 24, 2014, 06:03:06 PM
Im not sure theyre even welds.
my bet is on Chinese gorilla glue.
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Post by: mirth on March 24, 2014, 08:58:14 PM
I kinda have to give the Iranians credit for even building something that shitty.
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Post by: Windigo on March 25, 2014, 10:29:04 AM
I kinda have to give the Iranians credit for even building something that shitty.

its unbelieveably bad... it could even be stretched canvas, doped and painted ....
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 25, 2014, 03:20:30 PM
how about a big-ass walrus sleeping on a Russian sub

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19877909/walrus.jpg)
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Post by: endfire79 on March 25, 2014, 04:54:41 PM
lol nice find.

'Comrade, oh Comrade!  NATO capitalistic opportunist wreckers have resorted to using sea cows to shit all over us!
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Post by: endfire79 on March 25, 2014, 04:56:11 PM
(http://web.kitsapsun.com/news/2000/january/0119a1a.jpg)
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Post by: endfire79 on March 25, 2014, 04:58:09 PM
(http://web.kitsapsun.com/news/2000/january/0119a1a.jpg)

They dropped in to add their seal of approval.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 25, 2014, 07:58:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Xu99oSv.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 25, 2014, 08:00:41 PM
Cuban Osa II missile boat, 1984.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/Project_205-ER_Cuban_missile_boat_in_1984.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 25, 2014, 08:05:16 PM
USS Santa Fe (CL-60) during Typhoon Cobra


(http://i.imgur.com/h8BoFDO.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 25, 2014, 08:06:18 PM
USS Cowpens (CVL-25) during Typhoon Cobra.

(http://i.imgur.com/SVe9QVE.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 25, 2014, 08:08:22 PM
HMS Ark Royal with the replica of the Mayflower mid-Atlantic June 1957.

(http://i.imgur.com/NeLT9Ag.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 26, 2014, 10:16:31 AM
Flicker Stream of the Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers under construction (http://www.flickr.com/photos/qeclasscarriers/)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 27, 2014, 04:34:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kvrM2zb.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 27, 2014, 04:45:16 PM
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8640/user3680402535.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 27, 2014, 04:48:57 PM
USS Delaware (BB-28) in heavy seas, 1914.

(http://i.imgur.com/1gViyhE.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 27, 2014, 04:52:27 PM
USS Saugatuck (AO-75) refuels USS Massachusetts (BB-59) off Japan, 20 April 1945.


(http://i.imgur.com/bVrq1ty.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 27, 2014, 04:57:49 PM
(http://www.hmscourageous.co.uk/alexandria%2035.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 27, 2014, 07:35:22 PM
USS Delaware (BB-28) in heavy seas, 1914.

(http://i.imgur.com/1gViyhE.jpg)

I buddy I grew up with was posted on the Saratoga.  he said that when they did shit up north of GUIK line you could stand at the end of the flight deck and watch the sky and the water switch positions every 30 seconds.
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Post by: mirth on March 28, 2014, 10:24:11 AM
American submarines at their advanced base in the Mariana, March 1945.

(http://i.imgur.com/YFLmVA8.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on March 28, 2014, 11:17:15 AM
I think the ameros built the best looking subs
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Post by: Barthheart on March 28, 2014, 11:28:48 AM
I think the ameros built the best looking subs

Really? I was just thinking how... crude they look compared to the u-boats....
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 28, 2014, 09:57:08 PM
Bauhaus rule #1: form follows function.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 01, 2014, 10:07:16 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/sCz2WkW.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 01, 2014, 10:08:23 AM
The U.S. Navy's first three carriers; USS Langley (CV-1), USS Saratoga (CV-3), and USS Lexington (CV-2). Bremerton, Wash. 1929

(http://i.imgur.com/XipePZp.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 01, 2014, 10:37:27 AM
it still boggles my mind that we were able to stuff so many planes into one of those carriers and the modern Izumo carries only 14 helicopters.
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 01, 2014, 01:02:05 PM
If they wanted to I'm sure that the current Japanese Navy could find room for another chopper or two...

... and a squadron of Super Hornets or the like.  ;)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 01, 2014, 01:03:28 PM
I'm sure when the time comes, they'll find room for a squadron of STOL F-35s.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 01, 2014, 01:04:10 PM
Even better!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 01, 2014, 01:04:57 PM
No launching or arrester gear on them.  Their decks are supposedly rated for 35's though.
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Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on April 02, 2014, 12:19:47 AM
it still boggles my mind that we were able to stuff so many planes into one of those carriers and the modern Izumo carries only 14 helicopters.

Yeah, but imagine how many packs of ramen noodles they have.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on April 02, 2014, 03:30:28 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bV%2BuUAENL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

http://www.amazon.com/Naval-Institute-Guide-Soviet-Navy/dp/B001NOH7XA/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1396474038&sr=1-12&keywords=The+Naval+Institute+Guide+to+the+Soviet+Navy (http://www.amazon.com/Naval-Institute-Guide-Soviet-Navy/dp/B001NOH7XA/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1396474038&sr=1-12&keywords=The+Naval+Institute+Guide+to+the+Soviet+Navy)
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 02, 2014, 05:00:45 PM
Only $89.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 03, 2014, 04:37:57 PM
Tennessee, 1930.


(http://i.imgur.com/zCPMKCR.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 03, 2014, 04:39:29 PM
British Med Fleet in Malta. 1939.

(http://i.imgur.com/r0EfyV2.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 03, 2014, 05:01:40 PM
For a flyspeck on the map of the Mediterranean, Malta never ceases to amaze me with how large it actually is.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 07, 2014, 10:12:41 AM
S-300F magazine in a Russian cruiser

(http://i.imgur.com/o4Pn25u.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 07, 2014, 10:15:00 AM
HMS M1, a WWI-era British submarine armed with a 12in gun

(http://i.imgur.com/6Fxpvbx.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 07, 2014, 10:21:30 AM
USS Carpenter (DDE-825) Carpenter during a Formosa Straits patrol, August 1953.

(http://www.history.navy.mil/DANFS/c4/CARPENTERAug1953.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 07, 2014, 10:23:26 AM
Italian carrier Cavour with escorts, Indian ocean 2013.


(http://i.imgur.com/t2XALL7.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 07, 2014, 10:26:39 AM
Soviet battleship Paris Commune bombarding German army units that were besieging Sevastopol, December 1941.

(http://ukrmap.su/program2009/uh11/11_3/60.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on April 07, 2014, 11:26:29 AM
HMS M1, a WWI-era British submarine armed with a 12in gun

(http://i.imgur.com/6Fxpvbx.jpg)

truly a WTF were they thinking
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Post by: mirth on April 07, 2014, 11:56:39 AM
From Wikipedia:

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M1 was fitted with a 12-inch (305mm) gun which was intended for use against surface ships in preference to torpedoes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpedo), the argument being that, "No case is known of a ship-of-war being torpedoed when under way at a range outside of 1000 yards".
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 07, 2014, 12:47:50 PM
those S-300 cells look pretty unprotected.  where did you find that?
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Post by: mirth on April 07, 2014, 01:51:49 PM
those S-300 cells look pretty unprotected.  where did you find that?

The pic came from Reddit, but it looks like it's circulated around the web for a while.

I also came across this old discussion thread that may or may not be related to that pic. It's interesting at any rate:

http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?2882-S-300FM-Kirov-Hull-4-Pyotr-Veliky
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 07, 2014, 04:39:54 PM
HMS M1, a WWI-era British submarine armed with a 12in gun

(http://i.imgur.com/6Fxpvbx.jpg)

truly a WTF were they thinking

They were thinking the same thing as the French, apparently:


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/Surcouf_FRA.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_submarine_Surcouf
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 07, 2014, 09:04:06 PM
of course the French went for 2 barrels.   ::)
and typically, the German pic is NSFW.  ???
and dont even get me started on the Japanese carrier sub...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 07, 2014, 09:20:56 PM
I've seen pics of Surcouf before. The Brit sub was new to me.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 07, 2014, 09:30:13 PM
so you like to barrels?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 10, 2014, 01:07:01 PM
I & II Squadrons of the High Seas Fleet in Kiel:

(http://i.imgur.com/NavLWnc.jpg)
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Post by: Redwolf on April 10, 2014, 03:40:43 PM
I would really like to buy a book or otherwise get a lot more solid information on modern Amphibious warfare ships. And I mean all the details like layout and dimensions and what exactly they can carry.

What I have now is assembled bits and piece, e.g. the information sheet for the F35 planning so that the plane fits there ships.

Any recommendation? I suppose there are none that you can actually visit, right?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 10, 2014, 08:37:59 PM
you might want to check the Naval Institute Press for books.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 14, 2014, 10:27:20 AM
USS Des Moines, Venice 1958

(http://i.imgur.com/BgrbzFH.jpg)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 14, 2014, 11:18:19 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

(https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10245302_737852006246427_1803173944635508517_n.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 14, 2014, 06:49:29 PM
Thatsa one-a bigga Wata Taxi!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 16, 2014, 07:12:28 PM
(http://www.militaryfactory.com/ships/imgs/hms-vanguard-23_9.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 17, 2014, 04:18:38 PM
HMS Benbow leads two of her sisters.


(http://i.imgur.com/qEVVhl6.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 17, 2014, 04:19:59 PM
Broadside view of HMS Dreadnought.


(http://i.imgur.com/HJ6KC7k.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 19, 2014, 07:07:27 AM
Lexington in Hawaiian waters, 1932.

(http://i.imgur.com/iD5yinV.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 21, 2014, 10:40:03 AM
USS Bennington after being hit by a typhoon off Okinawa. June 5, 1945.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/471432-4/typhoon_2)
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Post by: mirth on April 21, 2014, 10:45:40 AM
Escort carriers steam through heavy seas in the Pacific, 1945

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/359265-4/pto165)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 23, 2014, 10:31:06 AM
(http://www.naviearmatori.net/albums/userpics/11615/2qwn675.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 23, 2014, 10:33:29 AM
HMS Royal Oak in rough seas.

(http://i.imgur.com/7DjN8Qu.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on April 23, 2014, 10:50:47 AM
USS Bennington after being hit by a typhoon off Okinawa. June 5, 1945.

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/471432-4/typhoon_2)

WOW!  :o
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 23, 2014, 11:14:27 AM
Iirc that typhoon sunk 20+ ships.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 23, 2014, 12:25:03 PM
Not sure about ship losses, but that was the second typhoon that Halsey drove Third Fleet into. The board of inquiry that followed recommended his reassignment. Nimitz let him stay in command of Third Fleet.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 23, 2014, 12:36:23 PM
Footage from the June '45 Typhoon.

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Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 30, 2014, 07:25:20 AM
USS Nebraska at Norfolk, VA, April 1918.

(http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/introduction/l_43.jpg)

A bunch of other WWI photos here:

http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/introduction/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_term=%2ASituation+Report (http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/introduction/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_term=%2ASituation+Report)
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Post by: Ubercat on April 30, 2014, 07:44:46 AM
(http://www.naviearmatori.net/albums/userpics/11615/2qwn675.jpg)

Wow. My grandfather was on the New Jersey. He was a gunners mate and I believe he worked AA guns on the port side. Since we appear to be looking at the fantails of the two ships, then it's the port side of the Jersey that's in view. He could be in this pic. 
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Post by: Ubercat on April 30, 2014, 07:49:05 AM
I just realized that those are jets on the carriers decks! This pic may be from the '51 Korea tour. If that's the case, then he's almost certainly on the ship somewhere. I have his cruise book from that tour.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 30, 2014, 09:01:45 AM
Those are Tomcats on the port side and you can see the white "R2-D2" Phalanx CIWS mount on the aft end.

You can also see 3 of the CIWS mounts on NJ, as well as the Tomahawk launchers.

So the pic is from the 1980s. It's a cool story about your grandad though, UC. :)
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Post by: Ubercat on April 30, 2014, 09:42:12 AM
Oh, I failed to spot the Phalanxes. When I was on the Independence (CV62) in the late 80's, at the time undergoing a massive 4 year overhaul at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, it was neat to watch the big phalanx whip around to track passenger airliners approaching the airport. They were turned on but not armed. Imagine the tragedy that would have occurred if they'd shredded a 747 loaded with passengers.  :o
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 30, 2014, 10:46:53 AM
USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) pulls away after taking on fuel in heavy seas.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/US_Navy_111224-N-DR144-439_USS_Bunker_Hill_pulls_away_after_taking_on_fuel_in_heavy_seas.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 30, 2014, 01:41:34 PM
I was on her for fleet week a few years back.
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Post by: Atilla60 on April 30, 2014, 02:49:47 PM
Havhingsten (Sea Stallion ) on a test run in 2007.
(http://www.vikingmagasin.dk/artikler/2007/billeder/havhingst_sejlads_02-728.jpg)
Come on guys, it's a ship. Right?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 30, 2014, 04:58:08 PM
Yes it is!

It needs a striped sail and rows of shields for proper presentation though.


Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 30, 2014, 05:36:13 PM
and we need to tie Gus to the front.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Atilla60 on May 01, 2014, 02:23:26 PM
and we need to tie Gus to the front.
LOL!
You mean kinda, sorta like this?
(from 00.30 onwards)

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 01, 2014, 07:16:37 PM
that was the exact scene in my mind!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 11:01:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/2goaZ5F.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 11:02:24 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/LqTHFS2.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 11:04:11 AM
Odd-looking ducks ain't they?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 11:09:22 AM
I think theyre pretty cool.

(http://i.imgur.com/6KqNxuG.jpg?1)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 11:11:40 AM
more Iranian carrier shots

(http://i.imgur.com/xUZB3Gj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/a2Fp37W.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 11:27:13 AM
Quote
USS De Haven (DD-727) buries her fo'c's'le during unrep off the Korean coast. Operation Chromite, September 15, 1950.

(http://i.imgur.com/QypzzyE.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on May 02, 2014, 11:27:59 AM
it really is sad seeing that

like that picture of that african rebel armed with an AK.... wearing a flourescent orange life jacket as body armour
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on May 02, 2014, 11:29:13 AM
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USS De Haven (DD-727) buries her fo'c's'le during unrep off the Korean coast. Operation Chromite, September 15, 1950.

(http://i.imgur.com/QypzzyE.jpg)

that is one reason I would never be a navy man*




*OK so that term, navy man, may be mutually exclusive
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 11:43:49 AM
you can be the cabin boy.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on May 05, 2014, 09:44:59 AM
you can be the cabin boy.

thats Gus' job for life, I have too much respect for his professionalism to try and cut in
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 05, 2014, 12:54:11 PM
USS Massachusetts - A look inside one of her turrets. August 1898


(http://i.imgur.com/21pxydL.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 07, 2014, 10:04:41 AM
USS Antietam with an Avenger from it's air group banking overhead, July 1945.

(http://imgur.com/j4jsA4p.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 07, 2014, 10:07:47 AM
USS Colorado (BB-45) with the NYC skyline in the background, 1932

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/USS_Colorado_%28BB-45%29_New_York_1932.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 08, 2014, 01:53:16 PM
Italian carrier Cavour

(http://i.imgur.com/mmR1ogQ.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 08, 2014, 01:54:58 PM
Another pic of the French Submarine Cruiser Surcouf.

(http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/france/submarines/surcouf_nn3/surcouf_c.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 08, 2014, 05:12:20 PM
Supposedly she was sunk in the Caribbean or Canal zone by friendly fire (US on Free French) for being mistaken for a U-boat while her radios were out of service. There was an enemy sub reported sunk in that area on a day when KreigsMarine records show no U-boats anywhere near there at that time failed to return to port.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 09, 2014, 08:44:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FZQXbD0.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 09, 2014, 11:05:04 AM
Honda Point Disaster. The largest peacetime loss of Navy ships in US history.

(http://i.imgur.com/Avq6LQQ.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Point_Disaster
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Post by: Steelgrave on May 09, 2014, 12:36:49 PM
Honda Point Disaster. The largest peacetime loss of Navy ships in US history.

(http://i.imgur.com/Avq6LQQ.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Point_Disaster

This site is part of Vandenberg AFB territory now. I've been to the point overlooking the wrecks. You really can't see anything from the shore besides the rocks and heavy surf (and it does get really foggy) but helicopter pilots say you can still see the outlines of the destroyers under the waves.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 09, 2014, 05:10:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/FZQXbD0.jpg)

It looks as if the bow should have a roll-back door for unleashing hoards of wet-suited Bond-villains in high-speed Zodiaks.
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Post by: mirth on May 12, 2014, 11:37:03 AM
Danish Iver Huitfeldt-class frigate smashes through high seas

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--RLLnD_i0--/dd1huvosnotb8pzngh6m.gif)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 12, 2014, 11:38:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/z83K5KD.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 12, 2014, 11:43:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/jQ30xlC.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on May 12, 2014, 01:29:20 PM
jeeze thats a shit pile of metal
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Post by: mirth on May 13, 2014, 10:28:20 AM
USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) moored to USS Patoka (AO-9). Los Angeles, built for the US Navy by Germany as war reparations following WWI, served from 1924 to 1932.

(http://i.imgur.com/mgXWXco.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2014, 10:31:49 AM
Israeli Dolphin Class Submarine Surfacing

(http://i.imgur.com/8ObMXPW.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2014, 10:33:32 AM
Enterprise at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor being readied prior to the Battle of Midway

(http://i.imgur.com/0T1oWBe.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on May 13, 2014, 11:07:46 AM
Israeli Dolphin Class Submarine Surfacing

(http://i.imgur.com/8ObMXPW.jpg)

what the hell kind of test was this boat under going to surface like that?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2014, 11:49:19 AM
Emergency blow of the ballast tanks, staged for the photo op.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on May 13, 2014, 02:25:53 PM
looks like a reverse belly flop, at least american subs (in the pics) pop up with a little more grace and style than that
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 13, 2014, 02:44:05 PM
that depends on when during the maneuver you take the photo.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 14, 2014, 08:57:02 AM
Manning the yards on the USS Atlanta in Boston Harbor, 1890

(http://imgur.com/onD5E50.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 14, 2014, 09:02:50 AM
Armored Cruiser Seattle anchored at San Diego, 1923

(http://i.imgur.com/w1WZWeE.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 15, 2014, 04:56:58 PM
Tirpitz

(http://i.imgur.com/Mz6XKxe.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 15, 2014, 04:59:42 PM
Operation Crossroads Baker. 21 KT atomic detonation 90 feet underwater. Nagato, Pensacola-class cruiser, and Prinz Eugen visible (among others).

(http://i.imgur.com/1rIveyZ.jpg)
(Click for full-size image)
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Post by: mirth on May 20, 2014, 10:35:18 AM
USS Saratoga (CV-3) passing through the Culebra Cut of the Panama Canal enroute to the Pacific. February 7th, 1928.

(http://i.imgur.com/hIpqOGu.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 28, 2014, 04:19:50 PM
Quarterdeck of HMS Hood awash.

(http://i.imgur.com/DE71Zn4.jpg)

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Post by: mirth on June 02, 2014, 10:15:57 AM
German High Seas Fleet entering Scapa Flow for internment.

(http://lurdy.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/german-fleet.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2014, 10:18:19 AM
Three sailors getting smoked out on USS North Dakota (BB-29) circa 1913

(http://i.imgur.com/RsJX0V7.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 02, 2014, 11:59:14 AM
^Those pics should give Windy an ecohard-on.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on June 02, 2014, 10:47:09 PM
^Those pics should give Windy an ecohard-on.

meh, coal's days are numbered, worse fossil fuel ever
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 02, 2014, 11:09:23 PM
the day afer California legalized pot in San Diego.

(http://i.imgur.com/RsJX0V7.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2014, 07:26:22 PM
US landing craft at Okinawa

(http://imgur.com/PWkoRHW.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 03, 2014, 07:38:53 PM
I just want to be that country again.   :-\
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 03, 2014, 09:04:34 PM
Great picture but it looks like a logistical nightmare.


I just want to be that country again.   :-\

+1
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on June 03, 2014, 09:31:40 PM
.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on June 04, 2014, 04:20:49 AM


Just gotta love this.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 04, 2014, 10:30:19 AM
^Nice find, Bob!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 04, 2014, 10:31:39 AM
Engine room of USS Massachusetts (BB-2). 1898.


(http://i.imgur.com/am7zmss.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on June 04, 2014, 11:37:12 AM
^Nice find, Bob!

There is so much to like about that film. I love the way the pilot comes to a stop and still is only abaft the tower. Interesting to note that one of the other aircraft that lands is an RN F4. Not sure if the other aircraft is a 'Skywarrior' or a 'Destroyer'?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 04, 2014, 11:50:21 AM
Skywarrior. The Destroyer was the USAF version developed from the Skywarrior.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on June 04, 2014, 01:00:17 PM
Thanks, Mirth, I was not aware of that.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: undercovergeek on June 04, 2014, 01:16:48 PM
if theyre stopped with arrestor wires, why are the tyres smoking, are brakes been applied too?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on June 04, 2014, 03:30:12 PM
The Broncos was doing test landings without a wire and take offs without a catapult. It's a VSTOL aircraft.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 04, 2014, 04:20:44 PM
'cause Bawb's a VSTOL guy.
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 04, 2014, 04:55:04 PM
Bob loves him some OV-10s, he does. Yessiree... uh, Bob.

I've always had a soft spot for Broncos as well as some of the other somewhat obscure prop a/c of the 60's and 70's that flew on combat missions such as OV-1 Mohawks and Cessna Skymasters. Imagine going to war in a Mixmaster while you know there were Mig-17s and Mig-21s out there looking for a snack...  :o
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on June 05, 2014, 06:41:20 AM
Yes indeed - I do love the Bronco. The Ov-1 is pretty cool as well though.

It seems like nothing ever came from the proposal to start building up-dated OV-10's again.  :(
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 06, 2014, 10:30:03 AM
Landing Craft Infantry approaching Utah/Omaha beaches


(http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/infantry_landing_craft_D-Day.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2014, 03:43:36 PM
USS Idaho (BB-42) traverses Panama

(http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/studentwork/sheridan/steese/PanamaPics/panama25.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 07, 2014, 07:41:38 PM
Any idea what year that was? She still has the early 'wickerworks' (Lattice Masts).
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 07, 2014, 08:06:09 PM
he's lucky he knows what day it is.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 10, 2014, 10:36:14 AM
Not sure on the year on the Idaho pic.

This is Hood traversing the canal in 1924.


(http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/studentwork/sheridan/steese/PanamaPics/panama23.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 10, 2014, 05:18:07 PM
Cool.

Notice that the Brits were using the sturdy 'Tripod Mast' design. Eventually the USN adopted it after one of the lattice masts on a US battleship got folded over right down to the deck during a storm. The Japanese also used the tripod but decided to hang everything including the kitchen sink on the masts so superstructures ended up looking like Brazilian mountainside shantytowns (Pagoda Mast).
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 10, 2014, 05:25:59 PM
The Brits adopted the tripod mast early on. It was a standout feature of their battle cruisers in WWI. Beyond the functional/structural aspects of the cage mast, I've never liked how it made our battleships look.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 10, 2014, 05:54:33 PM
The Brits adopted the tripod mast early on. It was a standout feature of their battle cruisers in WWI. Beyond the functional/structural aspects of the cage mast, I've never liked how it made our battleships look.

It does look somewhat silly.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Al on June 11, 2014, 08:21:45 PM
The Brits adopted the tripod mast early on. It was a standout feature of their battle cruisers in WWI. Beyond the functional/structural aspects of the cage mast, I've never liked how it made our battleships look.

Here's an explanation of why the US used cage masts instead of tripods.  Weight saving was one reason.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/battleship-cage-masts.htm (http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/battleship-cage-masts.htm)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 11, 2014, 08:51:11 PM
very interesting article.  thanks.  O0
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2014, 12:06:14 AM
Thanks, Al!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2014, 08:40:57 AM
Shots of the new Japanese carrier Izumo

(http://i.imgur.com/ODtIF34.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 14, 2014, 10:18:48 AM
silly boy... its a helicopter destroyer.   :P  ::)  :2funny:
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2014, 10:32:56 AM
I'm sure that's how the Chinese think of it too :P
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on June 17, 2014, 02:20:01 PM
Couldn't they like, put a spoiler on the stern or something?You know... give it some better lines.

Looks like something my son Paul, could draw using a CAD program... when he was 8 years old
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 17, 2014, 06:33:33 PM
Wait until you see it transform into a gigantic PLAN-smashing robot that launches stealthy super cruising Zero MkII fighters from it's torso.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 17, 2014, 06:42:15 PM
Ha! Funny cause it's true!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 17, 2014, 08:04:17 PM
Wait until you see it transform into a gigantic PLAN-smashing robot that launches stealthy super cruising Zero MkII fighters from it's torso.

QFT!

I think its a good looking ship.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 18, 2014, 10:31:02 AM
Hibiki-class Acoustic Measurement Ship

(http://i.imgur.com/vMO1OML.jpg)

Quote
"Acoustic measurement ship" is the Japanese term for this type of ship, but their equivalents in the US are called ocean surveillance ships.

The role of the Hibiki-class is to detect, track, and monitor submarines in Japanese or near-Japanese waters, as well as to gather acoustic data at sea (particularly that of submarines) for analysis. They were designed in the late '80s as a response to the increasing stealthiness of Soviet sub designs, ironically becoming a major concern as the Japanese firm Toshiba had sold technology and machinery that allowed them to build quieter screws, which came to light in the Toshiba-Kongsberg Scandal.

However, they are not in themselves anti-submarine warfare platforms, as they are completely unarmed. They act only as the JMSDF's ears, and are not combatants.

They are very similar in design and role to a number of other ships - the American Victorious-class and the USNS Impeccable, and the Chinese Type 639. The one major difference between these and the Japanese ships is the huge helidecks present on the Hibiki-class, although they have no hangar.

The Hibiki- and Victorious-class ships were first commissioned in the same year, 1991, and may be of related design, although I have seen no clear word of how much one design influenced the other. They do however both use the Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) as their main tool.

These are all small-waterplane-area twin hull (SWATH) designs, which is like a catamaran, but where the twin hulls are very large and submarine-shaped beneath the waterline. This places the majority of the ship's displacement completely under the wave action, increasing stability at the cost of speed. I can find no pictures of the Hibiki-class in dry dock, but this pic of a Victorious-class in dry dock shows off the hull design, which is probably very similar.

Although neat, the sonars on ocean surveillance ships similar to this have been implicated as a cause for mass beachings of whales. Because of this, the US Navy has supposedly placed limits on where, when and how they may be used. I don't know if the JMSDF has similar regulations.

The Hibiki-class are named after "nadas". A "nada" in Japanese is an area of sea that has particularly rough waters and strong currents. I don't think there's an equivalent English word.

    AOS-5201 Hibiki: "Hibiki" is a word that means echo, reverberation, or more generally as a verb that refers to the travelling of sound. The Hibiki Nada is the stretch of sea northwest from the Kanmon Straits between Honshū and Kyūshū.

    AOS-5202 Harima: The Harima Nada is in the middle of the Seto Inland Sea, between Honshū and Shikoku. Harima is the name of an old province that was on the Honshū coast north of the Nada.

Another SWATH design operated by Japan is the Kaiyō ("Ocean"), an oceanographic research vessel used by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), essentially Japanese NOAA. Because it is made by the same manufacturer at about the same time, it may be a related design, even though it's a civilian ship.
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Post by: mirth on June 18, 2014, 10:34:45 AM
HMS Hood - 1891

(http://i.imgur.com/79fdR7N.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 18, 2014, 10:36:33 AM
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A U.S. Navy Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk launches from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) on 1 October 1962. Note the North American A3J-1 Vigilante bombers of Heavy Attack Squadron VAH-7 Peacemakers of the Fleet on deck.

(http://i.imgur.com/JHRpVcB.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 25, 2014, 04:59:25 PM
Dreadnought Yamashiro launches a biplane from her turret-top flight-deck, 1922.

(http://i.imgur.com/4rMaFXX.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 30, 2014, 06:38:50 PM
Salvaged turret from the battleship Mutsu


(http://i.imgur.com/7q5utND.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 30, 2014, 06:48:16 PM
Seen like that, it looks like part of a fallen Jaeger.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 30, 2014, 06:53:54 PM
thats pretty cool.
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Post by: mirth on July 04, 2014, 09:06:33 AM
French frigate Latouche-Tréville (D646) fighting heavy seas in the Bay of Biscay


(http://giant.gfycat.com/LastingDefenselessHornedviper.gif)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on July 04, 2014, 02:13:24 PM
The 65,000-ton (tonne) HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's soon-to-be newest aircraft carrier...

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/76047000/jpg/_76047746_023015288-1.jpg)

It's going to field the new F-35C (carrier version) when it's operational...in 2020.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28146412

Weird-looking thing, with the two islands...the front one for navigation and the rear one for aircraft ops.

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/76049000/jpg/_76049408_qe_class_aircraft_carrier_624.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 04, 2014, 03:32:43 PM
But they do give some cover to an elevator.
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Post by: Steelgrave on July 06, 2014, 09:06:10 PM
At least they're not calling it a destroyer!
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Post by: mirth on July 07, 2014, 06:54:10 AM
The Brits prefer "through-deck cruisers" when referring to their "not an aircraft carrier" aircraft carriers.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on July 07, 2014, 07:32:55 AM
Right, their 65,000-ton cruiser... lol.  ::)
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Post by: mirth on July 07, 2014, 10:45:34 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/VPpmMd7.jpg)
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Post by: undercovergeek on July 07, 2014, 10:59:51 AM
seen from where on USS  Los Angeles?
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Post by: Barthheart on July 07, 2014, 11:08:08 AM
Looks like the USS Los Angeles might be a air ship (zeppelin).... took me a bit to realise the "pods" are engine mounts, plus the altitude of the shot...

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Post by: mirth on July 07, 2014, 11:22:25 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Los_Angeles_%28ZR-3%29
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Post by: undercovergeek on July 07, 2014, 11:23:50 AM
Looks like the USS Los Angeles might be a air ship (zeppelin).... took me a bit to realise the "pods" are engine mounts, plus the altitude of the shot...

it was indeed - so sayeth the google
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 07, 2014, 05:43:34 PM
And that big tower on the USS Patoka is there for the Los Angeles to hook onto:

(http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h63000/h63069.jpg)

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Post by: mirth on July 09, 2014, 04:14:11 PM
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An artist's impression of the nuclear guided missile cruiser USS Long Beach (CGN-9) converted into an AEGIS cruiser, an unrealized facelift from 1977 or 1978.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/NH-90071-KN_CGN-9_AAW_Refit_for_FY77-78-79_Concept_%28FADE%29.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 09, 2014, 04:16:59 PM
Interior of a Japanese midget sub (with apologies to Gus)

(http://i.imgur.com/uJeoLPp.jpg)



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Post by: mirth on July 09, 2014, 04:17:40 PM
Another angle

(http://i.imgur.com/l32LQ8E.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 09, 2014, 04:24:42 PM
Another shot of Patoka. This time with USS Shenandoah moored to her.

(http://i.imgur.com/k8HKRwo.jpg)

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Post by: mirth on July 09, 2014, 04:50:06 PM
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Dmitri Donskoi in the SEVMASH building hall after being upgraded to Project 941UM, which was a test-bed for the Bulava missile system.

(http://i.imgur.com/C6uQs.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 09, 2014, 05:34:16 PM
well that missile went to shit!  and that Long Beach rendering is really friking cool!
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Post by: mirth on July 10, 2014, 10:15:09 AM
"The U.S. battleship Wyoming (BB-32) fresh from the Fall target practice off the Virginia Capes steaming up the East River to the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the periodical docking and repairs." Published in the New York Times, 1916

(http://i.imgur.com/Ewq3qPu.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 10, 2014, 10:16:38 AM
USS Wyoming (M-10), an Arkansas-class monitor near Mare Island, California. 1902.

(http://i.imgur.com/QQfkoPd.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 10, 2014, 10:18:18 AM
USS Intrepid before and after the installation of her angled flight deck.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/USS_Intrepid_SCB_modernizationsEdited.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 10, 2014, 10:56:36 AM
I gotta say Mirth that youre doing an outstanding job with this ship thread.  I think its more interesting then all the others.
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on July 10, 2014, 11:31:24 AM
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Post by: bob48 on July 10, 2014, 11:33:07 AM
Yeah, this is a great thread. Just looking at that Monitor - not much freeboard on it.
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Post by: mirth on July 10, 2014, 02:18:06 PM
I gotta say Mirth that youre doing an outstanding job with this ship thread.  I think its more interesting then all the others.

Mostly, I'm cherry picking from Reddit, but I do try to only post the things that I consider unusual or interesting.
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Post by: mirth on July 15, 2014, 10:30:26 AM
USS Remey (DD-688)

(http://i.imgur.com/3aOQzvD.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 15, 2014, 10:32:17 AM
Enlisted Berthing Deck aboard USS Boston, a protected cruiser. Circa 1888.

(http://i.imgur.com/5tH8cjI.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 15, 2014, 10:34:04 AM
26 May 1944, PT-126 "Acey Deucey" replenishing the day before attacking Sandakan harbor with seven other PTs.

(http://i.imgur.com/hB0TVtd.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 15, 2014, 05:35:33 PM
A Kingfisher being recovered by USS South Dakota during WWII.

(http://i.imgur.com/pm2klRn.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 15, 2014, 05:39:22 PM
Avengers on USS Bogue.

(http://i.imgur.com/XOaJCl1.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 15, 2014, 05:45:09 PM
Avengers on USS Boag.

Err... USS Bogue? the Baby Phat-top?
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Post by: mirth on July 15, 2014, 05:46:34 PM
oops.
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Post by: mirth on July 17, 2014, 10:22:44 AM
Russian battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy transiting the Suez Canal.

(http://i.imgur.com/OycLC99.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 17, 2014, 10:25:35 AM
HMS Queen Elizabeth, recently floated out of drydock.

(http://i.imgur.com/Zqa3e79.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 17, 2014, 10:27:53 AM
USS Chicago CG-11 seen from USS Ranger.

(http://i.imgur.com/oDYrfXJ.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 17, 2014, 10:35:09 AM
Hulls of CGN-38 Virginia, CGN-39 Texas, and CGN-9 Long Beach at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington.  :(

All decommissioned USN nuclear vessels go through the Ship-Submarine Recycling Program at PSNS.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship-Submarine_Recycling_Program (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship-Submarine_Recycling_Program)

(http://i.imgur.com/cYo87RK.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 17, 2014, 10:38:03 AM
USS Truxtun decommissioning ceremony at PSNS, 1994

(http://i.imgur.com/eYvhPk8.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 17, 2014, 10:39:19 AM
And Truxtun being broken up at PSNS.

(http://i.imgur.com/fhSKHRL.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 17, 2014, 10:53:00 AM
Russian battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy transiting the Suez Canal.

(http://i.imgur.com/OycLC99.jpg)

they did make em pretty.  I'll give them that.
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Post by: Barthheart on July 17, 2014, 11:54:48 AM
Russian battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy transiting the Suez Canal.

(http://i.imgur.com/OycLC99.jpg)

they did make em pretty.  I'll give them that.

Yeah... but it looks fragile as hell....
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 17, 2014, 06:01:00 PM
Needs more turrets w/ triple BFGs...
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 17, 2014, 06:05:46 PM
thats a Kirov class.  ya know how many missiles are on that thing?
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Post by: undercovergeek on July 17, 2014, 06:08:27 PM
Can't fire em when you're sunk
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 17, 2014, 06:13:29 PM
not such an easy thing I would imagine.  that thing has more CWIS bumps then pining has genital warts.
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 17, 2014, 06:17:39 PM
thats a Kirov class.  ya know how many missiles are on that thing?

I know, I know... I just like turrets with triple BFGs is all...  ;)
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Post by: mirth on July 17, 2014, 08:31:29 PM
not such an easy thing I would imagine.  that thing has more CWIS bumps then pining has genital warts.

It's CIWS chucklehead :P
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 17, 2014, 09:10:19 PM
back in your hole boy.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 18, 2014, 06:33:57 PM
USS Chicago at the launching of USS Maine, 1889

(http://i.imgur.com/Wl7RBhV.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 18, 2014, 06:45:15 PM
I wonder what the significance is of the numbers up the bow? Does it tell them current displacement with cargo/fuel/munitions based on how high out of the water the ship is? Or is it to be able to compare height of bow to stern in case of a hull breach?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 18, 2014, 06:56:44 PM
feet above the keel for draft.

http://www.fromthedeckchair.com/2013/05/30/cruise-101-know-your-hull-markings/
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 18, 2014, 07:02:16 PM
Ah... so...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 19, 2014, 10:25:37 AM
Royal Navy's 5th Battleship Squadron in rough seas. Circa WWI.

(http://i.imgur.com/Tdqd9lO.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 19, 2014, 10:27:50 AM
HMS Queen Elizabeth, 1944.

(http://i.imgur.com/DI9t2YT.jpg)
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Post by: Al on July 19, 2014, 12:07:06 PM
USS Chicago CG-11 seen from USS Ranger.

(http://i.imgur.com/oDYrfXJ.jpg)

Looking at the Chicago - that looks like a lot of superstructure on a small hull!
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Post by: mirth on July 19, 2014, 04:37:46 PM
She started out as this

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/USS_Chicago_CA-136_May_1945.jpg/1280px-USS_Chicago_CA-136_May_1945.jpg)


And was converted to

(http://i.imgur.com/UHZ78gG.jpg)

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Post by: Staggerwing on July 19, 2014, 05:32:59 PM
#2 might be more lethal but #1 is way more sexy.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 27, 2014, 08:30:20 AM
USS Oregon (BB-3) torpedo tube and torpedoes, c1900.


(http://i.imgur.com/SCMEIfX.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 27, 2014, 08:34:10 AM
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The bridges of HMS Colossus. This bit of experimentation didn't last long and was not used in later classes of battleships. The rear bridge was removed shortly after completion.


(http://i.imgur.com/SHUSCCi.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 27, 2014, 08:36:56 AM
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Brand new Elco PT boats of Squadron 2 off NYC, November 1941.


(http://i.imgur.com/lGQRgD4.jpg)
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Post by: Al on July 27, 2014, 12:46:42 PM
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Brand new Elco PT boats of Squadron 2 off NYC, November 1941.


That's a cool photo.
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Post by: mirth on July 28, 2014, 05:50:06 PM
Town-class light cruiser HMS Sheffield in 1942.

(http://i.imgur.com/MZAVLFz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 28, 2014, 05:52:20 PM
USS Key West (SSN-722) at Periscope Depth, RIMPAC 2004.

(http://i.imgur.com/LZmsF2s.jpg)
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Post by: TheCommandTent on July 29, 2014, 08:15:57 AM
^ That is just a cool picture.
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Post by: mirth on August 05, 2014, 10:29:34 AM
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HMCS Rainbow, Canada's first move in the First World War - sent south protect a pair of British sloops against much larger German cruisers

(http://i.imgur.com/fAUmKfl.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 05, 2014, 10:31:38 AM
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U.S. Pacific Reserve Fleet, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington (USA), circa 23 April 1948. There are six aircraft carriers visible (front to back): USS Essex (CV-9), USS Ticonderoga (CV-14), USS Yorktown (CV-10), USS Lexington (CV-16), USS Bunker Hill (CV-17), and USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) (in the background). Three battleships and various cruisers are also visible.

(http://i.imgur.com/SbOXVfA.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 14, 2014, 04:39:04 PM
Damage to the USS San Francisco after colliding with a seamount at 35kts in 2005.

(http://i.imgur.com/brvXyWl.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 14, 2014, 04:44:02 PM
Ships of Task Force 11 turn in unison, July 1942.

(http://i.imgur.com/MKQWw4q.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 14, 2014, 04:48:59 PM
USS Enterprise (CV-6) tied up at NAS North Island, 1940.

(http://i.imgur.com/7hsBZsV.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 14, 2014, 04:52:33 PM
USS Kearsarge (BB-5) the only USN battleship not named after a state.

(http://i.imgur.com/ykVS2g4.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 14, 2014, 05:01:25 PM
Ships of Task Force 11 turn in unison, July 1942.

(http://i.imgur.com/MKQWw4q.jpg)

That's the maneuver that the German high Seas Fleet practiced and later used at Dogger Bank and/or Jutland. It allowed the German fleet to reverse course with an entire column of ships in a fraction of the time the Grand Fleet needed using it's follow-the-leader-in-a-big-half-circle doctrine.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 14, 2014, 10:48:43 PM
USS Kearsarge (BB-5) the only USN battleship not named after a state.

somewhat telling that we now name our SSBN's after states.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 17, 2014, 10:15:26 AM
WWI era French submarine transport Kanguroo

(http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20K/slides/Kanguroo-13.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on August 19, 2014, 08:20:49 AM
Cool.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 19, 2014, 10:37:16 AM
USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) Pearl Harbor, 1962

(http://i.imgur.com/2fMdpYw.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 19, 2014, 05:48:18 PM
Article with lots of nice pics of DDG-1000

http://intercepts.defensenews.com/2014/06/zumwalt-ddg-1000-the-future-is-nearly-here/
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 21, 2014, 05:27:40 PM
Boston Navy Yard, April 1960.

(http://i.imgur.com/631feMZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 21, 2014, 05:31:10 PM
Battle Force Zulu 1991, USS Midway (CV-41), upper left; USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), upper right; USS Ranger (CV-61), lower left; and USS America (CV-66), lower right.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/US_Navy_Battle_Force_Zulu_carriers_overhead_view_in_1991.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 21, 2014, 05:33:07 PM
USS Atascosa with PT boats as deck cargo

(http://i.imgur.com/nWllfSi.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on August 21, 2014, 05:35:53 PM
Battle Force Zulu 1991, USS Midway (CV-41), upper left; USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), upper right; USS Ranger (CV-61), lower left; and USS America (CV-66), lower right.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/US_Navy_Battle_Force_Zulu_carriers_overhead_view_in_1991.jpg)

Look closely at the decks. You're going to make Star sad again.  :(
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 21, 2014, 05:41:55 PM
Poor Midway. No Tomcats for you!
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 21, 2014, 06:12:22 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 23, 2014, 04:41:37 PM
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USS Boxer (CV-21) with F4U Corsairs overhead from VF-884--Bitter Birds. Sept. 4, 1951. Grumman F9F Panthers from VF-721 or VC-61 on deck for launch.

(http://i.imgur.com/q5g5BlF.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 26, 2014, 02:18:34 PM
USS Macon (CA-132) visiting Cleveland, Ohio as part of Operation Inland Seas in 1959.

(http://i.imgur.com/2hkwgQS.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Inland_Seas
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 26, 2014, 02:22:24 PM
Crew of USS Oklahoma cleaning her 14-inch guns circa 1916.


(http://i.imgur.com/cMvZeIV.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 26, 2014, 02:43:23 PM
Lexington transiting the Panama Canal in 1934.

(http://paintedsoldier.weebly.com/uploads/1/6/9/5/16953202/7289016_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 26, 2014, 05:12:52 PM
Crew of USS Oklahoma cleaning her 14-inch guns circa 1916.


(http://i.imgur.com/cMvZeIV.jpg)

reminds me of the time I caught the clap.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 26, 2014, 05:24:15 PM
USS Macon (CA-132) visiting Cleveland, Ohio as part of Operation Inland Seas in 1959.

(http://i.imgur.com/2hkwgQS.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Inland_Seas

Notice the Regulus missiles on the stern.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 26, 2014, 05:30:41 PM
I knew they wouldn't escape your notice Wing. ;)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 27, 2014, 08:44:51 AM
USS Mississippi, 1944. Note the large amount of AA.

(http://i.imgur.com/nDEIf6N.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 27, 2014, 04:08:40 PM
British Motor Torpedo Boat 219 launching torpedoes

(http://i.imgur.com/kKM0KOn.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 03, 2014, 05:01:06 PM
Emergency Blow Test, USS L Mendel Rivers

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--89TiP9FA--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/brvdnhcfevcgqrvxprv8.gif)





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Post by: Centurion40 on September 05, 2014, 11:17:10 AM
I've never seen a sub fart before!!  :)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 06, 2014, 02:51:20 AM
Th Silent but Deadly Service.
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Post by: bob48 on September 06, 2014, 04:25:26 AM
^ROFL
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 12, 2014, 03:16:13 PM
(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/140903-N-CB621-178.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 12, 2014, 05:07:34 PM
Somebody's b-day?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 13, 2014, 09:06:35 AM
 ::)

https://medium.com/war-is-boring/whatever-you-do-dont-buy-your-aircraft-carrier-from-russia-e0f6707cb4ee
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 13, 2014, 09:39:03 AM
its borderline barbaric how we used to build these!

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 15, 2014, 05:56:23 PM
Trafalgar class submarine HMS Talent

(http://imgur.com/qHpvegb.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 16, 2014, 10:08:17 AM
USS Fitzgerald launches two SM-2 missiles in the Philippines Sea

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3852/15057926017_60bbc37d4a_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 16, 2014, 10:13:52 AM
CH-46 Sea Knight hovers over the USS George Washington Carver (SSBN-656), 1977

(http://i.imgur.com/DZNh9ac.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 19, 2014, 06:32:40 AM
Tirpitz in Altenfjord, Norway. July 1942.

(http://i.imgur.com/M0x0K88.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 19, 2014, 06:33:16 AM
French carrier Béarn, 1938.

(http://i.imgur.com/B0OADqd.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on September 19, 2014, 11:38:19 AM
Somebody's b-day?

Toonces surfboard escort.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 19, 2014, 09:52:50 PM
Soviet Typhoon under construction.

(http://i.imgur.com/FNptg9p.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 20, 2014, 05:00:24 AM
Amazing size. Good thing they only completed 6.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 20, 2014, 05:22:52 AM
and they only have 1 left.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 20, 2014, 07:32:24 AM
Where's that 1 operating from? And is it still in operational condition?
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 20, 2014, 07:38:29 AM
IIRC its up north and its being used as a testbed.
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Post by: mirth on September 21, 2014, 03:30:03 PM
Dmitri Donskoy. IIRC it was the first of the class and is/was being used for testing the Bulava SLBM.

There were rumors that a couple of the other Typhoons would be refitted as SSGNs along the lines of the older Ohios, but the Russkies gave up on it as not cost effective. The Typhoons are old and it would take many rubles to modernize them.
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Post by: mirth on September 21, 2014, 03:30:47 PM
This is impressive

http://wtkr.com/2014/09/19/navy-marks-4000th-ballistic-missile-submarine-patrol/
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Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on September 24, 2014, 07:16:34 PM
This is impressive

http://wtkr.com/2014/09/19/navy-marks-4000th-ballistic-missile-submarine-patrol/

"The current Ohio-class SSBNs carry the majority of deployed U.S. nuclear warheads allowing them to stabilize deterrent relationships and render surprise attacks inconceivable."

Probably not inconceivable. Still very cool. The world is safer with their patrols.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 27, 2014, 01:08:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8WbaWeZ.jpg)

The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS George Washington (CVN 73), right, and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) steam in formation at the conclusion of Valiant Shield 2014

(http://i.imgur.com/yKfMvwI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xOt0mvU.jpg)

Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on September 27, 2014, 07:48:12 PM
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Post by: mirth on September 28, 2014, 05:27:13 PM
USS MIDWAY (CV-41) arriving at Pearl Harbor in 1991.

(http://i.imgur.com/pLAG5TY.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 28, 2014, 06:47:47 PM
thats gotta be fresh from a refit cycle.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 28, 2014, 06:51:42 PM
Actually, Midway was retired the year after that picture. Now she's a museum ship somewhere.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 29, 2014, 11:56:51 AM
Star is all  :'( on the Tomcat, as am I, but the Intruder makes me  :'( moreso.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 29, 2014, 12:08:18 PM
There was an idea once to fit the Awg-9 to an Intruder and load it up with Phoenix's.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 29, 2014, 02:50:37 PM
There was an idea once to fit the Awg-9 to an Intruder and load it up with Phoenix's.

Sounds like an update on the Missileer concept
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_F6D_Missileer
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Post by: mirth on September 30, 2014, 07:11:22 AM
PT 117 running trials, August 1942

(http://i.imgur.com/ZzzTVOx.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 30, 2014, 07:15:40 AM
Submarine S-8 coming into Charlestown Navy Yard, 1928.

(http://i.imgur.com/3zTPSm8.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 01, 2014, 05:51:10 PM
HMS Rodney passing under the Forth Bridge.


(http://i.imgur.com/ulPoZDp.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 01, 2014, 06:18:12 PM
no pics of the first through third? 
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Post by: mirth on October 01, 2014, 06:23:40 PM
gimme a second...
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 01, 2014, 07:38:14 PM
How about the bridge over the Firth of Fifth?



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Post by: bob48 on October 02, 2014, 08:50:04 AM
I've been over the Forth Rail Bridge a couple of times - its really impressive.
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2014, 09:11:45 AM
 Not bad for a bridge about to turn 125 next year.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 02, 2014, 11:01:50 AM
Dayum!  I wonder if Windy has any pictures of it being built.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 02, 2014, 11:30:07 AM
They built that bridge out of a witch! She was made of wood!
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 02, 2014, 04:49:22 PM
Does it weigh more than a duck?
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Post by: bob48 on October 03, 2014, 06:32:11 AM
Is that an African duck, or a European duck?
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Post by: mirth on October 05, 2014, 02:58:56 PM
Lexington at anchor, 1938.

(http://i.imgur.com/or0a3Py.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on October 06, 2014, 12:04:37 PM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/daily-morning-awesomeness-30.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 06, 2014, 08:12:56 PM
With the exception of some Prowlers (the last of which are slated to be retired by 2019), none of those aircraft types are in service anymore :(
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Post by: mirth on October 10, 2014, 08:39:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/1yRykBz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 13, 2014, 03:19:56 PM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/01-navy-920-8.jpg?w=919&h=690)
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Post by: mirth on October 15, 2014, 04:44:11 PM
Remains of SMS Emden at North Keeling Island

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/SMS_Emden_SLV_AllanGreen.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 15, 2014, 04:45:54 PM
USS Hancock (CV-19) test fires a SSM-N-8 Regulus cruise missile, 1954

(http://i.imgur.com/MZEy6EV.gif)
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 15, 2014, 04:48:32 PM
Remains of SMS Emden at North Keeling Island

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/SMS_Emden_SLV_AllanGreen.jpg)

Looks like she's been there a while. When was that pic taken?
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Post by: mirth on October 15, 2014, 04:49:34 PM
French ships Mars (ex-Sceptre, ex-Masséna), Souverain and Eylau

Text: Our old warships now serving as barracks for our marine infantry.



(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Mars-Souverain-Eylau--A_Bougault.jpg)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 17, 2014, 10:00:26 AM
Chinese cruiser being built on land for integration trials

http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/eastern-arsenal/china%E2%80%99s-mega-warship-plans-become-clearer-new-photos?dom=PSC&loc=recent&lnk=7&con=chinas-mega-warship-plans-become-clearer-with-new-photos
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Post by: mirth on October 19, 2014, 11:12:23 AM
USS Enterprise (CVN 65) at launch

(http://i.imgur.com/DdCi0Hy.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 19, 2014, 11:17:15 AM
Coronation Fleet review at Spithead, 1953

(http://i.imgur.com/XoZf2eP.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 19, 2014, 12:46:43 PM
Very impressive.
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Post by: mirth on October 20, 2014, 12:15:40 PM
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The first polar icebreaker the Russian Yermak. Here she is helping to free the Imperial Russian Navy coastal battleship Admiral Graf Apraxin from the ice.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UctdQvBPcJs/UxOSe-p7VaI/AAAAAAAAQqA/D4cZlRPfR8E/s1600/G7901FFF2.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on October 23, 2014, 02:01:13 PM
Coronation Fleet review at Spithead, 1953

(http://i.imgur.com/XoZf2eP.jpg)

My dad was there, on the HMCS Magnificent.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 23, 2014, 02:07:56 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10711006_1507506092843914_1500877702372622255_n.jpg?oh=699b52f9d3e9f00507265413e8cb8d59&oe=54E4713C&__gda__=1421062252_041ce57779036b007a080a16c262c2ae)
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Post by: mirth on October 23, 2014, 03:58:46 PM
^fantastic pic!
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 23, 2014, 04:00:44 PM
you can just hear the vomit sloshing around.
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 23, 2014, 05:00:34 PM
Toonces would sail that wave all the way in to the coast and cut right over into to a waiting dockside berth leaving nary a ripple.  O0
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Post by: mirth on October 23, 2014, 05:02:00 PM
More likely his watch would capsize the ship.
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Post by: mirth on October 26, 2014, 01:46:06 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Aei17SU.jpg?1)


http://imgur.com/a/4SJHx
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Post by: Steelgrave on October 26, 2014, 01:51:51 PM
^Transformer or Decepticon? Dear God, keep Michael Bay away from it.  :crazy2:
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Post by: mirth on October 26, 2014, 01:57:52 PM
^Transformer or Decepticon? Dear God, keep Michael Bay away from it.  :crazy2:

You know he's planning some kind of Transformers/Battleship crossover. The resulting movie will be so dumb it will require a Surgeon General's warning about the potential for permanent brain damage.
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Post by: mirth on October 26, 2014, 01:59:49 PM
(http://17tqdc78lol2a4cj23uooc0k03.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/programs/ssp/nukes/images/ruspat.jpg)
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Post by: Steelgrave on October 26, 2014, 03:12:40 PM
^Transformer or Decepticon? Dear God, keep Michael Bay away from it.  :crazy2:

You know he's planning some kind of Transformers/Battleship crossover. The resulting movie will be so dumb it will require a Surgeon General's warning about the potential for permanent brain damage.

The resulting $5.00 DVD will sell like mad at Wal-Mart. In subsequent news, everyone who purchases it there will be wearing their jammies or too-short shirts showing us things we can't unsee. Ever.
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Post by: mirth on October 26, 2014, 03:15:27 PM
^Transformer or Decepticon? Dear God, keep Michael Bay away from it.  :crazy2:

You know he's planning some kind of Transformers/Battleship crossover. The resulting movie will be so dumb it will require a Surgeon General's warning about the potential for permanent brain damage.

The resulting $5.00 DVD will sell like mad at Wal-Mart. In subsequent news, everyone who purchases it there will be wearing their jammies or too-short shirts showing us things we can't unsee. Ever.

Which in turn will trigger Michael Moore to make a new documentary. A vicious downward cycle that will result in the Apocalypse (theme song to be provided by Aerosmith).
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Post by: Steelgrave on October 26, 2014, 04:22:23 PM
And all this time we thought it would be a zombie Apocalypse......

Hell, I'd take zombies over anything having to do with Michael Moore.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 26, 2014, 04:44:46 PM
Hell, I'd take zombies over anything having to do with Michael Moore.

Have you met his fans? Zombies have a LOT to do with Michael Moore.
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Post by: Steelgrave on October 26, 2014, 05:27:00 PM
True that..... ;D
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Post by: mirth on November 10, 2014, 10:23:32 AM
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Gymnote II Q244/S655/Q650 (1955/1966). Intended to be the first french nuclear sub before the cancellation of the project due to difficulties with uranium procurement, it was later rebuilt as a a trials submarine for ballistic missile launches.

Album: http://imgur.com/a/Vf2UQ

(http://i.imgur.com/vUMJvHd.jpg)

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Post by: Centurion40 on November 13, 2014, 11:38:49 AM
Looks happy to see you.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 13, 2014, 12:08:45 PM
Honestly, that exact thought went through my mind.
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Post by: Centurion40 on November 13, 2014, 02:10:05 PM
Of course!  We're degenerates!
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Post by: mirth on November 17, 2014, 10:36:09 AM
Flock of Stringbags over Ark Royal

(http://topwar.ru/uploads/posts/2014-07/1405919650_arkrpo1.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 20, 2014, 11:08:05 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/USS_Iowa_Floating_Drydock.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 21, 2014, 04:53:00 AM
USS Missouri? Iowa?
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 21, 2014, 05:59:49 AM
Iowa at Ulithi Lagoon 1944.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 24, 2014, 01:48:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JjQcQpn.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 26, 2014, 09:29:56 AM
Dutch subs undergoing maintenance

(http://i.imgur.com/vmlbe65.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 26, 2014, 09:40:59 AM
USS Michigan carrying the Advanced Seal Delivery System


(http://i.imgur.com/xytfOpz.jpg)

Full gallery - http://imgur.com/a/XMNPJ/layout/grid
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on November 26, 2014, 01:04:53 PM
Dutch subs undergoing maintenance

(http://i.imgur.com/vmlbe65.jpg)

Making sure they're all ready for bear season?
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 26, 2014, 05:25:57 PM
Dutch subs undergoing maintenance

(http://i.imgur.com/vmlbe65.jpg)

Tidy looking yard.

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Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 11, 2014, 07:42:12 PM
(http://s3.postimg.org/qqhbwj62b/1648861.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on December 12, 2014, 05:38:53 AM
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HMS M2 Submarine Aircraft Carrier with a Parnall Peto seaplane taking off

(http://i.imgur.com/WqTiFAk.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 16, 2014, 07:42:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/oMwBORA.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on December 16, 2014, 07:54:21 PM
That's a lot of old nukes! What the hel are the boats with the funky bows, one on either side of the main pier? Are they just further along in the chop-up phase than the others?
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 16, 2014, 08:05:32 PM
it didnt have a caption or a reference.  Im guessing those parts were used once upon a time for active units.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 16, 2014, 08:59:00 PM
Wild. That's a lot of types in one pic.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 16, 2014, 09:07:14 PM
those cant all be nukes.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 16, 2014, 09:09:45 PM
theres a lot of DEs in that shot:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_submarine_classes_of_the_United_States_Navy
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Post by: mirth on December 16, 2014, 09:20:22 PM
I dunno. Those hull numbers all look like they are in the high 500s to 600s. And there weren't many US diesel subs that used the tear drop hull.


Looks like maybe Nautilus in there with some Skates and then later types.
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Post by: Staggerwing on December 17, 2014, 04:23:32 AM
I found the original pic at Navsource Online and Wikicommons. Based on the associated caption one of you guys with free time and internet access at work should be able to go through the list and tally up the nukes and d/e boats. I expect you to format the answers in an attached spreadsheet file with class, hull number, powerplant type, year of launch, decommissioning, number of tours, and notable events all in sortable columns.
Go to work!

http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08592.htm
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An aerial view of a section of the Ship Intermediate Maintenance Facility at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on 17 May 1993. One submarine tender and 16 decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines are shown including the Seawolf (SSN-575); six George Washington, and Lafayette class SSBN's (with their missile sections cut out) plus several Skate, Skipjack, Permit and Sturgeon class SSN's. All are awaiting scrapping.
Bottom row, from left to right Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610), Skipjack (SS-585), Snook (SSN-592), Henry Clay (SSBN-625), Lapon (SSN-661), Dace (SSN-607), Skate (SSN-578), Swordfish (SSN-579), Sargo (SSN-583) , Seadragon (SSN-584).
Across the pier are Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618), and not in view, Patrick Henry (SSBN-599), George Washington (SSBN-598),Barb (SSN-596) & Sea Devil (SSN-664).

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Puget_Sound_Naval_Shipyard_in_the_1990s#mediaviewer/File:USS_Sperry_(AS-12)_and_retired_submarines_at_Puget_Sound_1993.JPEG
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An aerial view of a section of the U.S. Navy Ship Intermediate Maintenance Facility at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on 17 May 1993. One submarine tender and 16 decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines are shown including the USS Seawolf (SSN-575); six George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin class SSBN's (with their missile sections cut out) plus several Skate, Skipjack, Permit and Sturgeon class SSN's. All were awaiting scrapping. Identifiable boats are, from left to right: USS Thomas A. Edison (SSBN-610), USS Skipjack (SS-585), unidentifiable, USS Triton (SSRN-586), possibly the USS Benjamin Franklin (SSBN-640), unidentifiable, USS Skate (SSN-578), USS Sargo (SSN-583), USS Swordfish (SSN-579), USS Seawolf (SSN-575), unidentifiable. Behind them is the submarine tender USS Sperry (AS-12). Across the pier are what appear to be the USS Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618), USS Patrick Henry (SSBN-599), USS George Washington (SSBN-598), unidentifiable, and maybe USS Barb (SSN-596).



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Post by: mirth on December 17, 2014, 07:06:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/andATiv.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on December 17, 2014, 07:14:20 PM
Certain a light touch with respect to infrastructure.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 17, 2014, 07:32:16 PM
thats a post retirement shot.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 20, 2014, 08:37:11 AM
(http://img.defencetalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/DCNS-Submarine.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 20, 2014, 08:47:58 AM
Badum-tish?
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 26, 2014, 01:09:09 AM
(http://www.wallope.com/wp-content/uploads/powerboats-wallpapers-164-uss-idaho-battle-battleship-navy-uss-war-ww2-images.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on December 26, 2014, 04:17:01 AM
Nice! Here she is as she was in the Age of Wickerworks:


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/USS_Idaho_43-1241M.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on December 26, 2014, 08:15:06 AM
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Russian Pr. 949A Oscar II SSGN K-266 Oryol in Zvezdochka Shipyard, Severodvinsk 2014

(http://i.imgur.com/SJ4DiZQ.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on December 26, 2014, 08:24:02 AM
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The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) moors at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after returning from a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific region.


(http://i.imgur.com/O1RfMO9.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 26, 2014, 09:18:45 AM
glad to see the Red in Red Banner Fleet stands for Rust.  ;D
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 29, 2014, 02:32:53 PM
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USS Augusta (CA-31), USS Midway (CV-41), USS Enterprise (CV-6), USS Missouri (BB-63), USS New York (BB-34), USS Helena (CA-75), and USS Macon (CA-132) in the Hudson River, New York City for Navy Day. Oct 1945.

(http://i.imgur.com/tLK9ffT.jpg)
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Post by: Al on December 29, 2014, 06:21:29 PM
GDS - That's an awesome photo of the Idaho.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 30, 2014, 10:32:00 AM
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Gunfire damage to the U.S.S. San Francisco after the Battle of Guadalcanal - November 13 1942

(http://i.imgur.com/P19sVwp.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on December 30, 2014, 10:33:13 AM
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The Great White Fleet lies off Old Point Comfort

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-52a62eb9/turbine/dp-the-great-white-fleet-moors-off-old-point-comfort-20131209)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 30, 2014, 05:33:03 PM
(http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2014-03/hires_140320-N-KL846-342c.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 30, 2014, 06:09:31 PM
Whoa...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 30, 2014, 07:12:17 PM
From the stern aspect in this photo, my first thought was this was the old Soviet, Moskva.
But what was an Osprey doing on her?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 30, 2014, 07:15:44 PM
It's the Anchorage, one of the San Antonio class LPDs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Anchorage_%28LPD-23%29
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 30, 2014, 08:45:02 PM
From the stern aspect in this photo, my first thought was this was the old Soviet, Moskva.
But what was an Osprey doing on her?

I dont see that mistake can be made.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 31, 2014, 06:29:46 AM
The visual identification of the Moskvas was the abrupt cut off of the superstructure.
This picture shows the stern view and in it there seemed a resemblance.

Never saw the Moskva, but we all wanted to.  Our DCA was a fellow named Gene Reid, who was very clever.
The phone system was like a party line.  When you were on the line, you heard everyone else who was on.  He was waiting to speak to the duty in Damage Control Central when a message went out on the 1MC, general announcing speakers.  It called for the Operations Officer and CIC officer to call the bridge.
Then the CICO called the bridge to ask what was up.  The boatswain mate of the watch asked him to hold while he found out.
This was too much for Gene, he waited a second and then said, "Mr. Gallagher, Mr. Gallagher...it's da Moskva!"
When Gene got to the bridge, both Ops and CICO were there with binoculars saying, "Where is she?"  and the bridge watch looking at them like they'd lost their minds.
Gene couldn't keep a straight face and started laughing.  Nearly was tossed into the water.
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Post by: mirth on December 31, 2014, 02:38:36 PM
Illustrious and Queen Elizabeth

(http://i.imgur.com/1W9jqhP.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on January 08, 2015, 09:21:59 AM
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HMS Britannia (l) and HMS Hindostan (r) as cadet training ships, Dartmouth, England.


(http://i.imgur.com/IwvPSIx.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 08, 2015, 09:25:11 AM
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USCGC Duane in the North Atlantic.

(http://i.imgur.com/jjuwHWz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 09, 2015, 10:37:49 AM
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The ill-fated HMS Victoria. Flagship of the Med Fleet under Adm George Tyron, she was rammed and sunk by HMS Camperdown when the admiral inexplicably ordered the two lines of ships to turn towards each other. She is now buried bow first (perpendicular) into the bottom of the Med.

(http://i.imgur.com/lazrVfl.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on January 09, 2015, 10:39:14 AM
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AEGIS cruiser Yorktown, and the destroyer O'Bannon, making a port visit among the ex-Soviet Navy's cream. 1992, Severomorsk

(http://i.imgur.com/6HkuvwC.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 09, 2015, 10:40:40 AM
(http://Omsk, an Oscar-class Russian submarine, perched in drydock showing bow detail. Year and location unknown.)

(http://i.imgur.com/CTErepX.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 12, 2015, 11:54:18 AM
http://www.businessinsider.com/top-gear-russia-published-image-of-classified-submarine-2015-1

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Top Gear Russia magazine accidentally published an image of a secret Russian submarine.
The Russian edition of the automobile magazine published a photo of the classified "AC-12 Project," a nuclear deep-water submarine, nicknamed "Losharik" after a children's movie.

This was first reported by the unofficial blog of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies and picked up by Slon Media, which reached out to an expert for commentary.

Weapons expert Vasiliy Sichev told Slon that it's extremely likely that this is the secret submarine. He told the site:

"It's impossible to unequivocally say that the picture was really the AC-12, of course, because the project is classified and how the 'Losharik' looks is technically unknown. However, photos which were allegedly of 'Losharik' surfaced in 2007, 2010, and 2011, and they had a lot of similarities with the one in Top Gear."

Russia is in the midst of a serious military buildup. Among other things, the Russian military is upgrading its navy and by 2020 is hoping to add at least 16 new nuclear submarines to its Northern and Pacific fleets.

Here's the whole page from the magazine:

(http://static3.businessinsider.com/image/54b3eec1ecad04d9409a4e92-1200-2000/1762648_original.jpg)

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 12, 2015, 06:41:17 PM
French Navy in Toulon

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/7759272576_f8f8633935_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 12, 2015, 06:42:49 PM
is that all of it?   :buck2:
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 12, 2015, 06:51:55 PM
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Russia is in the midst of a serious military buildup. Among other things, the Russian military is upgrading its navy and by 2020 is hoping to add at least 16 new nuclear submarines to its Northern and Pacific fleets.

they simply dont have the money.

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 16, 2015, 05:31:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlfAAycGIXk&feature=youtu.be

fish eye view of KGV.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 16, 2015, 10:58:30 PM


Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on January 21, 2015, 07:47:22 AM
Looks like fun.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 21, 2015, 04:17:21 PM
January 22, 1944, per "Iowa Class Battleships"
After transiting the Panama Canal on 7 January, the two new battleships reported to Raymond Sruance's Fifth Fleet on 22 January. Although some of the veteran aviators resented the snappy appearance and win-the-war attitude of the battleship sailors, Rear Admiral Frederick Sherman remarked to Capt. McCrea, "Thank goodness you people are here. From here on, I shan't worry about providing my own anti-aircratt coverage". The following is a 20MM antiaircraft mount om USS Iowa in WWII
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 21, 2015, 04:48:09 PM
Really tight fit.  (Be careful not to get Star excited.)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 22, 2015, 05:18:51 AM
When the Iowas was refurbed at the Ingalls shipyard, one of the tasks was to rebuild the fuel lines.  The ship had been built to use Black Oil, and needed to be upgraded to Distillate.  Distillate burns cleaner and generally causes less maintenance aches.
Unfortunately, the yard used gaskets made from the wrong material. 
The distillate began disintegrating the gaskets once she went underway.  The engineers had to clean up one heck of a mess and refit the fuel delivery lines with new gaskets.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 22, 2015, 04:55:26 PM
LCS Survivabilty.

http://news.usni.org/2015/01/22/opinion-lcs-survivability-questions-linger

Most of what the author says is pretty clear.  The issue comes down to money for an expanded base of larger ships.
Also, one area the USN has always been good at is Damage Control and training.  These are not appreciated.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2015, 08:10:39 PM
to be fair they arent supposed to act as screening units of a CVBG nor are they supposed to be running around chasing subs.

personally I think the idea of the class as whole is somewhat stupid.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 27, 2015, 05:16:17 PM
The cruiser Santa Fe in Typhoon Cobra.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2015, 10:17:38 AM
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) about to be transported back in time to December 6, 1941.


(http://i.imgur.com/IXJMV3t.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 01, 2015, 10:20:28 AM
LOL
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 01, 2015, 03:45:04 PM
a collection of World War I photos.

http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/wwisea/
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 05, 2015, 05:57:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3WyNF1s.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 05, 2015, 06:07:27 PM
I'm shocked.  Check out Farragut's sonar domes.  No one was supposed to know.
The PAIR sonar lost out to ITASS towed array, but had great definition.  Problem was the domes went down pretty far and would tear if a channel was too shallow.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 05, 2015, 06:44:54 PM
Slideshow of heavy guns and their shells.
at the end is a drill bit for 16inch.
http://www.williammaloney.com/aviation/WatervlietArsenalMuseum/NavalCannon/pages/14_16inchNavalGunRiflingCuttingBit.htm
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 06, 2015, 11:31:36 AM
http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/top-10-undiscovered-shipwrecks-wwii.html
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 10, 2015, 11:07:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/J1UXULb.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on February 10, 2015, 11:17:41 AM
Yikes!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 10, 2015, 05:43:45 PM
Halsey's typhoon?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 10, 2015, 06:18:01 PM
USS Lunga Point, Oct. 1945. There is a second baby flattop right behind her.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/094.htm
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 10, 2015, 09:17:37 PM
(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/150130-N-SV210-001.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 10, 2015, 09:21:31 PM
USS John C. Stennis about to travel back to 1941.

(http://s16.postimg.org/g66w0qw39/1750793.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 11, 2015, 12:05:01 AM
http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/this-destroyer-is-the-worlds-largest-remote-controlled-1663603212
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: jomni on February 14, 2015, 11:07:06 PM
Took these pictures yesterday.

RSS Endurance.  Singapore Landing Ship.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/16506833696_e7d1977d36_b.jpg)

Protector Unmanned Surface Vessel.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7340/16532986545_f66d84ecfe_b.jpg)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/16531782592_371331fa7b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on February 18, 2015, 09:40:53 AM
Nice.  And no snow to boot!  Wonderful!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 18, 2015, 04:34:56 PM
A collision at sea, can ruin your whole day.  Thucydides, ca 434BC.


Why is the Wisconsin referred to as the WisKy?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 22, 2015, 07:46:39 AM
HMS Warspite home page.  Some pretty good paintings.

http://iainballantyne.com/warspite-100/ship-history/an-amazing-fighting-life-part-1/
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 25, 2015, 05:29:35 PM
Chinese pre-dreadnaught.

http://www.hksw.org/ting%20yuen.htm
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 25, 2015, 05:34:52 PM
^^^  good tour but I was hungry an hour later.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2015, 04:04:28 PM
Radar Intecept Room Aboard USS Shangri-La (CV-38)

(http://i.imgur.com/QkuiOxv.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Ubercat on February 28, 2015, 07:22:20 PM
Wow. When I was in the Navy in the 80's, the Shangri-La was rusting away at the naval base in Philly. I walked by many times, seeing all the birds and what appeared to be plants growing on the flight deck. She had a wooden deck and I'm sure it was quite rotted out. Didn't stop me from wishing that I could board and go exploring!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 01, 2015, 10:29:10 AM
Carriers normally were in a circular formation in the center of the formation.
Once in a while, they like to act like a real ship.  Here the carrier Midway in a Form 1 (line ahead) follows the guide, battleship Iowa. 
Being a bit unfamiliar with station keeping, she got a little close.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2015, 12:06:47 PM
Iran carried out an exercise using the carrier mockup they built


(http://i.imgur.com/Hlrdi7V.jpg)


Interestingly, an Iranian Admiral was very clear about the plan for attacking a USN Carrier:

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Well, the United States doesn't consider a small one-man speed boat to be any real threat, or they'd have a tighter defense. An analysis of the plans provided by Wikipedia has demonstrated a weakness in their Super Carrier.

The approach would not be easy. They'd be required to maneuver between the Destroyers and up along side the Carrier to a point near the aft. The target area is only two meters wide. It's a small exhaust port, right between the main propellers. The shaft leads directly to the nuclear reactor. A precise hit with a torpedo will start a chain reaction which should destroy the Super Carrier.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on March 01, 2015, 12:49:02 PM
Not the old exhaust port ploy again :o
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 01, 2015, 02:53:58 PM
Kinky
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 01, 2015, 03:07:12 PM
A couple of rounds of Able-Able common, VT fuze should take out small boats like these.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 01, 2015, 03:18:11 PM
Even the shortest range CWIS mounts should be able to handle a few speedboats, no?

Never mind when the lasers and rail guns are widely deployed...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2015, 03:21:51 PM
It's not like the carrier is sailing around unescorted. Those speedboats would never be allowed to close.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2015, 03:23:20 PM
A few Seahawks with Hellfires would get the job done nicely.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on March 01, 2015, 03:41:09 PM
What the heck do they think they are going to shoot up this orifice anyway - from a small boat, which I doubt would be a very stable platform anyway.

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2015, 03:48:07 PM
Proton torpedoes
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on March 01, 2015, 04:52:38 PM
Doh! Oh yes, silly me - fancy not knowing that.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2015, 05:25:50 PM
No worries, Bob. Everyone knows that frying pans are the most destructive weapon ever created ;)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 01, 2015, 05:38:49 PM
Even the shortest range CWIS mounts should be able to handle a few speedboats, no?

Never mind when the lasers and rail guns are widely deployed...

CWIS mounts have had this very software upgrade for well over a decade.  all ships also have quite a few .50 mounts now.  its not like we just started cruising in the Persian Gulf last week.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2015, 05:41:46 PM
^somebody needs to let Iran know :P
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 01, 2015, 05:43:16 PM
They'll be quite sad to find out after putting so much time into that giant fiberglass movie prop.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 01, 2015, 06:18:45 PM
^somebody needs to let Iran know :P

Id rather they didnt now.  why spoil the surprise.  >:D
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 05, 2015, 10:27:28 AM
For all East Coast Grogs, this could be a lot of fun.

http://tallshipsphiladelphia.com/
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 11, 2015, 06:20:55 PM
16" Mark 7.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16%22/50_caliber_Mark_7_gun
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 11, 2015, 08:57:48 PM
Postwar movie on Pacific submarine operations.

http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/SubPac.html
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 12, 2015, 05:18:09 AM
Bes, them's some cool links you've been posting. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 12, 2015, 05:30:37 AM
Thank you, Stagger.  For me, Grogheads is like an old country store.  People come in with their stuff, leave with some stuff, but everyone sits around the crackerbarrel sharing yarns,
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 19, 2015, 05:10:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5bhVpdG.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 19, 2015, 07:16:00 PM
we're going to have such cool looking starships.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 19, 2015, 07:21:41 PM
That is the ugliest flucking thing I've ever seen afloat, except for the Merrimac and the bodies Star dumps into the swamps behind his house.

Which of course means it must be one of the deadliest.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 19, 2015, 07:22:19 PM
we're going to have such cool looking starships.

First we're going to have to figure out how make them levitate. Then we can make 'em all purty.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 19, 2015, 07:24:12 PM
Then we can make 'em all purty.

(http://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/deliverance2.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 19, 2015, 07:32:57 PM
(http://holler.banjoholler.com/Smileys/Holler%20Smileys/two_banjos.gif)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on March 20, 2015, 06:56:31 AM
we're going to have such cool looking starships.

Haven't you heard??!!  You already do!!!  ;)

http://exopolitics.org/whistleblower-reveals-serving-for-3-years-on-secret-space-fleet/

http://eventhorizonchronicle.blogspot.ca/2014/06/the-ussas-secret-space-programs.html

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wm61_F9trFk/U21cekwtzVI/AAAAAAAAc-Y/bjkC9fvEJ28/s1600/black_triangle_delta_theobjectreport.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 20, 2015, 07:01:04 AM

http://eventhorizonchronicle.blogspot.ca/2014/06/the-ussas-secret-space-programs.ht (http://eventhorizonchronicle.blogspot.ca/2014/06/the-ussas-secret-space-programs.ht)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wm61_F9trFk/U21cekwtzVI/AAAAAAAAc-Y/bjkC9fvEJ28/s1600/black_triangle_delta_theobjectreport.jpg)

I recognize that ship. It's Lonetar's Winnebago!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 20, 2015, 07:51:30 AM
Lonetar? The loner that goes around in his 'free candy' van, putting pine tar on kids' 'baseball bats?'
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 25, 2015, 10:58:23 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/lyD8t9p.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on March 25, 2015, 11:43:40 AM
Nice shot
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 28, 2015, 10:59:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ft9iJXP.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 28, 2015, 11:10:18 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rTtWJMy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on March 28, 2015, 11:22:54 AM
May be just the perspective, but the superstructure on Hermes looks massive.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 28, 2015, 11:39:13 AM
May be just the perspective, but the superstructure on Hermes looks massive.


Looks big here too:
(http://www.divesrilanka.com/DSBatti/DSHermesSailing.jpg)

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Barthheart on March 28, 2015, 01:08:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ft9iJXP.jpg)

Nice.  ;)

It is odd to see Japanese carries in formation again though.....
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on March 28, 2015, 01:16:59 PM
^Let's hope the Chinese think so  8)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Ubercat on March 29, 2015, 07:51:43 AM
Here's the only image I could find online of my grandfathers first ship in WW2. It was a sub chaser which I believe was based at Panama canal. He might even be one of the men standing on the forecastle. Later, grandpa was transferred to the New Jersey.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t281/Tardwarf/1215065901.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Al on March 29, 2015, 08:16:50 AM
Quite a change from that to the New Jersey.  That's the CL Brooklyn behind your grandfather's ship.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 30, 2015, 05:11:25 AM
Double header
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 30, 2015, 07:11:24 PM
USS Iowa in the Gulf of Sidra, 1986. Conducting a Freedom of Navigation exercise

(http://i.imgur.com/IvlFSdB.jpg)

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 31, 2015, 05:08:15 AM
A collision at sea can ruin your whole day.  - Thucydides
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 31, 2015, 05:28:27 AM
Maybe it will buff out?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Ubercat on March 31, 2015, 11:31:28 AM
Quite a change from that to the New Jersey.  That's the CL Brooklyn behind your grandfather's ship.

Heh. If that's just a cruiser then the SC's were even smaller than I thought!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 01, 2015, 11:03:57 AM
USS Peleliu, last of the Tarawa-class Assault Ships. Decommissioned this week.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZlwJwlv.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on April 01, 2015, 04:01:49 PM
Finally.
Now we can all sleep at night without fearing the Gamillons.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 01, 2015, 05:02:33 PM
Lemme guess...

The NJ's Wave Motion Guns are slightly smaller than Yamato's but can fire twice as fast.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on April 01, 2015, 06:19:03 PM
USS Peleliu, last of the Tarawa-class Assault Ships. Decommissioned this week.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZlwJwlv.jpg)

Why? Those were cool ships. I visited one in Vancouver when i was a kid. Got the grand tour as my older sister's bf was Canadian navy. Even saw the command center, which was a mass of buttons and scopes.

What is the replacement vessel?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 01, 2015, 06:32:07 PM
What is the replacement vessel?

The America class: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/America-class_amphibious_assault_ship (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/America-class_amphibious_assault_ship)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 01, 2015, 06:36:15 PM
The Tarawas are old. Peleliu was the youngest at 35 years old. We still have 8 of the Wasp-class in service and the Americas are coming on line with 11 planned.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on April 02, 2015, 05:14:40 AM
USS Peleliu, last of the Tarawa-class Assault Ships. Decommissioned this week.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZlwJwlv.jpg)

Why? Those were cool ships. I visited one in Vancouver when i was a kid. Got the grand tour as my older sister's bf was Canadian navy. Even saw the command center, which was a mass of buttons and scopes.

What is the replacement vessel?

I saw one steaming into port in San Diego when I was 17. I thought she was huge....then I realized she wasn't even a fleet carrier, LOL.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2015, 06:45:07 AM
They're roughly the same size of a WW2 Fleet carrier or the 'Fleet' carriers of other modern navies. So not as big as super carrier, but still pretty damn big.

That's the truly amazing thing about the USN. It maintains a group of 'assault ships' which is pretty much an auxiliary carrier force that is still larger than the carrier force of any other navy.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on April 02, 2015, 08:27:20 AM
What is the replacement vessel?

The America class: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/America-class_amphibious_assault_ship (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/America-class_amphibious_assault_ship)

Could you talk to someone about building an extra one, then let it "fall-off-the-truck" for us... out of pity?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Naval_Ensign_of_Canada.svg/1000px-Naval_Ensign_of_Canada.svg.png)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on April 02, 2015, 08:56:10 AM
I hear we got one sub now that can actually fire torpedos
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Barthheart on April 02, 2015, 09:07:17 AM
Without catching fire?!?  :o
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2015, 09:41:55 AM
That's a Flight 10 upgrade.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on April 02, 2015, 10:18:23 AM
Without catching fire?!?  :o

Apparently. Next we'll buy a used American assault ship and convert it into an icebreaker.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2015, 11:27:12 AM
An icebreaker that catches fire when it contacts ice.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on April 02, 2015, 11:41:39 AM
An icebreaker that catches fire when it contacts ice.

At an officer's mess dinner/party that would be quite the  ....    ....    .... ice breaker
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 02, 2015, 01:02:41 PM
But it catches fire after every shot.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on April 02, 2015, 01:07:52 PM
But it catches fire after every shot.

Isn't that the french pilot?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 03, 2015, 10:32:16 AM
USS Arizona in the 1930s.

(http://i.imgur.com/z13BdlD.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 04, 2015, 11:05:29 AM
A US Navy blimp on patrol for submarines while an Atlantic convoy steams for Europe, 1943.

(http://i.imgur.com/OKQrPXB.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 04, 2015, 11:06:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/012Wptm.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on April 08, 2015, 06:33:13 AM
A US Navy blimp on patrol for submarines while an Atlantic convoy steams for Europe, 1943.

(http://i.imgur.com/OKQrPXB.jpg)

Awesome.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 08, 2015, 06:46:56 AM
Just to be different...the largest cruise ship in the world (well, one of two, the Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas)...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e1/Allure_of_the_seas_sideview.JPG)

(https://www.regonline.com/custImages/300000/302430/AllureoftheSeas-AerialView.jpg)

Over 225,000 tons.
Max speed, just over 22 knots.
$1.2 billion (with a 'b') to build.
16 passenger decks.
6,296 passenger capacity.
2,384 crew capacity.
A total of 8,680 souls aboard if maxed out.

This thing is insane.

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 08, 2015, 07:09:42 AM
Where's the VLS? Or the CIWS mounts?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Barthheart on April 08, 2015, 07:16:36 AM
Where's the VLS? Or the CIWS mounts?

The pools slide back to reveal the VLS.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 08, 2015, 07:18:35 AM
The people in balcony staterooms are the chaff. When activated, they are forcibly ejected out of their staterooms over the side. They're all so sunburned over their pasty white bodies that they also doubly serve as flares.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on April 08, 2015, 07:51:04 AM
The people in balcony staterooms are the chaff. When activated, they are forcibly ejected out of their staterooms over the side. They're all so sunburned over their pasty white bodies that they also doubly serve as flares.

 8)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on April 08, 2015, 11:34:13 AM
Just to be different...the largest cruise ship in the world (well, one of two, the Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas)...
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e1/Allure_of_the_seas_sideview.JPG)


The wargamer in me wants to be stalking it with a U-Boat, my hand hovering over the button that will send a spread of torpedoes in her side    :knuppel2:
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Post by: BanzaiCat on April 08, 2015, 11:40:45 AM
^ Wilhelm Gustloff style?

It's sad, but that's the first thing I thought of too. When the Quantum of the Seas came into Nassau last week, and we pretty much had a front row view of the monster (it's only slightly smaller than the Oasis-class above and the second largest cruise ship in the world), I thought of the Gustloff and what a slaughter it would be to even put one torpedo in the side of the Quantum.

However, that might be less wargamer-ish and more sociopathic-ish, but as I'm probably in good company in BOTH of those categories, I'm sure you guys get it.

I can't remember if it was Freeport or Nassau, when we were in line getting back on the Freedom, when someone in front of me held the bulkhead and remarked how thin it was. Me being the dork I am, replied, "Good thing we don't have to worry about torpedoes." I mean seriously, ONE torpedo and that giant (or any) cruise ship is a goner.

(http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/flags/american-flag.gif) THE PRECEDING MESSAGE IS ONLY A JOKE, NSA. CARRY ON. I DO NOT OWN A U-BOAT OR EVEN A PT-BOAT. 'MURICA! (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/flags/american-flag.gif)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on April 08, 2015, 11:42:42 AM
^Dude, we're too much alike. If you've slept with Gus' mother too, we may need to talk  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 08, 2015, 11:44:24 AM
^Dude, we're too much alike. If you've slept with Gus' mother too, we may need to talk  :coolsmiley:

If she lives in New York, Gus's family might be in my woodpile somewhere.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on April 08, 2015, 11:45:21 AM
^Dude, we're too much alike. If you've slept with Gus' mother too, we may need to talk  :coolsmiley:

If she lives in New York, Gus's family might be in my woodpile somewhere.

Yeah, ummmm.......how 'bout them Cowboys???
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 08, 2015, 11:47:44 AM
Dude, you can't go from incest to the Cowboys. It's like going from ass to mouth.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on April 08, 2015, 11:50:01 AM
Dude, you can't go from incest to the Cowboys. It's like going from ass to mouth.

A lot of people think Cowboys ownership is a result of incest...but that's for another thread  >:D
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on April 08, 2015, 11:52:09 AM
Dude, you can't go from incest to the Cowboys. It's like going from ass to mouth.

A most quotable statement.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 08, 2015, 12:50:03 PM
yes, yes is.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on April 08, 2015, 03:58:41 PM
Sad day.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 10, 2015, 10:35:16 AM
HMS Iron Duke

(http://i.imgur.com/6bIbVeP.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on April 21, 2015, 04:45:02 PM
Vietnamese submarines.

http://gentleseas.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 27, 2015, 10:54:36 AM
Brazilian Navy monitor Parnaíba (U17). Commissioned in 1938 and still in active service

(http://i.imgur.com/gOlpume.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_monitor_Parna%C3%ADba_%28U17%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_monitor_Parna%C3%ADba_%28U17%29)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on April 27, 2015, 04:18:52 PM
https://www.facebook.com/themighty/videos/661745047290733/?fref=nf
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 30, 2015, 07:13:33 AM
HCMS Bonaventure in a storm, 1959.


(http://i.imgur.com/vR2TtQP.jpg)

Small gallery of pics here:

http://imgur.com/a/MHeZS (http://imgur.com/a/MHeZS)
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Post by: mirth on April 30, 2015, 07:16:27 AM
Pieces of what will eventually be  the next Ford-class aircraft carrier - John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

(http://i.imgur.com/ScXFgAH.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on April 30, 2015, 07:22:57 AM
HCMS Bonaventure in a storm, 1959.


(http://i.imgur.com/vR2TtQP.jpg)

Small gallery of pics here:

http://imgur.com/a/MHeZS (http://imgur.com/a/MHeZS)

My dad was on the Maggie from 1952-53.  He said that the shitters were basically open tubes through the hull.  On days like the one pictured above, a seaman could experience a bracing breeze or a refreshing spritz whilst defecating.  :o
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Post by: mirth on April 30, 2015, 05:08:59 PM
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

(http://i.imgur.com/tcullx8.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 30, 2015, 05:20:18 PM
USS Farragut (DDG-99)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2f/USS_Farragut;99_Turn_Burn.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on April 30, 2015, 05:41:52 PM
On the old, World War I destroyers, called four-pipers, they were small enough that you couldn't go from the stern to the bow under the main deck.  You had to go topside.
In a storm, ropes were rigged to grab hold of.  They taught the sailors that if you saw a really big wave coming, the important thing was to put your head against a bulkhead.  This way it wasn't slammed into an unmoving object.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 04, 2015, 07:33:56 AM
Last summer I had the chance to go to London to do some research and I took advantage of the opportunity to go down to the historic dockyards at Portsmouth to knock an item off my bucket list: seeing the HMS Victory. I've been meaning to share these photos for a while, but I have some time on my hands now and I'm just getting around to it. Here they are:

HMS Victory
(http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv3%3A35%3B%3Enu%3D527%3B%3E353%3E%3B34%3EWSNRCG%3D37%3C5%3A9746334%3Bnu0mrj)

(http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv395%3B%3A%3Enu%3D527%3B%3E353%3E%3B34%3EWSNRCG%3D37%3C5%3A9745%3B34%3Bnu0mrj)

(http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv3%3C933%3Enu%3D527%3B%3E353%3E%3B34%3EWSNRCG%3D37%3C5%3A9746234%3Bnu0mrj)

As my two-year-old son says, "Cannons! Boom boom!"
(http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv332%3B5%3Enu%3D527%3B%3E353%3E%3B34%3EWSNRCG%3D37%3C5%3A9746434%3Bnu0mrj)

Where Nelson fell
(http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv38%3A78%3Enu%3D527%3B%3E353%3E%3B34%3EWSNRCG%3D37%3C5%3A9746534%3Bnu0mrj)
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 04, 2015, 07:36:23 AM
The HMS Warrior (first British Ironclad frigate) is there too:

(http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv3%3B633%3Enu%3D527%3B%3E353%3E%3B34%3EWSNRCG%3D37%3C5%3A9746634%3Bnu0mrj)

Much more open inside the armored box:
(http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv33492%3Enu%3D527%3B%3E353%3E%3B34%3EWSNRCG%3D37%3C5%3A9746734%3Bnu0mrj)

And they apparently took boarding operations incredibly seriously:
(http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv39279%3Enu%3D527%3B%3E353%3E%3B34%3EWSNRCG%3D37%3C5%3A9746834%3Bnu0mrj)

(http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv37246%3Enu%3D527%3B%3E353%3E%3B34%3EWSNRCG%3D37%3C5%3A8739834%3Bnu0mrj)
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 04, 2015, 07:38:38 AM
As a bonus, HMS Illustrious was there too, right across from Victory:
(http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv368%3A9%3Enu%3D527%3B%3E353%3E%3B34%3EWSNRCG%3D37%3C5%3A8739934%3Bnu0mrj)
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Post by: mirth on May 04, 2015, 07:39:02 AM
Great pics! Thanks for sharing them.
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Post by: Centurion40 on May 04, 2015, 08:01:42 AM
Great pics! Thanks for sharing them.

Yeah.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on May 04, 2015, 09:45:58 AM
Great pics! Thanks for sharing them.

Yeah.

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 04, 2015, 10:08:46 AM
There was a Royal Navy officer in Nelson's cabin answering questions when I was there. A woman asked him who was in charge of the ship (since it's still an active ship in the Royal Navy) and his (very sad, to me) answer was "Admiral so-and-so is the First Sea Lord, he commands the whole Royal Navy...or what's left of it."
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Post by: bob48 on May 04, 2015, 10:23:40 AM
I've only been down to see HMS Victory once, but it really is most impressive.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 04, 2015, 11:51:10 AM
We thought you served on her.
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Post by: bob48 on May 04, 2015, 12:19:38 PM
Powder monkey.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 07, 2015, 10:28:51 AM
Final moments of USS America (CVN-66)  :(


(http://i.imgur.com/anCMzkT.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on May 07, 2015, 05:05:44 PM
Sad.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: OJsDad on May 07, 2015, 06:50:06 PM
Sad, USS Rodney M Davis was decommissioned in January of this year.  I spent a couple of months aboard her on his very first deployment, which was to the Persian Gulf.    I think all of the ships I spent time on are gone now. 

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pl1c29J4pK8/UJ6oGXkSyHI/AAAAAAAAHGw/VIG2YBRVKMs/s1600/uss+Rodney+M.+Davis.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 08, 2015, 08:57:23 AM
Sad, USS Rodney M Davis was decommissioned in January of this year.  I spent a couple of months aboard her on his very first deployment, which was to the Persian Gulf.    I think all of the ships I spent time on are gone now. 


It's a weird aspect of life as we mature, ain't it? 
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on May 08, 2015, 06:05:43 PM
Here's a story about the America.  Back around 72, certainly before the Yom Kippur War in 73, American was going to Thessaloniki, Greece for a port call.
Going into the port, is  a bit tricky for such a ship, because there is a good, deep channel, but not very wide.  Also, there are a lot of small islets and rocks waiting to grab hold of any ship that dares to move freely.
There was a little chop to the waves and a fairly strong crosswind, but nothing that couldn't be handled.  One of the lookouts spotted a little fishing vessel that was crossing the channel.  After a few minutes, the bridge crew realised they had a "steady bearing, decreasing range" surface contact. 
The Greek boat was chugging along and just ignoring the looming collision.  He wouldn't answer any radio circuits and ignored flashing light.  This was getting serious.  You can't just stop in a channel with a crosswind, it will blow you onto shoal water, and there was nowhere to turn away.
The captain had six short blasts on the horn, the international danger warning, and a saluting gun fired a blank.  No difference, the fishing boat just kept moving.
The captain didn't want to, because it could cause some panic, but sounded the collision alarm.  Everyone tensed up as the little boat went under the flight deck overhand and we all waited for the SCRUNCH of running over the boat.
Then it appeared off the starboard side of the bow, just chugging along, making no allowance for the huge ship that nearly ran it down.  Everyone on the bridge was tensed up, with sweat pouring all over.  The captain and XO were facing the end of their careers if they ran down a fishing boat.  I distinctly remember the Quartermaster of the watch saying, "That Greek...he's got brass balls the size of footballs."
At that moment, a hatch opened on the deck and a guy climbed out.  His teeth nearly fell out as he gaped up at the overhanging ship, towering over him.  He yanked open the door, pulled a rope off the wheel, and swung the ship directly away.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: OJsDad on May 08, 2015, 08:01:28 PM
Sad, USS Rodney M Davis was decommissioned in January of this year.  I spent a couple of months aboard her on his very first deployment, which was to the Persian Gulf.    I think all of the ships I spent time on are gone now. 


It's a weird aspect of life as we mature, ain't it?

Maturing my hairy arse.  It's called getting old! :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on May 09, 2015, 08:02:23 AM
That's an awesome story, Bes   ;D
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on May 10, 2015, 09:01:57 AM
Richelieu, 1944

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATjtUYiylVo
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 10, 2015, 09:18:42 AM
French frigate Duquesne (D603)

(http://i.imgur.com/zQiPBbW.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 10, 2015, 09:37:30 AM
1-inch armor plate penetrated by a 15-inch shell.

(http://i.imgur.com/V54QoC2.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 14, 2015, 10:33:52 AM
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USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730) arrives home at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol. May 2015.

(http://i.imgur.com/3bMDRbh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on May 17, 2015, 06:47:33 PM
https://www.facebook.com/NavyNuclear/videos/2644857284799/?fref=nf

Nuke sub engagement.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 22, 2015, 10:41:40 AM
Essex Class Carrier Modernizations

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Essex-class_carrier_modernisations_1944-1960.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on May 23, 2015, 07:06:02 AM
Here's a short article pointing out where you can visit certain U.S. Carrier's and Battleships on display. To me, the U.S.S. Texas really stands out because she's the oldest surviving American battleship and only remaining U.S. dreadnaught. I've visited her many times. If you're in the Houston area, go see her and the surrounding San Jacinto battlegrounds.

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2015/05/22/best-americas-battleships-and-aircraft-carriers-on-display/?intcmp=HPBucket (http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2015/05/22/best-americas-battleships-and-aircraft-carriers-on-display/?intcmp=HPBucket)


Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 23, 2015, 10:11:17 AM
They should have added the USS Massachusetts (at Battleship Cove, in the ship's namesake state) to that list:

(http://www.ussmontrose.com/images/bb2.jpg)

http://www.battleshipcove.org/exhibits/
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Post by: Steelgrave on May 23, 2015, 10:47:19 AM
I knew some were missing. They should have consulted us here at Grogheads, we could probably have written the article   :smitten:
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 26, 2015, 10:26:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Y9jmLih.gif)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 26, 2015, 10:35:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GweGWo9.gif)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 26, 2015, 11:11:16 AM
Things indeed get larger with age.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on May 26, 2015, 11:40:26 AM
It ain't the size that counts, its.....well Hell, maybe it IS the size that counts   :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2015, 10:38:42 AM
USS Mississippi (BB-23)


(http://i.imgur.com/RAROCAJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on June 03, 2015, 04:50:38 PM
May 16, 1991.
Wisconsin's last fire mission.
http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/watch-and-hear-the-last-time-the-battleship-wisconsin-f-1707956997
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2015, 10:44:44 AM
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USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and USS Ashland (LSD-48) maneuver to conduct a replenishment-at-sea. East China Sea. June, 2015.

(http://i.imgur.com/6STkbnI.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on June 13, 2015, 06:06:46 AM
The old "Arky" visits Kiel.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 15, 2015, 10:33:02 AM
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Kirov class battlecruiser firing Granit ASM

(http://i.imgur.com/n7rR9UZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 15, 2015, 10:43:48 AM
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Size comparison for some of the ships involved in the action off Samar during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 25, 1944.

(http://imgur.com/jqZW0ji.jpg)

“We're making a torpedo run. The outcome is doubtful, but we will do our duty.” - Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland,  USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 15, 2015, 04:49:52 PM
Somewhere in Valhalla the sailors of Taffy 3 are sharing pints with the crew of HMS Glowworm.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 16, 2015, 10:07:11 AM
Russian Oscar II SSGN in dry dock

(http://i.imgur.com/RfBrE3W.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 17, 2015, 10:35:12 AM
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The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) (right) leads the way along with USS McFaul (DDG 74), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Cole (DDG 67), and the guided missile cruisers USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and USS Anzio (CG 68)

(http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/newsphoto/2005-03/050305-N-4158S-001.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on June 17, 2015, 11:14:24 AM
Great pic!  O0
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 17, 2015, 11:35:59 AM
That is a fuck ton of firepower.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on June 17, 2015, 11:37:19 AM
Awesome pic. Is there any special reason why some ships have the flag flying on the port side and some on the starboard side?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on June 17, 2015, 11:38:53 AM
Awesome pic. Is there any special reason why some ships have the flag flying on the port side and some on the starboard side?

Star will tell you it's a "left earring, right earring" thing   8)

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071201183547AAikxCb (https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071201183547AAikxCb)
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Post by: bob48 on June 17, 2015, 11:42:34 AM
^ROFL
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 17, 2015, 11:54:46 AM
That is a fuck ton of firepower.

yeah it is. America, fuck yeah!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: undercovergeek on June 17, 2015, 11:57:19 AM
Russian Oscar II SSGN in dry dock

(http://i.imgur.com/RfBrE3W.jpg)

I thought it was integral to been a sneaky underwater bastard to have a totally clean, non barnacled to fk hull
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Post by: mirth on June 17, 2015, 11:58:43 AM
^It's a Russian sub. They're just happy it isn't on fire and exploding.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: undercovergeek on June 17, 2015, 12:09:15 PM
^It's a Russian sub. They're just happy it isn't on fire and exploding.

Well you took tea down my nose public - waiting for my daughter in a costa coffee now with hankies

I don't know what valves open in my head when I laugh but I'm sure they're the wrong ones
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 17, 2015, 12:24:08 PM
In Soviet Russia sub sticks to barnacles!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: undercovergeek on June 17, 2015, 12:26:21 PM
It looks rough as fk, I could pick it up with 2 cups and a bit of string never mind sonar

Any further reference to me and 2 cups stops right there
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on June 17, 2015, 01:45:45 PM
Russian Oscar II SSGN in dry dock

(http://i.imgur.com/RfBrE3W.jpg)

lol, hardwater stains
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 18, 2015, 10:42:49 AM
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Water slug being fired from a missile tube of the USS Daniel Boone (SSBN-629) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 1964.

(http://i.imgur.com/kekZCck.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 18, 2015, 10:44:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/LbvDvSH.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 19, 2015, 10:28:20 AM
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Norwegian Sea (June 5, 2015) The attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21) makes a stop for personnel. Seawolf, homeported in Bangor, Wash., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/150605-N-ZZ999-003.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 19, 2015, 10:30:45 AM
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Damage to the port side and helicopter hangar of the destroyer HMS GLAMORGAN caused by an Argentine MM.40 land based Exocet missile. The missile was launched from a mobile launcher near Port Stanley, some 18 miles away, on 12 June 1982. Radar systems failed to detect the missile but in the few seconds available after making visual contact, GLAMORGAN was able to turn rapidly and the missile struck the hangar instead of the Ship's side. Thirteen lives were lost but the damage failed to put GLAMORGAN out of action, making her the first British warship to survive an Exocet missile strike.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/33/media-33681/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
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Post by: jejo68 on June 19, 2015, 06:18:05 PM


Our navys newest pride and joy.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 22, 2015, 10:29:46 AM
JMSDF Kongō (DDG-173) along with a host of Japanese and US ships

(http://i.imgur.com/qUNwOXD.jpg])
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 26, 2015, 10:52:39 AM
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Removing the guns from 3 & 4 turrets of USS Arizona

(http://www.fortwiki.com/images/thumb/e/e5/USS_Arizona_Turrets_3_-_4_%28FCP%29_-_NARA_-_296940.jpg/473px-USS_Arizona_Turrets_3_-_4_%28FCP%29_-_NARA_-_296940.jpg)

Quote
The Arizona (BB-39) after turrets were determined to be salvageable after her sinking. The Army in 1943 intended to incorporate these turrets into the costal defense of Hawaii. Named Batteries Pennsylvania and Arizona, they were to be placed on the tip of Mokapu Peninsula, to cover the eastern portions of Oahu, and on Kahe Point, to cover the south and west, respectively. Only battery Pennsylvania was completed and it was test fired on V-J day when it instantly became obsolete.

Quote
Battery Pennsylvania test firing on VJ Day

(http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/013966b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 30, 2015, 10:33:38 AM
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F-14D Tomcats staged in launch position to depart USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) for home port NAS Oceana. March, 2006.

(http://i.imgur.com/F506bsy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 01, 2015, 10:22:43 AM
Comparison of stealth warship hulls


(http://i.imgur.com/XqnzmDv.png)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 01, 2015, 10:24:57 AM
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USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) operates in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 20, 2011

(http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/newsphoto/2011-09/hires_110920-N-VN693-109.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 01, 2015, 05:30:52 PM
Comparison of stealth warship hulls


(http://i.imgur.com/XqnzmDv.png)

Looks like the Zumwalt and Visby got it goin' on in the stealth dept. All that radar-reflective crap festooned over the others must inflate their returns notably.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 01, 2015, 06:32:56 PM
Comparison of stealth warship hulls


(http://i.imgur.com/XqnzmDv.png)

Im not sure if the ships heights are accurate.  the Zumwalt it a tall ship.
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Post by: mirth on July 07, 2015, 06:20:19 PM
HMCS Victoria returns home from operations with the U.S. Navy in February. Note the total lack of fire  O0

(http://www.navy-marine.forces.gc.ca/assets/NAVY_Internet/images/news-crowsnest/crowsnest_v9i1/steady-state-1.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 07, 2015, 08:09:42 PM
Must be all the heat resistant tiles...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 10, 2015, 06:28:32 AM
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HMS Duncan working alongside the USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Paul Hamilton during strike missions on ISIL

(http://i.imgur.com/TzUa0YX.jpg)


http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2015/july/07/150707-duncan-joins-us-carrier-on-operations
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 13, 2015, 10:57:59 AM
USS Idaho (BB-42)


(http://i.imgur.com/oTa6Nw5.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 15, 2015, 04:50:44 PM
Admiral Kuznetsov

(http://i.imgur.com/Pze2wmW.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 15, 2015, 05:18:09 PM
Is that just before the USS Boise put a couple of Mk48s into Kuznetsov and sent her down into the icy North Atlantic deep?
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Post by: mirth on July 15, 2015, 05:25:38 PM
Is that just before the USS Boise put a couple of Mk48s into Kuznetsov and sent her down into the icy North Atlantic deep?

Exactly  >:D
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Post by: mirth on July 15, 2015, 06:51:17 PM
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LAKE ERIE CLASS (CV) Rough outline of the hull plan showing the conversion of the Iowa Class battleship hull into a carrier.


(http://i.imgur.com/nI3oXcQ.jpg)



(http://i.imgur.com/uXSDHrQ.jpg)

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After the loss of so many carriers in the early part of the war and the pressing need for many more a study was undertaken to possibly convert the then building Iowa Class battleships into aircraft carriers much along the lines of the Independence Class (CVL) carriers that were built on Light Cruiser Hulls. The swift building program of the Essex Class carries made this unnecessary so the project was dropped.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on July 16, 2015, 10:46:32 AM


Is that just before the USS Boise put a couple of Mk48s into Kuznetsov and sent her down into the icy North Atlantic deep?


Wasnt that sold to India or Brazil?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 16, 2015, 11:05:26 AM


Is that just before the USS Boise put a couple of Mk48s into Kuznetsov and sent her down into the icy North Atlantic deep?


Wasnt that sold to India or Brazil?

Kuznetsov is still in Russian service. Baku was sold to India, but that was an old Kiev-class.

Varyag was the other ship in the Kuznestov-class, but it was never completed/commissioned by the Russians. The Chienese bought, finished it, and have it in service now.
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Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on July 16, 2015, 11:12:54 AM
Good to know, thanks mirth.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 16, 2015, 08:23:05 PM
Varyag was the other ship in the Kuznestov-class, but it was never completed/commissioned by the Russians. The Chienese bought, finished it, and "have it in service now".

fixed
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 17, 2015, 07:00:21 AM
Well they sail it around and pretend it's a carrier.
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Post by: besilarius on July 17, 2015, 04:33:48 PM
Don't let them fool you.  We called the Langley an aircraft carrier, when everyone knew it was only a test bed.

And then it became CIA headquarters.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 17, 2015, 04:41:31 PM
The difference being that the Chinese are on their Langley and we have nearly a century of carrier ops under our belts.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on July 17, 2015, 05:15:40 PM
A couple of fellows (from the agency that will not be named) have an over/under on chinese pilots lost in four years.  (This counts pilots lost on the airstrip in China that is painted like a carrier deck.)
Right now the bet is one-hundred in five years.
Are you over?  Or under?
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 17, 2015, 05:23:32 PM
Per Official Chinese News?
Under.

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 17, 2015, 05:51:54 PM
The over/under is 100 pilots lost? I'll take the over.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 17, 2015, 06:10:55 PM
If a Chinese J-15 explodes during a hard landing on the deck of the Liaoning and there is no independent observer, does it make a noise?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 17, 2015, 06:34:53 PM
Not according to the PLAN.
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Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on July 17, 2015, 07:49:41 PM
That would be a kung pao landing.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 19, 2015, 10:54:55 AM
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USS Josephus Daniels (DLG-27) and USS Belknap (DLG-26) under construction at Bath Iron Works in 1964.

(http://i.imgur.com/R8HeqG2.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 21, 2015, 10:32:03 PM
(http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/4869/LCS-02_07a.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on July 22, 2015, 06:05:46 AM
USS Edsall
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Edsall_%28DD-219%29
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 22, 2015, 07:27:48 AM
Learn to scale the pics, Star!
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on July 22, 2015, 09:19:16 PM
JMSDF planning missile/railgun Aegis destroyers.

http://navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2925 (http://navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2925)

Can giant robots be far behind?
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Post by: OJsDad on July 23, 2015, 11:00:57 AM
Cool find AR.

I'd love for the US to build a new BB, armed with 2-4 railguns, laser PD system, and hundreds of VLS missiles.  Good armor, nuke powered.  No aircraft. 
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on July 23, 2015, 11:31:21 AM
Just realized I wrote "missile/railgun" when I meant "laser/railgun."
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 23, 2015, 12:33:27 PM
Learn to scale the pics, Star!

Buy a real monitor Mirth.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2015, 12:39:33 PM
(http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/4869/LCS-02_07a.jpg)

gee that was tough
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: undercovergeek on July 23, 2015, 01:21:09 PM
Wtf is that?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on July 23, 2015, 01:31:04 PM
Wtf is that?

USS Independence. LCS-2.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Independence_(LCS-2)

Been in service for a few years now.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2015, 01:34:29 PM
One of the LCS (Littoral Combat Ship). They've built 2 different designs. That's one of the Independence-class with a trimaran hull.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littoral_combat_ship (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littoral_combat_ship)

The Freedom-class is a more conventional design.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2015, 01:34:51 PM
D'oh! Ninja'ed.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on July 23, 2015, 03:12:07 PM
(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/06/06fc914292b95a36396bad80d0e85568d7bf1679bb61441abc44e08e4c659d06.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 28, 2015, 10:44:37 AM
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Type 89 torpedo being loaded onto Sōryū-class submarine of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force

(http://i.imgur.com/4uRwLcX.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 28, 2015, 10:46:17 AM
USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) in heavy seas

(http://i.imgur.com/hOK7nvZ.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 29, 2015, 04:05:17 PM
Electric Boat Co. Groton Connecticut, 1943.

(http://imgur.com/LR6VZhn.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 29, 2015, 04:08:43 PM
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Justice on the Hudson, 1909. A Liberté class pre-dreadnought in town for the Hudson-Fulton Celebration.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Justice_1909_LOC_det_4a16114.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2015, 09:57:15 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/USSTheSullivans-firingmissi.jpg)

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Post by: mirth on August 03, 2015, 10:29:11 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/MFaGyfy.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 03, 2015, 10:35:05 AM
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View of USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) from an aircraft approaching for landing, 1957

(http://i.imgur.com/q5IFkhI.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 07, 2015, 07:13:13 AM
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The U.S. Navy Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Hurricane (PC-3) leads other coastal patrol ships assigned to Patrol Coastal Squadron 1 (PCRON 1) in formation during a divisional tactics exercise in the Persian Gulf. PCRON-1 was deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Cyclone-class_patrol_ships_in_the_Persian_Gulf_in_March_2015.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on August 07, 2015, 04:17:28 PM
Transiting the Panama Canal
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Post by: Staggerwing on August 07, 2015, 05:59:34 PM
When was that taken?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on August 07, 2015, 07:20:47 PM
1984 if my recollection is correct.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 07, 2015, 07:27:16 PM
Would that then be the USS Iowa?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 07, 2015, 07:40:31 PM
Yes and Steven Seagal was the cook.
..
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 07, 2015, 07:46:27 PM
Yes and Steven Seagal was the cook.
..

" Get my pies out of the oven!"
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 07, 2015, 09:07:30 PM
That's it. Is Erika Eleniak still alive?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 07, 2015, 09:16:48 PM
If so I'm calling seniority privilege. We'll let you know when we need more towels.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: OJsDad on August 08, 2015, 09:26:49 AM
Gary Busey is the XO.  He's a little unstable, but as long as you don't get him pissed all is good.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 16, 2015, 09:11:19 AM
Ford Class carrier

(http://i.imgur.com/NJXqSZb.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 18, 2015, 10:10:02 AM
Nice collection of WWI and WWII era military vessels

https://popgrotto.com/JoeHaupt/Militaria%20-%20World%20War%20I%20And%20World%20War%20II/Details
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 19, 2015, 06:17:08 PM
A Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk on USS Little Rock (CL-92) in heavy seas

(http://i.imgur.com/kR6j0U7.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 19, 2015, 06:19:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9KMdUgW.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 19, 2015, 07:13:50 PM
Just four months and 2 days after she was sunk!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on August 20, 2015, 05:27:29 AM
Just how big is an Iowa turret?
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Post by: mirth on August 20, 2015, 05:10:24 PM
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Launch preparations for USS Missouri (BB-63), Brooklyn Naval Yard, 1944.

(https://i.imgur.com/FsiWuH7.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 24, 2015, 10:33:22 AM
US Navy CVEs at anchor.

(http://imgur.com/Sk3XChU.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on August 24, 2015, 04:10:14 PM
HMS Ark Royal and the admiralty tug, Sprite, at Devonport.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on August 25, 2015, 04:20:39 PM
Imagine some poor, lost schlub with his nose stuck in his smart phone.  Looking up and coming face to face with Wiscy.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 26, 2015, 06:01:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/oOmH5S5.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 26, 2015, 06:59:36 AM
I see nothing but targets.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on August 26, 2015, 07:26:03 AM
I see nothing but targets.

Silhouette templates for kill indicators.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 26, 2015, 05:08:16 PM
Which ones are the Colony Ships?
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 26, 2015, 05:20:30 PM
they have colony pods everywhere.

(http://gb.fotolibra.com/images/previews/715515-chinese-restaurant-sign.jpeg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on August 26, 2015, 07:54:10 PM
Captain McCrea, officers and men of the Iowa:

I had wanted to say a few words to you on the trip east, but I couldn't do it properly because so many of you were mere, miserable pollywogs. Now, I understand that I can talk to you as the Chief Shellback of them all.

I have had a wonderful cruise on the Iowa, one I shall never forget. I think that all my staff have behaved themselves pretty well, with one or two lapses. When we came on board from that little French destroyer, I was horrified to note that Major General Watson and Mr. Hopkins came over the rail on all fours. However, landlubbers like that do have lapses. Outside of that, all the Army and Navy and civilians have been wonderfully taken care of, and I am impressed with two facts—the first is that you had a happy lot of visitors, fellow shipmates.

Second, from all I have seen and all I have heard, the Iowa is a "happy ship," and having served with the Navy for many years, I know—and you know—what that means. It is part and parcel of what we are trying to do, to make every ship happy and efficient.

One of the reasons I went abroad, as you know, was to try, by conversations with other Nations, to see that this war that we are all engaged in shall not happen again. We have an idea—all of us, I think—that hereafter we have got to eliminate from the human race Nations like Germany and Japan, eliminate them from the possibility of ruining the lives of a whole lot of other Nations. And in these talks in North Africa, Egypt, and Persia, with the Chinese, the Russians, Turks, and others, we made real progress.

Obviously, it will be necessary, when we win the war, to make the possibility of a future upsetting of our civilization an impossible thing. I don't say forever. None of us can look that far ahead. But I do say as long as any Americans and others who are alive today are still alive. That objective is worth fighting for. It is a part of democracy which exists in most of the world.

In upper Teheran, where the Prime Minister, Marshal Stalin, and I met, in one sense it followed that as heads of Governments we were representing between two-thirds and three-quarters of the entire population of the world. We all had the same fundamental aims: stopping what has been going on in these past four years. And that is why I believe from the viewpoint of people just plain people—this trip has been worth while.

We are all engaged in a common struggle. We are making real progress. Take what has happened in the past two years. From Pearl Harbor, from being on the defensive—very definitely so -two years ago, from being in the process of building things up to a greater strength a year ago, to where we are today, when we have the initiative in every part of the world. The other fellows may not be on the run backwards—yet. That will be the next stage, and then all of us in the service of the country will have a better chance to go home, even if we have to come home to very cold weather like this. I think after what you have seen of Bahia and Freetown and Dakar, that you will agree with me that in the long run, year in and year out, this American climate is better than any other.

And now I have to leave you for the U.S.S. Potomac. When I came out on deck quite a while ago, and saw her about a half mile away, I looked and decided how she had shrunk since I had been on the Iowa.

And so good-bye for a while. I hope that I will have another cruise on this ship. Meanwhile, good luck, and remember that I am with you in spirit, each and every one of you.
Citation: Franklin D. Roosevelt: "Remarks on Leaving the U.S.S. Iowa.," December 16, 1943. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.ed
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 27, 2015, 10:14:14 AM
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USS Tennessee (SSBN_734) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Georgia, 2013.

(http://imgur.com/zAiFBrS.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 27, 2015, 10:17:01 AM
cool dolphins!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 27, 2015, 10:17:31 AM
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Royal Navy dreadnought HMS Superb emerging from the darkness, spring 1909. Her masts have been stepped down so she can pass under bridges as she makes her way down the River Tyne after construction.

(http://i.imgur.com/Ictmylv.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 27, 2015, 10:19:21 AM
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USS Spruance (DDG 111) pulls away as USS Rushmore (LSD 47) approaches USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7), center and USS Peleliu (LHA 5)

(http://www.msc.navy.mil/sealift/2014/July/images/PAC-Rainier.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on August 28, 2015, 05:22:01 AM
Queen Elizabeth's eyes open.

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/hms-queen-elizabeth-powers-up-radar-for-first-time/?utm_source=FB&utm_medium=UKDJ+Facebook+Page&utm_campaign=SNAP
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Post by: mirth on August 28, 2015, 10:12:58 AM
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USS William P Lawrence taking JP-5 from the USS John C Stennis


(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/150819-N-DA737-401.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 28, 2015, 10:24:07 AM
Two Iowa class battleships in formation. USS Long Beach in the background.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5246/5280056839_facde68662_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 28, 2015, 10:24:58 AM
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HMS Vanguard returns to HMNB Clyde

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3677/12587026323_0f52188a36_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Barthheart on August 28, 2015, 10:51:07 AM
Two Iowa class battleships in formation. USS Long Beach in the background.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5246/5280056839_facde68662_o.jpg)

Hate to be on the receiving end of that!  :o
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 28, 2015, 05:17:19 PM
The Long Beach sure does have a satisfied glow about her, doesn't she?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 28, 2015, 06:14:38 PM
Radiation does that.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 29, 2015, 01:34:27 PM
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White Oak trees are delivered to the USS Constitution in drydock for use in her restoration


(http://usscm.org/restoration/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/IMG_5239.jpg)

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White oak is a highly desired wood for Constitution. While available commercially, the quality, sizes and dimensions of timber required for Constitution precludes availability from many sources. The Navy sources needed oak timber from "Constitution Grove" a Naval timber reserve, at Naval Weapons Support Center, Crane Indiana.

http://www.maritime.org/conf/conf-otton-mat.htm

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on August 30, 2015, 02:14:22 PM
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Royal Navy dreadnought HMS Superb emerging from the darkness, spring 1909. Her masts have been stepped down so she can pass under bridges as she makes her way down the River Tyne after construction.

(http://i.imgur.com/Ictmylv.jpg)

Its possible she was steaming down from the old Vickers Armaments factory, which is a little way up-river. The new factory, which until recently produced armoured vehicles as BAe Systems, is further up-river from the old factory and near to Scotswood Bridge. That whole area of the Tyne has been extensively redeveloped over the past few years.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 30, 2015, 02:53:26 PM
Bawb remembers sailing from there to join Nelson before Trafalgar.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on August 30, 2015, 02:54:21 PM
oo-ar!

Avast behind....

...duck hat....
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 30, 2015, 02:56:38 PM
Bawb remembers sailing from there to join Nelson before Trafalgar.

Bawb remembers when Noah built the Ark.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on August 30, 2015, 03:02:34 PM
Somebody had to read the plans for him.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 30, 2015, 03:18:36 PM
How many frying pans tall was it?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on August 30, 2015, 04:31:23 PM
27 and an omelette pan (= 15.723 woks).
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 30, 2015, 04:37:05 PM
27 and an omelette pan (= 15.723 woks).

All according to God's plan.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 30, 2015, 05:00:57 PM
So "cubit" is ancient Arimatheaic for "frying pan?"
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 30, 2015, 05:09:58 PM
^yes
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 30, 2015, 05:11:07 PM
Trust me. I studied under Professor Ravenswood.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 30, 2015, 05:13:52 PM
And take back one frying pan to honor the God whose Ark this is.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 30, 2015, 05:24:01 PM
Frakk you. Now I have to watch that movie again.

Afterwards, can I skip the next one and go straight to number 3?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 30, 2015, 05:26:49 PM
Afterwards, can I skip the next one and go straight to number 3?

Anything goes ;)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 30, 2015, 05:30:50 PM
Afterwards, can I skip the next one and go straight to number 3?

Anything goes ;)

Except for in Rowan County, KY.

(State abbreviation adds irony)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 30, 2015, 08:01:24 PM
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Post by: mirth on September 02, 2015, 10:27:36 AM
Dreadnoughts of the Royal Navy photo album

http://imgur.com/gallery/rk0Mv

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 02, 2015, 10:30:49 AM
(http://imgur.com/Z0O7UVL.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on September 03, 2015, 05:30:45 AM
Fleetweek 1932 in NYC.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on September 03, 2015, 06:26:15 AM
HMCS Magnificent in Halifax harbour when my dad served on her in 1952.

(http://jproc.ca/rrp/rrp3/avenger_castoff_event_a.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/HMCS_Magnificent_flight_deck_forward_with_Avengers.jpeg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 07:07:46 AM
^Cool pics, 40!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 03, 2015, 10:18:43 AM
Dreadnought of the future?

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/02/politics/britain-warship-of-the-future/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/02/politics/britain-warship-of-the-future/index.html)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 10:28:00 AM
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Captain's view aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) as the carrier approaches the pier where USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is already docked


(http://i.imgur.com/obfMuTp.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 10:31:04 AM
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The only functioning tank landing ship tank left in the world, LST-325 at Chattanooga, TN, 2014.

(http://i.imgur.com/5PO1ahx.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 10:39:37 AM
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USS Halibut(SSGN-587) watches a Regulus missile fly away 25 Mar 1960.

(http://i.imgur.com/KUKspmk.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 10:40:44 AM
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The Big "O". Aerial view of USS Oriskany (CV-34) underway, probably during her maiden deployment and only Med cruise, May–October 1951.


(http://i.imgur.com/tXy4lIx.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on September 03, 2015, 10:58:12 AM
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Captain's view aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) as the carrier approaches the pier where USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is already docked


(http://i.imgur.com/obfMuTp.jpg)

Looks like fun!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on September 03, 2015, 10:58:32 AM
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USS Halibut(SSGN-587) watches a Regulus missile fly away 25 Mar 1960.

(http://i.imgur.com/KUKspmk.jpg)

Sweet find!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Centurion40 on September 03, 2015, 10:59:24 AM
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The only functioning tank landing ship tank left in the world, LST-325 at Chattanooga, TN, 2014.

(http://i.imgur.com/5PO1ahx.jpg)

Well get this as the Grogferry to our future Grog Island fortress.
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 03, 2015, 12:30:29 PM
Japan launches its second Izumo-class "destroyer." They named her Kaga  :coolsmiley:

(http://www.navyrecognition.com/images/stories/news/2015/august/DDH-184_Kaga_Izumo%20class_Helicopter_Destroyer_JMSDF_2.jpg)

Next one to be named Akagi perhaps?
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Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 12:50:01 PM
Seems like they are naming them after old provinces. So maybe not Akagi, but Shinano, Yamato, and Musashi would all be options.
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 03, 2015, 01:08:30 PM
I guess the connection I was making was to their WWII carriers. Didn't know where the names actually came from.
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Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 01:15:55 PM
I guess the connection I was making was to their WWII carriers. Didn't know where the names actually came from.

I get what you were going for ;) Kaga seems like a pretty bold statement, given the history tied to the name.

Your comment made me curious as to what the naming convention for the class might be so I started digging into it a bit.
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Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 01:29:01 PM
Only two of the class are planned, so it's unlikely we'll see an Akagi or Shinano.
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 03, 2015, 01:33:44 PM
That's just because their putting their effort towards ships that turn in to giant robots.
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Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 01:35:39 PM
I fully endorse that endeavor.
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Post by: besilarius on September 03, 2015, 04:29:22 PM
If they justified Kaga as being named for a province.  (Which was their normal procedure for battleships.  Kaga was laid down as a battleship before the Washington Treaty limited the production.)
Akagi, which I'm pretty certain means Red Castle, would be hard to justify.
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Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 04:42:40 PM
I don't think they were necessarily trying to justify anything and I don't know for certain that is the naming convention for the class. Izumo and Kaga both happen to be old province names. It's somewhat telling that they picked Kaga since there are many old province names to choose from. It's a not so subtle message about the true nature of the ships.

The ships of the previous class of "helicopter destroyers" were also named for old provinces - Hyuga and Ise. Both names were also used for World War 2 era IJN battleships.

Names aside, the Japanese now have four baby carriers that could be outfitted to operate fixed-wing VSTOL/STOVL aircraft.
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Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 06:26:53 PM
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The Admirable Class Minesweeper USS Spectacle (AM-305) maneuvers through some snotty weather en route to Iwo Jima, where she would be credited with sinking seven Shin'yō suicide boats and shooting down one G4M "Betty" bomber before being kamikazed and badly damaged.

(http://i.imgur.com/hNaoKY2.jpg)

http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/mine/am305.htm
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Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 06:31:35 PM
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Project Lehi: USS King County (AG-157) with a mockup of the deck of USS Halibut on it, Testing the Regulus II missile system..

(http://i.imgur.com/RDeFVxQ.jpg)

Album here - http://imgur.com/a/mvJAN (http://imgur.com/a/mvJAN)
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Post by: Centurion40 on September 04, 2015, 06:02:12 AM
Cool!  O0
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Post by: mirth on September 04, 2015, 10:14:45 AM
(http://imgur.com/RZnysGv.jpg)
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Post by: Steelgrave on September 04, 2015, 04:31:54 PM
Names aside, the Japanese now have four baby carriers that could be outfitted to operate fixed-wing VSTOL/STOVL aircraft.

Suck it, China!   :knuppel2:
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Post by: mirth on September 04, 2015, 05:44:05 PM
Names aside, the Japanese now have four baby carriers that could be outfitted to operate fixed-wing VSTOL/STOVL aircraft.

Suck it, China!   :knuppel2:

Exactly.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 04, 2015, 05:52:20 PM
Names aside, the Japanese now have four baby carriers that could be outfitted to operate fixed-wing VSTOL/STOVL aircraft.

Suck it, China!   :knuppel2:

Exactly.

Especially since Japan is one of a very small number of countries that has a blue-water carrier-backbone wartime naval tradition, even if it is now two generations removed.
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Post by: besilarius on September 05, 2015, 06:19:47 AM
Mean Harry passes Gibraltar
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Post by: besilarius on September 06, 2015, 07:21:33 AM
HMAS AUstralia 1917.
This is interesting because it shows the extra armor plate on top of the turret.  These were put on after Jutland.
Also, the graph scale on the turret is to show other ships where the turret is aiming.
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Post by: besilarius on September 06, 2015, 07:30:08 AM
This photo is very intriguing.  It was labeled as Kirishima, but think it far more likely to be Nagoto or Mutsu due to the funnel.
From the range, and angle of the searchlight beam, the illuminating ship would seem to be perhaps 2,000 yards apart.
My guess is this is from a night training exercise.  Naturally, people would love it to be one of the night engagements off Guadalcanal.
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 06, 2015, 07:32:40 AM
Very cool photos bes!
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Post by: mirth on September 06, 2015, 08:40:01 AM
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USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) being overflown by the Blue Angels.

(http://i.imgur.com/G3QdEZU.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on September 06, 2015, 10:12:47 PM
Ike shows what she can do.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3223965/USS-Eisenhower-makes-high-speed-turns-sea-practices-launching-fighter-jets-two-years-maintenance-yard.html#v-4466655885001

Poor old Mike Boorda was pretty cool  Never heard another captain tell the conning officer, "Drive her like you stole her."
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Post by: mirth on September 08, 2015, 10:22:52 AM
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HMS Victorious (R38) after her refit. Sea Vixen and Buccaneers can been seen on her flight deck

(http://i.imgur.com/xGomIT8.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on September 09, 2015, 05:34:57 AM
Royal Navy maneuvers 1939.

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/whotube-2/hms-hood-and-other-ships-in-color.html?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=postplanner&utm_source=facebook.com

Hood from Prinz Eugen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7y3_DqFVnY
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Post by: mirth on September 09, 2015, 08:24:44 AM
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Inside the hangar bay of USS Ronald Reagan

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5679/20930796529_4e5635ae6a_k.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 11, 2015, 10:07:03 AM
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HMS Vanguard "vents off" as she leaves HMNB Clyde in Scotland

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8050/8097399089_7808da6d2b_b.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 11, 2015, 10:09:05 AM
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June 15, 1953: Commonwealth carriers at Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Review

(http://i.imgur.com/DIZblUR.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 11, 2015, 10:11:25 AM
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Missile loading onto a Delta III

(http://i.imgur.com/CBLLlnk.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 11, 2015, 05:11:02 PM
Is that at Kitsap?
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Post by: besilarius on September 11, 2015, 09:23:27 PM
Heerman and John C. Butler make smoke as they attack the Center Force off Samar.
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Post by: besilarius on September 12, 2015, 07:11:50 AM
Cranky old lady.
HMS Vanguard breaks it's lines and is drifting in the wind.  She was going to the breakers and had no crew.  If you enlarge the view you can see the wind effect on her starboard side, while on her port the surface is smooth.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 12, 2015, 07:18:08 AM
Cranky old lady.
HMS Vanguard breaks it's lines and is drifting in the wind.  She was going to the breakers and had no crew.  If you enlarge the view you can see the wind effect on her starboard side, while on her port the surface is smooth.

 ??? There seems to be a lot of spray on the port side, unless her funnel is backwards or something.
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Post by: besilarius on September 12, 2015, 07:48:44 AM
Only guessing here.  She was not supposed to have any systems functioning.
It's possible she was receiving low pressure steam from the dock to run the generators to provide electricity.  If that line broke, that may be the haze.
The haze might be from moisture coalescing after the wind crosses the hull, making a bit of surface fog.  Battleships had such high superstructures that there could be a temperature drop on the shady side.  Depends on the sun, wind, and weather.
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Post by: Windigo on September 12, 2015, 10:58:08 AM
Or it's a whale fart
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2015, 10:40:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/pANQY3O.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2015, 10:44:26 AM
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Aerial view of ships moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5590/14669245400_c931d65847_o.jpg)
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Post by: OJsDad on September 14, 2015, 10:50:17 AM
It always amazes me the quality and detail of so many black and white photos.
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2015, 10:55:18 AM
That one of Victorious is particularly nice. Did you view it at full size? Some great details.
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Post by: OJsDad on September 14, 2015, 11:05:23 AM
I hadn't, but I see what you mean.  It feels like camera quality today is just now catching back up with black and white
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 14, 2015, 05:14:59 PM
Looks like  Fairey Fulmars on the flight deck.
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2015, 05:27:45 PM
Looks like  Fairey Fulmars on the flight deck.

Good eye. They are Fulmars.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 14, 2015, 06:20:43 PM
They have that looooong canopy just like the Fairey Battle.
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Post by: Windigo on September 15, 2015, 09:36:57 AM
They have that looooong canopy just like the Fairey Battle.

3 man cockpit typical of brit carrier planes...
pilot, navigator, and some guy named John who makes the tea
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Post by: bob48 on September 15, 2015, 09:39:37 AM
Well, everyone has to start at the bottom, and makin' the tea is very important. It has to be done right. You can't expect to be able to fly a Fulmar if ye cannae mek a decent brew.
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Post by: besilarius on September 15, 2015, 04:45:09 PM
http://www.argunners.com/seldom-interior-images-of-italys-wwii-battleship-roma-2/

Italian battleship Roma.  Very attractive ship, there was fuel shortages, so she didn't do much steaming.
Admiral quarters were very posh.
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Post by: besilarius on September 15, 2015, 05:03:13 PM
http://www.ijnwarship.com/IJN%20Lore/Volume%203/3a%20The%20Last%20Glorious%20Days%20-%20Naval%20Review,%201940.htm

Imperial review of the fleet, 1940.  some rather unusual photos.
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Post by: besilarius on September 16, 2015, 05:32:11 AM
Damn mud flats.
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Post by: besilarius on September 16, 2015, 06:01:55 AM
Classic rail gun.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 16, 2015, 06:07:48 AM
Is that one of the guns the Navy found somewhere in a scrapyard or forgotten storage site after telling everyone it could not get any more of that type because the techniques were forgotten or the right manufacturing systems no longer existed?
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Post by: besilarius on September 16, 2015, 06:39:37 PM
A friend who is ordnance assures me that there are both barrels and liners in storage.
Had not heard of anyone denying it.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 16, 2015, 08:05:31 PM
I have a (admittedly dim) memory of reading an article a while back saying that the Navy would have trouble contracting for more gun barrels which is why finding a number of them in obscure storage was such a boon.
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Post by: besilarius on September 16, 2015, 09:20:50 PM
Years ago, the Washington Navy yard was also the Naval Gun Factory.
Back in the 60s or 70s, a drunk sailor drove his Volkswagen into the pit used to cast the liners.
As a safety measure, it was filled in with concrete.
Will ask my friend what production facilities may still exist.  He may answer me in six months.
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Post by: besilarius on September 20, 2015, 10:42:50 AM
Turkish Sultana Yavuz.  (SMS Goeben).
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Post by: mirth on September 22, 2015, 09:34:58 AM
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KGW-1 Loon missile explodes on the deck of USS Cusk(SSG-348) 7 Jul 1948

(http://i.imgur.com/JqGJpUq.jpg)

Album - http://imgur.com/a/BvaHx
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Post by: mirth on September 22, 2015, 09:40:01 AM
USS Peralta (DDG 115) and USS Monsoor (DDG 1001) under construction at Bath Iron Works. Pic highlights the size difference between a Burke and a Zumwalt.

(http://i.imgur.com/XcamUqw.jpg)
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 23, 2015, 06:35:47 AM
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3114 (http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3114)

So those two Mistral-class amphibs that the French were supposed to sell to the Russians are now going to...Egypt?

Can someone here give some perspective on this? To me it seems an odd purchase for the Egyptians. Where are they going to use them? and what for? Not that I mind them going to an ally, I'm just a little puzzled about it. Maybe they got them on clearance?
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Post by: mirth on September 23, 2015, 07:15:45 AM
Very odd.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 23, 2015, 10:02:01 AM
its easier to move refugees to Europe that way.   :P
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Post by: besilarius on September 23, 2015, 04:13:33 PM
Possibyl, this is the last photo ever taken of HMS Nelson before being towed to the breakers yard, she is shown in 1949 at anchor in a river at or near Rosyth being used as a target ship by the fleet air arm.
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Post by: mirth on September 23, 2015, 05:08:37 PM
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Sailors and Marines man the rails of the carrier Ranger (CVA 61) as she pulls into port at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1958

(http://i.imgur.com/rAESG0M.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 24, 2015, 07:42:39 AM
K-456 Tver

(http://i.imgur.com/1S5642e.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 24, 2015, 10:39:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rmvQJLV.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 24, 2015, 10:43:16 AM
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Royal Navy light cruiser HMS Diomede, (D92) pitches through a swell during a storm in the Atlantic. Photo taken from light cruiser HMS Dunedin, (D93). Summer 1940.

(http://i.imgur.com/LfqZOHv.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 24, 2015, 10:44:29 AM
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Stern view of battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62) during sea trials after being modernized in 1982

(http://i.imgur.com/Ioxr7Os.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 24, 2015, 10:46:07 AM
USS Oregon in drydock, 1913.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5566/14760384021_d7b629f79c_o.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on September 24, 2015, 04:28:45 PM
BC Hiei, October 1941.  Home waters.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 24, 2015, 06:37:01 PM
USS Oregon in drydock, 1913.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5566/14760384021_d7b629f79c_o.jpg)

I may print that out and frame it.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 24, 2015, 07:31:25 PM
thats it?   :o
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 24, 2015, 07:41:05 PM
thats it?   :o

Eh?
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 24, 2015, 07:49:54 PM
the British Navy OOB.
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Post by: mirth on September 24, 2015, 07:56:30 PM
the British Navy OOB.

That's it
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Post by: mirth on September 25, 2015, 11:04:54 AM
Some thoughts on why Egypt is buying the Mistrals

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/why-is-egypt-buying-two-orphaned-mistral-class-aircraft-1732595299
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 25, 2015, 12:28:30 PM
the British Navy OOB.

It's ok. They've still got HMS Victory.
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Post by: bob48 on September 25, 2015, 12:31:23 PM
the British Navy OOB.

It's ok. They've still got HMS Victory.

Phew!
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Post by: mirth on September 25, 2015, 01:17:07 PM
Bob served on her with Nelson.
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Post by: bob48 on September 25, 2015, 01:18:40 PM
Bob served on her with Nelson.

I remember when he was just a powder monkey.
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Post by: mirth on September 25, 2015, 01:21:16 PM
Bob served on her with Nelson.

I remember when he was just a powder monkey.

You taught him well.
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Post by: besilarius on September 25, 2015, 05:37:10 PM
It's a good thing Nelson rose in rank to captain and then admiral.
I just can't see how anyone can be a powder monkey with one arm and one eye.  Too accident prone.
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Post by: besilarius on September 27, 2015, 06:19:42 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=240&v=jhiBdgbGLdY

documentary of IJN cruisers.  Some good views.  At the 2 minute mark, a division of cruisers  changes formation from line ahead (Form 1) to line abreast.
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Post by: mirth on September 28, 2015, 07:59:33 AM
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The Italian submarine ITS Salvatore Todaro (S 526) at Naval Station Mayport, the first visit by an Italian submarine to the United States since World War II.

(http://www.csg7.navy.mil/imagery/2008/07/080711-N-3285B-008.jpg)
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 28, 2015, 08:49:19 AM
That thing looks tiny. I imagine the Atlantic crossing was a little long and cramped.
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Post by: mirth on September 28, 2015, 08:59:01 AM
Those Type 212s have a very small crew complement. And from what I've read, surprisingly decent accommodations. Still you probably go a little stir crazy after awhile.
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Post by: bob48 on September 28, 2015, 09:17:18 AM
Crew is 5 officers and 22 O/R from what I read.
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Post by: undercovergeek on September 28, 2015, 09:51:31 AM
that cant be it surely!

there most be shit loads still submerged - its almost a mini sub
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Post by: bob48 on September 28, 2015, 10:05:49 AM
I googled it :-)
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Post by: mirth on September 28, 2015, 05:45:46 PM
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HMS Iron Duke Vertical Seawolf launch

(http://i.imgur.com/8tfG5tJ.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 29, 2015, 09:59:48 AM
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USS George Washington (CVN-73) underway in the Pacific Ocean. Sept. 2015.

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/150922-N-DM308-310.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on September 30, 2015, 10:45:02 AM
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USS Albany, CG-10 in Barcelona, 1979

(http://i.imgur.com/fOhYF3U.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 30, 2015, 10:46:30 AM
Predreadnought SMS Schlesien

(http://imgur.com/sDr9wwK.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on September 30, 2015, 04:33:13 PM
A little love letter from Bob Kane, creator of Batman, to the USS Iowa.
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Post by: mirth on October 03, 2015, 09:49:16 AM
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USS Lafayette (SSBN-616) with extended telemetry mast used for Poseidon missile tests, ca. 1975.

(http://i.imgur.com/UOLIp5C.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 03, 2015, 09:51:26 AM
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HMS Ark Royal leaving Gibraltar for the last time, wearing her paying off pennant, 2nd October 1978.


(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/174/media-174677/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
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Post by: besilarius on October 05, 2015, 03:13:38 PM
Artist rendition of the cruiser Quincy during Savo Island.
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Post by: Windigo on October 06, 2015, 11:50:59 AM
its easier to move refugees to Europe that way.   :P

ouch!!  LOL.... 
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Post by: mirth on October 07, 2015, 10:41:22 AM
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Russian Akula class submarine loading torpedo

(http://i.imgur.com/mH7IHZq.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 07, 2015, 10:42:37 AM
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The U.S.S. Indiana, her deck lined with Sailors and Marines, as seen from the Golden Gate Bridge, returning from the Pacific (Oct. 6, 1945).

(http://i.imgur.com/R36zBdX.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 07, 2015, 10:47:06 AM
All 4 Iowa-class battleships operating together in the Virginia Capes area. (June 7, 1954)

(http://i.imgur.com/Cebn7Nl.png)



(http://i.imgur.com/d7VDHLZ.jpg)
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Post by: undercovergeek on October 07, 2015, 10:52:02 AM
thats a lot of kaboom all in one row
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Post by: mirth on October 08, 2015, 10:22:13 AM
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USS America (CVA-66), foreground, and USS Ranger (CVA-61) underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. Januray 1973.


(http://i.imgur.com/Rr8aDVw.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 11, 2015, 07:09:09 AM
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Invincible Class HMS Ark Royal in Portsmouth Naval Drydock

(http://i.imgur.com/df8vJ44.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 11, 2015, 07:42:34 AM
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French SSBN Le Triomphant departs Brest

(http://img.bemil.chosun.com/nbrd/data/10044/upfile/201205/20120512105157.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 11, 2015, 07:43:59 AM
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Kilo-class B-800 Kaluga submarine returns to the base

(http://i.imgur.com/pBBoTc4.jpg)

Gallery - http://imgur.com/a/u5QpO
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 11, 2015, 08:03:51 AM
The outsides of Russian subs always look like they were made from dented scrap plating. I'm guessing that texture must be  anechoic coating material.
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on October 11, 2015, 08:06:21 AM
The outsides of Russian subs always look like they were made from dented scrap plating.

Ha! That might not have been far off for their earliest subs.
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Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on October 11, 2015, 08:48:28 PM
The outsides of Russian subs always look like they were made from dented scrap plating. I'm guessing that texture must be  anechoic coating material.

Nah, just dented plate, painted. The anechoic stuff looks like rubber tiles. There is a pic of a US sub in the thread iirc that looks like grey rubber tiles. The finish looks flat, whereas the finish on marine paint is glossy.
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Post by: besilarius on October 12, 2015, 06:13:23 AM
A collision at sea can ruin your whole day. - Thucydides, 323BC.

Leipzig and Prinz Eugen
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Post by: besilarius on October 12, 2015, 05:40:47 PM
Not sure, may have posted this before.
Still a great video of automated gunnery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=155&v=ICifnf63lCs

And for the Gun Club, the Naval Gunnery Factory at the Washington Navy Yard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epclkzKJvfc
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Post by: besilarius on October 12, 2015, 06:08:01 PM
Henry V's flagship may be found.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3268751/One-Henry-V-s-four-great-warships-buried-mud-Hampshire-river-spotted-aerial-photograph-historian.html
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Post by: bob48 on October 13, 2015, 04:23:26 AM
Fantastic!
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Post by: mirth on October 13, 2015, 10:17:13 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/7s4OnqR.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on October 13, 2015, 11:13:38 AM
Not as good as a VW though........
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Post by: besilarius on October 13, 2015, 04:05:49 PM
Laffey versus Hiei
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Post by: besilarius on October 14, 2015, 05:27:28 AM
Horsecock and Joe in the Goatlocker.
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Post by: mirth on October 14, 2015, 10:26:04 AM
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Spanish frigate Blas de Lezo (F-103) passing San Felipe castle in Ferrol, North Western Spain.

(http://i.imgur.com/4H2GVSh.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 14, 2015, 10:32:54 AM
Flickr Album from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa : US Sixth Fleet

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cne-cna-c6f/sets/72157647574803063
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Post by: mirth on October 14, 2015, 10:37:18 AM
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Typhoon class sub under construction. Two pressure hulls and the ICBM section between them clearly visible

(http://i.imgur.com/1dmbLUn.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 14, 2015, 10:38:28 AM
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HMS Illustrious (86) in the Indian Ocean in August 1942

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/467/media-467058/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 14, 2015, 10:40:11 AM
Fantastic!

Did you serve aboard Henry V's flagship, bawb? ;)
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on October 14, 2015, 11:23:21 AM
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Typhoon class sub under construction. Two pressure hulls and the ICBM section between them clearly visible

(http://i.imgur.com/1dmbLUn.jpg)

Very cool.
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Post by: mirth on October 15, 2015, 10:57:31 AM
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USS Block Island (CVE-106) in North Atlantic seas 1952

(http://i.imgur.com/RfnUjTG.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on October 15, 2015, 05:21:58 PM
Sonia does Sussex.

http://lex-for-lexington.tumblr.com/post/131225255272/uss-edsall-impression-of-a-ki-51-sonia
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Post by: Centurion40 on October 16, 2015, 07:23:11 AM
Sonia does Sussex.

http://lex-for-lexington.tumblr.com/post/131225255272/uss-edsall-impression-of-a-ki-51-sonia

Wild!
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Post by: mirth on October 19, 2015, 10:15:11 AM
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US Atlantic Fleet in a gale, 1913.

(http://i.imgur.com/1n42QNt.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on October 19, 2015, 05:06:01 PM
Diving on Musashi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwaaJeCjgjw
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Post by: mirth on October 20, 2015, 10:00:51 AM
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SMS Lützow, the flagship of Rear Admiral Franz von Hipper during the Battle of Jutland.

(http://i.imgur.com/oGD6fxc.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 21, 2015, 10:44:12 AM
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Shore party from the USS Onondaga, a double-turreted monitor launched 29 July 1863.

(http://www.murdoconline.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/cws_onondaga.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 21, 2015, 10:45:39 AM
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USS Indianapolis (CA 35) entering New York City, date unknown


(http://i.imgur.com/nrqc0ze.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 21, 2015, 05:13:32 PM
Well, we know the photo was taken sometime before July of 1945.
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Post by: mirth on October 21, 2015, 05:20:41 PM
I actually think it's pre war.
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Post by: Centurion40 on October 22, 2015, 07:12:54 AM
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Shore party from the USS Onondaga, a double-turreted monitor launched 29 July 1863.

(http://www.murdoconline.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/cws_onondaga.jpg)

Looks like a sweet gig (for back in the day).
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2015, 10:00:17 AM
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HMS Ark Royal (R09) with Venoms, Hawks and Gannets on deck.

(http://i.imgur.com/0nazyMk.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2015, 10:02:54 AM
(http://USS Texas (SSN775) in floating drydock just prior to launch at Newport News Shipbuilding.)

(http://i.imgur.com/NskrW7x.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2015, 10:04:49 AM
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USS Oregon returning from Cuba (Spanish-American War). She's showing signs of some seriously hard mileage (sailed from SF to Cuba via Cape Horn) as well as combat (Battle of Santiago Bay).

(https://i.imgur.com/33gnm.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2015, 10:06:43 AM
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HMS Lion (C34) at Malta, in 1961

(https://i.imgur.com/IiugLto.png)
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Post by: besilarius on October 22, 2015, 05:30:22 PM
German naval paintings

http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/claus-bergen-marine-maler-im-ersten-und-zweiten-weltkrieg-fotostrecke-130623.html
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 23, 2015, 06:52:26 AM
(http://www.murdoconline.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/cws_onondaga.jpg)

Thas' a purty funnel you got there, boy...

(http://media.giphy.com/media/L7T0nM30U2jDi/giphy.gif)
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Post by: besilarius on October 23, 2015, 04:22:35 PM
Now, if the First Lieutenant had any sense of humor, they'd let the anchor go.
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 23, 2015, 06:49:06 PM
Now, if the First Lieutenant had any sense of humor, they'd let the anchor go.

Caddyshack flashback...
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Post by: mirth on October 25, 2015, 12:45:01 PM
(http://imgur.com/6RsHLeD.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on October 26, 2015, 05:44:14 AM
Constitution, New York, and Texas at Charleston, Mass shipyard, early 1930s
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Post by: mirth on October 26, 2015, 02:40:42 PM
HMS Furious in 1918 with flight decks fore and aft of the superstructure.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/SSZ_airship_aboard_HMS_Furious_1918_IWM_Q_20640.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 26, 2015, 02:42:29 PM
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USS ABSD-2 with USS Mississippi in the dock, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 12 Oct 1944

(http://ww2db.com/images/ship_absd2_2.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 26, 2015, 02:44:39 PM
USS Iowa in the same floating drydock shown above


(http://ww2db.com/images/ship_iowa16.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 26, 2015, 02:47:00 PM
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3-inch guns in the stern gun tubs aboard the USS Essex, circa 1950.

(http://ww2db.com/images/51046d935d03d.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 27, 2015, 08:05:23 AM
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USS Halsey (DLG/CG-23) following completion of her air warfare upgrade at Bath Iron Works. 1972.


(http://i.imgur.com/2UsNfPJ.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on October 27, 2015, 06:39:13 PM
Midrats on the Yorktown in 1944.
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Post by: mirth on October 29, 2015, 07:52:54 AM
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Royal Navy Vanguard Class submarine HMS Vigilant returning to HMNB Clyde after her extended deployment.

(https://modmedia.blog.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/142/2015/05/45157568.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on October 29, 2015, 09:05:58 AM
Looks like a sea monster!
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Post by: mirth on October 29, 2015, 04:24:36 PM
Looks like a sea monster!

Nessie made it out of the Loch.
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Post by: mirth on October 29, 2015, 04:27:30 PM
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USS New York seen from the deck of USS Missouri, October 27th, 1945, in the Hudson River

(http://i.imgur.com/RcrtBuH.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on October 29, 2015, 04:38:17 PM
Pennsylvania after a torpedo hit on 12 August, 45.  One torpedo blew a hole thirty feet in diameter near the stern.
Note the freeboard on the main deck!
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Post by: undercovergeek on October 29, 2015, 04:48:52 PM
man that was close to the end
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2015, 10:21:17 AM
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The Second Battleship Squadron of the German Navy sailing to the North Sea, circa 1911-14.

(http://i.imgur.com/chIpbCd.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2015, 10:22:14 AM
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First and Second Battleship Squadrons and Small Cruiser of the German Navy, in Kiel Harbor, Germany, circa 1911-14.

(http://i.imgur.com/nqRTBoC.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2015, 10:23:28 AM
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Harry Truman watching the 1945 Navy Day celebrations in New York from the USS Missouri, October 27, 1945.

(http://i.imgur.com/bDYFT0t.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on October 30, 2015, 10:50:11 AM
Cool pic.
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Post by: besilarius on November 02, 2015, 05:20:14 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v61dzZo5Up0

A rather wet ride.
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Post by: besilarius on November 02, 2015, 05:41:16 AM
Warspite on the rocks.
On the way to the breakers, the grand old lady had one more adventure.
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Post by: Centurion40 on November 02, 2015, 07:11:12 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v61dzZo5Up0

A rather wet ride.

Methinks that we should purchase some of those from you.
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Post by: besilarius on November 02, 2015, 04:56:52 PM
Most theme parks have flume rides and log drops that do the trick for a wet one.
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Post by: besilarius on November 02, 2015, 05:43:51 PM
Turret Explosion on Battleship Michigan, 25 September 1916.
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Post by: besilarius on November 03, 2015, 05:27:24 PM
One admiral's response to Chinese weaponry.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/08/04/our-aircraft-carriers-are-not-sitting-ducks/

I am certain the navy is working on technological advances.  Hope it will be enough.
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Post by: Centurion40 on November 04, 2015, 06:38:00 AM
One admiral's response to Chinese weaponry.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/08/04/our-aircraft-carriers-are-not-sitting-ducks/

I am certain the navy is working on technological advances.  Hope it will be enough.

When a senior executive like an Admiral/General level officer starts telling me that everything is ok, well, that's when I start to worry.
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Post by: mirth on November 04, 2015, 08:05:35 AM
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Christening ceremony at Bath Iron Works for USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115)


(http://i.imgur.com/5q6NIvx.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 04, 2015, 08:07:18 AM
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An MV-22 Osprey lands on the flight deck of USS Boxer (LHD-4) as USS New Orleans (LPD-18) and USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) conduct a replenishment at sea during a Composite Training Unit Exercise in the Pacific.

(http://i.imgur.com/RTrS4g8.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 04, 2015, 08:08:45 AM
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Leander-class frigate HMS Cleopatra passing through the Corinth Canal, Greece in 1970.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/17/media-17370/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
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Post by: mirth on November 04, 2015, 08:09:34 AM
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Escort Carrier USS Barnes transporting P-38 Lightning and P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes across the Pacific, July 1, 1943

(http://i.imgur.com/pDlySS8.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on November 04, 2015, 04:14:19 PM
Always wanted to try the Corinth canal, but the fuddy-duddies at Sixth Fleet were concerned about the sonar domes!
Can you imagine?
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Post by: besilarius on November 04, 2015, 04:15:09 PM
Maryland after a torpedo strike off Saipan.  10 July, 1944
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Post by: Windigo on November 04, 2015, 04:34:22 PM
Damn that's a BFH!*








* Also said by Star on several occassions
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Post by: besilarius on November 05, 2015, 04:56:26 PM
Video filmed from Prinz Eugen of the Denmark Strait.

https://www.facebook.com/fireflypls/videos/1710973809122193/?fref=nf
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Post by: mirth on November 08, 2015, 10:04:45 AM
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SS Atlantic Conveyor after her 10 day refit during the Falklands War.

(http://i.imgur.com/zrjvB0U.jpg)


http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2012/04/the-atlantic-conveyor-falklands30/
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Post by: besilarius on November 08, 2015, 03:16:17 PM
IJN cruiser Nachi 5 November, 1944, Manila.
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 08, 2015, 04:26:10 PM
Looks like she is missing her bow in addition to that other... problem.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 09, 2015, 07:44:10 PM
IJN cruiser Nachi 5 November, 1944, Manila.

its a picture of Mirths love life.
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Post by: mirth on November 09, 2015, 08:11:07 PM
IJN cruiser Nachi 5 November, 1944, Manila.

its a picture of Mirths love life.

You're the one with all the experience with Filipino trannies.
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Post by: besilarius on November 10, 2015, 05:34:21 AM
Gambier Bay getting a water washdown from 18" shells.
And the ship on the far right is the cruiser Chikuma.
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 10, 2015, 11:42:16 AM
IIRC, Gambier Bay didn't have long to live after that photo was taken.
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Post by: besilarius on November 12, 2015, 05:28:47 AM
The 20mm oerlikons were manned by the messmates on Essex.  When the kamikaze hit, avgas spilled off the flight deck and over the guncrews.  They were burned so badly that all the medical crew could do was shoot them up with morphine.  Within half an hour they had all died.
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Post by: mirth on November 12, 2015, 05:52:50 PM
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1970 Super Boss Mustang 429 being loaded aboard USS Coral Sea (CV-43)

(http://i.imgur.com/2idKhWW.jpg)

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In 1970, lawyer and drag racer Al Eckstrand put together a Lawman Racing Team, consisting of two 780hp Boss 429 Mustang drag cars and six 428 Cobra Jet Mach 1s, to tour U.S. military facilities around the world. It was during the Vietnam War, and servicemen were happy to see some of the musclecars from back home. Two Lawman Boss 429s were built, one for Eckstrand demonstrations in Southeast Asia and the other for use as a show car in Europe. The first car was destroyed at sea when an 8-ton ship container fell on it So, Eckstrand hastily finished the second car, which was flown by Air Force transport to the south Pacific. http://www.mustangheaven.com/2015/old-photo-of-1970-lawman-super-boss-429-being-unloaded-in-vietnam/#more-23035
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Post by: besilarius on November 14, 2015, 06:13:39 PM
A female worker cleaning the rifling on a 15 inch rifle in Warwickshire.
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Post by: besilarius on November 16, 2015, 09:05:32 PM
Event on the USS Chopper.
http://diodon349.com/Stories/Stories_SS/The_Deep_Dive_of_the_USS_CHOPPER_SS_342.htm
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Post by: besilarius on November 22, 2015, 04:52:05 PM
USS Maddox during Halsey's Typhoon, 17 December, 1944.
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Post by: besilarius on November 22, 2015, 08:24:52 PM
Battleship Texas, steam plant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdGo-54bknM
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Post by: besilarius on December 01, 2015, 04:19:55 PM
Dead Man's turret on Seydlitz.  Queen Mary put a 13.5 thru the barbette of the aft superfiring turret, killing about 150 men. 

At Dogger Bank, Lion put a 13.5 into the deck at the base of the barbette, also killing about 150 men in the same turret.
German ammunition burned instead of exploding, which is why Seydlitz made it home.
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Post by: besilarius on December 07, 2015, 04:19:59 PM
Zumwalt in sea trials.

http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2015/12/07/largest-destroyer-built-navy-headed-sea-testing/76919816/
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Post by: Staggerwing on December 07, 2015, 05:46:01 PM
Zumwalt in sea trials.

http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2015/12/07/largest-destroyer-built-navy-headed-sea-testing/76919816/

TBH, I'm still not sure why the Zumwalt Class are considered destroyers since they are the size of the pocket battleship Graff Spee. Still, if the Japanese can call something that launches aircraft and is the size of WW2's USS Enterprise a 'helicopter destroyer' I guess we can join in on the rebranding as well.
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Post by: bob48 on December 08, 2015, 05:14:34 AM
Zumwalt in sea trials.

http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2015/12/07/largest-destroyer-built-navy-headed-sea-testing/76919816/

Ha! The skippers name - James Kirk.
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Post by: besilarius on December 16, 2015, 05:54:14 AM
Walk Softly, and Carry a Big Stick.
The Great White Fleet departs Hampton Roads.
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Post by: besilarius on December 19, 2015, 05:23:34 AM
Primer man on center gun of an Iowa 16" turret.  The gun's breech is above him.
The red line behind him was called the recoil line.  If you were even with the line, or worse in front of it, when the gun fired, you would not be in good condition.
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Post by: besilarius on December 20, 2015, 06:43:24 AM
Hercules is the last steam tug in America.  Video of her trip across San Francisco Bay.  Good view of boilers and reciprocating engines.  All ships used to work like this.

https://www.facebook.com/richard.everett.3998
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Post by: besilarius on December 21, 2015, 04:38:29 PM
X  turret, HMS Tiger after Jutland
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on December 21, 2015, 08:14:48 PM
Old Soviet navy vs. new Russian navy.


(http://pop.h-cdn.co/assets/15/52/980x490/landscape-1450707238-russia.png)

(http://pop.h-cdn.co/assets/15/52/768x10062/gallery-1450709337-lalasmaller.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 21, 2015, 09:49:01 PM
 :2funny:
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Post by: besilarius on December 24, 2015, 05:21:41 AM
The end of Exeter.
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Post by: besilarius on December 28, 2015, 07:05:46 AM
Portsmouth harbor, 1919.  Royal Sovereign and Victory
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Post by: besilarius on December 28, 2015, 07:06:32 PM
Floating Dock, Deptford, London.  Approx 1845.
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Post by: besilarius on December 31, 2015, 07:34:09 AM
HMAS Sidney wreck videod.

http://www.argunners.com/new-images-of-hmas-sydney-confirm-fate-killing-645/

Apparently the first german salvo hit squarely in the bridge.  Normally a cruiser like this should have been able to handle an auxiliary cruiser. 
The same thing nearly happened to Prince of Wales during the Bismarck engagement.  A 15" shell hit the bridge, but did not explode.  Even so, all but three of the crew were killed or incapacitated.  If the shell went off, with a new ship that was still working up, might have been catastrophic.
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Post by: besilarius on January 01, 2016, 09:48:48 AM
Italian factory, Genoa, 1906
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 01, 2016, 10:50:20 AM
Are you sure that's Genoa? The caption translates as:

"workshop staging towers (Establishment Armstrong -Elswick")

That would put it at the Elswick Shipyards on the River Tyne.
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth#Shipbuilding
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Post by: bob48 on January 01, 2016, 11:37:33 AM
Are you sure that's Genoa? The caption translates as:

"workshop staging towers (Establishment Armstrong -Elswick")

That would put it at the Elswick Shipyards on the River Tyne.
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth#Shipbuilding

About 3 miles from where I live, although its not there now, obviously :-)
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Post by: besilarius on January 01, 2016, 11:54:47 PM
Can't say at all.  Got it from a friend who said it was from an Italian book on the prewar Italian Navy. 
Took him at his word, which was apparently not that good.
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Post by: besilarius on January 03, 2016, 06:46:53 AM
French steam battleship, Carnot. 
Very baroque in style.  Can just imagine the admiral enjoying a snifter of cognac as the seaman holystone the teak deck.
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Post by: bob48 on January 03, 2016, 07:41:06 AM
Look at all that bloody smoke! Who built the engines, Volkswagon?
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 03, 2016, 09:11:54 AM
Or maybe the Trabant factory.
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Post by: besilarius on January 03, 2016, 10:18:00 PM
For those who have never quite figured out what a 16" shell is equivalent to.
Nauticus museum in Norfolk, VA, USS Wisconsin.
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Post by: besilarius on January 09, 2016, 03:36:52 PM
#2 Fire room, USS Yorktown.
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Post by: besilarius on January 12, 2016, 04:36:48 PM
Christmas Day, 1940 on HMS King George V.

Giblet Soup?  A Bawb specialty?
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Post by: bob48 on January 13, 2016, 04:50:06 AM
We had to make do. There was a war on, y'know!
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Post by: besilarius on January 14, 2016, 06:49:27 PM
http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/russias-aircraft-carrier-piece-junk

This sounds too good to be true. 
If it should be true, and the Chinese are using this as a blueprint, I'm not so worried anymore.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on January 15, 2016, 07:59:39 AM
http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/russias-aircraft-carrier-piece-junk

This sounds too good to be true. 
If it should be true, and the Chinese are using this as a blueprint, I'm not so worried anymore.

"If you misbehave, you’ll be sent to the Kuznetsov"

 ;D

Sounds like we could bring the Intrepid or other 'museumed' CVs back into service and they'd still be lightyears ahead of Russia, China, and other third-world powers.
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Post by: mirth on January 15, 2016, 10:39:17 AM
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HMS King George V viewed from beneath the 14 inch guns of HMS Anson, Scapa Flow - 15th January 1943.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/467/media-467180/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
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Post by: mirth on January 15, 2016, 10:41:07 AM
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Russian Delta class submarine firing ballistic missile

(http://i.imgur.com/s6nUtmC.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on January 17, 2016, 06:29:13 AM
USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8022/7454547630_1636cef9a5_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on January 17, 2016, 06:37:34 AM
(http://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/files/2016/01/FINAL_JPEG_Infograph_EvolutionOftheDestroyer-01.jpg)


(http://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/files/2016/01/FINAL_JPEG_Infograph_EvolutionOftheCruiser_LOW.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 17, 2016, 06:50:34 AM
Cool charts. Where did you find them? Are there any more at the source?
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Post by: mirth on January 17, 2016, 06:59:07 AM
I found them on Reddit. This is the source site - http://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/

Cool site, but I didn't see anymore infographics like those.
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Post by: besilarius on January 17, 2016, 07:30:11 AM
The cruiser chart is missing the Marbleheads.
A great class inspired by the govenors of Massachusetts.
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 17, 2016, 07:47:57 AM
I think the graphic was meant to show more notable ways that USN cruisers changed over the years rather than include each and every class. There are no Chester- or St-Louise-class ships on the list either.
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Post by: besilarius on January 19, 2016, 04:50:25 PM
2 Million pounds for Dreadnaught in 1905.
Would be roughly 218 Million pounds today.  Might be able to cover an F35/
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Post by: BanzaiCat on January 19, 2016, 05:04:24 PM
That cruiser chart is cool, but that's some shitty Photoshop skills, making the bottom of it unreadable.
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Post by: mirth on January 20, 2016, 07:51:55 AM
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RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile launched from Wasp-class amphibious assault ship

(http://i.imgur.com/SjbvPDq.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on January 20, 2016, 08:14:32 AM
Good read - http://breakingdefense.com/2016/01/navys-dilemma-what-kind-of-presence/ (http://breakingdefense.com/2016/01/navys-dilemma-what-kind-of-presence/)

I like this guy:

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“Folks, our job is to kill people and break their toys,” the Navy’s director of surface warfare, Rear Adm. Peter Fanta, said to laughter and applause at the Surface Navy Association’s annual conference. “There’s nothing else in the world that matters. That’s why you have a Navy.”

“I got it,” Fanta went on. “There’s presence — [but] presence without lethality is impotence.”
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: undercovergeek on January 20, 2016, 08:18:37 AM
1100 crew on a cruiser?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 20, 2016, 12:34:19 PM
1100 crew on a cruiser?

Not ours. Most of our modern cruisers/destroyers have a total complement of around 300-350. The Zumwalts will only have about 150 due to the high level of automation.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: undercovergeek on January 20, 2016, 12:37:22 PM
i refer you to the long beach and baltimore class
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 20, 2016, 12:50:35 PM
i refer you to the long beach and baltimore class

Not exactly modern ;)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on January 20, 2016, 01:41:49 PM
^....neither is 'geek............
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 20, 2016, 01:52:25 PM
^....neither is 'geek............

Heh. I just realized that he was looking at the chart. My mind was elsewhere when I responded to his post.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: undercovergeek on January 20, 2016, 01:58:46 PM
fkng useless!!  :D
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 20, 2016, 05:11:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RcpZMIv.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 20, 2016, 05:22:57 PM
Almost as big as a Chinese Coast Guard cutter.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 20, 2016, 05:58:06 PM
(http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/destroyers/desron23.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 23, 2016, 08:34:52 AM
The Tillman Battleship boondoggle.
These "maximum" BBs were derailed by the Washington Treaty.
http://myplace.frontier.com/~wellsbrothers/Battleships/TillmanBB.html
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 23, 2016, 08:50:32 AM
Interesting article. The Tillmans sound like the battleship equivalent of the Neubaufahrzeuge panzers or the Soviet T-35, both dead-end designs.

Those 6-gun turrets would have been spectacular to see, even a full broadside would have probably been out of the question for structural integrity reasons.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on January 23, 2016, 10:17:20 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RcpZMIv.jpg)

"We are the Borg. Prepare to be assimilated. Resistance is futile".
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 23, 2016, 10:20:46 AM
Remember, the Captain's name is James Kirk. I can just imagine the bridge chatter, "Captain, thair be whales here!".
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on January 23, 2016, 10:26:56 AM
Remember, the Captain's name is James Kirk. I can just imagine the bridge chatter, "Captain, thair be whales here!".

I had forgotten that! Sooooo many bad Trek lines to be made here!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 27, 2016, 05:49:24 AM
Final take off and landing on the Sad Sara.

http://worldwarwings.com/uss-saratoga-got-one-final-landing-but-its-not-what-youd-think
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 27, 2016, 09:54:29 AM
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USS Missouri fires a salvo of 16-inch shells from turret 2 while bombarding Chongjin, North Korea, in an effort to cut enemy communications, October 1950.

(http://www.msc.navy.mil/sealift/2013/September/images/80-GK-12603.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 27, 2016, 09:57:03 AM
(http://USS Mississippi BB-41 (AG-128)  launching a Terrier guided missile in 1955)

(http://i.imgur.com/Zy0ohnp.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 27, 2016, 10:10:24 AM
Slava class cruiser in dry dock

(http://i.imgur.com/HarUfpy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 27, 2016, 04:57:36 PM
German battlecruiser SMS Von der Tann in drydock after the battle of Jutland, showing the aft armoured plate over the starboard rudder dislodged after being hit at 17.09 of May 31, 1916 by a 15-inch shell of HMS Barham. The shell struck in compartment I hitting the junction between the upper 80mm-thick armoured plate and the lower 100mm-thick one, with splinters of armour penetrating inside the ship. The shell provoked the flooding with 600 tons of water of the starboard rudder room, detention cells, starboard wing passage and all store rooms on Zwischendeck in compartments I and II. As a consequence, the starboard rudder was temporarily jammed, the draught aft increased to 10 m and the battlecruiser acquired a 2° listing to starboard, but without more serious consequences and personnel losses.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 27, 2016, 07:32:20 PM
Slava class cruiser in dry dock

(http://i.imgur.com/HarUfpy.jpg)

The MiniMe completes that pic.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2016, 10:16:02 AM
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USS Hancock (CVA-19), USS Midway (CVA-41), USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63), and USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) at Pier J, Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California, 18 July 1970.

(http://i.imgur.com/lLlmmeH.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 29, 2016, 10:32:53 AM
USS Iowa (BB-61)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12651030_1164964456854827_8934062620158012958_n.jpg?oh=8dd1b306ee4674e66ab6595093021d57&oe=5729E99C)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 30, 2016, 10:00:38 AM
Blücher (Admiral Hipper-class) burning and sinking in Oslofjorden after being hit by two 280 mm shells and two 450 mm Whitehead torpedoes fired by Oscarsborg Fortress, plus thirteen 150 mm shells fired by the nearby Kopås Battery. Blücher sank at 06.22 of April 9, 1940.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 30, 2016, 11:42:18 AM
Blücher (Admiral Hipper-class) burning and sinking in Oslofjorden after being hit by two 280 mm shells and two 450 mm Whitehead torpedoes fired by Oscarsborg Fortress, plus thirteen 150 mm shells fired by the nearby Kopås Battery. Blücher sank at 06.22 of April 9, 1940.

It's kind of hard to sink a coastal fortress, even if you do get in the first shots...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 30, 2016, 02:08:44 PM
The Tchermans were surprised that the Whitehead torpedoes, manufactured prior to World War I, would still work.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 30, 2016, 02:24:11 PM
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Open missile tubes for P-700 Granit (SS-N-19 Shipwreck) on Kuznetsov class carrier

(http://i.imgur.com/CgeplAe.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 30, 2016, 02:27:17 PM
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HMS Rodney leaving the builder's yard, August 26th, 1927.

(http://i.imgur.com/J3rryYO.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 30, 2016, 02:31:03 PM
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Open missile tubes for P-700 Granit (SS-N-19 Shipwreck) on Kuznetsov class carrier

(http://i.imgur.com/CgeplAe.jpg)

I hope those doors are well armored in case some ordinance laden Yak141 that's been sitting on top waiting for takeoff has a sudden fuel tank BLEVE.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 30, 2016, 03:53:25 PM
Greased pigs on the USS Saratoga





http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-time-when-the-uss-america-dropped-live-pigs-on-the-1756136949
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 03, 2016, 09:10:30 AM
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USS Nautilus (SSN-571) in 1958

(http://imgur.com/H9PAsjF.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 04, 2016, 04:28:10 PM
Laffey versus Aoba.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 04, 2016, 05:49:44 PM
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The USS Kitty hawk (CV-63) underway in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan in 2001. 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment helicopters are visible on the vessel’s flight deck

(http://i.imgur.com/AheSzkc.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 04, 2016, 05:57:31 PM
Purty picture.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 06, 2016, 07:43:09 AM
Captain's cabin, Uss Constitution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU3w3-jSMB0
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2016, 07:57:02 AM
Captain's cabin, Uss Constitution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU3w3-jSMB0

Beautiful lady. And the cabin wasn't too bad either. ;)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 07, 2016, 04:02:36 PM
Constitution with angels.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 08, 2016, 09:43:18 AM
(http://imgur.com/kNPRBNh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 10, 2016, 10:18:30 AM
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U.S. battleship Connecticut in 1909

(http://i.imgur.com/zT71m53.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 10, 2016, 04:50:47 PM
Nice! I may have to print that one out and frame it, me being a resident of the Nutmeg State and all...  O0
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 11, 2016, 05:33:10 AM
Light cruiser Chester after Jutland.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 11, 2016, 06:28:44 AM
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The scene in the Ferry Dock at Dover, showing some of the Royal Naval Coastal Force Ships, consisting of MTB's, MASB's, and RAF HSL's, 11th February 1942.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/440/media-440768/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 11, 2016, 06:32:14 AM
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Von Steuben (SSBN-632), as "JAWS" in dry dock during the first non-CONUS, non-refueling, overhaul in Holy Loch Scotland, circa 1970's.

(http://i.imgur.com/rT2SEqH.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on February 13, 2016, 05:49:02 AM
Russia's sub fleet today:

(http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/SjFDojeoXEOJc.oBbtx6vg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztxPTg1/http://globalfinance.zenfs.com/en_us/Finance/US_AFTP_SILICONALLEY_H_LIVE/This_amazing_graphic_shows_all-5f88c5002e046a490413821161d62fa5)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 13, 2016, 08:31:33 AM
U boat, 1915, command station.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 13, 2016, 12:57:40 PM
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Virginia-class battleship USS Georgia (BB-15) departing from New York

(http://i.imgur.com/UbbrP5r.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 13, 2016, 12:58:25 PM
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Colorado-class battleship USS West Virginia (BB-48) after her modernization off Puget Sound Navy Yard, July 1944

(http://i.imgur.com/1Ugr92R.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 13, 2016, 01:20:42 PM
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The Seaplane Tender-Destroyer USS McFarland (AVD-14) stands at anchor in Narragansett Bay and prepares to receive a pair of PBY Catalinas on 15 April 1939.

(http://i.imgur.com/7OmNsqa.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 13, 2016, 01:23:12 PM
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HMS "Hood" in the Lower East Chamber of the Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal. July 23, 1924.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZbQzoHm.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 14, 2016, 05:30:48 AM
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USS Gemini firing a Harpoon anti-ship missile.

(http://www.foils.org/gallery/phm1m.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 14, 2016, 05:41:01 AM
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HMS Glorious raising steam in 1917

(http://i.imgur.com/UxTucPV.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 14, 2016, 05:45:08 AM
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USS Gemini firing a Harpoon anti-ship missile.

(http://www.foils.org/gallery/phm1m.jpg)

Hydrofoil!  48 Knots!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegasus-class_hydrofoil


I had a nice model of the USS Tucumcari when I was a teenager.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Tucumcari_(PGH-2)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/USS_Tucumcari_%28PGH-2%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 14, 2016, 05:51:51 AM

I had a nice model of the USS Tucumcari when I was a teenager.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Tucumcari_(PGH-2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Tucumcari_(PGH-2))

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/USS_Tucumcari_%28PGH-2%29.jpg)

Cool!  O0
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 14, 2016, 05:55:12 AM
Ouch!

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On 16 November, 1972, Tucumcari suffered a serious accident. While participating in simulated combat operations with other amphibious forces off Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, she unexpectedly ran aground. Hitting a coral reef at 40+ knots, Tucumcari was stopped dead within the length of her hull, forcing the front strut aft and shearing off the port and starboard foils. Several crewmen were injured and two crewmen had to be air lifted by helicopter from the grounded vessel. Fortunately, all the crewmen recovered from their injuries.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/USS_Tucumcari_%28PGH-2%29_Grounding_01.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 14, 2016, 08:38:35 AM
Modernization work left Midway top heavy.
People are still shocked the hull frames could take the stress of a 41 degree roll in a typhoon.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 14, 2016, 02:06:16 PM
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Royal Australian Navy ships HMAS Darwin, Anzac and Warramunga sail into Jervis Bay.


(http://i.imgur.com/4CcUEqn.jpg)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 15, 2016, 05:23:25 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12717404_10153930497693669_3897697367701980118_n.jpg?oh=b9c4bc6ca16cd20720110412dfc5f751&oe=575CBCAE)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 15, 2016, 06:59:29 AM
^Nice!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 16, 2016, 01:20:06 PM
USS Vicksburg, guns blazing


Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 17, 2016, 10:25:59 AM
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Three Canadian escorts in the Saint Lawrence estuary in 1943 - Two Bangor class minesweepers and the Flower class corvette HMCS La Malbaie

(http://i.imgur.com/kgYRZUw.png)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 18, 2016, 10:22:01 AM
Deck edge elevator on USS Wasp (CV-7)

http://wonderduck.mu.nu/uss_wasp_the_worst_us_carrier_in_the_pacific


(http://i.imgur.com/RAXda3Q.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/RvLi34s.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/Ct55cwx.jpg)
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Post by: JudgeDredd on February 18, 2016, 11:03:58 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12717404_10153930497693669_3897697367701980118_n.jpg?oh=b9c4bc6ca16cd20720110412dfc5f751&oe=575CBCAE)
American carriers give me a hardon  :P
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 18, 2016, 04:28:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/j41iPzN.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 19, 2016, 06:04:46 AM
Squall.  Vladi's anti-Zumwalt design.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 19, 2016, 07:58:37 AM
Squall.  Vladi's anti-Zumwalt design.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

(inhale)

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

...we'll probably be on the next generation post-Zumwalt by the time they start laying the keel of this one, it'll run at about 50% efficiency, and eventually they'll sell it to the Chinese Navy.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 19, 2016, 08:13:11 AM
I doubt they ever make it past the scale model

http://www.janes.com/article/51453/russian-destroyer-design-revealed (http://www.janes.com/article/51453/russian-destroyer-design-revealed)

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The destroyer is intended to be powered by a gas turbine engine (although Russia currently lacks any adequate sources for naval gas turbines)

Maybe they can tow it around, like the pretty much do with the Kuznetsov.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 19, 2016, 07:31:36 PM
The rules were clunky, and the physical mechanics could be really hard on the knees, but god it was fun.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 20, 2016, 09:40:22 AM
Volador test torpedo was a circular runner.
Same thing that sank the Tang.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on February 21, 2016, 03:17:30 PM
Gambier Bay under fire from Chikuma (circled).
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 22, 2016, 06:56:53 AM
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Norfolk waterfront at sunrise from across the river.


(http://i.imgur.com/5lIrIpN.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 25, 2016, 09:55:12 AM
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USS HALSEY (DDG 97) stands out of San Diego at sunset.

(http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/swmag/vol42/FirstPlace.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 27, 2016, 04:06:47 PM
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Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56) executes a high-speed turn following replenishment at sea with USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) in the Med. Feb. 1996. USN Photo.

(http://i.imgur.com/IG2Lj5s.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on February 28, 2016, 03:48:35 AM
...not Captain Wilkes, I hope...........
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2016, 01:18:25 PM
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The sun rises behind USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). As photographed from JFK. Mar 2002. USN Photo.

(http://i.imgur.com/6gV2G4o.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2016, 01:20:17 PM
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An HH-60H Seahawk helicopter assigned to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Five (HS-5) crosses the bow of USS John F. Kennedy (C-67). The Med. Feb 2002. USN Photo.

(http://i.imgur.com/lZICflq.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2016, 01:22:34 PM
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USS Antietam (CG 54) conducting UNREP via the USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) in the Philippine Sea at night time.

(http://i.imgur.com/zNSLF3w.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 02, 2016, 02:48:02 PM
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HMS Indefatigable nearing completion at Rosyth, 2nd March 1944.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/510/media-510837/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 02, 2016, 02:49:10 PM
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HMS Hermes off Hong Kong, 1930.

(http://www.hmshermes.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/1930.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 02, 2016, 02:50:25 PM
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Cardboard model used to help plan the salvage of the USS Oklahoma after Pearl Harbor

(http://imgur.com/Daf6Sym.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 02, 2016, 02:52:39 PM
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Russian submarine Project 665. NATO reporting name Whiskey Long Bin

(http://i.imgur.com/nYlRBPZ.jpg)

Album

http://imgur.com/a/GEuR5 (http://imgur.com/a/GEuR5)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on March 02, 2016, 04:23:51 PM
Somethings are just too ugly... no pride in that Navy?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 03, 2016, 08:45:34 AM
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Royal Canadian Navy Flower-class corvette HMCS La Malbaie (K273) underway in choppy seas.

(http://i.imgur.com/J1akVjd.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 03, 2016, 08:46:32 AM
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The 7th Destroyer Squadron at Sliema, Malta. From left to right: Weapon-class destroyer HMS Scorpion (D64), Battle-class destroyer HMS Jutland (D62), Weapon-class destroyer HMS Broadsword, Battle-class destroyers HMS Dunkirk (D09) and HMS Trafalgar (D77), 3rd March 1961.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/523/media-523241/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 04, 2016, 07:24:06 AM
(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/N1yOAZJQSbCDLItYmbz5DQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztxPTg1/http://globalfinance.zenfs.com/en_us/Finance/US_AFTP_SILICONALLEY_H_LIVE/These_graphics_show_the_crucial-d357b90e0a4c8d57b5c6e322cfb9e87e)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 04, 2016, 07:24:31 AM
(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/bThuAF3mGCksSi_YDzIEOA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztxPTg1/http://globalfinance.zenfs.com/en_us/Finance/US_AFTP_SILICONALLEY_H_LIVE/These_graphics_show_the_crucial-8ac13def426c714d7ac6f8b17a74a69a)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 04, 2016, 07:24:53 AM
(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Ue1cUXZ7qH.7Vt3j591Agw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztxPTg1/http://globalfinance.zenfs.com/en_us/Finance/US_AFTP_SILICONALLEY_H_LIVE/These_graphics_show_the_crucial-1b5229597ab893853bfa0b85a38a7674)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 04, 2016, 09:30:39 AM
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HMS Courageous off Yugoslavia, 1929.

(http://m.cdn.blog.hu/19/1939-1945/image/HMS_Courageous_1929_Jugoszlavia.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 04, 2016, 09:31:48 AM
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German battleship SMS Lothringen photographed passing under the Levensau Bridge of the Kiel Canal before World War I

(http://i.imgur.com/fSm4S0w.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 04, 2016, 09:33:46 AM
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USS LST-806 beached at Palawan Island, Philippines, with a wrecked Japanese Aichi E13A Jake Float Plane

(http://i.imgur.com/klRhvuX.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 08, 2016, 05:25:55 AM
Wonder what the british version of this would say?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 08, 2016, 10:40:19 AM
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HMCS Bonaventure (CVL 22) with Grumman S-2 Tracker aircraft on deck. Late 60's.

(http://www.seaforces.org/marint/Canadian-Navy/Aircraft-Carrier-Cruiser/CVL-22-HMCS-Bonaventure-Dateien/image027.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 08, 2016, 10:41:20 AM
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USS Antietam (CG-54) prowls the South China Sea while on deployment with the US 7th Fleet on 6 March 2016.

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/160306-N-MJ645-032.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 08, 2016, 10:43:12 AM
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CNS 北极星 (Beijixing) and USS Stockdale sailing in the South China Sea. The Chinese ELINT ship is keeping an eye on the John C. Stennis Strike Group conducting FONOP.

(http://i.imgur.com/xJhARXH.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 09, 2016, 11:00:10 AM
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Imperial Japanese Navy Myōkō-class heavy cruiser 'Ashigara' prior to the Spithead Coronation Fleet Review, May 19th 1937.


(http://i.imgur.com/PqSycxP.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 10, 2016, 05:39:18 AM
Today's navy.


I blame it on Zumwalt.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 10, 2016, 07:01:19 AM
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USS Florida and a bargeload of shells, Boston Navy Yard, 1922


(https://fedora.digitalcommonwealth.org/fedora/objects/commonwealth:5h73s679q/datastreams/access800/content)
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Post by: Barthheart on March 10, 2016, 07:07:08 AM
Ummmmm.... who was the naval genius that had the idea to have that second turret face into the ship!
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Post by: undercovergeek on March 10, 2016, 07:37:57 AM
as long as you dont fire youre ok
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Post by: OJsDad on March 10, 2016, 07:52:31 AM
The Acme Ship Design Company?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 10, 2016, 07:56:41 AM
It wasn't uncommon to have odd gun arrangements like that in early all-big-gun battleships. It took awhile to figure out superfiring (raised) turrets.

http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/concepts_superfiring_turrets.html (http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/concepts_superfiring_turrets.html)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 10, 2016, 09:20:59 AM
Ummmmm.... who was the naval genius that had the idea to have that second turret face into the ship!

its to keep the naval sodomites from mutiny.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on March 10, 2016, 09:28:33 AM
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh630/figvfig/Frothers%20and%20S%20Dean/PSM_V88_D071_Cannon_of_british_warship_hms_canopus_1916_zps15173175.png)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 10, 2016, 09:29:35 AM
(http://images.clipartof.com/Clipart-Of-A-Retro-Vintage-Black-And-White-Sailor-Debarking-A-Ship-With-A-Goat-Cat-And-Dog-Royalty-Free-Vector-Illustration-10241119653.jpg)

I like how the sailor is knowingly looking at the goat  ^-^

Dammit, ninja'd by Windy. Good job old chap.  O0
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 10, 2016, 09:30:39 AM
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh630/figvfig/Frothers%20and%20S%20Dean/PSM_V88_D071_Cannon_of_british_warship_hms_canopus_1916_zps15173175.png)

HMS Goatfury?
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Post by: Windigo on March 10, 2016, 09:33:41 AM
(http://images.clipartof.com/Clipart-Of-A-Retro-Vintage-Black-And-White-Sailor-Debarking-A-Ship-With-A-Goat-Cat-And-Dog-Royalty-Free-Vector-Illustration-10241119653.jpg)

I like how the sailor is knowingly looking at the goat  ^-^

Dammit, ninja'd by Windy. Good job old chap.  O0

I liked where this whole goat thing is going. Its fun...
My real job, in part, is identifying trends early and getting in front of them.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 10, 2016, 09:34:25 AM
(http://penobscotmarinemuseum.org/pbho-1/sites/default/files/collection/Children%20and%20pet%20goat%20aboard%20ship.jpg)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 10, 2016, 09:36:34 AM
^ Saw that pic. It disturbed me on a couple of levels.
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Post by: mirth on March 10, 2016, 09:36:48 AM
(http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/489efad1142179deef9ce5ef3cf126cd99e1a3f1/r=x633&c=1200x630/http/cdn.tegna-tv.com/-mm-/c4c16c253122dbd336832ae7fed07b63cfc15a54/c=334-805-2712-2149/local/-/media/2015/11/13/GGM/MilitaryTimes/635830070538178160-Goat-on-a-boat-3000.jpg)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 10, 2016, 09:40:56 AM
^ The goat looks awfully happy to have a radar array up its bum.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 10, 2016, 09:42:58 AM
It's also standing directly over the vertical launch system
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Post by: mirth on March 10, 2016, 05:05:51 PM
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Electric Boat workers prepare Virginia-class attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN-786) for rollout. July 2015.

(http://i.imgur.com/0Njen3a.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2016, 11:17:08 AM
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USCGC Mellon firing RGM-84 Harpoon

(http://i.imgur.com/C3JBQzx.jpg)

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Mellon was modernized from 1985 to 1989. She was the first and only USCG cutter to be fitted with the Harpoon missile, test firings were also conducted in January 1990. She also received an anti-submarine warfare suite including the AN/SQS-26 sonar and Mark 46 torpedoes. The ASW suite and Harpoon capability were removed due to fiscal constraints, but served as a proof of capability for all USCG cutters.
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Post by: mirth on March 12, 2016, 11:29:13 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Zr29KDG.jpg)

From reddit:

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Boaters and sailors of Reddit, what is the scariest or most unexplainable thing you've experienced at sea?

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Ex Navy, Spruance class destroyer sailor. First was a rudder sticking and a collision at sea with a tanker during an underway replenishment. 2nd would be our CO cutting across the bow of not one, but TWO aircraft carriers and almost causing a carrier - destroyer collision. Spoilers, destroyers don't win those. 3rd was trying to outrun a hurricane in the South China sea. We were taking 35 degree rolls, the waves were cresting over the bridge, some were 35 ft plus. I almost know how they felt in A Perfect Storm.

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2fdon4/boaters_and_sailors_of_reddit_what_is_the/ck8dfo5?context=3

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 14, 2016, 07:44:49 AM
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Nine Flat Tops at US Navy base Naval Station Norfolk, December 20, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/2eaVyS5.jpg)


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From bottom to top, front to back, or left to right:

Aircraft carrier DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Aircraft carrier GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77)

Aircraft carrier ENTERPRISE (CVN 65)

Amphibious assault ship BATAAN (LHD 5)

Aircraft carrier ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Aircraft carrier HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75)

Amphibious assault ship WASP (LHD 1)

Amphibious assault ship KEARSARGE (LHD 3)

Amphibious landing platform dock NEW YORK (LPD 21)

A T-AKE dry cargo ammunition ship

Amphibious assault ship IWO JIMA (LHD 7)

and various cruisers, destroyers, frigates and submarines of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Barthheart on March 14, 2016, 07:59:53 AM
Nice to have them all lined up like that....  ???
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: JudgeDredd on March 14, 2016, 12:22:50 PM
I hope there's plenty of AA around  :buck2:
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 14, 2016, 04:55:23 PM
At least they remembered to deploy the torpedo nets this time.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 14, 2016, 04:59:03 PM
Someone remembered how the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
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Post by: besilarius on March 14, 2016, 05:01:48 PM
Yeah, but they tore down the DesSub Pub that used to be to the right.
A tragedy.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 14, 2016, 05:06:54 PM
Every time a pub closes, an angel loses its wings.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 14, 2016, 06:56:44 PM
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/military-vehicle-news/how-you-move-giant-submarines.html?src=fba&type=int&page=who
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: JudgeDredd on March 15, 2016, 12:32:25 AM
ooooohhh. Is that a Victor? That is a sexy sub

mmm...it could be an Akula  :-[

Reading on wiki, I would imagine it's an Akula, given it has two rows of 4 tubes.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: OJsDad on March 15, 2016, 10:32:29 AM
So, the Russians don't trust their sailors to get their subs from one base to another over a distance of 10,000 KM
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 15, 2016, 10:58:56 AM
I think it's more that they don't trust the subs to make it.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 15, 2016, 12:59:29 PM
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USN warships at anchor inside the breakwater at Colon, Canal Zone, 1933. Identifiable are USS Langley (CV-1), USS Lexington (CV-2), and USS Saratoga (CV-3), along with USS Texas (BB-35) and USS New York (BB-34). Omaha and Pensacola-class cruisers are also shown.


(http://collections.naval.aviation.museum/emuwebdoncoms/objects/common/webmedia.php?irn=58177)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 15, 2016, 01:00:43 PM
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An A3J Vigilante and F-8 Crusader launch from the deck of the USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), ca. 1962.

(http://i.imgur.com/fcBk8zh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 16, 2016, 05:52:16 AM
USS Alabama, third deck, Damage Control Central.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 16, 2016, 07:57:30 AM
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USS Barton (DD722) on the measured mile off Rockland, ME 1943

(http://i.imgur.com/n1dNcoC.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 16, 2016, 08:01:17 AM
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An RAF Avro Vulcan makes a low pass over HMAS Melbourne (R21) during Exercise Bersatu Padu, South-East Asia 1970
(http://www.navy.gov.au/sites/default/files/ca.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: JudgeDredd on March 16, 2016, 08:38:30 AM
^ He's dropped his bomb somewhere  :2funny:

I love the Vulcan!
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 16, 2016, 10:52:12 AM
^ He's dropped his bomb somewhere  :2funny:

I love the Vulcan!

I noticed that too!

Are those Buccaneers on deck?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 16, 2016, 10:57:58 AM
Looks like S-2 Trackers and an A-4.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 16, 2016, 05:56:22 PM
Looks like S-2 Trackers and an A-4.

Looks like its time for me to make myself some new glasses...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 16, 2016, 06:08:08 PM
Looks like S-2 Trackers and an A-4.

Looks like its time for me to make myself some new glasses...

Heh. Might be :P
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: OJsDad on March 16, 2016, 08:15:17 PM
Wow, open tow sandals.  Beat the steeltoes we had to wear.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 17, 2016, 04:22:03 AM
Wow, open tow sandals.  Beat the steeltoes we had to wear.

They're Aussies. It's probably regulation footwear.
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Post by: undercovergeek on March 17, 2016, 10:17:04 AM
Wow, open tow sandals.  Beat the steeltoes we had to wear.

They're Aussies. It's probably regulation footwear.

lmao beat me to it - exactly what i was going to say, although they probably hid the tinnies when the camera came out
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 17, 2016, 10:30:21 AM
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Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG-82) patrols the eastern Pacific Ocean. Mar 2016.

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/160310-N-MD297-161.JPG)
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Post by: avrotim on March 17, 2016, 10:52:34 AM
The Canadian hydrofoil ship: HMCS Bras d'Or (FHE 400)

(http://readyayeready.com/ships/postwaraux/brasdor.jpg)

http://www.foils.org/brasdorp.htm
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Post by: mirth on March 17, 2016, 10:56:28 AM
^Cool! Great site!
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Post by: besilarius on March 21, 2016, 05:40:12 AM
Refurb of HMS Victory is complete.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3501722/Visitors-follow-Nelson-s-footsteps-time-new-areas-HMS-Victory-thrown-open-major-revamp.html
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Post by: besilarius on March 21, 2016, 05:50:05 AM
http://forces.tv/25691873

Odd names for UK warships.  In the Nineteenth century, when sailors wore the ship's name on their flathats, there must have been some interesting bar fights.
Of course, HMS Pansy is in a class all its own.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 21, 2016, 10:59:40 AM
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HMS Victorious (R38) leaving Sydney, Australia in 1967.

(http://www.cloudobservers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/HMS-Victorious-leaving-Sydn.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 21, 2016, 11:01:37 AM
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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Hayabusa-class guided-missile patrol boat

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1695/25020798302_89d2da244f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 21, 2016, 11:04:20 AM
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A Royal Navy Valiant Class Attack Submarine cruises off HMNB Clyde on 14 May 1986.

(http://i.imgur.com/mK2XWbg.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 21, 2016, 04:42:24 PM
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HMS Victorious (R38) leaving Sydney, Australia in 1967.

(http://www.cloudobservers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/HMS-Victorious-leaving-Sydn.jpg)

Aha! Now that ship has Buccaneers on the flight deck!

(...along with something that looks suspiciously like a Fairey Gannet.)
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Post by: mirth on March 21, 2016, 04:45:23 PM
^Truth be told, I posted that for you. And it is a Gannet forward of the Bucs.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 21, 2016, 04:51:01 PM
Thankee!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 21, 2016, 04:53:09 PM
You've earned redemption  O0
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 28, 2016, 10:17:23 AM
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USS Daniel Webster (SSBN-626) Arriving at Pearl Harbor March of 1970

(http://i.imgur.com/elslvUD.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 28, 2016, 10:22:43 AM
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American Destroyers from 1864 to 2016


(http://i.imgur.com/A3DxExC.png)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 28, 2016, 10:26:39 AM
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Map of River Thames showing comparative range of naval guns firing upon London (Illustrated London News, 24 July 1909)

(http://i.imgur.com/i7sAHIi.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 28, 2016, 10:28:39 AM
(http://www.doncio.navy.mil/uploads/0905SEY26321.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 28, 2016, 10:30:47 AM
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Resupply day at McMurdo Station in Antarctica on 13 February 1971, with a pair of US Coast Guard Icebreakers supporting US and New Zealand Naval Auxiliaries delivering dry goods and fuel.

(http://i.imgur.com/OVNSVFy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 29, 2016, 05:44:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D99QkLytWLY

Have not seen this before.  It is a vid on turret procedures for the Yamato class.
Only geeks will care but it appears the powder handling procedures are different than on Iowas.  Possibly more anti flash protection.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 29, 2016, 10:44:16 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ybXXQXU.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on March 29, 2016, 10:48:20 AM
^ very cool shot
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 29, 2016, 10:58:21 AM
Pretty sure that was taken a week ago Monday. We had snow that day and Zumwalt was scheduled for a second round of sea trials.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on March 29, 2016, 12:06:09 PM
Brand new ship and you already got snow on it, tsk tsk tsk.........
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 31, 2016, 05:42:36 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN1tOVzFrWY

9.2" naval gun.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 31, 2016, 06:23:08 AM
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USS North Dakota during gunnery practice, 1921.

(http://i.imgur.com/LKG1pXt.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 31, 2016, 06:33:04 AM
Japanese post-strike damage estimate for Pearl Harbor, Dec 8th, 1941.

(http://i.imgur.com/A8sacqS.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 31, 2016, 07:42:29 AM
Interesting map esthetic. Also, I'm wondering if there was some ground-level reporting to augment the estimates of the moving vessels' final resting spots...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on March 31, 2016, 07:50:34 AM
Very cool find.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 31, 2016, 04:47:13 PM
Also, I'm wondering if there was some ground-level reporting to augment the estimates of the moving vessels' final resting spots...

It's my understanding the Japanese had plenty of intelligence assets on the ground at Pearl Harbor that were able to report on dispositions leading up to the attack, and also on the effects of the attack, but it's my understanding they weren't able to stick around for long.

This propaganda piece is an interesting look at how we think the Japanese did things. Also interesting to note that the Tatsuto Maru (in the film) was sunk in 1943 with over 1,000 Japanese troops aboard.

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675060934_Japanese-people_Pearl-Harbor_American-citizens_dramatization_short-wave-radio-signals

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on March 31, 2016, 05:00:05 PM
Kido Butai damage at Midway.

http://www.midway42.org/TheBattle/IJNCarrierDamage.aspx
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 31, 2016, 06:31:07 PM
HMS Triumph, Trafalgar class SSN

(http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/~/media/Royal%20Navy%20Responsive/Images/Units%20and%20Equipment/Submarines/Fleet%20Submarines/Trafalgar%20Class/HMS%20Triumph/Triumph-Background_1500x1090.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on March 31, 2016, 06:33:15 PM
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Italian navy COMSUBIN (combat divers) exiting a Type 212 (Todaro) class submarine while underwater.

(http://i.imgur.com/9BLZf8r.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 31, 2016, 08:41:28 PM
Irrespective of the rest of Italy's armed forces' percieved reputations, their Frogmen have always been the Bold Ones with the Brass Ones.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on April 04, 2016, 05:23:00 PM
Some internal shots of Zumwalt.

http://www.defensenews.com/videos/defense-news/tv/2016/04/03/defense-news-tv-inside-the-destroyer-zumwalt/82585250/
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 05, 2016, 06:46:57 AM
Destroyer Piers, Naval Station Norfolk, 1954:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AdyrgKyyVRA/T8kRWexd-VI/AAAAAAAABZE/psWt1KaFTcw/s400/1954%2BNSN%2BCarrier_Escort%2BPiers%2Bfrom%2B3000ft.jpg)

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The surface warships represent the myriad of different vessels that were built between 1941 and 1947. Visitors are encouraged to provide identification of ships if they spot one they know is in the picture.
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Post by: mirth on April 06, 2016, 07:17:36 AM
1/10 model the Yamato in the lobby of the Kure Maritime Museum.

(http://i.imgur.com/rdVwORS.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 08, 2016, 08:56:06 AM
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USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) on Yankee Station conducting flight ops with an F-4 Phantom on final approach. Photo taken from USS Francis Hammond (DE-1067) in plane guard position. 1972.

(http://i.imgur.com/EPeynJO.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 08, 2016, 08:56:31 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/LeE3phO.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 08, 2016, 08:59:01 AM
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USS Constellation CV-64 during the WestPac '68 Cruise

(http://i.imgur.com/IIaQLtP.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 13, 2016, 11:05:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/G3rYew0.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 13, 2016, 05:46:47 PM
Am I the only one weird enough to think that a computer sim letting you guide highly detailed vintage warships through the length of Panama Canal would actually be an awesome thing?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 13, 2016, 05:57:38 PM
Am I the only one weird enough to think that a computer sim letting you guide highly detailed vintage warships through the length of Panama Canal would actually be an awesome thing?

Actually, that sounds kinda cool.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on April 13, 2016, 06:10:13 PM
It's all in the hands of the canal's pilot.
If a regular OOD took over, they'd be on a rock in no time.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 13, 2016, 06:18:21 PM
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Audacious-class aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal (R09) in 1972

(http://i.imgur.com/CSJLqiq.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 17, 2016, 06:35:59 AM
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French carrier battle group transiting Suez

(http://i.imgur.com/aGFZeIv.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 18, 2016, 12:57:32 PM
Italian aircraft carrier Cavour

(http://i.imgur.com/KDNVQau.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 18, 2016, 01:02:11 PM
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Battleship Number 33, USS Arkansas, off Manhattan, 1914. Laid down Jan 1910. 12 x 12" guns 26,000 tons, 20kn, 1000+ officers & crew. Served in both World Wars. She was sunk during Operation Crossroads, test Baker, Bikini Atoll in 1946.

(http://i.imgur.com/7VZsy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on April 24, 2016, 09:32:19 AM
All the good snipes acted like bridge crew were glorified chauffeurs.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 24, 2016, 02:23:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/tk9xwO7.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on April 26, 2016, 05:24:27 AM
Newbies were often tweaked during quiet times.
They would be sent on quests to find a roll of water level line, a bucket of relative bearing grease, and a jar of:

Finally found it.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 26, 2016, 10:45:24 AM
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The JCG Shikishima (PLH-31). Designed as an armed escort for plutonium transports from Europe to Japan, she is uniquely armed with AA radar, twin 35 mm, and a 20mm Vulcan. She also enjoys a range of 20k nmi- long - enough to make trips to Europe without resupply.

(http://blogimg.goo.ne.jp/user_image/44/06/33c1a10794b962686717687d204dcc81.jpg?random=31dda1e2e0213f4a3cc446b7141ea33e)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 26, 2016, 05:29:30 PM
She looks like one buff cutter, and not at all afraid of some blue water.

In fact, she looks almost like... a destroyer.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 26, 2016, 09:03:41 PM
no no no!   this is a current Japanese destroyer:

(http://i57.fastpic.ru/big/2013/1029/36/a07704cdab3e67038d6245b5353ccb36.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 27, 2016, 04:33:19 AM
I almost went there myself but decided having someone else complete the line of thinking would be better and, as a bonus, it got you to show up...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on April 27, 2016, 02:11:39 PM
This must be a new Japanese light cruiser then:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Yamato_during_Trial_Service.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 27, 2016, 04:04:44 PM
This is their new Space Shuttle

(http://orig04.deviantart.net/1785/f/2013/073/5/0/yamato___star_blazers_by_thermslusitania-d5y2q0x.png)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on April 27, 2016, 05:04:24 PM
Wiscy's last shots

https://www.facebook.com/boatkrazy/videos/1734290696803918/?fref=nf

Really don't see how Bismarck and Richelieu were rated at 3 rounds perminute.  Safety procedures just seem too hard to fathom.
Especially in the crowded quad turrets on Richelieu.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2016, 10:26:50 AM
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Operation Sandy.USS Midway with a captured V-2 Rocket on her flight deck.

(http://i.imgur.com/Kqk8aEV.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/6dEJZNB.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2016, 10:27:50 AM
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Russian Delta class SSBN in dry dock

(http://i.imgur.com/sWrZOMy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2016, 10:29:58 AM
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USS Toledo CA 133 launching a Regulus Missile, 1956

(http://i.imgur.com/BHa5Uno.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2016, 10:32:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ik0AZvt.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on April 28, 2016, 10:33:18 AM
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Operation Sandy.USS Midway with a captured V-2 Rocket on her flight deck.

(http://i.imgur.com/Kqk8aEV.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/6dEJZNB.jpg)

They fired it from the flight deck?!?  :o
Was von Braun on the same trip?  ???

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Post by: mirth on April 28, 2016, 10:37:32 AM
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Post by: mirth on April 29, 2016, 10:35:14 AM
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Post by: bob48 on April 29, 2016, 11:15:58 AM
That's very cool, mirthie. Nice find.
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Post by: mirth on April 30, 2016, 02:58:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5I3QJk8.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 03, 2016, 10:20:37 AM
USS Randolph (CVA-15) in rough seas

(http://i.imgur.com/lAMdn5u.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 03, 2016, 10:22:07 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/v0mT6AP.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 03, 2016, 10:24:41 AM
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The destroyer USS Peterson (DD-969) near a Soviet Moma Class survey ship ССВ-506 Находка and the disabled Victor III class submarine K-324. On 15 Oct 1983, K-324 was disabled after snagging the USS McCloy’s towed sonar array cable.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/USS_Peterson_%28DD-969%29_with_Victor_class_sub.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on May 04, 2016, 04:39:37 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Shipwreckhunter/videos/1321910437824467/?fref=nf

16th century swedish ship Mars is explored.  Looks like a movie scene.
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Post by: besilarius on May 06, 2016, 05:50:29 AM
Life at sea.
https://www.facebook.com/emmalynnwhitman/videos/10153886349713503/?fref=nf

There are times I actually miss this.
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Post by: mirth on May 06, 2016, 10:23:27 AM
5th Battle Squadron



(http://cdn-4.britishbattles.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/94-5th-Battle-Squadron-at-sea-taken-from-HMS-Barham-1916.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/WSNqRKU.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 06, 2016, 10:24:52 AM
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USS Constitution and Curtiss OC Observation Aircraft. Photographed during her 1931-34 cruise.

(http://i.imgur.com/3jXvO6Q.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 06, 2016, 10:26:15 AM
Russian Kilo in drydock

(http://i.imgur.com/TCg2J9u.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 07, 2016, 07:42:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/yrxtbkn.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 07, 2016, 07:45:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/UIAGMei.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on May 07, 2016, 08:48:10 AM
Great find, Mirth.  Never have seen that one before.
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Post by: besilarius on May 07, 2016, 01:32:00 PM
USS Barry leaving the Washington Navy Yard today.
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Post by: mirth on May 08, 2016, 03:41:54 PM
USS Iowa in drydock

(http://i.imgur.com/jKZTLSn.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 08, 2016, 03:47:08 PM
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USS Hunley (AS-31) at Holy Loch, Scotland with two ballistic-missile submarines alongside, 1963.

(http://i.imgur.com/iKaVUEP.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 08, 2016, 03:49:24 PM
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View from the bridge of HMS Sheffield as she escorts an arctic convoy, 1943.

(http://collections.rmg.co.uk/mediaLib/665/media-665153/large.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on May 10, 2016, 06:03:22 AM
Prinz Eugen kisses Leipzig
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Post by: mirth on May 10, 2016, 10:40:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/af4Wvl1.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 10, 2016, 04:59:38 PM
Another nice glamor shot.  O0

How close to Bath are you again? Not that you are biased or anything...  8)
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Post by: besilarius on May 10, 2016, 06:22:04 PM
HMS Victory is bulging.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-36254359
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Post by: besilarius on May 11, 2016, 06:03:57 AM
Rodney at work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3E80CRKcPg

Different shell handling than on Iowas.
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Post by: mirth on May 11, 2016, 10:24:13 AM
Another nice glamor shot.  O0

How close to Bath are you again? Not that you are biased or anything...  8)

About 40 minutes from Bath. I caught a glimpse of her dockside a little while back. She made a visit to Portland during one of her sea trials, but I didn't find out she was in the harbor until after. Would have loved to see that.
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Post by: mirth on May 11, 2016, 10:25:11 AM
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Soviet Yankee-class SSGN submarine K-420, Project 667M "Andromeda", during deconstruction process.

(http://i.imgur.com/VgWfj5h.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 11, 2016, 10:26:47 AM
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The sad end for Royal Navy carriers, in the center HMS Leviathan, never finished,HMS Centaur being decommissioned and in the background HMS Victorious suffering the same fate, 1968.

(http://imgur.com/67wK391.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 11, 2016, 10:30:29 AM
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U.S.S. West Virginia, Maryland and Colorado lead the way from Los Angles Harbor en route to maneuvers off Hawaii

(http://i.imgur.com/jfBEwGD.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 11, 2016, 10:33:25 AM
Salvaging USS Oklahoma:

(http://i.imgur.com/1oLQxSq.jpg)

Album here:  http://imgur.com/a/8wbuO
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on May 11, 2016, 08:41:06 PM
Salvaging USS Oklahoma:

(http://i.imgur.com/1oLQxSq.jpg)

Album here:  http://imgur.com/a/8wbuO

Just read about this in The Conquering Tide by Ian Toll. Fascinating, and terrible work for the salvagers.
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Post by: besilarius on May 12, 2016, 05:58:32 PM
https://www.facebook.com/atelieruldemodelism/videos/1000932846624941/

Boys and their toys.
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Post by: besilarius on May 17, 2016, 05:38:41 AM
German round that penetrated Texas off Normandy, but did not explode.
I don't know if anyone has looked at this, but many german large caliber rounds did not detonate.  Prince of Wales was struck four times (?) at Denmark Straits, and only one had a partial detonation.
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Post by: mirth on May 17, 2016, 10:39:41 AM
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The French navy frigate FS Cassard (D614) breaks away from alongside the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)


(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/140313-N-ZZ999-004.JPG)
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 17, 2016, 05:38:07 PM
What, the GHW Bush didn't have any Grey Poupon?
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Post by: Steelgrave on May 17, 2016, 06:59:19 PM
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The French navy frigate FS Cassard (D614) breaks away from alongside the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)


(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/140313-N-ZZ999-004.JPG)

Practicing retreating?
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Post by: mirth on May 17, 2016, 07:05:21 PM
^The French don't need to practice that
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Post by: Steelgrave on May 17, 2016, 07:45:07 PM
^The French don't need to practice that

At least they didn't practice scuttling the damn ship. There is that.
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Post by: mirth on May 17, 2016, 07:54:16 PM
^The French don't need to practice that

At least they didn't practice scuttling the damn ship. There is that.

Heh. There is that. The French Navy is significantly more capable than the Royal Navy these days. Yet somehow I think the French would find a way to lose a stand up fight.
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Post by: mirth on May 18, 2016, 10:17:25 AM
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The New Jersey (BB-62) follows the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65) during Fleet Exercise '89, on 14 Oct 1989

(http://i.imgur.com/8cz7nXG.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 18, 2016, 10:17:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/eNeZwRJ.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 18, 2016, 10:21:27 AM
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Sailors from the Perch (APSS-313) chipping the ice from the deck in Bristol Bay, January 1950. The ice was so thick the Perch couldn’t dive.

(http://i.imgur.com/MSgBZ2H.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on May 18, 2016, 10:22:56 AM
Only 3 poor buggers? I bet they were on a defaulters list :-)
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Post by: Barthheart on May 18, 2016, 10:39:04 AM
What a bizarre looking ice formation...?  :o Looks like a bunch of dinner plates frozen together... :idiot2:
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 18, 2016, 04:25:22 PM
What a bizarre looking ice formation...?  :o Looks like a bunch of dinner plates frozen together... :idiot2:

Doesn't that have something to do with the salinity and how fast the ice formed?
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Post by: bob48 on May 18, 2016, 04:38:14 PM
...and super-saturated solutions at low temperatures?
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 18, 2016, 05:23:42 PM
...and super-saturated solutions at low temperatures?

Is this in anyway related to how one makes 'Rock Candy' (for those old enough to know what that is)?
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Post by: besilarius on May 18, 2016, 07:17:56 PM
Savannah hit by a Fritz-X.
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Post by: OJsDad on May 19, 2016, 05:04:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/eNeZwRJ.jpg)

That's depressing.  Seems like there should be twice as many ships on that list.
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Post by: mirth on May 19, 2016, 05:18:49 PM
Heh. There should be, but we're still the A-Team.
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Post by: mirth on May 20, 2016, 10:22:22 AM
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USS Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86) underway with an assortment of aircraft destined for Korea: TBM Avengers, SNB, R4D Skytrain, JD-1 (the Navy's version of USAAF's A26-C Invader) and F4U Corsairs.

(http://i.imgur.com/08p3HxT.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 20, 2016, 11:19:10 AM
Are those smaller transport aircraft Electra Juniors? They look too small to be regular Electras or Lodestars.
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Post by: mirth on May 20, 2016, 12:12:52 PM
Not 100% sure, they do look like Juniors. Could be Beechcraft 18s too.
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Post by: mirth on May 21, 2016, 12:28:00 PM
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French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91)

(http://i.imgur.com/aTjs10r.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on May 23, 2016, 04:53:47 PM
Missouri struck by a kamikaze on 11 April, 45. 
Interesting debris.
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Post by: besilarius on May 24, 2016, 04:42:14 PM
Jean Bart after duking it out with Big Mamie.
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Post by: besilarius on May 24, 2016, 08:29:13 PM
Penicillin five dolla.
Luv you forever, Joe.
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Post by: mirth on May 25, 2016, 10:10:12 AM
USS Harry S. Truman

(http://i.imgur.com/VKwoEZb.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on May 29, 2016, 07:29:51 AM
Seydlitz barrel after Jutland.
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Post by: besilarius on May 30, 2016, 04:38:00 PM
In hindsight, using the catapult may have been too much.
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 30, 2016, 04:51:42 PM
Glenn looks quite dashing there.
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Post by: mirth on May 31, 2016, 10:21:05 AM
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USS Washington (BB-56) loading supplies in Iceland mid 1942

(http://i.imgur.com/qhqEtMb.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 31, 2016, 10:23:24 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/V-boats.jpg)
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Post by: OJsDad on May 31, 2016, 07:57:51 PM
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USS Washington (BB-56) loading supplies in Iceland mid 1942

(http://i.imgur.com/qhqEtMb.jpg)

That couldn't be mid year since the crew is in blues.  If it was mid year, they would have been in whites. 
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 31, 2016, 09:14:04 PM
pretty sure it had to do with latitude not time of year.
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Post by: mirth on June 02, 2016, 10:28:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/sbx5yt7.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 06, 2016, 02:17:11 PM
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Naval Bombardments on D-Day, June 6, 1944. A map of the invasion area showing channels cleared of mines, location of warships engaged in bombardment, and targets on shore.

(http://i.imgur.com/GnsATz1.png)
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Post by: mirth on June 07, 2016, 10:32:03 AM
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British Fleet at Spithead, 1887

(http://i.imgur.com/4pDrtbi.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 07, 2016, 10:34:31 AM
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USN ships at anchor in the Hudson River off New York City in celebration of Navy Day on 27 October 1945.

(http://i.imgur.com/mF5Iry4.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 07, 2016, 04:50:50 PM
Astute class subs under construction, UK.

(http://i.imgur.com/WdMSlcn.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 07, 2016, 08:45:35 PM
thats just a friking cool picture.  O0
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Post by: mirth on June 09, 2016, 08:08:15 AM
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in dry dock at Newport News

(http://i.imgur.com/nKjAsfy.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 09, 2016, 04:51:12 PM
Oooh... shiny!
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Post by: besilarius on June 11, 2016, 06:33:50 AM
http://www.stena.ee/blog/kak-eto-ustroeno-podvodnaya-lodka-v-razreze

Some Russian efforts.
Talk about cramped working spaces.
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Post by: mirth on June 12, 2016, 11:43:38 AM
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Netherlands Heavy Lift ship MV Tern carries four US Navy mine counter measure ships... Warrior, Devastator, Pioneer and Sentry to Bahrain, June 2012.

(http://imgur.com/2TxoDoq.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 12, 2016, 11:48:14 AM
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USS Ohio (BB-12) In drydock at MINS August 10, 1915

(http://i.imgur.com/NtCJW3I.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 12, 2016, 11:51:45 AM
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USS Haddo (SSN-604), a Permit-class submarine and a unit of Submarine Squadron Four based in Charleston, S.C.

(https://i.redd.it/crqem2lmvj2x.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 12, 2016, 11:53:18 AM
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Japanese Kongo class guided missle destroyer JDS Chokai pulls up alongside the USS Kitty Hawk.

(http://imgur.com/r8G8yWe.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 12, 2016, 12:26:08 PM
^Most likely more deadly that the Battleship it was named after...
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Post by: mirth on June 12, 2016, 01:14:50 PM
Certainly better against subs than her namesake was.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on June 14, 2016, 02:06:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ezJlVLo.jpg)

...actually posted at about half size as this image was 4000px wide, but it's hard to read the small print at sizes smaller than this. If I can't see it then you fogies sure can't! ;)

Original image (http://i.imgur.com/ezJlVLo.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 17, 2016, 10:08:44 AM
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USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and USS Ashland (LSD 48) in formation.

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/150605-N-NP779-465.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on June 17, 2016, 10:09:44 AM
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USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81) is overflown by a Spitfire whilst nearing Portsmouth. August 22, 2001.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/USS_Churchill_mast.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 17, 2016, 10:12:32 AM
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10,000lb explosive goes off near USS Jackson LCS 6 as part of recent shock tests - she apparently withstood damage "better than expected"


(http://i.imgur.com/99ZYVcI.jpg)


Article - http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense-news/2016/06/16/littoral-combat-ship-lcs-coronado-fort-worth-freedom-independence-milwaukee-rimpac-jackson-explosion-shock-test/86002384/
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 17, 2016, 07:48:31 PM
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USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and USS Ashland (LSD 48) in formation.

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/150605-N-NP779-465.JPG)

thats a nice "Marine Destroyer", to use the Japanese classification.   ::)
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Post by: mirth on June 18, 2016, 02:39:13 PM
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Oberon-class submarine HMCS OJIBWA (S72) on the syncrolift at Halifax, 1986.

(http://i.imgur.com/ej2BEFx.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 18, 2016, 04:00:09 PM
It's crewed by Redshirts? Shouldn't they be serving on the Victoria-class boats instead?
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Post by: mirth on June 19, 2016, 09:42:05 AM
USS Michael Monsoor during yesterday's christening ceremony.


(http://www.pressherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/447441-20160618_christeni3-1024x663.jpg)


http://www.pressherald.com/2016/06/18/biw-christens-uss-michael-monsoor-in-ceremony-saturday/
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Post by: mirth on June 22, 2016, 10:41:56 AM
(http://imgur.com/82fxXwU.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 22, 2016, 11:22:29 AM
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Soviet Gus Class hovercraft on the Amur River

(http://i.imgur.com/MW2Bqqc.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 22, 2016, 04:57:09 PM
^Doesn't the DOD require Gus Team Seal to use only US-built equipment?
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Post by: besilarius on June 24, 2016, 05:48:00 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPa_KyimFOk

The Enterprise at Bloody Santa Cruz.  My dad was on the second Yorktown and they studied the damage to Enterprise and Hornet to learn all they could to keep a carrier going.
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Post by: mirth on June 24, 2016, 10:31:16 AM
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Bridge of the USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) in the South China Sea

(http://i.imgur.com/vB0lfjV.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on June 24, 2016, 04:50:03 PM
Size comparison of a Yamato turret, and a Tiger I.
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Post by: mirth on June 29, 2016, 10:10:25 AM
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Midway-class aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) and her escorts as they pass under the Golden Gate Bridge. San Fransisco, March 1983. On deck are aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14).

(https://i.redd.it/xrijqz07xg5x.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on July 02, 2016, 09:17:40 AM
Why Helena couldn't be saved.
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Post by: mirth on July 03, 2016, 11:22:15 AM
(http://65.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3mo55ppmZ1ruox2ao1_1280.jpg)


(http://65.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3qahtb0Pr1ruox2ao1_1280.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 05, 2016, 10:28:17 AM
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Post by: mirth on July 05, 2016, 10:29:53 AM
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The crew of the British aircraft carrier HMS Ocean (R68) on deck for an inspection by Field Marshal Earl Alexander, Defense Minister of Great Britain. 14 June 1952.

(https://i.redd.it/q1s0snby1g7x.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 11, 2016, 05:52:14 PM
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Soviet cruiser Murmansk that ran aground off the Norwegian village Sørvær during the transfer to be scrapped in India. 1994.

(http://i.imgur.com/im38SUJ.jpg)

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She wasn't dismantled until 2013, some 19 years after she ran aground.

(http://i.imgur.com/clQBkGK.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 12, 2016, 10:25:31 AM
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USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) returning from a 331-day deployment to Vietnam in 1965.

(https://i.redd.it/ppkh6795jj8x.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 21, 2016, 07:45:45 PM
Nice to know some of the retired Figs will live on

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2016/07/21/VSE-reactivating-mothballed-frigates/9851469122105/
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Post by: Steelgrave on July 27, 2016, 08:12:59 PM
(http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/introduction/w_19.jpg)

The French battleship Bouvet in the Dardanelles, circa 1915
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 28, 2016, 04:55:40 AM
Cool pic. That tumblehome design looks a little iffy for rough seas though.
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Post by: Barthheart on July 28, 2016, 05:42:29 AM
Looks a little iffy for high angle incoming shells too!  :o
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Post by: BanzaiCat on July 28, 2016, 06:11:18 AM
19153? Did technology take a slide 17,000 years in the future?  :D
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Post by: Steelgrave on July 28, 2016, 06:31:26 AM
19153? Did technology take a slide 17,000 years in the future?  :D

What was old is new again   8)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 28, 2016, 09:13:48 AM
so we start calling Windy Junior?
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Post by: Steelgrave on July 28, 2016, 09:16:27 AM
so we start calling Windy Junior?

Pet names are so cute.
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Post by: mirth on July 28, 2016, 10:36:58 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Ex-USS_Makassar_Strait_grounded.jpg)
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Post by: undercovergeek on July 28, 2016, 11:54:03 AM
That looks expensive
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 28, 2016, 12:06:34 PM
it was being used as a target ship post WW2.
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Post by: mirth on July 28, 2016, 12:09:57 PM
Yep. She was being towed to be used as a target when she ran aground. Navy ended up using her as target where she sat.
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Post by: mirth on July 28, 2016, 12:12:50 PM
Another view

(http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/0309105a.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 29, 2016, 06:36:23 AM
Damage to HMS Ambush after recent collision off Gibraltar

(http://d254andzyoxz3f.cloudfront.net/ap_16203400832236a.jpg)

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4580/check-out-the-huge-dent-in-hms-ambush

I'm guessing when you surface a $2.4 billion sub into a tanker you aren't passing the Perisher course.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on July 30, 2016, 06:07:32 AM
^ That's like taking Dad's Ferrari out for a joyride and busting it up.  :2funny:

Funny how the article says it's "not clear" whom was 'driving' at the time...I'd imagine it was the trainee captain, no? Someone screwed the Yorkshire pooch on that one.
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Post by: besilarius on August 03, 2016, 05:26:04 AM
Grape bug juice over cornflakes.  A true gourmet experience, when the powdered milk was just too much.
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Post by: mirth on August 04, 2016, 04:56:46 PM
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Aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) sails through calm seas near Guam at sunset


(http://media.defense.gov/2014/May/27/2001186069/-1/-1/0/051668-V-DWY75-763.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 07, 2016, 08:00:56 AM
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View from French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91)

(http://i.imgur.com/SoOofQD.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 07, 2016, 08:03:56 AM
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USS Worcester (CL-144) testing her radiation washdown system - July 7, 1954

(https://i.imgur.com/SbQ05SF.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on August 10, 2016, 09:23:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0D-ulUrMIo&feature=youtu.be

Tour of turret one on Iowa.
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Post by: mirth on August 14, 2016, 07:39:53 AM
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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships during naval review

(http://i.imgur.com/bq6QtdK.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 14, 2016, 07:43:44 AM
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Virginia-class attack submarine Minnesota (SSN-783) under construction in 2012.

(http://i.imgur.com/7biAc92.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on August 15, 2016, 06:03:29 AM
IJN heavy cruiser Nachi under carrier air attack.  Sunk later that day in the Philippines.
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Post by: besilarius on August 21, 2016, 07:10:38 AM
HMS Gloucester under stuka attack off Crete.
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Post by: besilarius on August 24, 2016, 09:32:52 PM
Rough day at the office.
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Post by: besilarius on August 25, 2016, 05:55:00 AM
Littorio class Italian Battleship engages the Royal Navy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krFxUrZsYqw

A clip from Roberto Rosellini's1941 movie, La Nave Bianca.
The internal shots are very good.  A noticeable difference with US practice is the lack of sound powered phones.
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Post by: mirth on August 25, 2016, 06:11:51 AM
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Launch of USS Washington (BB-47) - she would never be completed and was ultimately sunk as a gunnery target in 1924.


(https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/images/i05000/i05177.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 25, 2016, 06:13:55 AM
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HMS Victorious at Pearl Harbor, 1943.

(https://i.redd.it/tzwp1t6scdhx.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 25, 2016, 06:19:32 AM
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USS ENGLISH (DD-696) steams in the China Sea with USS HANCOCK (CV-19) and other units of the Third Fleet, circa January 1945.

(http://i.imgur.com/fK0kq9Z.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 25, 2016, 06:21:07 AM
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TF 77 steaming in formation in the South China Sea, 21 January 1966. Carriers present are (l-r): USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63), USS Hancock (CVA-19), USS Ranger (CVA-61), USS Hornet (CVS-12). USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) and another CLG are in the center with DD's in column formation.

(https://i.redd.it/eukhnkl765hx.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 30, 2016, 10:29:51 AM
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Seawater spills over the fantail of USS Iowa (BB-61) during high power maneuvers in shallow waters at Chesapeake Bay, VA, 19 November 1985.


(https://i.redd.it/88q6907e7jix.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 30, 2016, 10:31:38 AM
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Heavy-lift vessel MV BLUE MARLIN delivers the damaged USS COLE (DDG-67) to Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, 2000.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZPMpDTR.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on August 30, 2016, 05:36:14 PM
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Heavy-lift vessel MV BLUE MARLIN delivers the damaged USS COLE (DDG-67) to Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, 2000.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZPMpDTR.jpg)

The aquatic version of a Dragon Wagon.
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Post by: besilarius on August 31, 2016, 05:52:28 AM
Intrepid's last shot
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Post by: mirth on September 01, 2016, 10:52:15 AM
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A MK-23 16 in. nuclear projectile for use on Iowa-class battleships


(https://i.redd.it/r9aq9ddmirix.jpg)

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A total of fifty Mark 23 "Katie" nuclear projectiles were produced during the 1950s with development starting in 1952 and the first service projectile being delivered in October 1956. USS New Jersey and USS Wisconsin had an alteration made to Turret II's magazine to incorporate a secure storage area for these projectiles. USS Missouri was not so altered as she had been placed in reserve in 1955. This secure storage area could contain ten nuclear shells plus nine Mark 24 practice shells. These nuclear projectiles were all withdrawn from service by October 1962 with none ever having been fired from a gun. It is not clear whether or not any of the battleships ever actually carried a nuclear device onboard, as the US Navy routinely refuses to confirm or deny which ships carry nuclear weapons. At least one Mark 23 shell body still exists at the National Atomic Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Post by: mirth on September 07, 2016, 06:27:58 PM
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USS Zumwalt departs Bath Iron Works on her way to Baltimore.

(http://i.imgur.com/cwtFWMs.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 07, 2016, 06:30:48 PM
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The USS Coral Sea with a deck full of Corsairs and Skyraiders in 1949

(http://i.imgur.com/nZtHwHo.jpg)

More pics here: http://www.usscoralsea.net/pics1940s1.php
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Post by: mirth on September 08, 2016, 06:01:13 AM
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Capt. James Kirk, skipper of the Zumwalt, stands in front of the destroyer at Bath Iron Works on Tuesday, the day before it left to be commissioned in Baltimore.

(http://www.pressherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/AP16250757122284-1024x701.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 08, 2016, 06:13:26 AM
Another shot of the Zumwalt leaving BIW, headed for her commissioning ceremony in Baltimore. DDG-1001, Michael Monsoor, is tied up on the left.

(http://i.imgur.com/pYbvPwP.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 09, 2016, 06:15:56 AM
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U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN 65) haulin' ass, U.S.S. Porter (DDG 78) and Cole (DDG 67) keeping up during exercise Bold Alligator off the Virginia and North Carolina Coasts. 2/4/2012.

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/120204-N-ZZ999-006.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 09, 2016, 06:19:56 AM
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USS Dallas (SSN-700) is escorted while pulling into port. Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. Aug. 2016.

(https://i.redd.it/1z72rdhm4xjx.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on September 09, 2016, 06:35:06 AM
The Dallas is still afloat!?!

....

Ah she's due for retirement in 2017... but still that's a long time fer a sub no?
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Post by: besilarius on September 10, 2016, 06:27:29 AM
Looks like something we found in a fan room on the Manley.
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Post by: mirth on September 10, 2016, 04:43:07 PM
The Dallas is still afloat!?!

....

Ah she's due for retirement in 2017... but still that's a long time fer a sub no?

I was surprised 'Big D' is still in service. She's one of the early Flight I boats. 35 years is a good long life for an SSN, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of the 688i boats end up with 40 years of service.
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Post by: mirth on September 11, 2016, 09:21:46 AM
Zumwalt making a port call in Newport, RI.

(http://i.imgur.com/e4NKVgy.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 11, 2016, 09:23:25 AM
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US Third Fleet prepares for the invasion of Leyte, 6 October 1944


(https://i.redd.it/u74h74i1utkx.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 11, 2016, 09:24:45 AM
Zumwalt making a port call in Newport, RI.

(http://i.imgur.com/e4NKVgy.jpg)



Maybe Toonces can try and talk his way aboard to get us some groovy pix?

Ok, maybe that's not such a good idea...
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 11, 2016, 06:57:51 PM
he likes a good cavity search.
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Post by: mirth on September 15, 2016, 10:24:51 AM
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ADM. Rickover waiting on the dive plane of USS Sculpin SSN-590

(http://i.imgur.com/mUUERkG.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on September 22, 2016, 05:02:20 PM
frigate sailors do it with one big screw.
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Post by: mirth on September 28, 2016, 05:12:38 PM
Tomahawk launcher on USS Florida, SSGN-728.

(http://i.imgur.com/GvqeOd4.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 28, 2016, 05:21:57 PM
I promise not to step.
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Post by: undercovergeek on September 28, 2016, 05:46:32 PM
What are the small black squares in the lower right that 2 of them don't need?
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 28, 2016, 06:00:05 PM
Electrical tape covering the scuffs from where somebody stepped.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 28, 2016, 06:01:25 PM
the one with the yellow tape make big mushroom clouds.
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Post by: Windigo on September 29, 2016, 08:50:12 AM
What are the small black squares in the lower right that 2 of them don't need?

Hard points for removing them from the silo? The yellow is the residue from the gorilla-glue that was used to attach them?  Maybe?    ???
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Post by: besilarius on September 30, 2016, 05:19:29 PM
Rodney firing on the burning Bismarck.
Taken from KGV.
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2016, 09:04:48 AM
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The Charles de Gaulle's First deployment with a Rafale only air wing

(http://i.imgur.com/FIO70bJ.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2016, 09:10:21 AM
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INS Vikramaditya, Indian Aircraft carrier

(http://i.imgur.com/E1iwIt7.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2016, 09:11:42 AM
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US & ROK Navy ships - Busan Naval Base

(http://i.imgur.com/Y64j8uB.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2016, 09:15:55 AM
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USS Prinz Eugen (IX-300) passing through the Panama Canal on her way to Bikini Atoll to participate in Operation Crossroads - March 1946

(https://i.imgur.com/KZpBAkz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2016, 09:19:14 AM
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JMSDF Soryu-class submarine SS-505 Zuiryū

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1584/24890338626_3c4d8a3f4a_o.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 02, 2016, 09:19:57 AM
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USS Prinz Eugen (IX-300) passing through the Panama Canal on her way to Bikini Atoll to participate in Operation Crossroads - March 1946

(https://i.imgur.com/KZpBAkz.jpg)

She survived at least 2 atomic blasts.
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2016, 09:27:40 AM
I didn't realize we actually commissioned her into the USN.
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2016, 09:34:27 AM
DDG-1000 passing Fort Popham

(http://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/?q=70&w=1440&url=http://d254andzyoxz3f.cloudfront.net/160324-n-dm751-003.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 02, 2016, 11:43:25 AM
I didn't realize we actually commissioned her into the USN.

The US Navy had that IX designation for all kinds of odd things, for example: the Great Lakes paddlewheel steamers that were converted to freshwater aircraft carriers for training new pilots in the (relative) safety of Lake Michigan during WW2.

(http://i2.wp.com/militaryhistorynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/The-Lakers29.jpg?resize=560%2C386)



http://militaryhistorynow.com/2016/08/29/fresh-water-flattops-the-u-s-navys-forgotten-great-lakes-aircraft-carriers/
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2016, 11:46:57 AM
Those paddlewheel carriers were such cool ships.
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Post by: bob48 on October 02, 2016, 12:00:37 PM
Oh boy - I had not seen anything about those before. How interesting.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 02, 2016, 05:25:14 PM
 :D

(http://www.merriam-press.com/images/products/detail/mm072_01.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on October 03, 2016, 06:07:17 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-iN21u6nG8

Had to see this every year for safety.
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Post by: mirth on October 09, 2016, 07:11:06 AM
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French battleship Richelieu under the Brooklyn Bridge, February 1943

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1507/26544189352_9014f6326c_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 09, 2016, 07:19:13 AM
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HMS Victorious making way with a full load of Buccaneers, Sea Vixens and Wessex's

(http://www.woolleyfamily.co.uk/Victorious4.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 11, 2016, 10:33:12 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/TX1sTkH.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 13, 2016, 10:22:30 AM
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USS Indiana (BB-58) fires a salvo from her forward 16" guns at the Kamaishi, Japan Iron Plant. The forward mast of USS Massachusetts (BB-59) is visible directly behind Indiana. In the distance is most likely the USS Quincy (CA-71)

(https://i.redd.it/9veziylrv8rx.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 13, 2016, 10:25:03 AM
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PT-490, an 80-foot Elco motor torpedo boat with MTB Squadron 33, transporting Gen Douglas MacArthur and staff from Iloilo on Panay to Bacolod on Negros in the Philippines, 7 Jun 1945.

(https://i.redd.it/grvuatc5x8rx.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 13, 2016, 10:37:14 AM
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http://HMS Monarch, an Orion-class battleship, sailing down the Tyne, 1911.

(https://i.redd.it/1yr0smo7q2rx.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 13, 2016, 10:39:06 AM
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Armoured cruiser Pisa at high speed

(https://i.redd.it/ltt6ua58p2rx.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on October 13, 2016, 11:39:16 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/11999639_1035069583180206_673655024528679388_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 21, 2016, 10:13:50 AM
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Japan's new Asahi-class destroyer (25DD) being launched

(http://i.imgur.com/ITqmEiP.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 23, 2016, 07:38:54 AM
Nice gallery of pics on board Harry S. Truman

http://imgur.com/a/GKTC4
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Post by: besilarius on October 23, 2016, 12:20:02 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3858514/Russia-s-attack-fleet-closes-Dover-Putin-s-warships-prepare-enter-English-Channel-TODAY-way-launch-strikes-Syria.html#ixzz4NvXH6Is8

Very nice photos of the Russian Task group transiting the English Channel.
Article is rather shrill.  Did like the commentary on the Kuznetzov's diesel engineering plant.  Apparently other ships have had their plants cannibalised for this sortie.
All that black smoke from a diesel plant probably means incomplete combustion.
They're probably putting in too much fuel and creating all that smoke.
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Post by: mirth on October 23, 2016, 12:21:12 PM
I figure the black smoke was because they switched her to coal.
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Post by: mirth on October 23, 2016, 12:23:43 PM
Nice bow art on Dragon

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/10/21/18/3996EF7800000578-3858514-image-a-2_1477070020646.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 23, 2016, 08:29:30 PM
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Russian media crowed abut the strength of their fleet. Military expert Alexander Khrolenko said: 'While the North Atlantic bloc is stalling in the sands of the Middle East, the Russian Navy seizes control over the Atlantic, not to mention the Mediterranean and Black Seas.'

He added: 'They [NATO] have no equal in the Mediterranean.'

 :2funny:  :idiot2:  :uglystupid2:
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Post by: mirth on October 24, 2016, 08:02:01 AM
That guy is smoking some serious shit.
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Post by: mirth on October 27, 2016, 10:17:02 AM
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Worcester class anti-aircraft cruiser

(http://i.imgur.com/btUj42D.jpg)


http://navalanalyses.blogspot.com/2016/10/warships-of-past-worcester-class-anti.html
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Post by: besilarius on October 27, 2016, 05:41:57 PM
The dual purpose 6" guns on Worcester were amazing.
During a battle efficiency test, the staff took the ship's rating down because the 5" guns never opened fire.
The XO stood up and said, "The drones never got through the 6 inchers, to get into the 5" range."
Staff pukes never change.

http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_6-47DP_mk16.php
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Post by: mirth on October 28, 2016, 10:19:31 AM
Pics of USS Eaton (DD-510) and USS Wisconsin (BB-64) after their collision

(http://i.imgur.com/sAzJDbF.jpg)


(http://www.usswisconsin.org/wp/wp-content/gallery/collision/C-22-USS-Wisconsin-BB-64-Collision.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on October 28, 2016, 10:22:08 AM
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Battleship France, last ship of the Courbet-class battleships, the first dreadnoughts built for the French Navy, in 1914.

(https://i.redd.it/ujb0omguq1ux.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 28, 2016, 10:24:57 AM
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HMS Albion leading HMS Ark Royal out of Gibraltar Harbour at the end of a visit. Sea Hawk aircraft are seen parked on the deck of Ark Royal. 21st October 1957.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/ciim5/564/486/large_000000.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2016, 09:04:01 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/pioh8s4.png)
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2016, 09:07:20 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/hhQmn5h.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2016, 09:08:36 AM
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The unfinished Italian aircraft carrier "Aquila" tied up at La Spezia sometime following Italy's surrender

(http://i.imgur.com/4LVvD4e.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2016, 09:13:01 AM
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USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), showing the crew fighting a fire on the flight deck that occurred as the carrier was conducting air operations near Hawaii. The fire started when a Zuni rocket accidentally exploded under the wing of an F-4J Phantom II 14 January 1969

(http://i.imgur.com/ZYy8Xp9.jpg)


http://www.insensitivemunitions.org/history/the-uss-enterprise-cvan-65-fire-and-munition-explosions/
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2016, 09:15:02 AM
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USS Alabama (BB-60) shortly before being commissioned, July 1942

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5527/30327404620_f62cb7cdbc_o.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 30, 2016, 10:00:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/hhQmn5h.jpg)

Looks like the Russians could use a few thousand gallons of Naval Jelly.
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2016, 10:00:55 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/hhQmn5h.jpg)

Looks like the Russians could use a few thousand gallons of Naval Jelly.

They should talk to Star.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 30, 2016, 05:40:17 PM
Toonces is my supplier.
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2016, 05:42:15 PM
Toonces is my detailer.

ftfy
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Post by: mirth on October 31, 2016, 10:15:11 AM
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The last gun cruiser in active service with any navy and the flagship of the Peruvian Navy: BAP Almirante Grau (CLM-81)

(http://i.imgur.com/vJfdHJC.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 02, 2016, 10:06:26 AM
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The Spanish dreadnought "Jaime I" docked at Tenerife, 5th May 1936

(http://i.imgur.com/XjYZyho.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 02, 2016, 10:08:06 AM
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naval guns undergoing maintenance at South Korean Navy depot

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5538/30606821872_ccff211159_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 02, 2016, 10:10:15 AM
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Task Force 77 in formation off North Vietnam, March 1965.

(http://i.imgur.com/EGVOMxR.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 02, 2016, 10:13:05 AM
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USS Connecticut (BB-18) during speed trials, 1906

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5712/30599613052_7f6cb19ee3_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 02, 2016, 10:15:42 AM
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Two Charlemagne class battleships

(http://i.imgur.com/uqLMrvO.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on November 04, 2016, 05:53:02 AM
The Great White Fleet visited Chicago?
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Post by: mirth on November 04, 2016, 10:21:50 AM
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Virginia-class submarine USS Illinois (SSN-786) seen here with her crew during the commissioning ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut, on October 29, 2016.

(https://i.redd.it/0cojonespgvx.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 04, 2016, 10:24:10 AM
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USS Coral Sea (CV-43) underway as she approaches Naval Station, Pearl Harbor. Jan '81


(https://i.redd.it/7lsglje7vevx.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 04, 2016, 10:25:48 AM
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USS Little Rock (CL-92) firing a Talos guided missile, May 1961


(http://i.imgur.com/tbTEcRs.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 04, 2016, 10:30:51 AM
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HMS K2. A completely unsuccessful and unlucky submarine. Launched in 1915, 2000 tons, 8 x 18" torpedo tubes & two 4" deck guns. Suffered an explosion and fire during her trials, collided with two different submarines. Scrapped 1926. Shown with a couple QE class battleships.

(http://i.imgur.com/1pUmC.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 06, 2016, 05:27:03 AM
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Italian navy submarine Scirè under construction.

(http://i.imgur.com/ylPb2Dm.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 06, 2016, 05:56:07 AM
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/be667e588e62da2991668f5ac4f8a601/tumblr_nqreopAWdm1uoai9lo1_1280.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 07, 2016, 10:27:37 AM
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Japanese helicopter destroyer Hyūga (DDH-181) in Guam

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5757/30066429293_58efedf83c_o.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 07, 2016, 05:26:33 PM
Yamamoto would have approved.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 07, 2016, 05:49:32 PM
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Japanese helicopter destroyer

still makes me laugh every time.
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Post by: mirth on November 07, 2016, 05:53:49 PM
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Japanese helicopter destroyer

still makes me laugh every time.

I know, right?
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Post by: besilarius on November 08, 2016, 05:22:39 AM
Nighttine trap on a carrier.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/a23733/super-hornet-low-visibility-landing/
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Post by: mirth on November 10, 2016, 04:37:22 PM
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Varshavyanka-class (Improved Kilo) submarine mooring. Russian Pacific fleet.

(http://i.imgur.com/Bjvbuvn.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 10, 2016, 04:39:50 PM
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A British Blackburn Buccaneer bomber buzzes the Soviet battlecruiser Admiral Lazarev

(http://i.imgur.com/fy2MtRV.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 10, 2016, 04:42:37 PM
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HMS Revenge, Ramillies, Royal Sovereign and Resolution, taken from their sister HMS Royal Oak in 1930.


(https://i.redd.it/2e9wqwwdkuwx.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 11, 2016, 10:14:59 AM
Canadian submarine HMCS Windsor goes into a dive (that it hopefully will recover from)

(https://out.reddit.com/t3_5cbdcj?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FSN3SjkI.jpg&token=AQAAYAQmWPIbdtcOnG6kdZ5-BAFbxu8NdJvBr_XCNtr087aaHNon&app_name=reddit.com)
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Post by: Steelgrave on November 11, 2016, 11:34:01 AM
^Diving is the easy part. Coming back up...that's the bitch   8)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 15, 2016, 10:23:19 AM
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USS Ohio (SSGN-726) arriving in Busan, South Korea

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7035/28209486371_fb7302fb23_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 15, 2016, 05:25:22 PM
Looks like S.K. is the inspiration for W40K Hive Worlds.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on November 17, 2016, 05:05:38 PM
Another day at the office.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on November 20, 2016, 04:19:07 PM
Russian battlecruiser Pyotr Vileky transiting the Suez Canal:

(http://i.imgur.com/YH96S2r.jpg)

Of course, other captions may be more entertaining  ;)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 20, 2016, 04:22:21 PM
Suez pics are always cool!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on November 20, 2016, 04:41:37 PM
USS Essex Plan of the Day (POD) for 22 Feb, 1944, strikes on Saipan and Tinian.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on November 23, 2016, 07:20:14 AM
http://www.orcadian.co.uk/hms-vanguard-studied-detail/

HMS Vanguard blew up at anchor in Scapa Flow.  Much like the USS Maine, it has never been exactly determined why she blew up.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 24, 2016, 01:47:45 PM
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USS Macon (ZRS-5) under construction in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation hangar at Akron, Ohio.

(http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/99/02990517.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 24, 2016, 01:49:19 PM
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USS Macon (ZRS-5) under construction in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation hangar at Akron, Ohio.

(http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/99/02990517.jpg)

 :smitten:
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 27, 2016, 07:54:18 AM
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HMS Warspite fitting out, October 1914

(http://www.britishbattles.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/26.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 27, 2016, 08:02:41 AM
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USS South Dakota (BB-57) fitting out on the 1st of January, 1942.


(http://i.imgur.com/NcLUcMr.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 27, 2016, 08:06:12 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/11/5d/5d/115d5df2788e6868e66fd0dd220c8e62.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: undercovergeek on November 27, 2016, 09:11:08 AM
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USS South Dakota (BB-57) fitting out on the 1st of January, 1942.


(http://i.imgur.com/NcLUcMr.jpg)

i know todays are probably 10 times bigger, but the scale of those old WW2 battleships amazes me
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on November 27, 2016, 09:27:00 AM
I guess the only ships which are bigger now are the carriers.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on November 27, 2016, 10:03:48 AM
The South Dakotas were very good ships, but were notoriously cramped.  Not  a bit of extra space.
Massachusetts is in very good shape at Falls River, MA, and well worth a visit.  The docents indicate that they are working on opening up spaces that previously were not open to the public.

Some notes on her damage from Kirishima.     http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-092.htm
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 30, 2016, 04:34:22 PM
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French Type 38 torpedo boats 321 and 315 on the Seine in 1922.


(https://i.redd.it/xoxv90trhs0y.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 30, 2016, 04:38:56 PM
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USS Vincennes (CL 64) Steaming off the U.S. East Coast (position 36 52'N, 76 09'W, course 265) at 1700 hours on 28 March 1944. Photographed from a Squadron ZP-14 blimp, from Naval Air Station Weeksville, North Carolina. Altitude was 150 feet. Ship's camouflage is Measure 33, Design 3d
.

(https://i.redd.it/4gpgycw8so0y.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on November 30, 2016, 04:40:27 PM
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USS New Mexico (BB-40) in her original configuration (top) and her post-1931-1933 modernization.

(http://i.imgur.com/oM8o7Vo.png)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 05, 2016, 05:47:23 AM
So true.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2016, 02:48:42 PM
^Heh. Nice.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 07, 2016, 11:19:36 AM
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U.S. Fleet moored in Pearl Harbor on 3 May 1940

(http://i.imgur.com/Jc7xUPP.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 07, 2016, 04:43:47 PM
That's a different angle than usually shown. Nice find.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 07, 2016, 06:19:17 PM
For those who can't get enough of Musashi and Yamato, there is a report that Mitsubishi shipyards have found 200 original blueprints.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20161204/k10010794821000.html   (Regrettably this report is in Japanese).
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 07, 2016, 07:48:41 PM
For those who can't get enough of Musashi and Yamato, there is a report that Mitsubishi shipyards have found 200 original blueprints.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20161204/k10010794821000.html   (Regrettably this report is in Japanese).

Awesome find, Bes!

Though if you view it in Google Chrome, it does an admirable job of translating the page.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 09, 2016, 09:47:43 AM
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USS Drayton (DD-366) off the West Coast in October 1941, as seen from a Navy Texan trainer
(http://i.imgur.com/Ru7ABD6.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 10, 2016, 06:57:56 AM
Battlecruiser Seydlitz after Jutland.
Riding a little low.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 10, 2016, 08:41:13 AM
IIRC, Of all the heavies at Jutland, isn't Seydlitz the ship which suffered the worst pounding while still making it home?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 10, 2016, 01:09:00 PM
Would have to agree, certainly on the German side.

https://www.reddit.com/r/WorldOfWarships/comments/4m1w5x/german_battlecruiser_sms_seydlitz_after_jutland/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxv9_-w26L4
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 10, 2016, 04:04:12 PM
http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20161209/uss-salem-to-move-to-new-pier-in-january

The Salem is moving, for any who might have wanted to visit her.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 14, 2016, 11:09:02 AM
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US Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) depart USS Bataan (LHD-5), 2016

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/160414-N-YD083-438.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 14, 2016, 04:36:31 PM
As all snipes will tell you.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 15, 2016, 05:42:50 AM
Not really sure if this belongs under Ships or under Planes.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: undercovergeek on December 15, 2016, 07:47:19 AM
Not really sure if this belongs under Ships or under Planes.

The Royal Navy in about 2 years
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 15, 2016, 08:00:19 AM
Not really sure if this belongs under Ships or under Planes.

The Royal Navy in about 2 years

So there's going to be a budget increase?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 18, 2016, 04:32:13 AM
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Canadian Sailors Play A Game Of Hockey On The Flight Deck Of HMCS Magnificent (CVL-21), 1948.

(http://i.imgur.com/blJlLCw.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: undercovergeek on December 18, 2016, 04:41:17 AM
Not really sure if this belongs under Ships or under Planes.

The Royal Navy in about 2 years

So there's going to be a budget increase?

Most of the money is spent on bobs pension - he was in for a looooooooong time
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on December 18, 2016, 05:15:27 AM
Yes, it was one of our capital ships. Quite a large rowing boat, actually.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on December 18, 2016, 05:15:58 AM
Solution to the Royal Navy having carriers but no planes to fly from them in a couple of years? Just let the Americans use the deck:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38336101 (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38336101)

The inter-operability is pretty cool, especially with US and French jets cross-decking on the CDG. Anybody know if we did things like this during the Cold War?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 18, 2016, 05:35:39 AM
UN Marine Phantoms operated briefly from the Ark Royal:

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2014/12/usmc-f-4-phantom-151477-tail-markings-royal-navy-malta/

(http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/F-4-Phantom-151477-Ark-Royal-2.jpg)

I don't know how common it was but here is a pic of the opposite- a Brit Phantom alongside it's USN cousin. on a US carrier.


[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/F-4J_VF-33_and_F-4K_892_NAS_on_USS_Independence_(CVA-62)_1971.jpg/img]


(image won't embed for some reason  ???)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 18, 2016, 05:43:36 AM
Looks like you were missing a bracket on the closing img tag.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/F-4J_VF-33_and_F-4K_892_NAS_on_USS_Independence_(CVA-62)_1971.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 18, 2016, 05:44:30 AM
Doh!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 18, 2016, 06:51:11 AM
Photo taken by a Japanese plane of the moment after a torpedo hist HMS Exeter.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 20, 2016, 10:24:22 AM
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Royal Navy's Grand Fleet in the Firth of Forth 1914

(http://www.britishbattles.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/118-Grand-Fleet-in-Firth-of-Forth-B.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 21, 2016, 12:45:11 PM
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The "Tsesarevich", 1904, at Qingdao

(http://dic.academic.ru/pictures/wiki/files/84/Tsesarevich1904Qingdao1.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: undercovergeek on December 21, 2016, 12:52:55 PM
That looks like something orcs would build
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 21, 2016, 04:57:15 PM
"Waaaghovich!"
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 21, 2016, 09:59:16 PM
The Langley/Jupiter must have been really shallow draft.  The Potomac has some tricky shallows.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 23, 2016, 04:49:02 AM
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A MH-60S conducts vertrep between USNS Walter S Diehl (T-AO-93) and USS Essex (LHD-2) as USS Mustin (DDG-89) pulls alongside. Andaman Sea, 2008

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/080601-N-0120A-020.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 25, 2016, 03:59:37 PM
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Scharnhorst and Gneisenau together in 1939

(http://i.imgur.com/MODm5Oo.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 25, 2016, 04:01:23 PM
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HMS Victoria passing a swing bridge while en route from Armstrong Shipyard at Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, circa 1890.

(https://i.redd.it/s6vz3u7tyo5y.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 25, 2016, 04:05:50 PM
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King George V-class battleship HMS Duke of York as she leaves drydock at Rosyth.

(https://i.redd.it/twdttqvpai5y.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on December 25, 2016, 04:10:53 PM
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HMS Victoria passing a swing bridge while en route from Armstrong Shipyard at Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, circa 1890.

(https://i.redd.it/s6vz3u7tyo5y.jpg)

Not seen that picture before. I live about 5 miles away from there.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 27, 2016, 09:42:56 AM
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Daring-class destroyer HMS Diamond (D35) steaming past "Mayflower II". 1957.

(https://i.redd.it/66l7grznz06y.png)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 27, 2016, 09:45:01 AM
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Weapon-class destroyer HMS Broadsword (D31) hard over under heavy wheel off the coast of Libya. May 1962.

(https://i.redd.it/e4y8jriuy06y.png)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on December 28, 2016, 07:54:29 AM
Alabama fitting out in Norfolk Navy Shipyard.
The interesting sidenote is that the crane ship to port is placing the 16" guns into the turrets.
This crane ship is the former battleship Kearsarge.
The Kearsarge sank the Confederate raider Alabama in the Civil War.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 28, 2016, 10:47:51 AM
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Waiting for an air raid onboard the Canberra. Falklands conflict 1982.

(http://i.imgur.com/J3rnFOS.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 28, 2016, 10:51:23 AM
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Aircrew learning how to identify vessels at sea using models on the Tactical Floor in No. 3 School of General Reconnaissance at Squires Gate, Blackpool, Lancashire, April 1944

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Aircrew_learning_how_to_identify_vessels_at_sea_using_models_on_the_Tactical_Floor_in_No._3_School_of_General_Reconnaissance_at_Squires_Gate%2C_Blackpool%2C_Lancashire%2C_April_1944._CH16946.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 28, 2016, 10:53:14 AM
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HMS Barham and the destroyers Mons (left) and Medusa, being fitted out at Clydebank, July 1915.


(https://i.redd.it/0yzkrm99fa6y.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on December 31, 2016, 08:40:09 AM
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Russian Oscar II class submarine

(http://i.imgur.com/BPfE0Tv.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 02, 2017, 05:33:54 AM
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HMS Queen Elizabeth preparing for sea trials which are due to begin in the next few months.

(http://i.imgur.com/7in6hVk.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 03, 2017, 05:49:27 AM
USS Begor (APD127) during the evacuation and demolition of Hungnam, Korea.  24 December, 1950
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 06, 2017, 06:15:19 AM
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Hauling lifeboats ashore while the RFA Sir Galahad burns in the background. Bluff Cove, Falklands. 1982.

(https://i.redd.it/next865wdv7y.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 06, 2017, 06:16:29 AM
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USS Indiana (BB-1) at the Chicago World's Fair 1893

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5696/31754704290_f834fbf65a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 06, 2017, 06:18:00 AM
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USS Forrestal in the Suez Canal. 1988

(http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/News%20Stories%20J/Say%20it%20With%20Sailors/SpellOut127.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 07, 2017, 07:55:31 AM
USS Olympia porn.

https://www.facebook.com/CruiserOlympia/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf

About half way down the page is a click and drag photo of an engineering space.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 09, 2017, 01:03:56 PM
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Kongō in drydock, Yokosuka, Japan, 1930.

(https://scontent.flhr4-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15895544_1225234224191507_7258022996699598233_o.jpg?oh=f07949c29f68a020b2915461a22284b1&oe=591F2859)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 09, 2017, 01:05:49 PM
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Russian battleship Retvizan. Launched in 1902, she had a short, yet action packed career. Torpedoed & sunk at Port Arthur, raised, sunk again, raised by the Japanese, used during WWI to hunt German warships in the Pacific. Scrapped 1922.

(http://i.imgur.com/1ZmER.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 11, 2017, 10:47:26 AM
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USS Antietam (CVS 36) moments after launching an F3D Skyknight and Grumman F9F Panther while underway in the Caribbean.

(http://i.imgur.com/cItHYMN.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 11, 2017, 10:49:44 AM
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Sailors execute a Tactical Snow Angel Formation Exercise (TACSNANEX) on the forward flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) during a January 7th snowstorm in Norfolk.

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/170107-N-UY653-044.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 11, 2017, 05:09:59 PM
LOL. Paradoxically, it's sailors (and soldiers, airman and Marines) getting away with goofy shit like this that maintains my confidence in our military and it's role in our democracy. A fascist junta would never ever tolerate it.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 12, 2017, 05:58:31 AM
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USS Antietam (CVS 36) moments after launching an F3D Skyknight and Grumman F9F Panther while underway in the Caribbean.

(http://i.imgur.com/cItHYMN.jpg)

An unusual pic of an RN Sea Hawk on the Antietam. (Unusual to me, anyway.)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/CV-36_RN_SeaHawk_NAN9-53.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 12, 2017, 06:14:42 PM
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Battleship Number 58, USS Indiana, in a South Pacific harbor, December 1942. Taken by a USS Saratoga (CV-3) photographer.

(http://i.imgur.com/Q7NsTaN.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 12, 2017, 06:16:01 PM
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USS Indianapolis (CA-35) off Mare Island Navy Yard. July 10, 1945.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8667/28543502875_f61f1778a7_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 12, 2017, 06:20:28 PM
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Japanese battleship Fusō conducting a flooding and drainage test at Kure, Japan, 20 Apr 1941. Source: Maritime History and Science Museum, Kure, Japan.

(https://i.redd.it/r2p789oxdt8y.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 12, 2017, 06:43:44 PM
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16 inch projectile and full 6 bag powder charge as used by BB-61 IOWA.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7086/7304209258_533a628ed5_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 16, 2017, 05:57:03 AM
HMS Kelly going down.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 17, 2017, 10:40:22 AM
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HMAS Melbourne (R21) launching Gannet aircraft while cruising with HMAS Vendetta and HMAS Voyager

(http://i.imgur.com/GkZAWCs.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 17, 2017, 06:33:45 PM
The Melbourne actually collided with and sunk one of those two destroyers.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 18, 2017, 05:29:01 AM
Operation Verity, 1949.
Monty visits the fleet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPRIsq-DkJY
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 21, 2017, 03:48:25 PM
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USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) fires a Sea Sparrow missile during Valiant Shield 2016

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8190/29801779182_2fef9a1336_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 21, 2017, 04:08:19 PM
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USS Alabama (BB-60) anchored in Casco Bay, Maine, circa December 1942.

(http://i.imgur.com/vbCgHny.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 24, 2017, 10:45:54 AM
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HMS Vengeance in Florida

(https://i.redditmedia.com/bzEG6fBRMOMpry_4K7yAOPbuA8GX-y5PRkx67aegol0.jpg?w=1024&s=787a2f2038b70cf4ab0f4882e3f5046a)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 24, 2017, 05:05:17 PM
from the failed Trident test?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 24, 2017, 05:09:41 PM
Yeah, think so. That's Port Canaveral.


Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 25, 2017, 10:15:20 AM
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Russian battleship Oryol after Tsushima

(http://i.imgur.com/L5oO9ZI.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 26, 2017, 10:49:57 AM
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USS Lexington (CV-2) underway during the Battle of Coral Sea, 8 May 1942. This view appears to have been taken in the early afternoon, after planes had been recovered and initial damage control measures effected, but before the start of the fires that led to the ship's loss. This is the last known photograph of Lexington in operational condition. Taken from USS Portland (CA-33).

(http://i.imgur.com/GFy86r9.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on January 26, 2017, 10:55:29 AM
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Russian battleship Oryol after Tsushima

(http://i.imgur.com/L5oO9ZI.jpg)

That's quite the pounding.... there's a Goatfury analogy in here somewhere....
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 26, 2017, 06:56:42 PM
I leave bigger holes.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on January 27, 2017, 05:29:05 AM
When first scanning your post, it read as "I have bigger holes."
Too early in the morning to go on with this.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 29, 2017, 08:22:08 AM
The end of aircraft carrier "bow prongs"

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/7099/__trashed-9
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 30, 2017, 10:23:32 AM
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Japanese Hayabusa-class guided missile patrol boat JS Kumataka (PG-827)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/639/22196705282_e652abb353_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on January 30, 2017, 03:20:01 PM
Three? WTF three? Looks big enough for four.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 30, 2017, 08:28:48 PM
like theres a chinese warship that can survive 2.....  ::)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on January 31, 2017, 10:03:39 AM
like theres a chinese warship that can survive 2.....  ::)

You saying that that carrier (by virtue of its size) cant survive two of those?
I am assuming that those are exocet type missiles
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2017, 10:12:25 AM
like theres a chinese warship that can survive 2.....  ::)

You saying that that carrier (by virtue of its size) cant survive two of those?
I am assuming that those are exocet type missiles

They're homegrown Japanese SSMs, roughly equivalent to the US Harpoon. Two of them might not sink a ChiComm carrier, but they'd likely render it hors de combat.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2017, 10:24:57 AM
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USS Intrepid (CV-11) afire, after she was hit by a Kamikaze off Okinawa on 16 April 1945. Photographed from USS Alaska (CB-1), as a Fletcher class destroyer steams by in the foreground.

(http://i.imgur.com/skYaZ9W.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 31, 2017, 06:39:30 PM
like theres a chinese warship that can survive 2.....  ::)

You saying that that carrier (by virtue of its size) cant survive two of those?
I am assuming that those are exocet type missiles

They're homegrown Japanese SSMs, roughly equivalent to the US Harpoon. Two of them might not sink a ChiComm ex-Soviet ex-Indian carrier, but they'd likely render it hors de combat.

FTFY
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 31, 2017, 08:37:28 PM
the problem with those carriers is how much exposed ordinance they carry.  missile engines dont respond well to explosions.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2017, 08:43:03 PM
The Chinese were at least smart enough to ditch the SSMs that the Russkis carry on theirs.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2017, 04:57:38 PM
HMS King George V

(https://i.redd.it/xozrib78r9dy.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 01, 2017, 04:59:12 PM
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USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624) starts down the way at Mare Island on 22 February 1963

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/491/32610736386_228d1c77a6_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 01, 2017, 05:02:36 PM
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He-115 Aircraft Flies By A Scharnhorst Class Battleship And A German Destroyer During The Channel Dash, February, 1942.

(http://i.imgur.com/mQdTHTe.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 01, 2017, 05:08:51 PM
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USS Utah (BB-31), getting painted, May 4, 1929


(http://i.imgur.com/fhValQ1.jpg)
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Post by: steve58 on February 04, 2017, 06:22:29 AM
U.S. Navy officially decommissions the "Big E", the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (http://newatlas.com/uss-enterprise-decommissioned/47744/l)

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After almost 55 years of active service, the USS Enterprise has been decommissioned. No, we're not talking about a certain starship, but the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which was commissioned in the US Navy in 1961 and now bears the distinction of being the first nuclear carrier to be decommissioned. The eighth US Naval vessel to bear the name, the Enterprise was removed from the Navy list today as Captain Todd Beltz relinquished his command in a ceremony in the ship's hangar bay.

A ninth USS Enterprise (CVN 80), one of the Gerald R Ford class of nuclear supercarriers, is scheduled to enter service in 2027.

(http://photorecon.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/CVn65-860x614.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on February 07, 2017, 07:55:42 PM
Plane being blown off the Lexington's flight deck by an explosion.
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Post by: besilarius on February 12, 2017, 07:18:28 AM
Entrance wound of Yorktown at Coral Sea.
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Post by: mirth on February 12, 2017, 07:38:07 AM
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QE class carrier compared to Invincible class

(http://www.hornby.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HMS-Queen-Elizabeth_Photo-Credit-Lee-Howard-Photography.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 12, 2017, 07:47:30 AM
Very impressive. Still, the QE seems to lack something, but what? I just can't quite put my finger on it... I'm sure the answer will land on me any moment though.




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Post by: besilarius on February 12, 2017, 09:51:49 AM
It is somewhat confusing to see starboard side elevators.  Thought for a second the picture was reversed.
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 12, 2017, 10:03:15 AM
Don't the Nimitzs have elevators on the Starboard side in front of and behind the island?
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Post by: besilarius on February 12, 2017, 01:58:08 PM
Yes, had a brain fart.
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Post by: OJsDad on February 12, 2017, 05:36:42 PM
F35 at the top of the ski jump. 
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 12, 2017, 07:24:24 PM
^That's it!
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Post by: mirth on February 14, 2017, 10:13:26 AM
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USS HANCOCK (CV-19) at a Pacific anchorage, 1944-45

(http://i.imgur.com/JijspRs.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on February 14, 2017, 11:09:27 AM
those are anchor lines... theys fishing.
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Post by: besilarius on February 15, 2017, 05:47:24 AM
1934 Fleet Maneuvers.

http://dvr-streaming.mirc.sc.edu/autogenerated/MVTN_23-987to23-988_r1of3_Mez1_CMS_588_Acc.m4v
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Post by: mirth on February 16, 2017, 10:09:06 AM
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Nuclear powered Fleet Ballistic Missile submarine USS Benjamin Franklin (SSNB-640)

(http://i.imgur.com/0kDnwNI.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 16, 2017, 10:09:57 AM
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HMS Benbow leading line astern

(http://i.imgur.com/Va9Ei0F.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 16, 2017, 10:11:39 AM
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USS Gwin (DM-33), her decks augmented with rails to support the stowage and rapid launching of the MK18 Naval Ground Mine, is inclined at her builders yard the day prior to her commissioning into US Navy service.

(https://i.redd.it/pwfnl3fub1gy.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 16, 2017, 10:15:36 AM
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An S-3 Viking is readied for launch from catapult number two on the flight deck of USS John C Stennis (CVN-74), 2002

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/020322-N-9769P-334.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 23, 2017, 04:59:42 PM
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1945, United States, Cape May, the German submarine U-858 (Type IX-C: 40) just capitulated and headed for the US coast

(https://i.redd.it/n41n9rajx8hy.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 23, 2017, 05:01:04 PM
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Dutch torpedo boat ARDJOENO, built by Yarrow in 1886

(http://i.imgur.com/WYbyYyW.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 26, 2017, 06:08:09 AM
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With USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) in the background, the Los Angeles-class fast-attack sub USS Olympia (SSN-717) arrives at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for a port visit. Jan. 2017. USN Photo.

(https://out.reddit.com/t3_5vy2tr?url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.redd.it%2F6kq3wee9qthy.jpg&token=AQAAKeCyWMGiUAHeYxhuocV-QjyLBaZvdN6McjY_YrtU8lx0-phg&app_name=reddit.com)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 27, 2017, 06:22:31 PM
https://warisboring.com/chinas-second-aircraft-carrier-is-almost-complete-aeefad0aa293#.9qxsfslbc
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 27, 2017, 08:20:53 PM
https://warisboring.com/chinas-second-aircraft-carrier-is-almost-complete-aeefad0aa293#.9qxsfslbc

Good article as usual. The Chinese are nowhere near threatening US and Allied naval power in the Pacific, though. Good for them having their first little aircraft carrier with training wheels by 2020.  ;D
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Post by: besilarius on February 28, 2017, 05:41:16 AM
Damage from a near miss to Enterprise at Eastern Solomons.
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Post by: mirth on March 01, 2017, 11:06:55 AM
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USS California (BB-44) drydocked after Pearl Harbor.

(https://i.redd.it/w7x4yxjg1tiy.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on March 02, 2017, 05:35:02 AM
Dud bomb found on West Virginia
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Post by: mirth on March 02, 2017, 06:22:31 AM
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Construction of the 14 inch guns for USS New York (BB-34) and USS Texas (BB-35).


(https://i.redd.it/o0ll2g1dvyiy.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on March 02, 2017, 04:43:41 PM
November 25,1944 kamikaze attack on Essex.
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Post by: mirth on March 03, 2017, 03:54:01 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/a-kickin-time-for-military-monday-258.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: besilarius on March 04, 2017, 02:27:36 PM
Some crew chief screwed up big time.
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Post by: mirth on March 07, 2017, 04:33:07 PM
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Battleship guns being manufactured at the Washington Navy Yard, 1917

(http://i.imgur.com/ZSI4Et3.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on March 07, 2017, 04:47:32 PM
The building is still there, but all the equipment is long gone.
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Post by: Windigo on March 08, 2017, 02:58:26 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/a-kickin-time-for-military-monday-258.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)

what the hell is that .... thing aft of the tower? I mean besides screwing up some sweet sub lines....
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Post by: mirth on March 08, 2017, 03:56:14 PM
Chamber for Special Forces ops.
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Post by: Windigo on March 08, 2017, 04:06:14 PM
ahhh that's where they have the cow catapult...   :bd:
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Post by: mirth on March 08, 2017, 04:08:59 PM
Like I said.
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Post by: besilarius on March 10, 2017, 05:37:34 AM
HMS Valiant damage by Italian pigs.  (Maila)
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Post by: besilarius on March 10, 2017, 05:45:58 AM
Shooting the sun with a sextant.

Phone call about 1972.
"Do you carry an A-10 Sextant?"
Gasp!  "A what tent?"
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Post by: mirth on March 10, 2017, 10:16:44 AM
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HSwMS Vale (P155) in 1982

(https://i.redd.it/edvnuc340kky.jpg)
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Post by: mirth 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.

(https://i.redd.it/vumunlb9miky.jpg)
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Post by: mirth 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.

(http://i.imgur.com/6HrCLEq.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on March 11, 2017, 07:25:47 AM
USS Grayback preparing a Regulus missile for launch.
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Post by: besilarius 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.
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Post by: mirth on March 12, 2017, 09:21:02 AM
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Post by: mirth on March 17, 2017, 04:38:14 AM
Where are the carriers?

https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/us-naval-update-map-march-16-2017?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article
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Post by: mirth on March 18, 2017, 08:02:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/znZfU4d.jpg)
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Post by: mirth 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

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6982072595_c6dec53cfd_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth 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

(https://i.redd.it/jwhx4qu2fdmy.jpg)
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Post by: mirth 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.

(http://archive.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/newsphoto/2007-09/hires_070918-N-5459S-017.jpg)
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Post by: mirth 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).

(https://media.defense.gov/2016/Dec/08/2001676888/-1/-1/0/161206-N-QY430-335B.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on March 23, 2017, 03:52:06 AM
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German predreadnought battleship SMS Elsass in Kiel

(http://i.imgur.com/Xjw9Lxt.jpg)
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Post by: mirth 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)

(http://i.imgur.com/7lRrfB9.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 26, 2017, 07:15:32 AM
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Japan's 2nd Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Kaga (DDH-184) was commissioned recently after its launch in 2015

(http://i.imgur.com/p9jJ7HT.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 26, 2017, 07:17:28 AM
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JMSDF Submarine Hakuryū (SS-503) visiting Guam in 2013.

(http://i.imgur.com/QkQTACb.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 26, 2017, 07:32:58 AM
^ Sōryū-class submarine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C5%8Dry%C5%AB-class_submarine)

Soryu-class... they sure aren't shy anymore about reminding certain folks that not so long ago Japan had a navy capable of going toe-to-toe with all comers.
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Post by: mirth on March 26, 2017, 07:50:18 AM
^ Sōryū-class submarine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C5%8Dry%C5%AB-class_submarine)

Soryu-class... they sure aren't shy anymore about reminding certain folks that not so long ago Japan had a navy capable of going toe-to-toe with all comers.

And the new "helicopter destroyer" is named Kaga.
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 26, 2017, 08:45:33 AM
Don't they have an Aegis-equipped vessel named Kongo as well? Rebooting the 'Yamato' can't be far off.
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Post by: mirth on March 26, 2017, 08:50:09 AM
Don't they have an Aegis-equipped vessel named Kongo as well?

Yep. That entire class has some well known names: Kongo, Kirishima, Myoko, Chokai

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kong%C5%8D-class_destroyer

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Post by: Airborne Rifles on March 26, 2017, 10:58:32 AM
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Japan's 2nd Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Kaga (DDH-184) was commissioned recently after its launch in 2015

(http://i.imgur.com/p9jJ7HT.jpg)

Are Japanese "helicopter destroyers" the pocket battleships of the 21st century?
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 26, 2017, 01:35:45 PM
Just add Gen5 VTOL.
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Post by: OJsDad on March 26, 2017, 01:39:39 PM
Is there a legal/treaty reason they don't classify those DDH's as CVL's. 
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Post by: mirth on March 26, 2017, 01:42:25 PM
Is there a legal/treaty reason they don't classify those DDH's as CVL's. 

Yes. Under the post-war constitution, Japan's military can only possess defensive weapons. Aircraft carriers are considered offensive platforms.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 27, 2017, 11:11:07 PM
then its a good thing they're destroyers.
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Post by: mirth on March 28, 2017, 05:27:32 AM
then its a good thing they're destroyers.

I'm not sure the Chinese think so :P
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Post by: mirth on March 29, 2017, 10:26:53 AM
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USS America (LHA 6) with a deck full of F-35Bs and MV-22 Ospreys

(http://www.navsea.navy.mil/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=FDzdKinK-48%253d&portalid=103)
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Post by: besilarius on April 06, 2017, 05:32:10 AM
Almost delusional, thinking mattresses would do much for bomb splinters.
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 06, 2017, 05:35:36 AM
I dunno man. You ever try sleeping on a real futon? I'd swear there is armor plating between the layers of packed cotton.
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Post by: mirth on April 06, 2017, 07:51:53 AM
Probably not delusional for the guys on the receiving end.
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Post by: mirth on April 06, 2017, 06:28:39 PM
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HMS Barham followed by the battleship Malaya and the aircraft carrier Argus

(http://i.imgur.com/aJvY927.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on April 07, 2017, 09:38:54 AM
Carriers without islands just look.... weird.
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Post by: besilarius on April 08, 2017, 01:50:26 PM
HMS Dido entering Malta, 1944
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Post by: mirth on April 10, 2017, 10:59:20 AM
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Gerald R. Ford CVN 78, first of her class, underway on her own power for the first time for Builder's Sea Trials

(http://i.imgur.com/PLPooCI.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 10, 2017, 11:04:54 AM
Another shot of the Ford underway

(http://i.imgur.com/GLgRWbv.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 10, 2017, 12:17:11 PM
so clean and pretty.  O0
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 10, 2017, 05:42:58 PM
Yes... no pesky aircraft to clutter up the deck.
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Post by: mirth on April 10, 2017, 05:47:57 PM
Someday the F-35 will be ready
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 10, 2017, 05:51:33 PM
How soon is now?
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Post by: mirth on April 13, 2017, 06:23:03 AM
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HMS Nelson between the wars

(https://i.redd.it/opliysvic6ry.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 13, 2017, 06:25:41 AM
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USS Wyoming in dry dock, sometime between 1910 and 1915. She is showing her anti-destroyer 5" gun at the stern.

(https://i.imgur.com/YAUsl6l.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 19, 2017, 10:43:58 AM
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Navy Blimp L-8 delivers B-25 parts to USS Hornet off San Francisco, April 4, 1942

(http://i.imgur.com/QQ3aqyk.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 19, 2017, 10:48:09 AM
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Class-leader Iowa (BB-61) fitting out at the New York Naval Shipyard, 15 Jan 1943, approx. one month prior to commissioning. Source: Nat'l Archives.

(https://i.redd.it/ti53xtc3c1sy.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 19, 2017, 10:51:32 AM
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HMAS Melbourne (CVS-21), in company with HMAS Stalwart (D215), launches a Grumman S-2E Tracker, approx 1977

(http://www.navy.gov.au/sites/default/files/5.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on April 19, 2017, 04:47:56 PM
https://www.facebook.com/100009366591039/videos/1836850336637168/

Adolph and Benito review the Italian Fleet.
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Post by: besilarius on April 20, 2017, 06:08:40 AM
Last voyage of the Iowa.
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Post by: mirth on April 21, 2017, 03:46:00 PM
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USS Ronald Reagan (CNV 76) seen from the hangar of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)

(https://media.defense.gov/2016/Jun/24/2001558879/-1/-1/0/160618-N-GZ947-043A.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on April 21, 2017, 03:49:33 PM
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French Aircraft Carrier Béarn in 1939

(http://img5.hostingpics.net/pics/612078Bearn_1939_Brest.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 21, 2017, 03:58:32 PM
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USS Wood (DD-317) aground on Angel Island, CA sometime in the 1920's.

(http://i.imgur.com/d3nAdo4.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 21, 2017, 04:10:06 PM
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USS Wisconsin towering over the streets of Norfolk, VA


(http://i.imgur.com/pRrjbag.jpg)
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Post by: bbmike on April 21, 2017, 04:11:04 PM
^That's a cool shot.
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Post by: mirth on April 21, 2017, 04:14:48 PM
Yeah. I'm trying it as a desktop background.
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Post by: bob48 on April 21, 2017, 04:15:59 PM
Its impressive.
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Post by: mirth on April 21, 2017, 04:26:15 PM
This is cool when viewed  it at full size

(http://imgur.com/Er2Fksy.jpg)
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Post by: OJsDad on April 21, 2017, 08:37:18 PM
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HSwMS Gotland in San Diego with USS Ronald Reagan in background

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/HMS_Gotland_with_USS_Ronald_Reagan.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on April 25, 2017, 06:08:06 AM
National Archive video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12nDAg-oWZc
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Post by: mirth on April 25, 2017, 10:17:30 AM
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USS Baltimore (SSN-704) and USS Samuel B. Robert steam alongside USS George Washington (CVN-73) during a battle formation exercise, April 2002

(http://i.imgur.com/fw1FpBq.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 25, 2017, 10:19:52 AM
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USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) transits the Philippine Sea

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2832/33391164734_41004ea0b2_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 25, 2017, 10:21:16 AM
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Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN-727) arrives in Busan, South Korea

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2809/33869529930_ee579a0086_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 25, 2017, 10:23:31 AM
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Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane

(https://media.defense.gov/2016/Nov/08/2001665544/-1/-1/0/161104-N-BL637-127A.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on April 25, 2017, 10:30:12 AM
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WWII: German Activities: German submarine in full ride. Photographed by war reporter: Zuber. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2846/33877505432_c174237bdf_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 25, 2017, 10:31:23 AM
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Soviet Navy riverine armoured gunboats S40 & 1124

(http://wio.ru/fleet/gal2/s40-1124.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 25, 2017, 10:32:44 AM
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Imperial Russian Navy submarine type AG in dry dock

(http://i.imgur.com/7LN0hyI.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 25, 2017, 10:34:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Mu9InbJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on April 25, 2017, 10:39:04 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/va7dwZi.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 25, 2017, 10:40:13 AM
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USS Enterprise awaiting disposal alongside the new & fitting out USS Independence, 22nd of June, 1958. Also in the photo are what appears to be a pair of Rudderow-class destroyer escorts, some Gearing-class destroyers, Gato-class submarine and a pile of Fletcher-class destroyers.

(http://i.imgur.com/CzSFely.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 25, 2017, 11:49:35 AM
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USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) transits the Philippine Sea

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2832/33391164734_41004ea0b2_o.jpg)

Duffle Blog says that the Vinson BG is really off 1941-era Pearl Harbor, ready to take on the Kito Butai.
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Post by: mirth on April 25, 2017, 11:52:05 AM
I'll defer to Duffle Blog then.
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Post by: besilarius on April 25, 2017, 05:45:29 PM
https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/north-america/aircraft-carriers-bigger-better-1091

One admiral's opinion on carriers.
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Post by: besilarius on April 26, 2017, 05:51:47 AM
IJN carrier Amagi in Kure harbor, 1945
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Post by: besilarius on April 26, 2017, 06:01:08 AM
HMS Victorious in the Pacific.
The neat thing is the yellow square amidships was a camouflage decoy.  It was put there, to look like an elevator, and give a dive bomber a point of aim.
Whereas it really was the strongest point on the british armored flight deck.
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 26, 2017, 05:29:31 PM
Why is it covered in USN aircraft?
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Post by: besilarius on April 27, 2017, 05:25:28 AM
This was when Victorious was loaned to the USN as USS Robin

http://www.armouredcarriers.com/uss-robin-hms-victorious/
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Post by: bob48 on April 27, 2017, 06:11:53 AM
How interesting. I did not know that.
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Post by: mirth on April 27, 2017, 03:28:34 PM
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HMAS Ballarat and HMCS Ottawa and HMCS Winnipeg sailing together in a SE Asia deployment

(https://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cache/5003/DefenceImagery/2017/S20170793_/20170419ran8107930_Panorama.t59002e1e.m2048.x2b1f614d.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 27, 2017, 05:56:55 PM
This was when Victorious was loaned to the USN as USS Robin

http://www.armouredcarriers.com/uss-robin-hms-victorious/


Great story! Thanks for the link!
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Post by: besilarius on April 27, 2017, 08:41:10 PM
Armored Carriers is a great site with extremely well written reports.
The one on Taranto, is the best account I've ever come across.  And the anecdotes are well done.
Especially like the one where an american officer is surprised at the Fairey Swordfish airplane, the old Stringbag.
Although slow, it had great maneuverability.  Seeing a Swordfish able to almost hover when flying into a headwind, he asked, "Who makes those?"
"Faireys."
He just looked at the other guy before saying, "Of course they do."
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Post by: mirth on April 28, 2017, 11:24:53 AM
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USS Idaho (BB-42) at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Jan 2, 1945, she was just refitted with 10 - 5"/38 guns

(https://i.imgur.com/5RsFO1d.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 28, 2017, 11:25:37 AM
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Waves break over the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) in the Pacific Ocean

(https://www.nrl.navy.mil/PressReleases/2012/150-12r_USS_Bunker_Hill_1600x1054.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 28, 2017, 11:26:54 AM
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USS Toucey (DD-282) underway at an unknown location

(https://i.imgur.com/lNrrc3V.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 28, 2017, 11:27:40 AM
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USS Monterey (CG-61) performs a high speed maneuver in the Arabian Sea, 2013

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/8951447626_d8b4bacaab_o.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on May 02, 2017, 05:18:56 AM
One of the first chilled scuttlebutts.  Made a big difference in engineering spaces and tropical climes.  Tepid water is not so refreshing.
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Post by: besilarius on May 04, 2017, 06:38:46 PM
Russian mine defusing.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 07, 2017, 06:46:01 AM
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Royal Navy battleships astern. HMS Marlborough first, HMS Benbow second. 1919. Imperial War Museum photo.


(https://i.redd.it/97yhfjvg70wy.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 17, 2017, 05:28:31 AM
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The USS Reuben James, a Clemson-class destroyer. Sunk by U-552 while escorting a convoy on 31 OCT 1941. It was the first US Navy ship sunk by the Germans in the Atlantic in World War II, prior to formal declaration of hostilities.

(https://i.redd.it/2i8qa142aoxy.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on May 19, 2017, 05:07:31 PM
CVE Manila Bay under air attack off Saipan.
The caption is incorrect.  In defence, four P-47s were launched to support the CAP, and these planes continued on to Saipan.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on May 20, 2017, 07:33:21 AM
Cruiser chicago fouls the approach of a Tomcat.
David Eisenhower have the conn?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on May 22, 2017, 07:25:10 AM
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Royal Navy destroyer HMS Manchester (D95) prepares to come alongside the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) during an underway replenishment in the Persian Gulf. Mar 2008. USN photo.

(https://i.redd.it/d53nsrk43syy.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 22, 2017, 07:25:46 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/uRijKGL.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on May 24, 2017, 05:58:43 AM
A bit of Navy humor:

 'BUTTERCUPS AND GOLF BALLS'

Towards the end of the golf course, the Chief hit his ball into the woods and found it in a patch of pretty yellow buttercups. Trying to get his ball back in play, he ended up thrashing just about every buttercup in the patch..

All of a sudden...

… POOF …

In a flash of puff and smoke, a little old woman appeared. She said…

"I'm Mother Nature! Do you know how long it took me to make those buttercups?”

The Chief stands there abruptly stunned not knowing what to say…

“Just for doing what you have done, you won't have any butter for your popcorn for the rest of your life; better still, you won't have any butter for your toast for the rest of your life. As a matter of fact, you'll never have any butter for anything the rest of your life!"

… POOF! …

 And she was gone!

After Chief recovered from the shock, he hollered for his golf budd, the  Master Chief…

"Master Chief, where are you?"

Master Chief yells back…

"I'm over here in the pussy willows!!!"

Chief shouts back…

“DON'T SWING MASTER CHIEF; FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON'T SWING!!!”


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Post by: mirth on May 24, 2017, 05:47:18 PM
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The Italian destroyer leader Pantera in the 1920s

(https://i.redd.it/5lmuytbxtezy.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 24, 2017, 05:50:09 PM
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USS Idaho (BB-42) under way


(http://i.imgur.com/iUnOe2x.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 24, 2017, 06:07:53 PM
There appears to be quite a bit of the crew above decks. Must have been quite a heady feeling to stand there while the battleship was slamming it's way through the chop.
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Post by: mirth on May 25, 2017, 04:57:10 PM
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USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) passes One World Trade Center for NYC Fleet Week 2017

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4195/34042555964_551c04b828_b.jpg)
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Post by: bbmike on May 25, 2017, 05:03:38 PM
This is my USS Kearsarge. No bloody A - B - C - or D!

(http://www.aarcentral.com/pics/1861.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 25, 2017, 06:44:27 PM
This is my USS Kearsarge. No bloody A - B - C - or D!

(http://www.aarcentral.com/pics/1861.jpg)


Utopia Planitia looks a bit soggy in that pic.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 25, 2017, 06:49:21 PM
This is my USS Kearsarge. No bloody A - B - C - or D!

(http://www.aarcentral.com/pics/1861.jpg)

Love the reference.
as for the timeline though, thats more Bawbs Kearsarge.
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Post by: besilarius on May 28, 2017, 06:40:15 AM
Two Lone Ships, 1914.
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Post by: besilarius on May 28, 2017, 02:20:02 PM
https://www.facebook.com/GloMilStrat/videos/448958472104264/

Very short film on Russian Northern Fleet exercise.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 01, 2017, 11:01:07 AM
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An undated photo of the future USS Washington (SSN-787). The Navy accepted delivery of the 14th submarine of the Virginia-class May 26. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo.

(https://i.redd.it/x0j58ymzv50z.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 01, 2017, 05:19:23 PM
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Vinson, Reagan and Ashigara

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4220/34899568421_4a9210502e_b.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 02, 2017, 10:13:38 AM
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Battleship SMS Bayern being re-floated for salvage. Scapa Flow, 1934

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/96/c4/de/96c4de5c858491114daf6fc7f98791bf.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 03, 2017, 05:48:02 PM
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Japanese helicopter destroyers Kaga and Izumo

(http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1601682/japanese-helicopter-carrier.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 03, 2017, 06:11:15 PM
If you look reallllllly close you can see the word 'RESERVED' in Kanji script stenciled on the decks, surrounded by the outline of an F-35.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2017, 06:19:48 PM
If you look reallllllly close you can see the word 'RESERVED' in Kanji script stenciled on the decks, surrounded by the outline of an F-35.

lol
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 03, 2017, 07:10:36 PM
I bet they could hold a 100+ Zeros.
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Post by: besilarius on June 07, 2017, 06:00:52 AM
Monitor versus Merrimack.
Skip to 45 for the combat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7wIDslzGQU
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Post by: mirth on June 07, 2017, 10:19:23 AM
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IJN Kaga, from the stern, with view of horizontal stacks

(https://i.imgur.com/qdjSo8v.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on June 09, 2017, 06:05:42 AM
6 May, 1964.
USS Decatur has an underway replenishment accident.
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Post by: mirth on June 09, 2017, 06:13:24 AM
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USS Oriskany on fire October 1966.

(https://i.redd.it/s260hamd2h2z.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 09, 2017, 06:15:15 AM
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HMS Erin in a floating dry dock, circa 1918.

(https://i.redd.it/744mlw65lj2z.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 09, 2017, 06:19:18 AM
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Destroyer HMS BROKE in drydock at Tyneside showing damage sustained at the Battle of Jutland, 1916.

(https://i.imgur.com/pjets6t.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on June 09, 2017, 06:20:37 AM
That's broke alright!  :hide:
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 09, 2017, 06:22:23 AM
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Kamikaze Near Miss on USS Sangamon CVE-26 off Ryukyu Islands May 1945

(http://www.worldwarphotos.info/wp-content/gallery/usa/us-navy/Japanese_Kamikaze_Near_Miss_on_USS_Sangamon_CVE-26_off_Ryukyu_Islands_May_1945.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 09, 2017, 06:24:15 AM
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USS Forrestal (CVA-59) awaits her turn to refuel while operating in the Mediterranean Sea during the Jordanian crisis, 29 April 1957. USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98) is ahead, with USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39) and USS Salem (CA-139) alongside.

(https://i.redd.it/oggpcvo0jc2z.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 09, 2017, 05:23:21 PM
Look at those shiny new Skywarriors on the deck. The Navy ended up keeping those big puppies in service until around the time Clinton took office.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 09, 2017, 06:49:57 PM
they were excellent ELINT platforms.
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Post by: besilarius on June 09, 2017, 07:44:03 PM
Broke also suffered damage to her bows in the Battle of the Dover Strait when she rammed the german destroyer G-85.
"I hit her at full speed almost at right angles abreast after funnel, port side, and she literally tore her side out and bent my stem to port."

Her captain, E R G R Evans was one of the great english eccentrics.  He actually was second in command of Captain Scot's expedition to the Pole, but had to turn back because Evans came down with scurvy.
Scott got to the Pole after Roald Amundsen, and he and all his party died.
During Dover Strait, Evans issued cutlasses to his men while the ships were entangled.
He took some criticism because members of his crew using steaming cups of cocoa to repulse the german boarders.
A clear violation of the Geneva Convention.
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Post by: Uberhaus on June 09, 2017, 11:27:58 PM
C'mon British cocoa isn't that bad.  It would have been a real crime to waste tea though.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 10, 2017, 07:04:47 AM
they were excellent ELINT platforms.

There's an EA-3B on display at the New England Air Museum, about an hour's drive from me.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 11, 2017, 08:03:26 AM
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USS Topeka (CLG-8) fires a "Terrier" missile on 18 November 1961 during weapons demonstrations for the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral George W. Anderson. The photo was taken from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63)

(http://i.imgur.com/kVJHqJd.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on June 12, 2017, 03:23:46 PM
Love the 'Spad' in the foreground.
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Post by: besilarius on June 12, 2017, 04:52:23 PM
They were life savers.
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Post by: besilarius on June 13, 2017, 06:03:08 AM
Here's an awesome size comparison chart, with Henry V' s Grace Dieu in the center.
Good thing her wreck still exists and has been scientifically examined, or I'd never believe it.
Henry VIII's Henri Grace a Dieu is almost purely conjectural, however, since only her tonnage (interior volume) has been recorded.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 13, 2017, 10:32:03 AM
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Rare aerial photo of Bismarck moving through the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal to the Baltic Sea, March 8, 1941.

(http://i.imgur.com/nYUAjZd.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 13, 2017, 10:34:20 AM
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Hangar deck of USS Lexington (CV-2) in March, 1928. The aircraft are Curtis F6C-3's of Fighter Squadron Five (VF-5).

(https://i.imgur.com/VxVIZ64.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 13, 2017, 10:36:36 AM
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The carrier Philippine Sea (CVA 47) returns to port carrying transport planes in addition to airplanes of her embarked air group, 8/9/1952.

(https://i.redd.it/6rnurfe7d13z.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 13, 2017, 05:54:30 PM
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Hangar deck of USS Lexington (CV-2) in March, 1928. The aircraft are Curtis F6C-3's of Fighter Squadron Five (VF-5).

(https://i.imgur.com/VxVIZ64.jpg)

Great find! I love seeing Golden-Age/PreWW2 aviation pix, especially Naval Aviation.
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Post by: mirth on June 13, 2017, 06:01:57 PM
That is a cool pic.
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Post by: bob48 on June 14, 2017, 03:33:14 AM
Yeah, its a good 'un.  :bd:
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Post by: besilarius on June 18, 2017, 07:32:23 AM
Keel laying ceremony for the Iowa (BB-61), as seen on 27 June 1940 seventy seven years ago today at the New York Navy Yard. Shipyard Superintendents, foremen and chargemen who will lead the yard workers on the project look on as Rear Admiral C. H. Woodward, Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repair Bu C & R) drives the first rivet.


Look at the size of that clamp.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on June 19, 2017, 07:03:14 AM
Here's an awesome size comparison chart, with Henry V' s Grace Dieu in the center.
Good thing her wreck still exists and has been scientifically examined, or I'd never believe it.
Henry VIII's Henri Grace a Dieu is almost purely conjectural, however, since only her tonnage (interior volume) has been recorded.

Why not ask Bawb? He sailed on her, didn't he?
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Post by: bob48 on June 19, 2017, 08:26:15 AM
Lets see now - hmmm, I'll need to go and check the manuscripts..........................
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Post by: mirth on June 19, 2017, 09:46:45 AM
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The airship K-69 launches from the deck of the escort carrier Mindoro (CVE 120) c 1950.

(https://i.redd.it/h13pb6z6ff4z.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 19, 2017, 09:49:22 AM
Stern launch of a Martin BM-1 torpedo bomber of VT-1S off USS Lexington (CV-2).

(http://i.imgur.com/dGvdNwR.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 19, 2017, 09:52:12 AM
USS Iowa (BB-4)

(https://i.redd.it/p200ombcuz3z.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 19, 2017, 09:54:09 AM
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USS Lassen patrols the eastern Pacific Ocean, March 10, 2016

(https://media.defense.gov/2016/Mar/16/2001480980/-1/-1/0/160310-N-MD297-161.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on June 19, 2017, 09:56:10 AM
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Crew stand on fairwater planes, sail and deck of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine Mochishio (SS-574) following the vessel's arrival to take part in the joint naval exercise RIMPAC '92.

(http://i.imgur.com/6fJok3L.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 19, 2017, 09:57:13 AM
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The guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale, the guided-missile frigate USS Gary, the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and the guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley perform a straits transiting exercise in the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 12, 2010

(http://archive.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/WeekInPhotos/2010-12/hires_101212-N-6006S-074d.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 19, 2017, 05:19:36 PM
Stern launch of a Martin BM-1 torpedo bomber of VT-1S off USS Lexington (CV-2).

(http://i.imgur.com/dGvdNwR.jpg)

Another great one!
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Post by: mirth on June 22, 2017, 10:10:09 AM
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USS Macon inside Hangar One at Moffett Field, California

(https://i.redd.it/gtetbmyjh15z.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 22, 2017, 10:13:01 AM
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SMS Budapest, an Austro-Hungarian Monarch-Class Coastal Defence Ship

(http://www.kuk-marine-museum.net/images/photo/sms_budapest_1.jpg)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on June 22, 2017, 10:17:55 AM
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Pervert plugs hole and stops sinking of the USS Queen of France, Charleston harbor, 1780

(http://c8.alamy.com/comp/CRJM6R/man-in-captain-hat-holding-toy-ship-in-bathtub-CRJM6R.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 22, 2017, 04:43:51 PM
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USS Macon inside Hangar One at Moffett Field, California

(https://i.redd.it/gtetbmyjh15z.jpg)

Magnificent!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 22, 2017, 05:12:51 PM
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Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Thetis Bay with a deck full of Catalinas (accompanied by other planes such as Wildcats) en route to Alameda, California where the aircraft will be refurbished in order to be returned to the front, 8 July 1944.

(https://i.redd.it/yiq1lhyq8n4z.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 22, 2017, 05:17:02 PM
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HMCS Huron (DDE-216) enters Valletta, Malta sometime during the 1950's.

(http://i.imgur.com/90iPeJD.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on June 23, 2017, 08:37:16 AM
Last photo of Yorktown, CV-5
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 24, 2017, 04:51:22 PM
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Aircraft carriers HMS Eagle (R05), HMS Bulwark (R08), HMAS Melbourne (R21) and HMS Victorious (R38) during Exercise Showpiece, Malaysia, 1965

(http://i.imgur.com/QF02kPF.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 24, 2017, 04:54:30 PM
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USS Iowa inside floating drydock ABSD-2, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944

(https://i.redd.it/1nj9rxia1f5z.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 26, 2017, 10:30:38 AM
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HMS Queen Elizabeth (RO8) departing Rosyth dockyards under tow

(https://i.imgur.com/OnkTJgZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 26, 2017, 10:31:51 AM
^ Damn, and I was so close to there a few weeks ago. I'll have to head back over there and take some pics.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 26, 2017, 10:34:48 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/QEClassCarriers

https://www.facebook.com/royalnavy/videos/10155448983283205/
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 26, 2017, 10:37:33 AM
I ain't usin' no fancy socially me-day-uh stuff, but thanks for the links anyway! Those do look cool.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 27, 2017, 07:54:03 AM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11855/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-royal-navys-new-carrier-and-its-maiden-voyage
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on June 28, 2017, 05:37:31 AM
San Francisco is an awkward place.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/thetake/article/3-tales-of-gigantic-aircraft-carriers-getting-11248158.php&cmpid=fb-premium
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 28, 2017, 11:21:40 AM
HMS QE runs on Windows XP

http://hexus.net/tech/news/software/107389-royal-navys-new-35bn-aircraft-carrier-runs-windows-xp/
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 28, 2017, 11:45:12 AM
well hopefully they wont need Minesweeper. ::)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 28, 2017, 11:48:55 AM
^lol. They'll be able to run Harpoon.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: DoctorQuest on June 28, 2017, 12:10:44 PM
But can they run Cruise Ship Simulator?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 28, 2017, 03:57:49 PM
^lol. They'll be able to run Harpoon.

Im sure if they do he who shall not be named will correct the errors.....
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 28, 2017, 04:01:44 PM
^lol. They'll be able to run Harpoon.

Im sure if they do he who shall not be named will correct the errors.....

The death knell of the RN. They'd disband the Fleet just to avoid the endless discussion.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: JudgeDredd on June 28, 2017, 04:03:36 PM
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HMS Queen Elizabeth (RO8) departing Rosyth dockyards under tow

(https://i.imgur.com/OnkTJgZ.jpg)
It's an ugly fucker  :2funny:
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 28, 2017, 04:07:41 PM
The ski ramp doesn't do it any favors aesthetically.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 28, 2017, 05:01:35 PM
Maybe there'll be snow bunnies skiing down the ramp at the launch ceremony.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 28, 2017, 06:28:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/zBrVZWI.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 28, 2017, 06:31:27 PM
It's good to have a second island. Makes Kamikazes all cross-eyed so they miss.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 28, 2017, 06:32:50 PM
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HMS Queen Elizabeth on second day sea trials, escorted by HMS Sutherland and HMS Iron Duke

(http://i.imgur.com/SYEfFTz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 28, 2017, 06:34:27 PM
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HMS Queen Elizabeth from the bridge of HMS Iron Duke

(http://i.imgur.com/Hp5pavE.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 28, 2017, 06:36:40 PM
Funny... I remember HMS Iron Duke being a bit... larger. What say you Bawb? Is it just me?

Still, one cannot have enough miniguns mounted on one's rails.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 28, 2017, 06:37:21 PM
Yeah, that's not exactly Jellicoe's flagship.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 28, 2017, 07:01:21 PM
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Shipbuilders use a torque wrench to tighten a stud for the tail cap on a propeller shaft for Gerald R. Ford (CVN78) , October 2013

(http://gcaptain.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DCS13-471-267.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 28, 2017, 07:04:43 PM
(https://i.redd.it/dextv4wwv96z.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 28, 2017, 07:32:27 PM
^Michael Bey saw that, thought about his next T-film, and just splooged.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on June 29, 2017, 03:56:21 AM
Funny... I remember HMS Iron Duke being a bit... larger. What say you Bawb? Is it just me?

Still, one cannot have enough miniguns mounted on one's rails.

It does seem to have shrunk a little, yes.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 29, 2017, 10:50:07 AM
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Italian submarine Todaro-class/U-212A loading a 533 mm WASS Black Shark torpedo

(https://i.redd.it/utqmofjvnk6z.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 29, 2017, 10:51:30 AM
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower pulling into Halifax harbour June 27 2017

(http://i.imgur.com/CCR3HnR.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: JudgeDredd on June 29, 2017, 10:51:40 AM
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Italian submarine Todaro-class/U-212A loading a 533 mm WASS Black Shark torpedo

(https://i.redd.it/utqmofjvnk6z.jpg)
lol - it isn't going to carry many of them, eh?  :idiot2:
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 29, 2017, 10:58:51 AM
The pressure hull is bigger than you'd think from the photo. According to Wikipedia, the Todaro/212s can carry up to 13 torps.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on June 30, 2017, 10:13:27 AM
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The aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVAN 65) turns sharply to starboard while undergoing tactical maneuvers during a shakedown cruise in the Atlantic Ocean

(http://collections.naval.aviation.museum/emuwebdoncoms/objects/common/webmedia.php?irn=42561)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on July 01, 2017, 07:48:33 AM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/150334035@N07/34811986913/in/dateposted/

Digitised color footage of Japanese carriers.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 03, 2017, 12:41:14 PM
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The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53)

(http://archive.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/newsphoto/2011-09/hires_110920-N-VN693-109.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 03, 2017, 12:43:49 PM
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USS Forrestal underway while on duty in waters off Vietnam in July of 1967.

(https://i.redd.it/mflhgyhl867z.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 04, 2017, 05:00:57 PM
looks a lot better when its not on fire.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 05, 2017, 06:58:11 AM
USS Forest Fire
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 05, 2017, 10:36:54 AM
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USS Honolulu (CL-48) in a floating dry dock on Oct 30, 1944. She suffered torpedo damage while providing gunnery support during the Philippine Invasion.

(https://i.imgur.com/pne0Qwh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 05, 2017, 10:38:03 AM
(https://i.redd.it/s7i275vfek7z.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 05, 2017, 10:39:41 AM
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Chinese naval Z-9 helicopter prepares to land aboard the People's Liberation Army (Navy) frigate CNS Huangshan (FFG-570) as the ship conducts a series of maneuvers and exchanges with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104)


(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/170616-N-ZW825-722.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 05, 2017, 10:45:56 AM
Gallery of a Virginia class sub under construction

https://imgur.com/a/C1b8A
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 05, 2017, 06:13:10 PM
(https://i.redd.it/s7i275vfek7z.jpg)

Very impressive firepower arrangement on the nelson and Rodney... as long as they remembered to always check six.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 05, 2017, 06:15:59 PM
I'm curious to see how they'd play in General Quarters. That is a lot of firepower.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 07, 2017, 10:35:15 AM
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) anchored in Halifax Harbour as part of the Canada 150 anniversary celebration

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/170629-N-QI061-0213.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on July 14, 2017, 05:37:51 AM
The Italian battleship, Roma, is known for being sunk by a German Fritz-X glide bomb.
Here is an interior photo spread of a really attractive ship.  Officer's quarters look more like a cruise ship than a working combat vessel.

https://argunners.com/seldom-interior-images-of-italys-wwii-battleship-roma-2/
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 14, 2017, 06:09:48 PM
the Germans came up with the form follows function of design.
the Americans went with function at all costs.
the Italians told both of them to go fuck themselves, it's all about design.

any modern Ferrari looks better then a Vette or an Audi r8.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 15, 2017, 02:13:04 PM
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Russian Borei-class ballistic missile submarine and Typhoon-class ballistic missile submarine

(https://warsawinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/%C2%A9-PAVEL-KONONOV-PAP-EPA.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 15, 2017, 02:21:00 PM
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The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) leads the way with the guided missile destroyers USS McFaul (DDG 74), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), USS Cole (DDG 67), and the guided missile cruisers USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and USS Anzio (CG 68)

(http://archive.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/newsphoto/2005-03/050305-N-4158S-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 16, 2017, 06:58:59 AM
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Submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) tends to the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752)

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/170302-N-ZD021-078.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on July 16, 2017, 07:03:37 AM
Yorktown off Okinawa 18 March, 1944.
A Japanese Judy dive bomber came out of the clouds dead ahead of the ship.The bomb struck on the starboard (right) side of the signal bridge on the O-5 level. If not for the delay fuse, Admiral Radford and many of his staff could have been killed. Fortunately for the admiral, the bomb passed through that deck, down through 20mm battery No. 7 and exploded off the side of the ship about the level of the 2nd deck. As a result of the bomb and explosion, 3 men (one officer and two enlisted) were killed and 18 wounded.

One of the sailors survived a HUGE piece of shrapnel.
https://www.patriotspoint.org/news-and-events/japanese-bomb-and-ghost-bomb-strike-yorktown/
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 16, 2017, 07:28:17 AM
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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's (JMSDF) latest Izumo-class helicopter destroyer DDH-184 Kaga is pictured before a handover ceremony for the JMSDF by Japan Marine United Corporation in Yokohama, Japan, March 22, 2017.

(http://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20170322&t=2&i=1177517773&r=LYNXMPED2L08M)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 18, 2017, 10:58:02 AM
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USS New York (ACR-2), off New York City during the victory fleet review after the Spanish–American War, August 1898.

(https://i.redd.it/eq8w7oc97caz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 18, 2017, 10:59:29 AM
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HMS Victorious (R38) at Sydney, Australia. 1965.

(http://jcsnavy.weebly.com/uploads/1/4/1/6/141695/6465421_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on July 19, 2017, 05:46:20 AM
Captain Isaac Hull escapes a british squadron in the USS Constitution.

A side effect of this escape was Captain Philip Broke, HMS Shannon, determined to take an american frigate.  He ultimately captured Chesapeake of Boston.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 20, 2017, 08:01:13 PM
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USS Los Angeles (ZR-3), top, and USS Saratoga (CV-3), bottom, January 27th, 1928.


(http://i.imgur.com/4CFnHCB.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 20, 2017, 08:02:49 PM
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USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) steams past USS Ranger (CVA-61) in the South China Sea, 24 March 1965, during the early days of the air campaign against North Vietnam.

(https://i.redd.it/f6km0uxm7maz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on July 21, 2017, 05:51:59 AM
The Rogers steaming on the Columbia River.
Mount St. Helens eruption is in the background.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on July 22, 2017, 06:55:32 AM
German BB Hindenburg at Scapa Flow.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Steelgrave on July 22, 2017, 10:32:31 AM
A submersible battleship? Cool!   <:-)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 22, 2017, 02:02:04 PM
Scuttled by her own crew (along with a number of other crewed but interned German ships) in a surprise act of defiance against the British right after the war.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scuttling_of_the_German_fleet_in_Scapa_Flow


Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 23, 2017, 07:35:39 AM
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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's (JMSDF) latest Izumo-class helicopter destroyer DDH-184 Kaga is pictured before a handover ceremony for the JMSDF by Japan Marine United Corporation in Yokohama, Japan, March 22, 2017.

(http://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20170322&t=2&i=1177517773&r=LYNXMPED2L08M)

Whoa. They name ships after old IJN ones? Nice.

Of course, this Kaga is far different from the old Kaga, but still...interesting.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 23, 2017, 08:49:13 AM
the new Kaga isnt much smaller then the old one.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 23, 2017, 10:06:01 AM
The new Kaga has displaces less than the old but is actually 2 feet longer.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on July 23, 2017, 10:21:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVqGCNRzxTI&feature=share

Early war newsreel on the Royal Navy.  Some very good shots of dive bombing in the Med.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2017, 10:34:51 AM
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Typhoon-class SSBN "Dmitriy Donskoy" crossing underneath the Storebælt bridge on the way to St. Petersburg

(http://i.imgur.com/TTqFr2I.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2017, 10:36:21 AM
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Class-leader USS Spruance (DD-963) positioned the floating drydock at the Ingalls shipyard, Pascagoula, Mississippi, while being prepared for builders' trials, ca. January 1975.

(https://i.redd.it/0jrl7i1iu9bz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2017, 10:40:06 AM
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Indefatigable-class battlecruiser HMS New Zealand at Lyttleton, New Zealand.

(https://i.redd.it/hk157dy6zxaz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2017, 10:41:49 AM
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Crew manning the forward HACS Mk III director on HMS Revenge (06), 1940

(https://i.redd.it/69ivvrt550bz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2017, 10:43:39 AM
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U.S. Sixth Fleet ships at anchor in Augusta Bay, Sicily, 17 March 1965. The large carrier at right is USS Saratoga (CVA-60). Other ships include an Essex-class CVA, two CLG's, two DLG's, six DD's, two AO's and other auxiliaries/merchant ships.

(https://i.redd.it/o7aq4oip60bz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2017, 12:38:19 PM
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Republic of the Philippines Navy ship BRP Humabon (PF 11), steams in formation as part of exercise Balikatan 2010 (BK 10). She is the last Cannon DE is service. She is due to be retired in late 2017.

(http://i.imgur.com/e8Czvj5.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: OJsDad on July 24, 2017, 03:22:26 PM
http://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2017/07/21/no-urinals-on-the-new-navy-aircraft-carrier/

Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on July 24, 2017, 03:45:20 PM
By Poseidon's Beard! The next thing you know, they'll be cancelling the rum ration.  :arr:
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 24, 2017, 03:47:38 PM
Real sailors just piss over the side
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on July 24, 2017, 03:56:59 PM
After checking the direction of the wind.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: OJsDad on July 24, 2017, 04:00:36 PM
Real sailors just piss over the side

And now they dont leave the seat up.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 24, 2017, 04:05:53 PM
After checking the direction of the wind.


The smart ones anyway.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on July 25, 2017, 08:56:10 PM
1200 pound steam plant.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 26, 2017, 10:17:05 AM
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The USS Bataan (LHD 5) transits the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations, Jul. 6, 2017

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/170706-N-EB034-0047.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 26, 2017, 10:35:24 AM
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The German battlecruiser SMS Moltke (firing salute, left), and the cruisers SMS Stettin and SMS Bremen at Hampton Roads, Virginia (USA), on 3 June 1912.

(https://i.redd.it/z6ce1vk5pxbz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 27, 2017, 10:46:15 AM
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Gerald R. Ford (PCU 78), left, and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) sit pierside at Naval Station Norfolk, May 22, 2017. Photo Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/170522-N-QI061-088.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Barthheart on July 27, 2017, 06:12:53 PM
Holy crap! That's a great pic for scale comparison.  :o
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 27, 2017, 06:21:13 PM
the perspective is making the Ford look so much larger.  there isnt that much size difference.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Barthheart on July 27, 2017, 06:25:46 PM
Well, that's one fat ass she's got.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 27, 2017, 06:29:41 PM
HMS Hood

(https://i.redd.it/gei5t3v2k6cz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 27, 2017, 06:31:27 PM
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USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), as seen from USS Schenectady (LST-1185), probably off California in the early 1970s

(https://i.redd.it/isk2hhksm6cz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Barthheart on July 27, 2017, 06:51:19 PM
HMS Hood

(https://i.redd.it/gei5t3v2k6cz.jpg)

Looks pretty good when it's not full of holes.....
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Post by: mirth on July 27, 2017, 06:52:10 PM
It was really one big hole.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Barthheart on July 27, 2017, 06:57:06 PM
Still... they too much water in...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 27, 2017, 11:06:35 PM
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USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), as seen from USS Schenectady (LST-1185), probably off California in the early 1970s

(https://i.redd.it/isk2hhksm6cz.jpg)

Im guessing a damage control exercise with the rudderless plane.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 27, 2017, 11:33:14 PM
I love this thread  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 29, 2017, 01:38:03 PM
German battlecruiser SMS Seydlitz.

(https://i.redd.it/mczgwwrbijcz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 07:09:59 AM
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The oiler USS Taluga (AO-62) refueling USS North Carolina (BB-55), March 1945

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d2/79/f4/d279f401c122a00604f8dc122e64e47d.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on July 30, 2017, 07:10:33 AM
A hole snipe, who became a mustang, reminisces about his ships, and good comments about bringing back mothballed ships.

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/12821/making-steam-the-life-and-times-of-a-u-s-navy-chief-engineer?xid=fbshare
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 07:13:47 AM
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USS Gerald R. Ford at sea, showing off the distinctively wide stern

(http://i.imgur.com/5hxM7vG.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 09:44:54 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/ohio-class-submarines-facts-600-54.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 31, 2017, 10:02:54 AM
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Battleship USS UTAH (BB-31) in South Boston drydock, 1929

(http://i.imgur.com/QUU1xcG.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 31, 2017, 10:05:59 AM
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German torpedo boat T-157 in the 1920's.

(https://i.redd.it/6fdjm6msnxcz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on July 31, 2017, 10:09:49 AM
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USS Indianapolis (CA-35) departing Apra Harbor, Guam, on July 27, 1945 bound for Leyte Gulf. This is likely the last photo ever taken of her before she was sunk.


(https://i.redd.it/pexmudxwyscz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 01, 2017, 09:57:25 AM
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On July 28, 2017 Lt. Cmdr. Jamie 'Coach' Struck of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron(VX) 23 performed the first arrested landing and catapult launch of off USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78).


Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 01, 2017, 10:01:17 AM
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Aerial view of Charlestown Navy Yard and USS Constitution; Boston, Massachusetts; taken June 24, 1934

(http://i.imgur.com/1OQ7GCK.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 02, 2017, 08:21:48 AM
(https://i.redd.it/3g1mhvrtf5dz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 02, 2017, 06:14:59 PM
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The ships of Task Force 58 at anchor at Ulithi Atoll

(http://i.imgur.com/7LaeciS.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 02, 2017, 06:16:52 PM
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British troops boarding the destroyer HMS Vanquisher (D54) at low tide from the Mole at Dunkirk, May 1940

(https://i.redd.it/atzw069icedz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 04, 2017, 10:23:54 AM
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HMS Hibernia departs Malta for the breakers, 1902. First-rate ship of the line launched 1804.

(http://i.imgur.com/mYoe1gg.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 04, 2017, 10:26:04 AM
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USS Independence (CVA-62) going under the Manhattan Bridge, New York, 1959.

(https://i.redd.it/kwuh74578mdz.jpg)

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USS Constellation passes under the Brooklyn Bridge with folding mast, 1962.

(http://turnstiletours.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/02864033-1024x679.jpg)


http://turnstiletours.com/the-brooklyn-bridge-and-the-brooklyn-navy-yard-too-close-for-comfort/ (http://turnstiletours.com/the-brooklyn-bridge-and-the-brooklyn-navy-yard-too-close-for-comfort/)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 04, 2017, 10:28:58 AM
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HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06) performing a hard turn in choppy seas as her port side seems to partially fall below the waves, July, 2017

(http://i.imgur.com/dpB2kmT.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 06, 2017, 07:39:55 AM
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USS Altamaha (CVE-18) operating with the blimp K-29 on February 24, 1944, in a test probably off the Hawaiian coast. K-29 is just taking off after having landed on Altamaha.

(http://i.imgur.com/Aee4JkC.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 06, 2017, 07:41:11 AM
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Virginia-class nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser USS Arkansas (CGN-41) underway in the Atlantic on 1 September 1980.

(http://i.imgur.com/vWXvYQy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on August 06, 2017, 11:45:23 AM
Never saw this before.  Guess it could be photoshopped, but hope it is not.
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Post by: mirth on August 08, 2017, 10:37:25 AM
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HMS Queen Elizabeth alongside USS George H.W. Bush

(http://i.imgur.com/aJKRzun.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 08, 2017, 10:41:33 AM
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HMS Queen Elizabeth , USS George H. W. Bush and their escorts sail off Scotland

(https://i.redd.it/5cwha2qogiez.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 08, 2017, 10:43:33 AM
(https://i.redd.it/09axv5ok5cez.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: OJsDad on August 08, 2017, 09:30:22 PM
WOW!!    :D
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 09, 2017, 10:17:07 AM
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French armored cruiser Dupuy de Lôme. circa 1890

(https://i.redd.it/lsombvwg0qez.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 09, 2017, 10:19:17 AM
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German mine-laying submarine off Heligoland, WWl. Date not certain.

(https://i.redd.it/ocndexs2umez.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 09, 2017, 10:20:38 AM
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USS Cowpens (CVL-25) during Typhoon Cobra. (December 1944)

(https://i.imgur.com/SYsNcY5.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on August 09, 2017, 02:00:25 PM
Makes me seasick just looking at that pic.  :P
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Windigo on August 09, 2017, 03:01:38 PM
Jeeeeebus that's a rolling swell....   :hide:
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on August 09, 2017, 06:19:26 PM
That's only thirty or forty degrees. 
Nothing at all.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 09, 2017, 06:23:11 PM
Yeah, try the DEs that were rolling through 70 degrees.
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Post by: mirth on August 10, 2017, 10:31:01 AM
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Indian Navy corvette INS Kora

(https://i.imgur.com/7NnN5AU.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 08:27:18 AM
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HMS Queen Elizabeth at sunset, as seen from HMS Iron Duke

(https://i.redd.it/chjhtwpra3fz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 10:40:15 AM
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USS Colorado (BB-45), less than two months after her commissioning and before her maiden voyage to Europe. November 1923

(https://i.imgur.com/myOZ9RF.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 10:41:35 AM
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The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS California

(http://archive.defense.gov/DODCMSShare/NewsStoryPhoto/2012-11/hrs_110630-N-ZZ999-002.jpg)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on August 11, 2017, 08:11:13 PM
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Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano underway during her sea trials.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bd/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Shinano.jpg/1920px-Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Shinano.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 12, 2017, 05:59:57 PM
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USS Bismarck Sea, underway, 24 June 1944

(https://i.redd.it/pebj5s3qsbfz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 12, 2017, 06:01:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/7UWtAA5.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 12, 2017, 06:03:25 PM
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HMAS Melbourne undergoing a damage control drill, March 3, 1960

(https://i.redd.it/ylhui9yyc6fz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on August 13, 2017, 08:30:07 AM
HMS Queen Elizabeth

(http://i.imgur.com/G3Ts8P4.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 13, 2017, 08:33:55 AM
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HMS Implacable. Her sister, HMS Indefatigable, shrugged off a direct hit by a kamikaze to her deck and resumed flight ops within 40 minutes


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a2/75/55/a275556d2d3971e20de068d068d6b41a.jpg)


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From armouredcarriers.com:

At 0728, HMS Indefatigable was hit by the 550lb bomb-carrying Zeke.

The kamikaze slammed into the carrier on the forward crash barrier where the flight deck joined with the island. The exploding bomb and aircraft lashed out over the armoured deck and smashed the sickbay, briefing room and a second flight deck crash barrier..

Burning fuel ignited and washed over the steel deck and into the island in a sheet of flame. Some spilled into the hangar below.

But the 250kg (550lbs) bomb did relatively little damage, perhaps expending itself in forcing the deck armour down.

The island fires were quashed within four minutes.

Eight men had been killed immediately and 16 wounded. Six would die later. Among the dead were Indefatigable’s Lieutenant Commander (Flying), an Air Engineering Officer, the Flight Deck Medical Officer and many in the Operations Room.

The hangar fire (nothing more than a smoldering coil of rope) was quickly drenched and there was no need to activate the hangar salt-water spray systems.

Damage control parties worked furiously to restore the flight deck to operation.

Flight activity was suspended for only 37 minutes as the crew contained – then made good – the damage. At 0816, Indefatigable landed her first Seafire with only one crash barrier in place.

One of Indefatigable’s USN Liaison Officers famously (and anonymously) encapsulated his feelings of the experience in a media report from that time (several journalists were with the fleet) which has since been widely quoted:

“When a kamikaze hits a US carrier, it’s six months repair at Pearl. In a Limey carrier it’s a case of “sweepers, man your brooms”.
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Post by: besilarius on August 13, 2017, 09:45:23 AM
The supporters of the armored deck, ignore the long term effects of damage to the armored box, and it's limitations.

http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-030.htm
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Post by: mirth on August 13, 2017, 09:56:09 AM
It's a topic of debate to be sure. The armored deck served a purpose in that the Brit carriers were often able to withstand kamikaze strikes and remain on station afterward.

http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-042.php
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 13, 2017, 06:26:49 PM
well when you only build a few carriers instead of a few hundred certain upgrades are available.
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Post by: mirth on August 13, 2017, 07:27:36 PM
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USS John C. Stennis pulling into Bremerton,Washington.Earlier this morning.

(https://i.redd.it/8wp3x4bqekfz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 13, 2017, 07:29:17 PM
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Sailors conduct night replenishment at sea aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Cole

(https://i.redd.it/hf74xry6jkfz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 14, 2017, 10:17:03 AM
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USS Wichita (CA-45) riding out a storm off Iceland. 1941/42. Photo taken from a seaplane tender. PBY in the foreground.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZJh6dz2.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 14, 2017, 10:22:32 AM
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Footage from Typhoon Cobra. December, 1944.

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Post by: mirth on August 14, 2017, 10:27:20 AM
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A British carrier and battleship patrol the rough North Sea

(https://i.imgur.com/VfMWFR2.gif)
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Post by: mirth on August 14, 2017, 10:28:08 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/yBoLdco.gif)
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Post by: besilarius on August 14, 2017, 04:56:50 PM
Consider the poor crews on destroyers in that swell.
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Post by: Windigo on August 14, 2017, 06:54:12 PM
Consider the poor crews on destroyers in that swell.
or worse, the flower class corvettes
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 14, 2017, 11:08:12 PM
I think we can all agree that anything under 30,000 tons would be no bueno.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on August 15, 2017, 05:54:19 AM
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Post by: Steelgrave on August 15, 2017, 07:27:49 AM
^ Such a freakin' classic. That song always gives me chills.
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Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 07:33:54 AM
^ Such a freakin' classic. That song always gives me chills.

+1
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Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 10:13:22 AM
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Akula-class submarine

(http://www.wallpaperup.com/uploads/wallpapers/2014/04/30/347141/a9747eb47b44d4f497366e5e368e20cb.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 10:14:52 AM
(https://i.redd.it/qmvze9mswwfz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 10:16:02 AM
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German submarine U-35 sinks SS Parkgate. On June 1st, 1916, Parkgate, on a voyage from Matla to Gibraltar in ballast, was sunk by gunfire by the German submarine U 35. 16 lives were lost. A shot from the 105mm deck gun to hasten her sinking.


(https://i.redd.it/vt833k0gmwfz.jpg)
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Post by: WallysWorld on August 16, 2017, 02:42:18 PM
HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives home: HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives at Portsmouth (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhN7HuiGsnk)
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Post by: JudgeDredd on August 16, 2017, 03:00:00 PM
^I know she doesn't have any aircraft until 2021 (couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery) - but not putting engines in is FUBAR  ;D
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Post by: mirth on August 17, 2017, 01:19:53 PM
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Italian battleship Dante Alighieri in Taranto. Pre-dreadnought battleship and first built with her main armament in triple-gun turrets. It served as a flagship during WWI, but saw very little action.

(https://i.redd.it/9hl5c2c8u9gz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 17, 2017, 01:21:16 PM
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Minehunter HMS Hurworth passes HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth Harbour.

(https://i.redd.it/07mxhe19nbgz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 17, 2017, 01:35:17 PM
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USS Ranger, USS Constellation, USS Kitty Hawk and USS Independence all awaiting their fate (Mothball fleet - Bremerton,Washington)

(https://i.redd.it/9r0v64qvr4gz.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 17, 2017, 03:17:27 PM
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Minehunter HMS Hurworth passes HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth Harbour.

(https://i.redd.it/07mxhe19nbgz.jpg)

if you squint really hard you can see a civilian drone on the flight deck.   :2funny:
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 17, 2017, 03:19:00 PM
I wonder why we dont sell those carriers to the Indians?
I mean how hard could the sales pitch be.... They work!
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Post by: mirth on August 17, 2017, 03:21:20 PM
And it would really piss off the Chicomms
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 17, 2017, 03:34:00 PM
how many Kitty Hawks do you have to trade in for a new Ford class?
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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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Post by: mirth on August 19, 2017, 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.

(https://i.imgur.com/0MLc1Os.jpg)



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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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Post by: mirth on August 19, 2017, 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.

(https://i.redd.it/s41mo8xk3lgz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 19, 2017, 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.

(https://i.redd.it/aktw9njfphgz.png)
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Post by: mirth on August 19, 2017, 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.

(https://i.redd.it/wwzr4sevafgz.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on August 21, 2017, 05:22:15 PM
French Battleship, Jean Bart, in 1950.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eLBGbmEyq0&feature=youtu.be

Exercising the turrets at about 10:30. 
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Post by: mirth on August 22, 2017, 10:23:09 AM
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USS Texas, after her commissioning in 1914

(https://battleshiptexas.org/wp-content/themes/bsot/images/timeline/1914/2.jpg)
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Post by: JudgeDredd on August 22, 2017, 10:50:45 AM
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Akula-class submarine

(http://www.wallpaperup.com/uploads/wallpapers/2014/04/30/347141/a9747eb47b44d4f497366e5e368e20cb.jpg)
What are those huge big "booms" on the tail of Russian subs?

Nevermind...container for towed array

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akula-class_submarine
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Post by: mirth on August 22, 2017, 10:52:27 AM
Housing for the towed sonar array.
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2017, 10:21:47 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/tB14EJl.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2017, 10:23:53 AM
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HMS Aboukir leaving Malta.

(https://i.redd.it/b0vbwpfsdihz.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on August 23, 2017, 11:17:46 AM
Theodore goes gangster.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 23, 2017, 01:27:00 PM
its the Gus Navy!

(http://i.imgur.com/tB14EJl.jpg)

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Post by: Fitz505 on August 23, 2017, 02:52:15 PM
   At first I thought it was photo shopped, but it turns out, it's a Danish Navy tug transporting a modular turret. Have to admit, I would have loved to see the recoil effect.
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Post by: Staggerwing on August 23, 2017, 05:49:33 PM
Theodore goes gangster.

LOL- I was thinking 'Theodor the Psychokiller Tugboat'
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Post by: OJsDad on August 23, 2017, 06:14:44 PM
Call me Boaty McBoatface just one more time. I dare ya, punk.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 23, 2017, 10:43:46 PM
the axe is a great touch.
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Post by: bob48 on August 24, 2017, 05:35:10 AM
What is it, and to whom does it belong.......and for what purpose?
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Post by: mirth on August 24, 2017, 02:28:50 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/d6f3f37.png)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 25, 2017, 12:11:57 AM
kinda sad its larger then the Royal Navy.
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Post by: Staggerwing on August 25, 2017, 04:59:37 AM
kinda sad its larger then the Royal Navy.

It's also a whole lot closer the proverbial fan.
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Post by: mirth on August 29, 2017, 03:49:09 PM
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USS Indianapolis (CA-35). As recently discovered by Paul Allen and team, photo one of the heavy cruiser's 250-ton triple Mk 14 8″/55 gun turrets.

(https://i.redd.it/88b84o9nfqiz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 29, 2017, 03:51:21 PM
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USS Mississippi (BB-41) in the Elizabeth River off Portsmouth, Virginia. The ship had just completed a two year long modernization overhaul at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Aug 17, 1933.

(https://i.imgur.com/gTnntYr.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 29, 2017, 04:32:20 PM
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Side profiles of USS Jimmy Carter versus USS Seawolf

(https://i.imgur.com/xZkPGKg.jpg)

http://www.hisutton.com/SSN-23.html
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Post by: mirth on August 29, 2017, 04:39:01 PM
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Guided missile cruiser USS Long Beach. First nuclear powered surface combatant. It's RIM-2 Terrier SAM launchers are clearly visible here

(https://i.redd.it/a22sxl8f4iiz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 29, 2017, 04:42:50 PM
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USS Long Beach (CGN-9). Looking from stern, Tomahawk ABLs, Harpoon Launchers, and two Phalanx CIWS are visible.

(http://i.imgur.com/eCxY0Av.png)
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Post by: besilarius on August 29, 2017, 05:03:32 PM
USS North Carolina (BB-55) hits the Ark Restaurant while being moved into her berth as a museum ship. Wilmington, North Carolina, 1961.
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Post by: besilarius on August 30, 2017, 05:58:45 AM
Guilio Cesare departing Taranto around 1937.
Like the swing bridge to the right.
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Post by: mirth on August 30, 2017, 06:00:58 AM
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Machine gun position on the German R-class Zeppelin 'LZ 63', 1916-17

(https://i.redd.it/5jbkgunszsiz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 30, 2017, 10:45:45 AM
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Japanese carrier Zuiho damaged during the Battle of Cape Engano, 25. October 1944

(https://i.redd.it/9uyx9zz5nuiz.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on August 30, 2017, 04:53:35 PM
^Note the false turret and superstructure painted on the flight deck: "NME dive bombers move along, nothing to see here, just a lowly cruiser".
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Post by: mirth on August 30, 2017, 04:55:49 PM
Heh. Didn't quite work out.
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Post by: mirth on August 30, 2017, 06:54:49 PM
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HMS Ocean preparing to depart HMNB Devonport on 29th August 2017 for a final deployment before her scheduled decommissioning date of 31st March 2018

(https://i.redd.it/7hjyz11n3xiz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 30, 2017, 06:56:16 PM
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Submarine Chaser SC718 being unloaded from the Liberty Ship SS Willard Hall, at Albert Quay Belfast, October 1943

(https://i.redd.it/9j2madc17yiz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 30, 2017, 06:58:21 PM
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Bow view of the V-3 (SS-165) in dry dock # 1 at Mare Island. April 11, 1929.

(https://i.imgur.com/rFYJrvf.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on August 30, 2017, 07:10:27 PM
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Submarine Chaser SC718 being unloaded from the Liberty Ship SS Willard Hall, at Albert Quay Belfast, October 1943

(https://i.redd.it/9j2madc17yiz.jpg)

Man, it took balls to chase subs in the tiny tub....  :o
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Post by: mirth on August 31, 2017, 06:37:15 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/903233558445219842
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Post by: bbmike on August 31, 2017, 08:16:20 AM
Had to look up Leonard Roy Harmon. Glad I did.  O0
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Post by: mirth on September 01, 2017, 09:06:33 AM
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USS STILETTO (1887-1911)  firing a torpedo from her bow tube, about 1890.

(https://i.redd.it/2955zfrvs6jz.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on September 02, 2017, 08:46:26 AM
Monkey Fist from the 1970s.
The traidtional way to get lines across from one ship to another was for a hefty boatswain's mate to sling one across.
Now, they are shot across with line guns that use a blank.  When blanks are in short supply, there is always the monkey fist.

Throwing the fist is a little practiced art.  You swing it over your head to build momentum at the call, "Stand by to Bolo."
When the speed seems high enough, the command, "BOLO!" is given and the boatswain hurls it at the receiving ship.
They need to release it with a little upward arc.  Otherwise, if you release it in a flat line, it will wrap around your neck and choke the life out of you.
Another reason all boatswains carry a sharp knife.
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Post by: besilarius on September 03, 2017, 07:01:28 AM
Asheville Class Gunboat USS Benicia refuels from USS Ranger in what must be the slowest UNREP in history,c1971.
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Post by: mirth on September 07, 2017, 10:26:43 AM
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USS America (LHA-6) with F-35Bs aboard

(https://i.redd.it/s2gkv6t5eekz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 07, 2017, 10:30:00 AM
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USS Missouri (BB-63) at anchor in Sydney Harbor for the celebration of the Royal Austrailian Navy 75th anniversary.

(https://i.redd.it/ntd9c9wr8gkz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 07, 2017, 10:39:56 AM
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HMS Prince of Wales at Rosyth, August 2017

(https://i.imgur.com/yUDJA9x.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 07, 2017, 10:43:16 AM
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Commissioning day for USS Scorpion (SSN-589), July, 29, 1960. In the background is USS Triton (SSRN-586).


(https://i.redd.it/f1fqkzuvuckz.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 07, 2017, 05:52:20 PM
 :(


Phil Ochs wrote a very poignant song about the Scorpion, blending in themes from Rime of the Ancient Mariner and the Flying Dutchman.
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Post by: mirth on September 07, 2017, 06:00:53 PM
yeah
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 07, 2017, 06:13:05 PM
yeah

Quite moving, wasn't it?
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Post by: mirth on September 07, 2017, 06:19:03 PM
The only one lost since SUBSAFE was implemented.
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Post by: mirth on September 08, 2017, 10:10:18 AM
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USS Lexington (CV-2) firing her 55-caliber 8-inch guns, 27 Jan 1928. View is from the flight deck level, aft of her island looking forward.

(https://i.redd.it/ohkpvy41p6kz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 09, 2017, 04:53:50 PM
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USS Gudgeon (SS-567) arrives at Pearl Harbor on 21 February 1958 after circumnavigating the globe.

(https://i.imgur.com/UnJtbzI.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 09, 2017, 04:54:50 PM
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Pensacola-class cruiser USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) during modernization at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, 1935.

(https://i.redd.it/jyig27lojukz.jpg)
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Post by: bbmike on September 09, 2017, 05:13:56 PM
Didn't even know there was a Pensacola class. I should go check out the mode (http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/aircraft-exhibits/item/?item=usspensacola_model)l when I'm in Pensacola later this month.
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Post by: mirth on September 10, 2017, 11:25:33 AM
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USS Arizona enroute from San Pedro to San Francisco. May, 1932

(http://i.imgur.com/y9n8GPH.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 10, 2017, 11:27:49 AM
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Replica trireme OLYMPIAS


(https://i.imgur.com/lApJ5Fp.jpg)



(https://i.imgur.com/0Wd2tFY.jpg)
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Post by: besilarius on September 10, 2017, 11:50:27 AM
Sea trials of Olympias

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcsrNrRkQis
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Post by: mirth on September 11, 2017, 09:55:41 AM
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Myōkō class heavy cruiser Ashigara in 1937.

(https://i.redd.it/qgoytaa3x8lz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth 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.

(https://i.imgur.com/ME2mCCP.jpg)



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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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Post by: mirth 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


(https://i.imgur.com/Pk4DcIO.jpg)
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Post by: mirth 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.

(http://i.imgur.com/SXHvSWr.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 12, 2017, 10:50:02 AM
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The fleet entering Golden Gate, c.1908

(http://i.imgur.com/9AdH8IS.jpg)
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Post by: mirth 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.

(https://i.redd.it/49tdgz62tdlz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth 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

(https://i.imgur.com/dTYu4sY.jpg)
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Post by: mirth 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.


(https://i.redd.it/eky7trsdbplz.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 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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Post by: mirth on September 13, 2017, 04:48:28 PM
Tis indeed.
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2017, 09:51:40 AM
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The flight deck of Centaur-class aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, 1982.

(https://i.redd.it/ebcm59au0ulz.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 14, 2017, 07:56:57 PM
^Talk about crowd control!
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Post by: besilarius on September 17, 2017, 06:47:00 AM
HMS Bulwark in Venice, 1969.
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Post by: mirth 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

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/170915-N-PC620-0009.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on September 19, 2017, 05:59:03 AM
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HMS King George V undergoing refit in a dry dock at Rosyth, Scotland 1940

(https://i.redd.it/s4lxwo7qjpmz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 19, 2017, 06:01:19 AM
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HMS Ark Royal (R09) with a full deck sometime between 1956-58

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e4/HMS_Ark_Royal_%28R09%29_MOD_45140150.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 19, 2017, 06:03:52 AM
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A Squadron of the German High Seas Fleet Sortieing from Wilhelmshaven, 1910


(https://i.redd.it/mwmudtn6jrmz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 19, 2017, 06:06:02 AM
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The patrol missile hydrofoils USS Aquila (PHM-4), front, and USS Gemini (PHM-6), center, lie moored with a third unidentified PHM. The Coast Guard surface effect ship USCGC Shearwater (WSES-3) is underway in the background. Location not certain, possibly the Keys. November 1989.

(https://i.redd.it/aq1ewktf8rmz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 19, 2017, 10:18:35 AM
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Cleveland-class Light Cruiser USS Santa Fe pulls alongside Essex-class Aircraft Carrier USS Franklin as it lists towards its starboard side after suffering two direct hits from a pair of armour piercing bombs, dropped by a Japanese plane. Near Okinawa. March 19, 1945.

(https://i.imgur.com/dtyV8yH.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 20, 2017, 10:28:32 AM



http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14483/watch-russias-only-operational-battlecruiser-launch-a-massive-shipwreck-anti-ship-missile
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 20, 2017, 03:27:24 PM
that was pretty much their whole training budget for the year.
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Post by: bob48 on September 20, 2017, 03:31:52 PM
Mirth, that is a very dramatic photo.
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Post by: mirth on September 20, 2017, 05:22:17 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/daily_picdump_2621_640_high_24.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 20, 2017, 06:20:35 PM
Tumblehome baby!
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 21, 2017, 05:25:59 AM
For some reason I thought King George V was sunk in the Pacific, so I checked her out and found this pic of her:

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HMS King George V, photographed with a huge hole in her bows, after the battleship had collided with HMS Punjabi in dense fog on 1 May 1942, at Seydisfjord, Iceland.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/HMS_King_George_V_after_collision.jpg)

That bow, though.  :o

The ship that hit her, the HMS Punjabi, a destroyer, was cut in half and sunk pretty quickly. The USS Washington had to go right over her sinking remains and was damaged by detonating depth charges.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 21, 2017, 05:30:57 AM
For some reason I thought King George V was sunk in the Pacific

You might be thinking of the HMS Prince of Wales, which was part of the same class. It was sunk, along with the Repulse, by Japanese land based bombers.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 21, 2017, 05:56:20 AM
Yep, that was the one I was confusing.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on September 23, 2017, 01:18:04 PM
USS Pittsburgh lost its bow in a typhoon on Juen 5, 1945
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 24, 2017, 06:35:32 AM
USS West Virginia before and after her 1944 refit

(http://i.imgur.com/K3XCpsN.png)

AAR of her participation in the Battle of Surigao Straits.

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ships/logs/BB/bb48-Surigao.html
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Post by: mirth on September 25, 2017, 06:29:40 AM
USS North Dakota leaving for the Fore River for her trial trip off Maine coast [1014 x 800]

(https://i.redd.it/binaleg5xqnz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 26, 2017, 10:38:33 AM
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USS Bennington sails past USS Arizona - 1958

(https://i.redd.it/lu4pkf1wj8oz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 26, 2017, 10:38:58 AM
(https://i.redd.it/7lsbi3caz7oz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 27, 2017, 05:36:53 AM
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Portland Rose Festival in 1908 when the Mosquito Squadron visited the city. Destroyers Preble, Perry and Farragut (back), and the torpedo boats Fox and Davis here were among the ships in attendance

(https://i.redd.it/q2ifrfjkueoz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 27, 2017, 10:58:47 AM
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Ocean Breeze aground off Chile after breaking anchor chain in storm

(https://i.imgur.com/lOCGY9U.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on September 29, 2017, 06:42:28 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/913745249821974529
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 09:10:09 AM
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The superstructure of french battleship Richelieu in 1946.

(https://i.redd.it/t9a4o0r4n7pz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 09:11:00 AM
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The Italian armored cruiser Marco Polo during World War I, sporting a camouflage scheme that featured a fake torpedo boat and patrol craft painted on her side.

(https://i.redd.it/zibwrr14m7pz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 09:12:54 AM
(https://i.redd.it/ac085rhna1pz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 09:15:34 AM
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Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie man the rails and render honors to USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor survivors

(http://archive.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/WeekInPhotos/2007-12/hires_hires_071207-N-8623G-225.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 09:17:19 AM
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NATO drill Brilliant Mariner 2017, Toulon, France


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DK6D8NhXkAAHdOB.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 09:21:25 AM
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Churchill aboard HMS Prince of Wales on his way to meet with US President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Atlantic Conference in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. Aug 1941. Four months, Prince of Wales would succumb to Japanese torpedo-bombers near Singapore.

(https://i.redd.it/yv2yis1oxtoz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 09:56:44 AM
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Italian midget submarine at Sevastopol, circa 1942


(https://i.redd.it/bb7udyymm2pz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 09:59:02 AM
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USS Iowa (BB-61) steaming out to sea from Wonsan Harbor after a day's shore bombardment of enemy installations inside the harbor on 27 Apr 1952.

(https://i.redd.it/9j34skrbtxoz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 04, 2017, 05:07:03 PM
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HMS Furious, 1933

(https://i.redd.it/iywurlovvupz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2017, 05:10:21 PM
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USS Coral Sea, 1953

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6182/6069129636_a090c4278d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 04, 2017, 05:13:14 PM
Those Savages look like they're recreating the Doolittle Raid.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 04, 2017, 05:13:38 PM
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USS Theodore Roosevelt in drydock with her missile tubes exposed

(https://i.redd.it/78eg8c0esmpz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2017, 07:27:49 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/916572576649969664
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2017, 04:52:34 PM
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HMS King George V secondary armament detail.

(https://i.redd.it/w6bxdbiupeqz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2017, 04:53:29 PM
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Shell damage to the German battlecruiser SMS Derfflinger after being engaged by British warships at the Battle of Jutland

(https://i.imgur.com/6Mk1vC7.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2017, 04:55:33 PM
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Hydrofoil research ship USS Flagstaff (PGH-1) off the coast of Florida, 1971


(https://i.redd.it/szynmb0xcaqz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2017, 05:00:17 PM
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USS Forrestal (CVA-59) during the Suez Crises, 1956.

(https://i.imgur.com/pBHfbSD.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 08, 2017, 03:49:25 PM
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USS McCain loaded abroad M/V Treasure for transport to Japan for repair

(https://i.imgur.com/JArkhul.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 08, 2017, 07:20:18 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/rjd4GXC.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2017, 06:55:24 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/917726463759212544
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2017, 10:50:57 AM
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HMS Dragon transiting the Strait of Corryvreckan

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLm5C9oXkAE4IjQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 10, 2017, 11:11:41 AM
^ Huh. The markings on the front of the hull, at first I thought they were graffiti (lol), but then looking more closely...

I didn't know Her Majesty's Navy decorated their ships like that. Is this unusual for the RN?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2017, 11:19:04 AM
^ Huh. The markings on the front of the hull, at first I thought they were graffiti (lol), but then looking more closely...

I didn't know Her Majesty's Navy decorated their ships like that. Is this unusual for the RN?

It is highly unusual

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/welsh-dragon-returns-bows-cardiff-11351214
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 10, 2017, 11:20:42 AM
Damn. Nice!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2017, 04:38:17 PM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15029/modernization-funds-slashed-for-russias-notoriously-rickety-aircraft-carrier
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on October 11, 2017, 05:58:24 AM
1932 amateur video of Saratoga.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF-RSEtVWJw
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 11, 2017, 06:27:35 AM
1932 amateur video of Saratoga.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF-RSEtVWJw

Nice find Bes!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 11, 2017, 05:12:47 PM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15060/us-navy-plans-to-cut-cruisers-by-half-amid-reports-one-became-like-a-floating-prison
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 11, 2017, 05:38:36 PM
well that was a fucking depressing read.
I really dont see the point of TIco's anymore though.  what can they do that a Burke cant?  which is the more capable and cheaper to operate hull?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 11, 2017, 05:42:44 PM
I'm all for retiring the Ticos, but they need to step up Burke production. The Burkes are already filling gaps created when the Navy retired the Perrys and screwed the pooch with the LCS.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 12, 2017, 04:47:43 AM
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USS Copahee (CVE-12) left the Garapan anchorage off Saipan on 8 July 1944 with a load of captured Japanese planes (13 Zekes and 1 Kate) and equipment (37 engines) to be used for intelligence and training purposes, and arrived in San Diego on 28 July.

(https://i.imgur.com/hC84fzL.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 12, 2017, 04:49:30 AM
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The USCGC Eastwind in her post World War 2 configuration while breaking ice

(http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/files/2015/05/Eastwind_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 12, 2017, 06:57:33 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/918458790390960129
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 03:28:04 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/919106789836230657
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 07:03:39 PM
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The USS Macon at Moffett field near Mountain View, California

(https://i.redd.it/chb8uea8qvrz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 07:04:46 PM
USS John S. McCain DDG 56 being transported to Yokosuka, Japan, for repairs on the back of the MV Treasure

(https://i.imgur.com/f4BEevi.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: DoctorQuest on October 14, 2017, 07:36:03 PM
Whoa. And I thought moving a house was impressive.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 14, 2017, 09:15:39 PM
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The USS Macon at Moffett field near Mountain View, California

(https://i.redd.it/chb8uea8qvrz.jpg)

 :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
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Post by: mirth on October 15, 2017, 09:58:12 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/XUX5ONM.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 15, 2017, 09:59:18 AM
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A tug alongside the submarine S-48 (SS-159) after partially sinking in 60 feet of water, December 1921

(https://i.redd.it/31hpaj024zrz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 15, 2017, 10:01:15 AM
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German Imperial Navy's High Seas Fleet dockside at the navy facility at Wilhelmshaven, sometime during WW1. The dreadnought in the foreground is SMS Helgoland, namesake of her class

(https://i.imgur.com/sR8EU9Y.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 09:32:46 AM
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USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) moored to the mast of USS Patoka (AO-9) at Bar Harbor, Maine, 2 to 5 July 1925

(https://i.redd.it/sivsdbfr07sz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 16, 2017, 05:36:52 PM
^
When the U SS Shenandoah broke in two during heavy weather Lieutenant Commander Charles Rosenthal organized the remaining crew on board the bow section and they 'free ballooned' it to a safe landing. He would later end up as commanding officer on both the USS Los Angeles (the USN's most successful rigid airship) and also the USS Akron, one of the USN's two 'flying aircraft carriers'.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 05:52:18 PM
Wing, the airships seem to be your thing. Any books you recommend?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 16, 2017, 06:20:24 PM
if you can find it through interlibrary loan I recommend 'Up Ship' By Rosenthal himself. As far as I know, it's been out of print since forever but still a good read. ILL is how I got a chance to read a copy.

I'll throw out a few more titles once I get a chance to go through a few storage boxes. The memory is not what it used to be... though I recall that at least one of my zeppelin books was published by Naval Institute Press. 'Sky Ships' maybe?
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 06:21:40 PM
Thanks man!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on October 16, 2017, 09:29:04 PM
Fighter pilots have weird senses of humor.
Gene Valencia (CO of the Mowing Machine) had a squadron boss who disliked him intensely. 
When the squadrom commander was on leave, Valencia put an ad in a Manila newspaper that said commander would pay ten cents each for coconuts delivered to his house on the date of his return.
The commander was never able to find out who pulled the prank.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 17, 2017, 05:21:39 AM
^ ha, that's awesome!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2017, 06:47:02 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/920268211244978176
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on October 18, 2017, 05:49:02 AM
Same navy, different worlds.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 18, 2017, 04:42:09 PM
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HMS Rorqual, the most successful minelaying submarine of World War II. Her mines sank 35,951 tons of shipping, including 5 torpedo boats/destroyers, one submarine chaser, two water tankers and six freighters. She also sank another 21,000 tons with gun and torpedoes.

(https://i.redd.it/m8wdmyzb6lsz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 20, 2017, 07:10:15 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/921274834084093952
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 20, 2017, 06:15:29 PM
(http://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/foundry/image/?q=60&url=https%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Fthe-drive-staging%2Fmessage-editor%252F1500314977103-fegeg444.jpg)

^ USS Nimitz from the US, INS Vikramaditya from India, and the JS Izumo from Japan

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/12531/indian-navy-mig-29ks-make-low-approaches-to-uss-nimitz-during-malabar-drills
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on October 21, 2017, 10:16:03 AM
The High Seas Fleet practicing.  The destroyers and TBDs were trained to pass through the line of dreadnaughts.
My understanding is the Grand Fleet had their destroyer squadrons pass through the bigger gaps between the squadrons, not through the line within the squadrons.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 02:14:28 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/922002135859986432
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 05:40:58 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/922008389462487040 (https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/922008389462487040)



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scilly_naval_disaster_of_1707
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 08:19:14 AM
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USS Kearsarge in Boston, c. 1900

(https://i.imgur.com/MHvdKU3.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 08:30:18 AM
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2017, 06:51:27 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/922443813204971520
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2017, 10:26:19 AM
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Sealed reactor sections from 77 nuclear submarines, seen in Trench 94 at the Hanford Reservation in 2003.

(https://i.imgur.com/G8ddYdx.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2017, 10:27:13 AM
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French Carrier La Fayette (R-96), the ex-USS Langley (CVL 27) at Mers-el-Kebir, 1950's.

(https://i.imgur.com/ea5TWyM.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2017, 10:28:23 AM
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Carriers Wasp (CV 18), Yorktown (CV 10), Hornet (CV 12), and Hancock (CV 19) anchored in Ulithi Atoll as seen from the carrier Ticonderoga (CV 14). December, 1944.

(https://i.imgur.com/wevxqJm.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2017, 10:30:01 AM
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Ohio class submarines USS Wyoming (SSBN-742) and USS Maine (SSBN-741) at General Dynamics, Groton, CT., 16 July 1994

(https://i.redd.it/40fuln9wsgtz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2017, 10:31:42 AM
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USS Pinckney sails through the Arabian Gulf

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/171007-N-VR594-0129.JPG)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on October 24, 2017, 05:57:47 AM
Intrepid takes a kamikaze, 25 November, 1944.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 24, 2017, 06:49:37 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/922802503082758149
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 24, 2017, 10:25:19 AM
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French & British ships at Toulon: bottom to top: the French aircraft carrier LAFAYETTE; RFA TIDERANGE; HMS EAGLE; the French cruiser GEORGES LEYGUES; the French aircraft carrier ARROMANCHES (ex-HMS COLOSSUS); and the French anti-aircraft cruiser COLBERT, 7th October 1956.


(http://media.iwm.org.uk/ciim5/561/592/large_000000.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 24, 2017, 01:53:15 PM
This is cool

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15410/himars-goes-to-sea-us-marines-now-fire-guided-artillery-rockets-from-ships
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on October 24, 2017, 05:28:39 PM
Duke of York and KG V
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 24, 2017, 05:38:09 PM
This is cool

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15410/himars-goes-to-sea-us-marines-now-fire-guided-artillery-rockets-from-ships


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"Box O'Rockets"

Love it!
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 24, 2017, 08:08:22 PM
All of Germany's submarines are currently down.

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2017/10/20/all-of-germanys-submarines-are-currently-down/

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COLOGNE, Germany ― The German Navy’s six-strong fleet of submarines is completely out of commission after the only operational sub had an accident off the coast of Norway on Sunday.

The U-35 was moved into ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems’ shipyard in Kiel after a rudder blade was damaged during a diving maneuver, the newspaper Kieler Nachrichten reported. The submarine was scheduled to participate in exercises in the Skagerrak, the strait between southern Norway, southeast Sweden and Denmark.

The U-35 is a 212A-class boat, the same type that TKMS will build for Norway under a multibillion-dollar deal announced early this year. Italy also operates two boats of the class.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 26, 2017, 10:42:52 AM
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HMS Inflexible in 1881 showing 1 of her centrally placed turrets and the outer and inner structures

(https://i.redd.it/dsi2dvlii6uz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 26, 2017, 05:29:42 PM
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USS Kitkun Bay (CVE-71) prepares to launch FM-2 Wildcat fighters during the action of the Battle off Samar, 25 October 1944. In the center distance, Japanese shells are splashing near USS White Plains (CVE-66).

(https://i.imgur.com/iPDF4Ua.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 27, 2017, 10:05:07 AM
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Virginia-class battleship USS Georgia (BB-15) being launched at Bath Iron Works, Maine, 1904

(https://i.redd.it/krgimlyn39uz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 27, 2017, 05:01:07 PM
its like they built it in someones back yard.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: bob48 on October 28, 2017, 05:02:09 AM
Its another one of Tuna's unfinished kits.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 28, 2017, 05:15:37 AM

"Noah!... I want you to build me a Pre-dreadnought!"
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 28, 2017, 06:09:37 AM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15542/russia-supposedly-bringing-back-giant-ekranoplans-for-arctic-missions
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 28, 2017, 09:04:32 AM
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Landing a 155 mm gun at Sedd-el Bahr during the Gallipoli Campaign.

(https://i.imgur.com/tE1wMNE.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 28, 2017, 09:08:40 AM
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USS Constitution during mast stepping, Boston, 1930

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4458/37625947226_887d1599df_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on October 28, 2017, 09:12:02 AM
A Salty Sea Story:

Now shipmates this ain’t no shit. Late in the fall of ’66 we found
ourselves off Yankee Station, enjoying libs in dear old Olongapo City,
aka “Sailors’ Disneyland.” Now you know the bar girls always enjoined
us not to be “butterfly boys:” you set up with a girl and you’re not
expected to do the horizontal dance with anyone else.

My base of operations was the Tri-V Club, about halfway down on the
right hand side. Mila was my …ahem… special friend. But one night
I thought I’d see what was going on elsewhere in town so I dropped in
to New Pauline’s and had, well, an interesting evening. I vaguely
recalled getting a hickey or two in the process.

On the way back to the ship, I thought I’d have a beer at the Tri-V,
get three sticks of monkey meat and then call it a night. Sooooo I
sauntered in to the Tri-V, plopped down, and asked for a San Miguel.
No sooner had I taken my second swig than Mila appeared and sat down.
Pleasantries exchanged, she suddenly snapped “What this?” and pulled
my trop white shirt to one side – to reveal a line of hickeys from
earlobe to shoulder, kinda sorta like a red drippy epaulet!

Before I could say anything, she picked up an empty beer bottle and
broke it on the table edge, and with her other hand pulled out and
whirled open one huge 11" butterfly knife. Aptly named… “You
summabeech, gonna keel you!” she howled, and I grabbed my white hat
and sprinted for the door, she hard on my heels.

Down Magsaysay Drive I ran, screams and yells not far behind me. As I neared the guard shack, I fumbled for my pocket. "Fuck the ID,
buddy!” shouted the Marine guard. “She’s gaining on you!” The crowds were making a hole for me, clapping rhythmically and chanting "Go! Go! Go!" Redoubling
my efforts, I skidded past the shack just as the (thrown) half bottle
smashed to twinkling shards against one of the columns holding the
shelter up.

Mila stormed off muttering as I hauled out my DD2N and displayed it.
“Whoo, pal, musta been good libs,” commented the gyrene. “Anytime you
come back just ahead of a blade and a broken bottle you KNOW you had a
helluva time,” I panted.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on October 28, 2017, 02:23:28 PM
USS Katahdin, a coastal defence ram.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Katahdin_(1893)

I continue to blame Admiral Tegetthof for winning the battle of Lissa with ram tactics.  Leading a generation of naval designers down a black hole.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 28, 2017, 06:31:11 PM
Ram tactics worked pretty well against the Enemy in the Battle of River Blackwater Estuary, with a 2-1 kill ratio. Admittedly, there was only one ram present, so...
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on October 29, 2017, 09:47:19 AM
Ram tactics could be very successful in a small engagment.  Fast, nimble vessels always maneuver better, and faster, than heavyweights.
Making the choice that every major warship should be a ram is akin to Ernst Udet decreeing that all Luftwaffe bombers had to be dive bombers.  It was unnecessary and made some promising designs unworkable.
As it turned out, arming all heavy ships with rams was an utter waste.  The only heavy ships sunk by ram were in the same navy as the ramming ship.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: besilarius on October 29, 2017, 10:54:18 AM
An Arado 196 seaplane being taken out of it's hangar.
Guess this is Tirpitz, might be Bismarck.
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 29, 2017, 10:56:10 AM
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USS Delaware (BB-28) in drydock number 4 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1910

(https://i.redd.it/n6mypqhw6ouz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 29, 2017, 10:57:18 AM
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Scouting Force at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 2 Feb 1933. Warships moored are (from left to left center) USS Augusta (CA-31), USS Chicago (CA-29) and USS Chester (CA-27). USS Northampton (CA-26) lies alongside the dock in the photo center.

(https://i.redd.it/r3ih98g0zouz.jpg)
Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 29, 2017, 11:01:32 AM
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Damaged twelve-inch gun of the fore turret of the Russian battleship OREL, shortly after she was captured by the Japanese in the Battle of Tsushima, 28 May 1905. This photograph graphically illustrates the construction of a "built up" gun. Japanese photograph, inscribed: "To the Honorable Theodore Roosevelt, from Lloyd C. Griscom."

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Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 29, 2017, 11:03:00 AM
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USS Florida (SSGN-728) arrives at Souda Harbor, Greece, Island of Crete, 2013

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Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 29, 2017, 11:05:47 AM
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HMS Royal Sovereign undergoing maintenance at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 1941

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Title: Re: Ships!
Post by: mirth on October 29, 2017, 11:12:50 AM
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USS Augusta, USS Midway