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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2685 on: June 06, 2018, 06:16:56 PM »
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The unfinished German aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin, here kept by the Soviets, April 1947

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« Reply #2686 on: June 06, 2018, 06:21:55 PM »
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USS Lake Champlain and USS Essex at Quonset Point Naval Station in Quonset, RI

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« Reply #2687 on: June 06, 2018, 06:26:43 PM »
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901 class fast combat support ship

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« Reply #2688 on: June 06, 2018, 06:28:47 PM »
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HMS Queen Elizabeth (00)

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« Reply #2689 on: June 06, 2018, 06:31:42 PM »
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The Italian scout cruiser Sparviero (“Sparrowhawk”) docked in 1919. Ordered in 1913 by the Romanian Navy from an Italian shipyard, she was requisitioned during construction by the Regia Marina for use in World War I. In 1920 she was delivered to the Romanian Navy and named Mărășești.

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« Reply #2690 on: June 06, 2018, 06:32:57 PM »
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USS Yorktown (CV-5) underway with her air group on the flight deck, 4 June 1942, probably about 0630-0730 hrs, following recovery of her morning search and respotting the flight deck with her strike group.

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« Reply #2691 on: June 06, 2018, 06:34:20 PM »
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USS Spinax, a Tench Class sub, after her conversion to a radar picket submarine, 1947

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« Reply #2692 on: June 06, 2018, 06:51:10 PM »
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Following the Battle Of The Coral Sea, the crew of carrier Yorktown repair bomb damage

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2693 on: June 07, 2018, 06:15:43 AM »
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Graf Spee and U-35 incident. On June 1938 while on a fleet parade, the U-35 was overrun by the Graf Spee which propeller blades chopped the sub outer hull, no casualties occurred

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« Reply #2694 on: June 07, 2018, 05:41:08 PM »
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USS Mississippi (BB-41) plows her way through heavy seas during a storm in the Atlantic, October 01, 1941

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2695 on: June 07, 2018, 06:17:47 PM »
Bat Div 3 was deployed to Hvilfjord in Iceland during the Neutrality Patrol.
The question was asked of the British of who they could reasonably get into contact with.
Admiral Dalrymple-Hamilton, formerly of HMS Rodney, was OIC Iceland.  He supposed it would either be Tirpitz and eitherScharnhorst or Gneisenau, possibly assisted by  the Admiral Scheer.
The captain of one of the american ships pointed out that they didn't mind the odds, but how could they intercept the german squadron, with a speed of 30 knots, with the New Mexicos, with a speed of 21?
Dalrymple-Hamilton smiled across the table and said, "Catalinas."
He had all the PBYs fitted with torpedo rails.
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« Reply #2696 on: June 08, 2018, 06:11:18 AM »
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Inside the hangar of the USS Langley, circa 1920. It y could carry as many as 42 aircraft, 30 being the average. The larger plane in the foreground is a Douglas DT torpedo bomber, with its wings removed. Other aircraft are Vought VE-7s.

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« Reply #2697 on: June 08, 2018, 10:44:44 AM »
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USS Milwaukee (CL-5) off NYC, August 1943.

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« Reply #2698 on: June 10, 2018, 10:10:14 AM »
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The Italian motor torpedo boat MAS 15 and the coastal torpedo boat 67 PN during World War I.

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« Reply #2699 on: June 10, 2018, 03:35:27 PM »
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USS Saratoga (CV-3) sinking in Bikini Lagoon after she was fatally damaged by the Baker Day underwater atomic bomb test, 25 July 1946. Her hull number is visible at the front of her flight deck; air is escaping from her submerged hull; oil is streaming away to starboard.

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