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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1545 on: October 02, 2016, 11:46:57 AM »
Those paddlewheel carriers were such cool ships.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1546 on: October 02, 2016, 12:00:37 PM »
Oh boy - I had not seen anything about those before. How interesting.
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« Reply #1547 on: October 02, 2016, 05:25:14 PM »
 :D

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1548 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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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1549 on: October 09, 2016, 07:11:06 AM »
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French battleship Richelieu under the Brooklyn Bridge, February 1943

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1550 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

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1551 on: October 11, 2016, 10:33:12 AM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1552 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)

"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1553 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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1554 on: October 13, 2016, 10:37:14 AM »
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http://HMS Monarch, an Orion-class battleship, sailing down the Tyne, 1911.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1555 on: October 13, 2016, 10:39:06 AM »
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Armoured cruiser Pisa at high speed

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1556 on: October 13, 2016, 11:39:16 AM »
'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers'

'Clip those corners'

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1557 on: October 21, 2016, 10:13:50 AM »
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Japan's new Asahi-class destroyer (25DD) being launched

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1558 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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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1559 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.
“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

During filming of Airplane, Leslie Nielsen used a whoopee cushion to keep the cast off-balance. Hays said that Nielsen "played that thing like a maestro"

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

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

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

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