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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1845 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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1846 on: June 03, 2017, 07:10:36 PM »
I bet they could hold a 100+ Zeros.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1847 on: June 07, 2017, 06:00:52 AM »
Monitor versus Merrimack.
Skip to 45 for the combat.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1848 on: June 07, 2017, 10:19:23 AM »
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IJN Kaga, from the stern, with view of horizontal stacks

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1849 on: June 09, 2017, 06:05:42 AM »
6 May, 1964.
USS Decatur has an underway replenishment accident.
“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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1850 on: June 09, 2017, 06:13:24 AM »
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USS Oriskany on fire October 1966.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1851 on: June 09, 2017, 06:15:15 AM »
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HMS Erin in a floating dry dock, circa 1918.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1852 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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1853 on: June 09, 2017, 06:20:37 AM »
That's broke alright!  :hide:
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1854 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

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1855 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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1856 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.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1857 on: June 09, 2017, 06:49:57 PM »
they were excellent ELINT platforms.
Gus - I use sweatpants with flannel shorts to soak up my crotch sweat.

Banzai Cat - There is no "partial credit" in grammar. Like anal sex. It's either in, or it's not.

Mirth - We learned long ago that they key isn't to outrun Star, it's to outrun Gus.

Martok - I don't know if it's possible to have an "anti-boner"...but I now have one.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1858 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.
“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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1859 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.