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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1935 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)

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1936 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)

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1937 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/
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1938 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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1939 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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1940 on: July 18, 2017, 10:59:29 AM »
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HMS Victorious (R38) at Sydney, Australia. 1965.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1941 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.
“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 #1942 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.


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1943 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.

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« Reply #1944 on: July 21, 2017, 05:51:59 AM »
The Rogers steaming on the Columbia River.
Mount St. Helens eruption is in the background.
“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 #1945 on: July 22, 2017, 06:55:32 AM »
German BB Hindenburg at Scapa Flow.
“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 #1946 on: July 22, 2017, 10:32:31 AM »
A submersible battleship? Cool!   <:-)
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1947 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


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1948 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.



Whoa. They name ships after old IJN ones? Nice.

Of course, this Kaga is far different from the old Kaga, but still...interesting.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1949 on: July 23, 2017, 08:49:13 AM »
the new Kaga isnt much smaller then the old one.
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