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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2070 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.

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« Reply #2071 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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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2072 on: August 30, 2017, 05:58:45 AM »
Guilio Cesare departing Taranto around 1937.
Like the swing bridge to the right.
“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 #2073 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

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2074 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

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2075 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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« Reply #2076 on: August 30, 2017, 04:55:49 PM »
Heh. Didn't quite work out.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2077 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

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2078 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

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2079 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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2080 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



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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2081 on: August 31, 2017, 06:37:15 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 #2082 on: August 31, 2017, 08:16:20 AM »
Had to look up Leonard Roy Harmon. Glad I did.  O0
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2083 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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2084 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.
“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.