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« Reply #2715 on: June 14, 2018, 10:06:13 AM »
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Arrangement of the flight deck and hangar elevator on the French aircraft carrier Bearn

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« Reply #2716 on: June 14, 2018, 11:40:49 AM »
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Royal Navy, M1 sub, with 12 inch gun

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« Reply #2717 on: June 15, 2018, 05:33:21 AM »
Have to wonder about the overpressure on the crew and the hull integrity?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2718 on: June 15, 2018, 10:00:04 AM »
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French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle wrapped in the French flag before her launch. Brest, 1994


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2719 on: June 15, 2018, 10:03:39 AM »
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German cruiser Prinz Eugen after the war tied up in Boston harbor before being sent to the Pacific for nuclear testing, January 1946.

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« Reply #2720 on: June 15, 2018, 10:07:06 AM »
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The U-219 with camouflage in Stettin.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2721 on: June 17, 2018, 07:27:39 AM »
http://www.gunplot.net/vietnam/hobartvietnam.html

HMAS Hobart attacked by US Air Force off Vietnam.
“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 #2722 on: June 18, 2018, 07:01:51 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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« Reply #2723 on: June 18, 2018, 10:09:40 AM »
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HMS Queen Elizabeth in build (right), compared to HMS Illustrious, the vessel she's replacing (left).

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« Reply #2724 on: June 18, 2018, 10:14:06 AM »
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HMS Barham (04) refueling in Souda Bay, February 1941.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2725 on: June 18, 2018, 10:16:07 AM »
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Steel Beach Picnic, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) May 28, 2017

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2726 on: June 18, 2018, 10:18:42 AM »
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Japanese heavy cruiser Mogami (after her conversion to an aviation cruiser) escorting aircraft carriers of the First Moblie Fleet through the San Bernardino Strait before the Battle of the Philippine Sea, June 15, 1944. Photograph taken from the heavy cruiser Maya. Behind Mogami are the aircraft carriers (from left) Shokaku, Zuikaku, Taiho (First Carrier Division) Hiyo, and Junyo (Second Carrier Division).

These ships are underway for the "A GŌ" Operation together with the carriers of Vice Admiral Jisaburō Ozawa's Force. The aircraft carrier force was passing off Samar Island, through the San Bernardino Strait. At the time, Mogami carried three Type 0 three-seat reconnaissance and two Type 0 two-seat spotter seaplanes on the after flight deck.

By the end of the Battle of the Philippine Sea on June 20, the carriers Taiho, Shokaku and Hiyo would all be sunk. Shokaku and Taiho (on her first operation) would be sunk through the action of the U.S. submarines USS Cavalla and USS Archerfish, respectively.


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2727 on: June 18, 2018, 11:31:03 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 #2728 on: June 18, 2018, 06:16:59 PM »


Obviously not real  :D

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2729 on: June 18, 2018, 06:20:10 PM »
Ha! Excellent!
"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

"Can’t ‘un’ until you ‘pre’, son." - Gus