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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2865 on: September 20, 2019, 05:50:58 AM »
Prince of Wales leaves Rosyth.
As usual, the yard left a lot unfinished.  The wardroom is very posh.  Reminds me of pictures of the Italian battleship Roma's wardroom.  That worked out well.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7484261/HMS-Prince-Wales-bomb-site-Sailors-board-3-2bn-warship-slam-crew-quarters.html
“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 #2866 on: September 22, 2019, 05:30:19 AM »
French armored cruiser, Edgar Quinet.  1914 was escorting troops from North Africa and might have mixed it up with Goeben.
Six stacks, Forty boilers (!), square portholes, and one wine tank.
“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 #2867 on: September 25, 2019, 05:41:32 AM »
USS Arizona newsreel.  First seven minutes are pre war activities.
Knew an old Bosun mate who had served on Arkansas before the war.  They kept the crew busy, because idle hands, etc.etc.
He said twice a week, just to give the crew things to do, the fire hoses would be collected and taken topside to be scrubbed down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc8-S6CnnNU&fbclid=IwAR2b1VSWuy2vMbrX12WNE9jk8YjolWtCEJWa0gIsLWiQtE9xnho_s390ev4
“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 #2868 on: September 25, 2019, 10:24:58 AM »
Prince of Wales leaves Rosyth.
As usual, the yard left a lot unfinished.  The wardroom is very posh.  Reminds me of pictures of the Italian battleship Roma's wardroom.  That worked out well.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7484261/HMS-Prince-Wales-bomb-site-Sailors-board-3-2bn-warship-slam-crew-quarters.html

I actually like her lines …. FWIW
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2869 on: October 01, 2019, 12:36:21 PM »
“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 #2870 on: October 02, 2019, 02:54:15 PM »
B52D overflies the Kiev, about 1983. 
Rumored that they opened the bay doors while approaching.  Got quite serious reprimands.
“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 #2871 on: October 03, 2019, 01:06:46 PM »
USS Olympia tour.  Hard hat tour visiting hard to reach sections on October 19.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cruiser-olympia-hard-hat-tour-tickets-72141303581
“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 #2872 on: October 04, 2019, 05:32:47 AM »
Akagi during the Indian Ocean raid.  Hiryu and Soryu are to the left and back behind the battlecruisers are Shokaku and Zuikaku.
“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 #2873 on: October 04, 2019, 09:47:17 AM »
Single file?

for the photo op?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2874 on: October 04, 2019, 11:49:23 AM »
Good question.   Maybe while going through the Malayan Straits near Singapore?  Bottlenecks tend to make force commanders very cautious.
“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 #2875 on: October 06, 2019, 09:50:11 AM »
HMS Nelson equipped with UP Launchers on her main turrets.
UP or "Unrotated Projectile" Launchers were 20 round rocket launchers designed to form a protective barrier against attacking aircraft. Rockets were fired 10 at a time.

the UP rockets were not direct fire weapons.

Once they reached a preset distance from the ship they would deploy a mine suspended from three parachutes via a length of wire. Aircraft that flew into the wires would detonate the mine. The idea was that that launchers could create an aerial minefield around the ship.

However, the minefield was rarely dense enough to provide an obstacle to attacking aircraft. In addition, the slightest wind could disperse the mines over a wide area, even onto friendly ships and even back onto the ship that launched them. Last but not least, the supply of rockets stashed aboard a ship posed a significant fire hazard. During her final battle, HMS Hood took a hit on her boat deck that ignited her UP rockets, causing a large fire.

Though an interesting concept, the weapon was largely ineffective and quickly removed from British ships in 1941 in favor of additional AA guns.
“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 #2876 on: October 08, 2019, 05:35:18 AM »
On October 3, 1943, Aircraft from USS Ranger sank five German ships and damaged three more in Operation Leader, the only U.S. Navy carrier operation in northern European waters during World War II. Defying enemy shore batteries and warships lurking in Norwegian waters, a combined United States and British naval force that included a strongly escorted American aircraft carrier, struck a surprise blow at German merchant shipping in the Norwegian “leads” or inner waterways in the Bodoe area. German naval units in Norway, where the powerful battleship Tirpitz was lying in a fjord somewhere northeast of Trondheim, refusing to accept the obvious challenge to come out and fight. The only opposition was by enemy anti-aircraft fire and by two German planes, both of which were destroyed by fighters that took off from the American carrier, USS Ranger. Three planes from the carrier were shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire.
“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 #2877 on: October 10, 2019, 05:23:28 AM »
October 10, 2019. Houston, Texas. Currently...
Our USS Texas now listing 9° ...

It's past the point where bandaids will help.  The longer Texas delays real work, the more expensive the whole bill will be.
“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 #2878 on: October 10, 2019, 06:57:56 PM »
October 10, 2019. Houston, Texas. Currently...
Our USS Texas now listing 9° ...

It's past the point where bandaids will help.  The longer Texas delays real work, the more expensive the whole bill will be.

Damn, that's sad. I've walked the Texas many times and even have a pic of my Mom as a teenager sitting on the barrel of one of the side guns over the water!

Is there a preservation fund or any relief in sight?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2879 on: October 12, 2019, 08:49:42 PM »
Austro Hungarian battleship Szent Istvan sinks on 11 June, 1918.  Sistership Tegetthof standing by.
“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.