Author Topic: Ships!  (Read 296576 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mirth

  • Tercio
  • ******
  • Posts: 48615
  • Cardboard Harlot
Re: Ships!
« Reply #345 on: April 17, 2014, 04:18:38 PM »
HMS Benbow leads two of her sisters.


"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


Offline mirth

  • Tercio
  • ******
  • Posts: 48615
  • Cardboard Harlot
Re: Ships!
« Reply #346 on: April 17, 2014, 04:19:59 PM »
Broadside view of HMS Dreadnought.


"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

Offline mirth

  • Tercio
  • ******
  • Posts: 48615
  • Cardboard Harlot
Re: Ships!
« Reply #347 on: April 19, 2014, 07:07:27 AM »
Lexington in Hawaiian waters, 1932.


"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

Offline mirth

  • Tercio
  • ******
  • Posts: 48615
  • Cardboard Harlot
Re: Ships!
« Reply #348 on: April 21, 2014, 10:40:03 AM »
USS Bennington after being hit by a typhoon off Okinawa. June 5, 1945.

"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

Offline mirth

  • Tercio
  • ******
  • Posts: 48615
  • Cardboard Harlot
Re: Ships!
« Reply #349 on: April 21, 2014, 10:45:40 AM »
Escort carriers steam through heavy seas in the Pacific, 1945

"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

Offline mirth

  • Tercio
  • ******
  • Posts: 48615
  • Cardboard Harlot
Re: Ships!
« Reply #350 on: April 23, 2014, 10:31:06 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

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

Offline mirth

  • Tercio
  • ******
  • Posts: 48615
  • Cardboard Harlot
Re: Ships!
« Reply #351 on: April 23, 2014, 10:33:29 AM »
HMS Royal Oak in rough seas.

"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

Offline Barthheart

  • Order of the Square Button
  • Arquebusier
  • *
  • Posts: 14565
  • Looking for walkie-talkies in 1809.....
Re: Ships!
« Reply #352 on: April 23, 2014, 10:50:47 AM »
USS Bennington after being hit by a typhoon off Okinawa. June 5, 1945.



WOW!  :o
PETS - People for the Ethical Treatment of Square corners

I'm not a drunk, I'm just Canadian - Shawn Germain

Offline GDS_Starfury

  • Musketeer
  • *****
  • Posts: 36798
  • Sons of Punarchy
Re: Ships!
« Reply #353 on: April 23, 2014, 11:14:27 AM »
Iirc that typhoon sunk 20+ ships.
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.

Gus - Celery is vile and has no reason to exist. Like underwear on Star.


Offline mirth

  • Tercio
  • ******
  • Posts: 48615
  • Cardboard Harlot
Re: Ships!
« Reply #354 on: April 23, 2014, 12:25:03 PM »
Not sure about ship losses, but that was the second typhoon that Halsey drove Third Fleet into. The board of inquiry that followed recommended his reassignment. Nimitz let him stay in command of Third Fleet.
"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

Offline mirth

  • Tercio
  • ******
  • Posts: 48615
  • Cardboard Harlot
Re: Ships!
« Reply #355 on: April 23, 2014, 12:36:23 PM »
Footage from the June '45 Typhoon.

"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

Offline Airborne Rifles

  • Man-at-Arms
  • *****
  • Posts: 1570
    • Northern Fury
Re: Ships!
« Reply #356 on: April 30, 2014, 07:25:20 AM »
USS Nebraska at Norfolk, VA, April 1918.



A bunch of other WWI photos here:

http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/introduction/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_term=%2ASituation+Report

Offline Ubercat

  • Man-at-Arms
  • *****
  • Posts: 1624
Re: Ships!
« Reply #357 on: April 30, 2014, 07:44:46 AM »


Wow. My grandfather was on the New Jersey. He was a gunners mate and I believe he worked AA guns on the port side. Since we appear to be looking at the fantails of the two ships, then it's the port side of the Jersey that's in view. He could be in this pic. 
Numbers 31:17-18
"Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves."

Psalm 137:9
"Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones."

Offline Ubercat

  • Man-at-Arms
  • *****
  • Posts: 1624
Re: Ships!
« Reply #358 on: April 30, 2014, 07:49:05 AM »
I just realized that those are jets on the carriers decks! This pic may be from the '51 Korea tour. If that's the case, then he's almost certainly on the ship somewhere. I have his cruise book from that tour.
Numbers 31:17-18
"Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves."

Psalm 137:9
"Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones."

Offline mirth

  • Tercio
  • ******
  • Posts: 48615
  • Cardboard Harlot
Re: Ships!
« Reply #359 on: April 30, 2014, 09:01:45 AM »
Those are Tomcats on the port side and you can see the white "R2-D2" Phalanx CIWS mount on the aft end.

You can also see 3 of the CIWS mounts on NJ, as well as the Tomahawk launchers.

So the pic is from the 1980s. It's a cool story about your grandad though, UC. :)
"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