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Re: Ships!
« Reply #450 on: July 04, 2014, 09:06:33 AM »
French frigate Latouche-Tréville (D646) fighting heavy seas in the Bay of Biscay



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Re: Ships!
« Reply #451 on: July 04, 2014, 02:13:24 PM »
The 65,000-ton (tonne) HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's soon-to-be newest aircraft carrier...



It's going to field the new F-35C (carrier version) when it's operational...in 2020.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28146412

Weird-looking thing, with the two islands...the front one for navigation and the rear one for aircraft ops.


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« Reply #452 on: July 04, 2014, 03:32:43 PM »
But they do give some cover to an elevator.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #453 on: July 06, 2014, 09:06:10 PM »
At least they're not calling it a destroyer!
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #454 on: July 07, 2014, 06:54:10 AM »
The Brits prefer "through-deck cruisers" when referring to their "not an aircraft carrier" aircraft carriers.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #455 on: July 07, 2014, 07:32:55 AM »
Right, their 65,000-ton cruiser... lol.  ::)

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« Reply #456 on: July 07, 2014, 10:45:34 AM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #457 on: July 07, 2014, 10:59:51 AM »
seen from where on USS  Los Angeles?

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #458 on: July 07, 2014, 11:08:08 AM »
Looks like the USS Los Angeles might be a air ship (zeppelin).... took me a bit to realise the "pods" are engine mounts, plus the altitude of the shot...

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #459 on: July 07, 2014, 11:22:25 AM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #460 on: July 07, 2014, 11:23:50 AM »
Looks like the USS Los Angeles might be a air ship (zeppelin).... took me a bit to realise the "pods" are engine mounts, plus the altitude of the shot...

it was indeed - so sayeth the google

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #461 on: July 07, 2014, 05:43:34 PM »
And that big tower on the USS Patoka is there for the Los Angeles to hook onto:



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Re: Ships!
« Reply #462 on: July 09, 2014, 04:14:11 PM »
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An artist's impression of the nuclear guided missile cruiser USS Long Beach (CGN-9) converted into an AEGIS cruiser, an unrealized facelift from 1977 or 1978.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #463 on: July 09, 2014, 04:16:59 PM »
Interior of a Japanese midget sub (with apologies to Gus)





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Re: Ships!
« Reply #464 on: July 09, 2014, 04:17:40 PM »
Another angle


"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