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Re: Ships!
« Reply #735 on: March 30, 2015, 05:11:25 AM »
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #736 on: March 30, 2015, 07:11:24 PM »
USS Iowa in the Gulf of Sidra, 1986. Conducting a Freedom of Navigation exercise



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Re: Ships!
« Reply #737 on: March 31, 2015, 05:08:15 AM »
A collision at sea can ruin your whole day.  - Thucydides
“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 #738 on: March 31, 2015, 05:28:27 AM »
Maybe it will buff out?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #739 on: March 31, 2015, 11:31:28 AM »
Quite a change from that to the New Jersey.  That's the CL Brooklyn behind your grandfather's ship.

Heh. If that's just a cruiser then the SC's were even smaller than I thought!
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #740 on: April 01, 2015, 11:03:57 AM »
USS Peleliu, last of the Tarawa-class Assault Ships. Decommissioned this week.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #741 on: April 01, 2015, 04:01:49 PM »
Finally.
Now we can all sleep at night without fearing the Gamillons.
“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 #742 on: April 01, 2015, 05:02:33 PM »
Lemme guess...

The NJ's Wave Motion Guns are slightly smaller than Yamato's but can fire twice as fast.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #743 on: April 01, 2015, 06:19:03 PM »
USS Peleliu, last of the Tarawa-class Assault Ships. Decommissioned this week.



Why? Those were cool ships. I visited one in Vancouver when i was a kid. Got the grand tour as my older sister's bf was Canadian navy. Even saw the command center, which was a mass of buttons and scopes.

What is the replacement vessel?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #745 on: April 01, 2015, 06:36:15 PM »
The Tarawas are old. Peleliu was the youngest at 35 years old. We still have 8 of the Wasp-class in service and the Americas are coming on line with 11 planned.
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"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 #746 on: April 02, 2015, 05:14:40 AM »
USS Peleliu, last of the Tarawa-class Assault Ships. Decommissioned this week.



Why? Those were cool ships. I visited one in Vancouver when i was a kid. Got the grand tour as my older sister's bf was Canadian navy. Even saw the command center, which was a mass of buttons and scopes.

What is the replacement vessel?

I saw one steaming into port in San Diego when I was 17. I thought she was huge....then I realized she wasn't even a fleet carrier, LOL.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #747 on: April 02, 2015, 06:45:07 AM »
They're roughly the same size of a WW2 Fleet carrier or the 'Fleet' carriers of other modern navies. So not as big as super carrier, but still pretty damn big.

That's the truly amazing thing about the USN. It maintains a group of 'assault ships' which is pretty much an auxiliary carrier force that is still larger than the carrier force of any other navy.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #748 on: April 02, 2015, 08:27:20 AM »
What is the replacement vessel?

The America class: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/America-class_amphibious_assault_ship

Could you talk to someone about building an extra one, then let it "fall-off-the-truck" for us... out of pity?

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #749 on: April 02, 2015, 08:56:10 AM »
I hear we got one sub now that can actually fire torpedos
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