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Re: Ships!
« Reply #780 on: April 30, 2015, 07:13:33 AM »
HCMS Bonaventure in a storm, 1959.




Small gallery of pics here:

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #781 on: April 30, 2015, 07:16:27 AM »
Pieces of what will eventually be  the next Ford-class aircraft carrier - John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #782 on: April 30, 2015, 07:22:57 AM »
HCMS Bonaventure in a storm, 1959.




Small gallery of pics here:

http://imgur.com/a/MHeZS

My dad was on the Maggie from 1952-53.  He said that the shitters were basically open tubes through the hull.  On days like the one pictured above, a seaman could experience a bracing breeze or a refreshing spritz whilst defecating.  :o
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #783 on: April 30, 2015, 05:08:59 PM »
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #784 on: April 30, 2015, 05:20:18 PM »
USS Farragut (DDG-99)

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #785 on: April 30, 2015, 05:41:52 PM »
On the old, World War I destroyers, called four-pipers, they were small enough that you couldn't go from the stern to the bow under the main deck.  You had to go topside.
In a storm, ropes were rigged to grab hold of.  They taught the sailors that if you saw a really big wave coming, the important thing was to put your head against a bulkhead.  This way it wasn't slammed into an unmoving object.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #786 on: May 04, 2015, 07:33:56 AM »
Last summer I had the chance to go to London to do some research and I took advantage of the opportunity to go down to the historic dockyards at Portsmouth to knock an item off my bucket list: seeing the HMS Victory. I've been meaning to share these photos for a while, but I have some time on my hands now and I'm just getting around to it. Here they are:

HMS Victory






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Re: Ships!
« Reply #787 on: May 04, 2015, 07:36:23 AM »
The HMS Warrior (first British Ironclad frigate) is there too:



Much more open inside the armored box:


And they apparently took boarding operations incredibly seriously:



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Re: Ships!
« Reply #788 on: May 04, 2015, 07:38:38 AM »
As a bonus, HMS Illustrious was there too, right across from Victory:

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #789 on: May 04, 2015, 07:39:02 AM »
Great pics! Thanks for sharing them.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #790 on: May 04, 2015, 08:01:42 AM »
Great pics! Thanks for sharing them.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #791 on: May 04, 2015, 09:45:58 AM »

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« Reply #792 on: May 04, 2015, 10:08:46 AM »
There was a Royal Navy officer in Nelson's cabin answering questions when I was there. A woman asked him who was in charge of the ship (since it's still an active ship in the Royal Navy) and his (very sad, to me) answer was "Admiral so-and-so is the First Sea Lord, he commands the whole Royal Navy...or what's left of it."

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« Reply #793 on: May 04, 2015, 10:23:40 AM »
I've only been down to see HMS Victory once, but it really is most impressive.
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« Reply #794 on: May 04, 2015, 11:51:10 AM »
We thought you served on her.
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