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Re: Ships!
« Reply #510 on: July 28, 2014, 05:50:06 PM »
Town-class light cruiser HMS Sheffield in 1942.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #511 on: July 28, 2014, 05:52:20 PM »
USS Key West (SSN-722) at Periscope Depth, RIMPAC 2004.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #512 on: July 29, 2014, 08:15:57 AM »
^ That is just a cool picture.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #513 on: August 05, 2014, 10:29:34 AM »
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HMCS Rainbow, Canada's first move in the First World War - sent south protect a pair of British sloops against much larger German cruisers

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #514 on: August 05, 2014, 10:31:38 AM »
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U.S. Pacific Reserve Fleet, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington (USA), circa 23 April 1948. There are six aircraft carriers visible (front to back): USS Essex (CV-9), USS Ticonderoga (CV-14), USS Yorktown (CV-10), USS Lexington (CV-16), USS Bunker Hill (CV-17), and USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) (in the background). Three battleships and various cruisers are also visible.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #515 on: August 14, 2014, 04:39:04 PM »
Damage to the USS San Francisco after colliding with a seamount at 35kts in 2005.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #516 on: August 14, 2014, 04:44:02 PM »
Ships of Task Force 11 turn in unison, July 1942.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #517 on: August 14, 2014, 04:48:59 PM »
USS Enterprise (CV-6) tied up at NAS North Island, 1940.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #518 on: August 14, 2014, 04:52:33 PM »
USS Kearsarge (BB-5) the only USN battleship not named after a state.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #519 on: August 14, 2014, 05:01:25 PM »
Ships of Task Force 11 turn in unison, July 1942.



That's the maneuver that the German high Seas Fleet practiced and later used at Dogger Bank and/or Jutland. It allowed the German fleet to reverse course with an entire column of ships in a fraction of the time the Grand Fleet needed using it's follow-the-leader-in-a-big-half-circle doctrine.
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« Reply #520 on: August 14, 2014, 10:48:43 PM »
USS Kearsarge (BB-5) the only USN battleship not named after a state.

somewhat telling that we now name our SSBN's after states.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #521 on: August 17, 2014, 10:15:26 AM »
WWI era French submarine transport Kanguroo

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #522 on: August 19, 2014, 08:20:49 AM »
Cool.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #523 on: August 19, 2014, 10:37:16 AM »
USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) Pearl Harbor, 1962

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #524 on: August 19, 2014, 05:48:18 PM »
"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