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Re: Ships!
« Reply #645 on: December 29, 2014, 06:21:29 PM »
GDS - That's an awesome photo of the Idaho.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #646 on: December 30, 2014, 10:32:00 AM »
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Gunfire damage to the U.S.S. San Francisco after the Battle of Guadalcanal - November 13 1942

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #647 on: December 30, 2014, 10:33:13 AM »
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The Great White Fleet lies off Old Point Comfort

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #648 on: December 30, 2014, 05:33:03 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

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #649 on: December 30, 2014, 06:09:31 PM »
Whoa...
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« Reply #650 on: December 30, 2014, 07:12:17 PM »
From the stern aspect in this photo, my first thought was this was the old Soviet, Moskva.
But what was an Osprey doing on her?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #651 on: December 30, 2014, 07:15:44 PM »
It's the Anchorage, one of the San Antonio class LPDs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Anchorage_%28LPD-23%29
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #652 on: December 30, 2014, 08:45:02 PM »
From the stern aspect in this photo, my first thought was this was the old Soviet, Moskva.
But what was an Osprey doing on her?

I dont see that mistake can be made.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #653 on: December 31, 2014, 06:29:46 AM »
The visual identification of the Moskvas was the abrupt cut off of the superstructure.
This picture shows the stern view and in it there seemed a resemblance.

Never saw the Moskva, but we all wanted to.  Our DCA was a fellow named Gene Reid, who was very clever.
The phone system was like a party line.  When you were on the line, you heard everyone else who was on.  He was waiting to speak to the duty in Damage Control Central when a message went out on the 1MC, general announcing speakers.  It called for the Operations Officer and CIC officer to call the bridge.
Then the CICO called the bridge to ask what was up.  The boatswain mate of the watch asked him to hold while he found out.
This was too much for Gene, he waited a second and then said, "Mr. Gallagher, Mr. Gallagher...it's da Moskva!"
When Gene got to the bridge, both Ops and CICO were there with binoculars saying, "Where is she?"  and the bridge watch looking at them like they'd lost their minds.
Gene couldn't keep a straight face and started laughing.  Nearly was tossed into the water.
“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?"
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #654 on: December 31, 2014, 02:38:36 PM »
Illustrious and Queen Elizabeth


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #655 on: January 08, 2015, 09:21:59 AM »
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HMS Britannia (l) and HMS Hindostan (r) as cadet training ships, Dartmouth, England.


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #656 on: January 08, 2015, 09:25:11 AM »
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USCGC Duane in the North Atlantic.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #657 on: January 09, 2015, 10:37:49 AM »
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The ill-fated HMS Victoria. Flagship of the Med Fleet under Adm George Tyron, she was rammed and sunk by HMS Camperdown when the admiral inexplicably ordered the two lines of ships to turn towards each other. She is now buried bow first (perpendicular) into the bottom of the Med.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #658 on: January 09, 2015, 10:39:14 AM »
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AEGIS cruiser Yorktown, and the destroyer O'Bannon, making a port visit among the ex-Soviet Navy's cream. 1992, Severomorsk

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #659 on: January 09, 2015, 10:40:40 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