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Re: Ships!
« Reply #810 on: May 23, 2015, 10:11:17 AM »
They should have added the USS Massachusetts (at Battleship Cove, in the ship's namesake state) to that list:



http://www.battleshipcove.org/exhibits/
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #811 on: May 23, 2015, 10:47:19 AM »
I knew some were missing. They should have consulted us here at Grogheads, we could probably have written the article   :smitten:
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #812 on: May 26, 2015, 10:26:57 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 #813 on: May 26, 2015, 10:35:58 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 #814 on: May 26, 2015, 11:11:16 AM »
Things indeed get larger with age.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #815 on: May 26, 2015, 11:40:26 AM »
It ain't the size that counts, its.....well Hell, maybe it IS the size that counts   :knuppel2:
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #816 on: June 02, 2015, 10:38:42 AM »
USS Mississippi (BB-23)


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #817 on: June 03, 2015, 04:50:38 PM »
“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"

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #818 on: June 12, 2015, 10:44:44 AM »
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USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and USS Ashland (LSD-48) maneuver to conduct a replenishment-at-sea. East China Sea. June, 2015.

"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 #819 on: June 13, 2015, 06:06:46 AM »
The old "Arky" visits Kiel.
“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 #820 on: June 15, 2015, 10:33:02 AM »
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Kirov class battlecruiser firing Granit ASM

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #821 on: June 15, 2015, 10:43:48 AM »
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Size comparison for some of the ships involved in the action off Samar during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 25, 1944.



“We're making a torpedo run. The outcome is doubtful, but we will do our duty.” - Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland,  USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #822 on: June 15, 2015, 04:49:52 PM »
Somewhere in Valhalla the sailors of Taffy 3 are sharing pints with the crew of HMS Glowworm.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #823 on: June 16, 2015, 10:07:11 AM »
Russian Oscar II SSGN in dry dock

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #824 on: June 17, 2015, 10:35:12 AM »
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The guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) (right) leads the way along with USS McFaul (DDG 74), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Cole (DDG 67), and the guided missile cruisers USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and USS Anzio (CG 68)

"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