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Re: Ships!
« Reply #915 on: August 26, 2015, 05:20:30 PM »
they have colony pods everywhere.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #916 on: August 26, 2015, 07:54:10 PM »
Captain McCrea, officers and men of the Iowa:

I had wanted to say a few words to you on the trip east, but I couldn't do it properly because so many of you were mere, miserable pollywogs. Now, I understand that I can talk to you as the Chief Shellback of them all.

I have had a wonderful cruise on the Iowa, one I shall never forget. I think that all my staff have behaved themselves pretty well, with one or two lapses. When we came on board from that little French destroyer, I was horrified to note that Major General Watson and Mr. Hopkins came over the rail on all fours. However, landlubbers like that do have lapses. Outside of that, all the Army and Navy and civilians have been wonderfully taken care of, and I am impressed with two facts—the first is that you had a happy lot of visitors, fellow shipmates.

Second, from all I have seen and all I have heard, the Iowa is a "happy ship," and having served with the Navy for many years, I know—and you know—what that means. It is part and parcel of what we are trying to do, to make every ship happy and efficient.

One of the reasons I went abroad, as you know, was to try, by conversations with other Nations, to see that this war that we are all engaged in shall not happen again. We have an idea—all of us, I think—that hereafter we have got to eliminate from the human race Nations like Germany and Japan, eliminate them from the possibility of ruining the lives of a whole lot of other Nations. And in these talks in North Africa, Egypt, and Persia, with the Chinese, the Russians, Turks, and others, we made real progress.

Obviously, it will be necessary, when we win the war, to make the possibility of a future upsetting of our civilization an impossible thing. I don't say forever. None of us can look that far ahead. But I do say as long as any Americans and others who are alive today are still alive. That objective is worth fighting for. It is a part of democracy which exists in most of the world.

In upper Teheran, where the Prime Minister, Marshal Stalin, and I met, in one sense it followed that as heads of Governments we were representing between two-thirds and three-quarters of the entire population of the world. We all had the same fundamental aims: stopping what has been going on in these past four years. And that is why I believe from the viewpoint of people just plain people—this trip has been worth while.

We are all engaged in a common struggle. We are making real progress. Take what has happened in the past two years. From Pearl Harbor, from being on the defensive—very definitely so -two years ago, from being in the process of building things up to a greater strength a year ago, to where we are today, when we have the initiative in every part of the world. The other fellows may not be on the run backwards—yet. That will be the next stage, and then all of us in the service of the country will have a better chance to go home, even if we have to come home to very cold weather like this. I think after what you have seen of Bahia and Freetown and Dakar, that you will agree with me that in the long run, year in and year out, this American climate is better than any other.

And now I have to leave you for the U.S.S. Potomac. When I came out on deck quite a while ago, and saw her about a half mile away, I looked and decided how she had shrunk since I had been on the Iowa.

And so good-bye for a while. I hope that I will have another cruise on this ship. Meanwhile, good luck, and remember that I am with you in spirit, each and every one of you.
Citation: Franklin D. Roosevelt: "Remarks on Leaving the U.S.S. Iowa.," December 16, 1943. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.ed
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #917 on: August 27, 2015, 10:14:14 AM »
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USS Tennessee (SSBN_734) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Georgia, 2013.

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« Reply #918 on: August 27, 2015, 10:17:01 AM »
cool dolphins!
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #919 on: August 27, 2015, 10:17:31 AM »
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Royal Navy dreadnought HMS Superb emerging from the darkness, spring 1909. Her masts have been stepped down so she can pass under bridges as she makes her way down the River Tyne after construction.

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« Reply #920 on: August 27, 2015, 10:19:21 AM »
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USS Spruance (DDG 111) pulls away as USS Rushmore (LSD 47) approaches USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7), center and USS Peleliu (LHA 5)

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“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 #922 on: August 28, 2015, 10:12:58 AM »
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USS William P Lawrence taking JP-5 from the USS John C Stennis


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #923 on: August 28, 2015, 10:24:07 AM »
Two Iowa class battleships in formation. USS Long Beach in the background.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #924 on: August 28, 2015, 10:24:58 AM »
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HMS Vanguard returns to HMNB Clyde

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #925 on: August 28, 2015, 10:51:07 AM »
Two Iowa class battleships in formation. USS Long Beach in the background.



Hate to be on the receiving end of that!  :o
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #926 on: August 28, 2015, 05:17:19 PM »
The Long Beach sure does have a satisfied glow about her, doesn't she?
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« Reply #927 on: August 28, 2015, 06:14:38 PM »
Radiation does that.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #928 on: August 29, 2015, 01:34:27 PM »
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White Oak trees are delivered to the USS Constitution in drydock for use in her restoration




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White oak is a highly desired wood for Constitution. While available commercially, the quality, sizes and dimensions of timber required for Constitution precludes availability from many sources. The Navy sources needed oak timber from "Constitution Grove" a Naval timber reserve, at Naval Weapons Support Center, Crane Indiana.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #929 on: August 30, 2015, 02:14:22 PM »
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Royal Navy dreadnought HMS Superb emerging from the darkness, spring 1909. Her masts have been stepped down so she can pass under bridges as she makes her way down the River Tyne after construction.



Its possible she was steaming down from the old Vickers Armaments factory, which is a little way up-river. The new factory, which until recently produced armoured vehicles as BAe Systems, is further up-river from the old factory and near to Scotswood Bridge. That whole area of the Tyne has been extensively redeveloped over the past few years.
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