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Re: Ships!
« Reply #990 on: September 12, 2015, 07:48:44 AM »
Only guessing here.  She was not supposed to have any systems functioning.
It's possible she was receiving low pressure steam from the dock to run the generators to provide electricity.  If that line broke, that may be the haze.
The haze might be from moisture coalescing after the wind crosses the hull, making a bit of surface fog.  Battleships had such high superstructures that there could be a temperature drop on the shady side.  Depends on the sun, wind, and weather.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #991 on: September 12, 2015, 10:58:08 AM »
Or it's a whale fart
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #992 on: September 14, 2015, 10:40:09 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 #993 on: September 14, 2015, 10:44:26 AM »
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Aerial view of ships moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014
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« Reply #994 on: September 14, 2015, 10:50:17 AM »
It always amazes me the quality and detail of so many black and white photos.
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« Reply #995 on: September 14, 2015, 10:55:18 AM »
That one of Victorious is particularly nice. Did you view it at full size? Some great details.
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« Reply #996 on: September 14, 2015, 11:05:23 AM »
I hadn't, but I see what you mean.  It feels like camera quality today is just now catching back up with black and white
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #997 on: September 14, 2015, 05:14:59 PM »
Looks like  Fairey Fulmars on the flight deck.
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« Reply #998 on: September 14, 2015, 05:27:45 PM »
Looks like  Fairey Fulmars on the flight deck.

Good eye. They are Fulmars.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #999 on: September 14, 2015, 06:20:43 PM »
They have that looooong canopy just like the Fairey Battle.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1000 on: September 15, 2015, 09:36:57 AM »
They have that looooong canopy just like the Fairey Battle.

3 man cockpit typical of brit carrier planes...
pilot, navigator, and some guy named John who makes the tea
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1001 on: September 15, 2015, 09:39:37 AM »
Well, everyone has to start at the bottom, and makin' the tea is very important. It has to be done right. You can't expect to be able to fly a Fulmar if ye cannae mek a decent brew.
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« Reply #1002 on: September 15, 2015, 04:45:09 PM »
http://www.argunners.com/seldom-interior-images-of-italys-wwii-battleship-roma-2/

Italian battleship Roma.  Very attractive ship, there was fuel shortages, so she didn't do much steaming.
Admiral quarters were very posh.
“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 #1003 on: September 15, 2015, 05:03:13 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"

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 #1004 on: September 16, 2015, 05:32:11 AM »
Damn mud flats.
“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.