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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1050 on: October 05, 2015, 03:13:38 PM »
Artist rendition of the cruiser Quincy during Savo Island.
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« Reply #1051 on: October 06, 2015, 11:50:59 AM »
its easier to move refugees to Europe that way.   :P

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1052 on: October 07, 2015, 10:41:22 AM »
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Russian Akula class submarine loading torpedo

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1053 on: October 07, 2015, 10:42:37 AM »
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The U.S.S. Indiana, her deck lined with Sailors and Marines, as seen from the Golden Gate Bridge, returning from the Pacific (Oct. 6, 1945).

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1054 on: October 07, 2015, 10:47:06 AM »
All 4 Iowa-class battleships operating together in the Virginia Capes area. (June 7, 1954)





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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1055 on: October 07, 2015, 10:52:02 AM »
thats a lot of kaboom all in one row

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1056 on: October 08, 2015, 10:22:13 AM »
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USS America (CVA-66), foreground, and USS Ranger (CVA-61) underway in the Gulf of Tonkin. Januray 1973.


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1057 on: October 11, 2015, 07:09:09 AM »
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Invincible Class HMS Ark Royal in Portsmouth Naval Drydock

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1058 on: October 11, 2015, 07:42:34 AM »
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French SSBN Le Triomphant departs Brest

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1059 on: October 11, 2015, 07:43:59 AM »
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Kilo-class B-800 Kaluga submarine returns to the base



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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1060 on: October 11, 2015, 08:03:51 AM »
The outsides of Russian subs always look like they were made from dented scrap plating. I'm guessing that texture must be  anechoic coating material.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1061 on: October 11, 2015, 08:06:21 AM »
The outsides of Russian subs always look like they were made from dented scrap plating.

Ha! That might not have been far off for their earliest subs.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1062 on: October 11, 2015, 08:48:28 PM »
The outsides of Russian subs always look like they were made from dented scrap plating. I'm guessing that texture must be  anechoic coating material.

Nah, just dented plate, painted. The anechoic stuff looks like rubber tiles. There is a pic of a US sub in the thread iirc that looks like grey rubber tiles. The finish looks flat, whereas the finish on marine paint is glossy.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1063 on: October 12, 2015, 06:13:23 AM »
A collision at sea can ruin your whole day. - Thucydides, 323BC.

Leipzig and Prinz Eugen
“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 #1064 on: October 12, 2015, 05:40:47 PM »
Not sure, may have posted this before.
Still a great video of automated gunnery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=155&v=ICifnf63lCs

And for the Gun Club, the Naval Gunnery Factory at the Washington Navy Yard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epclkzKJvfc
“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.