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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1095 on: October 23, 2015, 06:49:06 PM »
Now, if the First Lieutenant had any sense of humor, they'd let the anchor go.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1096 on: October 25, 2015, 12:45:01 PM »
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1097 on: October 26, 2015, 05:44:14 AM »
Constitution, New York, and Texas at Charleston, Mass shipyard, early 1930s
“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 #1098 on: October 26, 2015, 02:40:42 PM »
HMS Furious in 1918 with flight decks fore and aft of the superstructure.

"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 #1099 on: October 26, 2015, 02:42:29 PM »
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USS ABSD-2 with USS Mississippi in the dock, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 12 Oct 1944

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1100 on: October 26, 2015, 02:44:39 PM »
USS Iowa in the same floating drydock shown above


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1101 on: October 26, 2015, 02:47:00 PM »
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3-inch guns in the stern gun tubs aboard the USS Essex, circa 1950.

"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 #1102 on: October 27, 2015, 08:05:23 AM »
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USS Halsey (DLG/CG-23) following completion of her air warfare upgrade at Bath Iron Works. 1972.


"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 #1103 on: October 27, 2015, 06:39:13 PM »
Midrats on the Yorktown in 1944.
“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 #1104 on: October 29, 2015, 07:52:54 AM »
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Royal Navy Vanguard Class submarine HMS Vigilant returning to HMNB Clyde after her extended deployment.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1105 on: October 29, 2015, 09:05:58 AM »
Looks like a sea monster!
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1106 on: October 29, 2015, 04:24:36 PM »
Looks like a sea monster!

Nessie made it out of the Loch.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1107 on: October 29, 2015, 04:27:30 PM »
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USS New York seen from the deck of USS Missouri, October 27th, 1945, in the Hudson River

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1108 on: October 29, 2015, 04:38:17 PM »
Pennsylvania after a torpedo hit on 12 August, 45.  One torpedo blew a hole thirty feet in diameter near the stern.
Note the freeboard on the main deck!
“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 #1109 on: October 29, 2015, 04:48:52 PM »
man that was close to the end