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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1110 on: October 30, 2015, 10:21:17 AM »
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The Second Battleship Squadron of the German Navy sailing to the North Sea, circa 1911-14.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1111 on: October 30, 2015, 10:22:14 AM »
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First and Second Battleship Squadrons and Small Cruiser of the German Navy, in Kiel Harbor, Germany, circa 1911-14.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1112 on: October 30, 2015, 10:23:28 AM »
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Harry Truman watching the 1945 Navy Day celebrations in New York from the USS Missouri, October 27, 1945.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1113 on: October 30, 2015, 10:50:11 AM »
Cool pic.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1114 on: November 02, 2015, 05:20:14 AM »
“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."

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1115 on: November 02, 2015, 05:41:16 AM »
Warspite on the rocks.
On the way to the breakers, the grand old lady had one more adventure.
“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 #1116 on: November 02, 2015, 07:11:12 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v61dzZo5Up0

A rather wet ride.

Methinks that we should purchase some of those from you.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1117 on: November 02, 2015, 04:56:52 PM »
Most theme parks have flume rides and log drops that do the trick for a wet one.
“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 #1118 on: November 02, 2015, 05:43:51 PM »
Turret Explosion on Battleship Michigan, 25 September 1916.
“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 #1119 on: November 03, 2015, 05:27:24 PM »
One admiral's response to Chinese weaponry.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/08/04/our-aircraft-carriers-are-not-sitting-ducks/

I am certain the navy is working on technological advances.  Hope it will be enough.
“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 #1120 on: November 04, 2015, 06:38:00 AM »
One admiral's response to Chinese weaponry.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/08/04/our-aircraft-carriers-are-not-sitting-ducks/

I am certain the navy is working on technological advances.  Hope it will be enough.

When a senior executive like an Admiral/General level officer starts telling me that everything is ok, well, that's when I start to worry.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1121 on: November 04, 2015, 08:05:35 AM »
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Christening ceremony at Bath Iron Works for USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115)


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1122 on: November 04, 2015, 08:07:18 AM »
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An MV-22 Osprey lands on the flight deck of USS Boxer (LHD-4) as USS New Orleans (LPD-18) and USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) conduct a replenishment at sea during a Composite Training Unit Exercise in the Pacific.

"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 #1123 on: November 04, 2015, 08:08:45 AM »
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Leander-class frigate HMS Cleopatra passing through the Corinth Canal, Greece in 1970.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1124 on: November 04, 2015, 08:09:34 AM »
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Escort Carrier USS Barnes transporting P-38 Lightning and P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes across the Pacific, July 1, 1943

"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