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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1155 on: December 31, 2015, 07:34:09 AM »
HMAS Sidney wreck videod.

http://www.argunners.com/new-images-of-hmas-sydney-confirm-fate-killing-645/

Apparently the first german salvo hit squarely in the bridge.  Normally a cruiser like this should have been able to handle an auxiliary cruiser. 
The same thing nearly happened to Prince of Wales during the Bismarck engagement.  A 15" shell hit the bridge, but did not explode.  Even so, all but three of the crew were killed or incapacitated.  If the shell went off, with a new ship that was still working up, might have been catastrophic.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1156 on: January 01, 2016, 09:48:48 AM »
Italian factory, Genoa, 1906
“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 #1157 on: January 01, 2016, 10:50:20 AM »
Are you sure that's Genoa? The caption translates as:

"workshop staging towers (Establishment Armstrong -Elswick")

That would put it at the Elswick Shipyards on the River Tyne.
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth#Shipbuilding
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1158 on: January 01, 2016, 11:37:33 AM »
Are you sure that's Genoa? The caption translates as:

"workshop staging towers (Establishment Armstrong -Elswick")

That would put it at the Elswick Shipyards on the River Tyne.
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth#Shipbuilding

About 3 miles from where I live, although its not there now, obviously :-)
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« Reply #1159 on: January 01, 2016, 11:54:47 PM »
Can't say at all.  Got it from a friend who said it was from an Italian book on the prewar Italian Navy. 
Took him at his word, which was apparently not that good.
“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 #1160 on: January 03, 2016, 06:46:53 AM »
French steam battleship, Carnot. 
Very baroque in style.  Can just imagine the admiral enjoying a snifter of cognac as the seaman holystone the teak 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 #1161 on: January 03, 2016, 07:41:06 AM »
Look at all that bloody smoke! Who built the engines, Volkswagon?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1162 on: January 03, 2016, 09:11:54 AM »
Or maybe the Trabant factory.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1163 on: January 03, 2016, 10:18:00 PM »
For those who have never quite figured out what a 16" shell is equivalent to.
Nauticus museum in Norfolk, VA, USS Wisconsin.
“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 #1164 on: January 09, 2016, 03:36:52 PM »
#2 Fire room, USS Yorktown.
“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 #1165 on: January 12, 2016, 04:36:48 PM »
Christmas Day, 1940 on HMS King George V.

Giblet Soup?  A Bawb specialty?
“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 #1166 on: January 13, 2016, 04:50:06 AM »
We had to make do. There was a war on, y'know!
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1167 on: January 14, 2016, 06:49:27 PM »
http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/russias-aircraft-carrier-piece-junk

This sounds too good to be true. 
If it should be true, and the Chinese are using this as a blueprint, I'm not so worried anymore.
“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 #1168 on: January 15, 2016, 07:59:39 AM »
http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/russias-aircraft-carrier-piece-junk

This sounds too good to be true. 
If it should be true, and the Chinese are using this as a blueprint, I'm not so worried anymore.

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Sounds like we could bring the Intrepid or other 'museumed' CVs back into service and they'd still be lightyears ahead of Russia, China, and other third-world powers.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1169 on: January 15, 2016, 10:39:17 AM »
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HMS King George V viewed from beneath the 14 inch guns of HMS Anson, Scapa Flow - 15th January 1943.

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