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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1200 on: January 27, 2016, 04:57:36 PM »
German battlecruiser SMS Von der Tann in drydock after the battle of Jutland, showing the aft armoured plate over the starboard rudder dislodged after being hit at 17.09 of May 31, 1916 by a 15-inch shell of HMS Barham. The shell struck in compartment I hitting the junction between the upper 80mm-thick armoured plate and the lower 100mm-thick one, with splinters of armour penetrating inside the ship. The shell provoked the flooding with 600 tons of water of the starboard rudder room, detention cells, starboard wing passage and all store rooms on Zwischendeck in compartments I and II. As a consequence, the starboard rudder was temporarily jammed, the draught aft increased to 10 m and the battlecruiser acquired a 2° listing to starboard, but without more serious consequences and personnel losses.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1201 on: January 27, 2016, 07:32:20 PM »
Slava class cruiser in dry dock



The MiniMe completes that pic.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1202 on: January 28, 2016, 10:16:02 AM »
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USS Hancock (CVA-19), USS Midway (CVA-41), USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63), and USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) at Pier J, Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California, 18 July 1970.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1203 on: January 29, 2016, 10:32:53 AM »
USS Iowa (BB-61)

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1204 on: January 30, 2016, 10:00:38 AM »
Blücher (Admiral Hipper-class) burning and sinking in Oslofjorden after being hit by two 280 mm shells and two 450 mm Whitehead torpedoes fired by Oscarsborg Fortress, plus thirteen 150 mm shells fired by the nearby Kopås Battery. Blücher sank at 06.22 of April 9, 1940.
“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 #1205 on: January 30, 2016, 11:42:18 AM »
Blücher (Admiral Hipper-class) burning and sinking in Oslofjorden after being hit by two 280 mm shells and two 450 mm Whitehead torpedoes fired by Oscarsborg Fortress, plus thirteen 150 mm shells fired by the nearby Kopås Battery. Blücher sank at 06.22 of April 9, 1940.

It's kind of hard to sink a coastal fortress, even if you do get in the first shots...
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1206 on: January 30, 2016, 02:08:44 PM »
The Tchermans were surprised that the Whitehead torpedoes, manufactured prior to World War I, would still work.
“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 #1207 on: January 30, 2016, 02:24:11 PM »
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Open missile tubes for P-700 Granit (SS-N-19 Shipwreck) on Kuznetsov class carrier

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1208 on: January 30, 2016, 02:27:17 PM »
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HMS Rodney leaving the builder's yard, August 26th, 1927.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1209 on: January 30, 2016, 02:31:03 PM »
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Open missile tubes for P-700 Granit (SS-N-19 Shipwreck) on Kuznetsov class carrier



I hope those doors are well armored in case some ordinance laden Yak141 that's been sitting on top waiting for takeoff has a sudden fuel tank BLEVE.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1210 on: January 30, 2016, 03:53:25 PM »
"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

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1211 on: February 03, 2016, 09:10:30 AM »
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USS Nautilus (SSN-571) in 1958

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1212 on: February 04, 2016, 04:28:10 PM »
Laffey versus Aoba.
“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 #1213 on: February 04, 2016, 05:49:44 PM »
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The USS Kitty hawk (CV-63) underway in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan in 2001. 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment helicopters are visible on the vessel’s flight deck

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1214 on: February 04, 2016, 05:57:31 PM »
Purty picture.
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