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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1230 on: February 14, 2016, 05:30:48 AM »
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USS Gemini firing a Harpoon anti-ship missile.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1231 on: February 14, 2016, 05:41:01 AM »
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HMS Glorious raising steam in 1917

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1232 on: February 14, 2016, 05:45:08 AM »
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USS Gemini firing a Harpoon anti-ship missile.



Hydrofoil!  48 Knots!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegasus-class_hydrofoil


I had a nice model of the USS Tucumcari when I was a teenager.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Tucumcari_(PGH-2)

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1233 on: February 14, 2016, 05:51:51 AM »
"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 #1234 on: February 14, 2016, 05:55:12 AM »
Ouch!

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On 16 November, 1972, Tucumcari suffered a serious accident. While participating in simulated combat operations with other amphibious forces off Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, she unexpectedly ran aground. Hitting a coral reef at 40+ knots, Tucumcari was stopped dead within the length of her hull, forcing the front strut aft and shearing off the port and starboard foils. Several crewmen were injured and two crewmen had to be air lifted by helicopter from the grounded vessel. Fortunately, all the crewmen recovered from their injuries.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1235 on: February 14, 2016, 08:38:35 AM »
Modernization work left Midway top heavy.
People are still shocked the hull frames could take the stress of a 41 degree roll in a typhoon.
“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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1236 on: February 14, 2016, 02:06:16 PM »
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Royal Australian Navy ships HMAS Darwin, Anzac and Warramunga sail into Jervis Bay.


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1237 on: February 15, 2016, 05:23:25 AM »
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1238 on: February 15, 2016, 06:59:29 AM »
^Nice!
"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 #1239 on: February 16, 2016, 01:20:06 PM »
USS Vicksburg, guns blazing


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1240 on: February 17, 2016, 10:25:59 AM »
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Three Canadian escorts in the Saint Lawrence estuary in 1943 - Two Bangor class minesweepers and the Flower class corvette HMCS La Malbaie

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1241 on: February 18, 2016, 10:22:01 AM »
"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 #1242 on: February 18, 2016, 11:03:58 AM »
I AM the Law

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1243 on: February 18, 2016, 04:28:44 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 #1244 on: February 19, 2016, 06:04:46 AM »
Squall.  Vladi's anti-Zumwalt design.
“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.