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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1335 on: March 29, 2016, 05:44:40 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D99QkLytWLY

Have not seen this before.  It is a vid on turret procedures for the Yamato class.
Only geeks will care but it appears the powder handling procedures are different than on Iowas.  Possibly more anti flash protection.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1336 on: March 29, 2016, 10:44:16 AM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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« Reply #1337 on: March 29, 2016, 10:48:20 AM »
^ very cool shot

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« Reply #1338 on: March 29, 2016, 10:58:21 AM »
Pretty sure that was taken a week ago Monday. We had snow that day and Zumwalt was scheduled for a second round of sea trials.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1339 on: March 29, 2016, 12:06:09 PM »
Brand new ship and you already got snow on it, tsk tsk tsk.........
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1340 on: March 31, 2016, 05:42:36 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."

"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 #1341 on: March 31, 2016, 06:23:08 AM »
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USS North Dakota during gunnery practice, 1921.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1342 on: March 31, 2016, 06:33:04 AM »
Japanese post-strike damage estimate for Pearl Harbor, Dec 8th, 1941.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1343 on: March 31, 2016, 07:42:29 AM »
Interesting map esthetic. Also, I'm wondering if there was some ground-level reporting to augment the estimates of the moving vessels' final resting spots...
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« Reply #1344 on: March 31, 2016, 07:50:34 AM »
Very cool find.

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« Reply #1345 on: March 31, 2016, 04:47:13 PM »
Also, I'm wondering if there was some ground-level reporting to augment the estimates of the moving vessels' final resting spots...

It's my understanding the Japanese had plenty of intelligence assets on the ground at Pearl Harbor that were able to report on dispositions leading up to the attack, and also on the effects of the attack, but it's my understanding they weren't able to stick around for long.

This propaganda piece is an interesting look at how we think the Japanese did things. Also interesting to note that the Tatsuto Maru (in the film) was sunk in 1943 with over 1,000 Japanese troops aboard.

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675060934_Japanese-people_Pearl-Harbor_American-citizens_dramatization_short-wave-radio-signals


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1346 on: March 31, 2016, 05:00:05 PM »
“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 #1347 on: March 31, 2016, 06:31:07 PM »
HMS Triumph, Trafalgar class SSN

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1348 on: March 31, 2016, 06:33:15 PM »
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Italian navy COMSUBIN (combat divers) exiting a Type 212 (Todaro) class submarine while underwater.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1349 on: March 31, 2016, 08:41:28 PM »
Irrespective of the rest of Italy's armed forces' percieved reputations, their Frogmen have always been the Bold Ones with the Brass Ones.
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