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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1410 on: May 17, 2016, 05:38:41 AM »
German round that penetrated Texas off Normandy, but did not explode.
I don't know if anyone has looked at this, but many german large caliber rounds did not detonate.  Prince of Wales was struck four times (?) at Denmark Straits, and only one had a partial detonation.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1411 on: May 17, 2016, 10:39:41 AM »
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The French navy frigate FS Cassard (D614) breaks away from alongside the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1412 on: May 17, 2016, 05:38:07 PM »
What, the GHW Bush didn't have any Grey Poupon?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1413 on: May 17, 2016, 06:59:19 PM »
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The French navy frigate FS Cassard (D614) breaks away from alongside the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77)




Practicing retreating?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1414 on: May 17, 2016, 07:05:21 PM »
^The French don't need to practice that
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« Reply #1415 on: May 17, 2016, 07:45:07 PM »
^The French don't need to practice that

At least they didn't practice scuttling the damn ship. There is that.
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« Reply #1416 on: May 17, 2016, 07:54:16 PM »
^The French don't need to practice that

At least they didn't practice scuttling the damn ship. There is that.

Heh. There is that. The French Navy is significantly more capable than the Royal Navy these days. Yet somehow I think the French would find a way to lose a stand up fight.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1417 on: May 18, 2016, 10:17:25 AM »
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The New Jersey (BB-62) follows the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65) during Fleet Exercise '89, on 14 Oct 1989

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1418 on: May 18, 2016, 10:17:58 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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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1419 on: May 18, 2016, 10:21:27 AM »
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Sailors from the Perch (APSS-313) chipping the ice from the deck in Bristol Bay, January 1950. The ice was so thick the Perch couldn’t dive.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1420 on: May 18, 2016, 10:22:56 AM »
Only 3 poor buggers? I bet they were on a defaulters list :-)
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« Reply #1421 on: May 18, 2016, 10:39:04 AM »
What a bizarre looking ice formation...?  :o Looks like a bunch of dinner plates frozen together... :idiot2:
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1422 on: May 18, 2016, 04:25:22 PM »
What a bizarre looking ice formation...?  :o Looks like a bunch of dinner plates frozen together... :idiot2:

Doesn't that have something to do with the salinity and how fast the ice formed?
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« Reply #1423 on: May 18, 2016, 04:38:14 PM »
...and super-saturated solutions at low temperatures?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1424 on: May 18, 2016, 05:23:42 PM »
...and super-saturated solutions at low temperatures?

Is this in anyway related to how one makes 'Rock Candy' (for those old enough to know what that is)?
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