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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1605 on: November 20, 2016, 04:22:21 PM »
Suez pics are always cool!
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1606 on: November 20, 2016, 04:41:37 PM »
USS Essex Plan of the Day (POD) for 22 Feb, 1944, strikes on Saipan and Tinian.
“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."

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1607 on: November 23, 2016, 07:20:14 AM »
http://www.orcadian.co.uk/hms-vanguard-studied-detail/

HMS Vanguard blew up at anchor in Scapa Flow.  Much like the USS Maine, it has never been exactly determined why she blew up.
“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 #1608 on: November 24, 2016, 01:47:45 PM »
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USS Macon (ZRS-5) under construction in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation hangar at Akron, Ohio.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1609 on: November 24, 2016, 01:49:19 PM »
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USS Macon (ZRS-5) under construction in the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation hangar at Akron, Ohio.



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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1610 on: November 27, 2016, 07:54:18 AM »
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HMS Warspite fitting out, October 1914

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1611 on: November 27, 2016, 08:02:41 AM »
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USS South Dakota (BB-57) fitting out on the 1st of January, 1942.


"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 #1612 on: November 27, 2016, 08:06:12 AM »
« Last Edit: November 27, 2016, 08:08:46 AM by mirth »
"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 #1613 on: November 27, 2016, 09:11:08 AM »
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USS South Dakota (BB-57) fitting out on the 1st of January, 1942.




i know todays are probably 10 times bigger, but the scale of those old WW2 battleships amazes me

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1614 on: November 27, 2016, 09:27:00 AM »
I guess the only ships which are bigger now are the carriers.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1615 on: November 27, 2016, 10:03:48 AM »
The South Dakotas were very good ships, but were notoriously cramped.  Not  a bit of extra space.
Massachusetts is in very good shape at Falls River, MA, and well worth a visit.  The docents indicate that they are working on opening up spaces that previously were not open to the public.

Some notes on her damage from Kirishima.     http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-092.htm
“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 #1616 on: November 30, 2016, 04:34:22 PM »
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French Type 38 torpedo boats 321 and 315 on the Seine in 1922.


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1617 on: November 30, 2016, 04:38:56 PM »
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USS Vincennes (CL 64) Steaming off the U.S. East Coast (position 36 52'N, 76 09'W, course 265) at 1700 hours on 28 March 1944. Photographed from a Squadron ZP-14 blimp, from Naval Air Station Weeksville, North Carolina. Altitude was 150 feet. Ship's camouflage is Measure 33, Design 3d
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1618 on: November 30, 2016, 04:40:27 PM »
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USS New Mexico (BB-40) in her original configuration (top) and her post-1931-1933 modernization.

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"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 #1619 on: December 05, 2016, 05:47:23 AM »
So true.
“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.