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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1620 on: December 05, 2016, 02:48:42 PM »
^Heh. Nice.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1621 on: December 07, 2016, 11:19:36 AM »
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U.S. Fleet moored in Pearl Harbor on 3 May 1940

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1622 on: December 07, 2016, 04:43:47 PM »
That's a different angle than usually shown. Nice find.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1623 on: December 07, 2016, 06:19:17 PM »
For those who can't get enough of Musashi and Yamato, there is a report that Mitsubishi shipyards have found 200 original blueprints.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20161204/k10010794821000.html   (Regrettably this report is in Japanese).
“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

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1624 on: December 07, 2016, 07:48:41 PM »
For those who can't get enough of Musashi and Yamato, there is a report that Mitsubishi shipyards have found 200 original blueprints.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20161204/k10010794821000.html   (Regrettably this report is in Japanese).

Awesome find, Bes!

Though if you view it in Google Chrome, it does an admirable job of translating the page.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1625 on: December 09, 2016, 09:47:43 AM »
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USS Drayton (DD-366) off the West Coast in October 1941, as seen from a Navy Texan trainer
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1626 on: December 10, 2016, 06:57:56 AM »
Battlecruiser Seydlitz after Jutland.
Riding a little low.
“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 #1627 on: December 10, 2016, 08:41:13 AM »
IIRC, Of all the heavies at Jutland, isn't Seydlitz the ship which suffered the worst pounding while still making it home?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1628 on: December 10, 2016, 01:09:00 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 #1629 on: December 10, 2016, 04:04:12 PM »
http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20161209/uss-salem-to-move-to-new-pier-in-january

The Salem is moving, for any who might have wanted to visit her.
“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 #1630 on: December 14, 2016, 11:09:02 AM »
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US Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) depart USS Bataan (LHD-5), 2016

"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 #1631 on: December 14, 2016, 04:36:31 PM »
As all snipes will tell you.
“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 #1632 on: December 15, 2016, 05:42:50 AM »
Not really sure if this belongs under Ships or under Planes.
“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 #1633 on: December 15, 2016, 07:47:19 AM »
Not really sure if this belongs under Ships or under Planes.

The Royal Navy in about 2 years

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1634 on: December 15, 2016, 08:00:19 AM »
Not really sure if this belongs under Ships or under Planes.

The Royal Navy in about 2 years

So there's going to be a budget increase?
"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