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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1665 on: January 07, 2017, 07:55:31 AM »
USS Olympia porn.

https://www.facebook.com/CruiserOlympia/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf

About half way down the page is a click and drag photo of an engineering space.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1666 on: January 09, 2017, 01:03:56 PM »
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Kongō in drydock, Yokosuka, Japan, 1930.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1667 on: January 09, 2017, 01:05:49 PM »
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Russian battleship Retvizan. Launched in 1902, she had a short, yet action packed career. Torpedoed & sunk at Port Arthur, raised, sunk again, raised by the Japanese, used during WWI to hunt German warships in the Pacific. Scrapped 1922.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1668 on: January 11, 2017, 10:47:26 AM »
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USS Antietam (CVS 36) moments after launching an F3D Skyknight and Grumman F9F Panther while underway in the Caribbean.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1669 on: January 11, 2017, 10:49:44 AM »
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Sailors execute a Tactical Snow Angel Formation Exercise (TACSNANEX) on the forward flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) during a January 7th snowstorm in Norfolk.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1670 on: January 11, 2017, 05:09:59 PM »
LOL. Paradoxically, it's sailors (and soldiers, airman and Marines) getting away with goofy shit like this that maintains my confidence in our military and it's role in our democracy. A fascist junta would never ever tolerate it.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1671 on: January 12, 2017, 05:58:31 AM »
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USS Antietam (CVS 36) moments after launching an F3D Skyknight and Grumman F9F Panther while underway in the Caribbean.



An unusual pic of an RN Sea Hawk on the Antietam. (Unusual to me, anyway.)


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« Reply #1672 on: January 12, 2017, 06:14:42 PM »
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Battleship Number 58, USS Indiana, in a South Pacific harbor, December 1942. Taken by a USS Saratoga (CV-3) photographer.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1673 on: January 12, 2017, 06:16:01 PM »
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USS Indianapolis (CA-35) off Mare Island Navy Yard. July 10, 1945.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1674 on: January 12, 2017, 06:20:28 PM »
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Japanese battleship Fusō conducting a flooding and drainage test at Kure, Japan, 20 Apr 1941. Source: Maritime History and Science Museum, Kure, Japan.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1675 on: January 12, 2017, 06:43:44 PM »
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16 inch projectile and full 6 bag powder charge as used by BB-61 IOWA.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1676 on: January 16, 2017, 05:57:03 AM »
HMS Kelly going down.
“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 #1677 on: January 17, 2017, 10:40:22 AM »
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HMAS Melbourne (R21) launching Gannet aircraft while cruising with HMAS Vendetta and HMAS Voyager

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1678 on: January 17, 2017, 06:33:45 PM »
The Melbourne actually collided with and sunk one of those two destroyers.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1679 on: January 18, 2017, 05:29:01 AM »
Operation Verity, 1949.
Monty visits the fleet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPRIsq-DkJY
“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.