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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1800 on: April 25, 2017, 10:23:31 AM »
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Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane

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« Reply #1801 on: April 25, 2017, 10:30:12 AM »
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WWII: German Activities: German submarine in full ride. Photographed by war reporter: Zuber. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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« Reply #1802 on: April 25, 2017, 10:31:23 AM »
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Soviet Navy riverine armoured gunboats S40 & 1124

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« Reply #1803 on: April 25, 2017, 10:32:44 AM »
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Imperial Russian Navy submarine type AG in dry dock

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« Reply #1804 on: April 25, 2017, 10:34:43 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 #1805 on: April 25, 2017, 10:39:04 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 #1806 on: April 25, 2017, 10:40:13 AM »
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USS Enterprise awaiting disposal alongside the new & fitting out USS Independence, 22nd of June, 1958. Also in the photo are what appears to be a pair of Rudderow-class destroyer escorts, some Gearing-class destroyers, Gato-class submarine and a pile of Fletcher-class destroyers.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1807 on: April 25, 2017, 11:49:35 AM »
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USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) transits the Philippine Sea



Duffle Blog says that the Vinson BG is really off 1941-era Pearl Harbor, ready to take on the Kito Butai.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1808 on: April 25, 2017, 11:52:05 AM »
I'll defer to Duffle Blog then.
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« Reply #1809 on: April 25, 2017, 05:45:29 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"

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« Reply #1810 on: April 26, 2017, 05:51:47 AM »
IJN carrier Amagi in Kure harbor, 1945
“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 #1811 on: April 26, 2017, 06:01:08 AM »
HMS Victorious in the Pacific.
The neat thing is the yellow square amidships was a camouflage decoy.  It was put there, to look like an elevator, and give a dive bomber a point of aim.
Whereas it really was the strongest point on the british armored flight deck.
“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 #1812 on: April 26, 2017, 05:29:31 PM »
Why is it covered in USN aircraft?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1813 on: April 27, 2017, 05:25:28 AM »
This was when Victorious was loaned to the USN as USS Robin

http://www.armouredcarriers.com/uss-robin-hms-victorious/
“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 #1814 on: April 27, 2017, 06:11:53 AM »
How interesting. I did not know that.
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