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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1815 on: April 27, 2017, 03:28:34 PM »
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HMAS Ballarat and HMCS Ottawa and HMCS Winnipeg sailing together in a SE Asia deployment

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1816 on: April 27, 2017, 05:56:55 PM »
This was when Victorious was loaned to the USN as USS Robin

http://www.armouredcarriers.com/uss-robin-hms-victorious/


Great story! Thanks for the link!
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1817 on: April 27, 2017, 08:41:10 PM »
Armored Carriers is a great site with extremely well written reports.
The one on Taranto, is the best account I've ever come across.  And the anecdotes are well done.
Especially like the one where an american officer is surprised at the Fairey Swordfish airplane, the old Stringbag.
Although slow, it had great maneuverability.  Seeing a Swordfish able to almost hover when flying into a headwind, he asked, "Who makes those?"
"Faireys."
He just looked at the other guy before saying, "Of course they do."
“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 #1818 on: April 28, 2017, 11:24:53 AM »
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USS Idaho (BB-42) at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Jan 2, 1945, she was just refitted with 10 - 5"/38 guns

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1819 on: April 28, 2017, 11:25:37 AM »
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Waves break over the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) in the Pacific Ocean

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1820 on: April 28, 2017, 11:26:54 AM »
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USS Toucey (DD-282) underway at an unknown location

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1821 on: April 28, 2017, 11:27:40 AM »
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USS Monterey (CG-61) performs a high speed maneuver in the Arabian Sea, 2013

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"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1822 on: May 02, 2017, 05:18:56 AM »
One of the first chilled scuttlebutts.  Made a big difference in engineering spaces and tropical climes.  Tepid water is not so refreshing.
“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 #1823 on: May 04, 2017, 06:38:46 PM »
Russian mine defusing.
“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 #1824 on: May 07, 2017, 06:46:01 AM »
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Royal Navy battleships astern. HMS Marlborough first, HMS Benbow second. 1919. Imperial War Museum photo.


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1825 on: May 17, 2017, 05:28:31 AM »
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The USS Reuben James, a Clemson-class destroyer. Sunk by U-552 while escorting a convoy on 31 OCT 1941. It was the first US Navy ship sunk by the Germans in the Atlantic in World War II, prior to formal declaration of hostilities.

"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 #1826 on: May 19, 2017, 05:07:31 PM »
CVE Manila Bay under air attack off Saipan.
The caption is incorrect.  In defence, four P-47s were launched to support the CAP, and these planes continued on to Saipan.
“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 #1827 on: May 20, 2017, 07:33:21 AM »
Cruiser chicago fouls the approach of a Tomcat.
David Eisenhower have the conn?
“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 #1828 on: May 22, 2017, 07:25:10 AM »
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Royal Navy destroyer HMS Manchester (D95) prepares to come alongside the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) during an underway replenishment in the Persian Gulf. Mar 2008. USN photo.

"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 #1829 on: May 22, 2017, 07:25:46 AM »
"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