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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1920 on: July 01, 2017, 07:48:33 AM »
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1921 on: July 03, 2017, 12:41:14 PM »
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The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53)

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1922 on: July 03, 2017, 12:43:49 PM »
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USS Forrestal underway while on duty in waters off Vietnam in July of 1967.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1923 on: July 04, 2017, 05:00:57 PM »
looks a lot better when its not on fire.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1924 on: July 05, 2017, 06:58:11 AM »
USS Forest Fire
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1925 on: July 05, 2017, 10:36:54 AM »
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USS Honolulu (CL-48) in a floating dry dock on Oct 30, 1944. She suffered torpedo damage while providing gunnery support during the Philippine Invasion.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1926 on: July 05, 2017, 10:38:03 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 #1927 on: July 05, 2017, 10:39:41 AM »
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Chinese naval Z-9 helicopter prepares to land aboard the People's Liberation Army (Navy) frigate CNS Huangshan (FFG-570) as the ship conducts a series of maneuvers and exchanges with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104)


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1928 on: July 05, 2017, 10:45:56 AM »
Gallery of a Virginia class sub under construction

https://imgur.com/a/C1b8A
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1929 on: July 05, 2017, 06:13:10 PM »


Very impressive firepower arrangement on the nelson and Rodney... as long as they remembered to always check six.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1930 on: July 05, 2017, 06:15:59 PM »
I'm curious to see how they'd play in General Quarters. That is a lot of firepower.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1931 on: July 07, 2017, 10:35:15 AM »
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) anchored in Halifax Harbour as part of the Canada 150 anniversary celebration

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1932 on: July 14, 2017, 05:37:51 AM »
The Italian battleship, Roma, is known for being sunk by a German Fritz-X glide bomb.
Here is an interior photo spread of a really attractive ship.  Officer's quarters look more like a cruise ship than a working combat vessel.

https://argunners.com/seldom-interior-images-of-italys-wwii-battleship-roma-2/
“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.

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"With your eyes closed?"
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1933 on: July 14, 2017, 06:09:48 PM »
the Germans came up with the form follows function of design.
the Americans went with function at all costs.
the Italians told both of them to go fuck themselves, it's all about design.

any modern Ferrari looks better then a Vette or an Audi r8.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1934 on: July 15, 2017, 02:13:04 PM »
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Russian Borei-class ballistic missile submarine and Typhoon-class ballistic missile submarine

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