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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2040 on: August 17, 2017, 01:35:17 PM »
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USS Ranger, USS Constellation, USS Kitty Hawk and USS Independence all awaiting their fate (Mothball fleet - Bremerton,Washington)

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2041 on: August 17, 2017, 03:17:27 PM »
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Minehunter HMS Hurworth passes HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth Harbour.



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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2042 on: August 17, 2017, 03:19:00 PM »
I wonder why we dont sell those carriers to the Indians?
I mean how hard could the sales pitch be.... They work!
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2043 on: August 17, 2017, 03:21:20 PM »
And it would really piss off the Chicomms
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2044 on: August 17, 2017, 03:34:00 PM »
how many Kitty Hawks do you have to trade in for a new Ford class?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2045 on: August 17, 2017, 03:48:12 PM »
I'd be happy if we had a couple of Kittyhawks still in service.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2046 on: August 19, 2017, 07:21:43 AM »
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HMS Nabob (D77) lies dead in the water after being torpedoed by German submarine U-354 in the Barents Sea, 22 August 1944.





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HMS Nabob (D77) was a Bogue-class escort aircraft carrier which served in the Royal Navy during 1943 and 1944. The ship was built in the United States as USS Edisto (CVE-41) (originally AVG-41 then later ACV-41) but did not serve with the United States Navy. In August 1944 the ship was torpedoed by the German submarine U-354 while participating in an attack on the German battleship Tirpitz. Nabob survived the attack, but upon returning to port, was considered too damaged to repair. The escort carrier remained in port for the rest of the war and was returned to the United States following it. Nabob is one of three Royal Navy escort carriers built in the United States which is listed as lost in action (2 sunk and 2 heavily damaged and never repaired) during World War II.

The ship was sold for scrap by the United States but found a second life when purchased and converted for mercantile use under her British name, Nabob. Later renamed Glory, the ship was sold for scrapping in 1977.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Nabob_(D77)
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2047 on: August 19, 2017, 07:24:21 AM »
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USS Randolph (CV-15) alongside a repair ship at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, 13 March 1945, showing damage to her after flight deck resulting from a Kamikaze hit on 11 March.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2048 on: August 19, 2017, 07:26:12 AM »
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HMS Hannibal in 1854. A 90 gun 2nd rate ship of the line , served in the Crimean War and Italian War of Independence. Survived until 1904.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2049 on: August 19, 2017, 07:27:42 AM »
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Tench-class submarine USS Pickerel (SS-524) surfacing at a 48-degree up angle, during tests off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, 1 March 1952. USN photo.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2050 on: August 21, 2017, 05:22:15 PM »
French Battleship, Jean Bart, in 1950.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eLBGbmEyq0&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2051 on: August 22, 2017, 10:23:09 AM »
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USS Texas, after her commissioning in 1914

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2052 on: August 22, 2017, 10:50:45 AM »
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Akula-class submarine


What are those huge big "booms" on the tail of Russian subs?

Nevermind...container for towed array

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2053 on: August 22, 2017, 10:52:27 AM »
Housing for the towed sonar array.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2054 on: August 23, 2017, 10:21:47 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