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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2805 on: August 01, 2018, 07:21:56 AM »
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HMS Hermes (95) at Pearl Harbor, 1924.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2806 on: August 01, 2018, 07:23:55 AM »
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USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) approaches USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in Sattahip Bay, March 10, for tended support during its visit to Thailand.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2808 on: August 02, 2018, 10:29:19 AM »
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HMS Queen Elizabeth and USS George H. Bush with escorts

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2810 on: August 03, 2018, 09:27:52 AM »
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JS Atago (DDG-177)

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2811 on: August 04, 2018, 08:53:43 AM »
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22607/the-navy-could-need-more-than-15-years-and-over-1-5b-to-scrap-uss-enterprise

Reading that article and the talk about how bad US Naval shipyards are at the moment, you can see the need for increase defense spending just to get those, and many other areas of neglect throughout the DOD back to where they need to be. 
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2812 on: August 05, 2018, 07:37:43 AM »
Sorry for the scan quality
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2813 on: August 05, 2018, 04:03:27 PM »
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HMS Superb fitting out on the River Tyne, circa winter/spring 1909.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2814 on: August 05, 2018, 04:49:34 PM »
Hey look- it has it's own floating Carefree Small BuildingTM!
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« Reply #2815 on: August 06, 2018, 04:11:57 AM »
Armstrong Vickers was located just a couple of miles up river from where I live. All gone now, obviously :-)
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2817 on: August 06, 2018, 03:08:18 PM »
http://amp.timeinc.net/thedrive/the-war-zone/22639/this-is-the-only-photo-of-a-u-s-navy-supercarrier-being-sunk?source=dam

I’ve used photos of that sinkex in my briefings. One of the guys on my team was on the ship when it took the first hit.  The reason it took four weeks is that for the first shots, we were trying to get as much data as possible, so there was a lot of instrumentation to download and deliberation between shots.

 

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2818 on: August 06, 2018, 03:13:05 PM »
I figured it the four weeks was on purpose and that not all the shots were meant to sink her. I'm also thinking there were important things missing like avgas and munitions.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2819 on: August 08, 2018, 01:04:46 PM »
"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