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Offline Staggerwing

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2835 on: August 31, 2018, 07:12:12 PM »
Photobombed by a PBY O0

Lol! I saw that, too.

Before someone takes me to task I shall quickly say that it is probably a 'Canso', not a PBY, since it is most likely in Canadian service. Still  O0 though.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2836 on: September 05, 2018, 05:07:15 AM »
(May 27, 1977) President Jimmy Carter and Adm. Hyman G. Rickover, Retired, Director, Division of Naval Reactors, U.S. Energy Research Development Administration and Deputy Commander for Nuclear Propulsion, operate the bow and stern planes during a cruise aboard the nuclear powered submarine USS Los Angeles (SSN 688). Photo archived at Naval History

They were not friends.  Rickover was too acerbic to relax with a mere lieutenant when Carter was in service.
Also, Rickover did not want his nukes to be distracted by things like children.  His comments on "bird hatching" were very derogatory.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2837 on: September 09, 2018, 11:41:43 AM »
Had always wondered what the aft structure on the flight deck of Kaga was in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHHNMxpoa-I

Did any other carriers have this unusual after elevator?  Never had heard anything about one.
“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.

This is why there's no ice in Italy: The lady with the recipe died

Un cheval , un cheval , mon royaume pour un cheval

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 #2838 on: September 13, 2018, 07:41:25 PM »
http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/KillersandtheKilled.html

Hunting Uboats in the Atlantic.  The rhetoric is a bit over the top, but the film is good.
“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.

This is why there's no ice in Italy: The lady with the recipe died

Un cheval , un cheval , mon royaume pour un cheval

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.