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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.

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 #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.

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 #2839 on: October 01, 2018, 05:18:45 AM »
Wing tanks moved the CG aft so holding the stick aft for half a second too long on cat release gave you this result.

USS Midway about 1966.
“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 #2840 on: October 09, 2018, 05:26:51 AM »
Preparing for Normandy.  Uss Henrico's boat.
“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 #2841 on: December 16, 2018, 01:25:27 PM »
Uss St Louis takes a Long Lance.
“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 #2842 on: December 16, 2018, 04:06:03 PM »
ouch
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2843 on: December 18, 2018, 06:59:52 AM »
Japan is poised to put its first aircraft carriers to sea since World War II, refitting its Izumo-class warships to carry US-designed F-35B fighter jets, the government announced Tuesday.



Japanese helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH-183)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/18/asia/japan-aircraft-carriers-intl/index.html

Yeah, nobody saw this one coming, right?     8) ::) ;D


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2844 on: December 18, 2018, 01:38:37 PM »
So how many called this a year or two or three back?... I remember Goat-Fury calling it, but there were others

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« Reply #2845 on: December 18, 2018, 04:52:27 PM »
There were quite a few of us, as I recall.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2846 on: December 18, 2018, 07:09:07 PM »
Not to mention calling it a "destroyer" in the first place. I'm certain that fooled the Chinese and Russians completely   8)
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2847 on: December 19, 2018, 12:34:14 PM »
Not to mention calling it a "destroyer" in the first place. I'm certain that fooled the Chinese and Russians completely   8)

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2848 on: December 19, 2018, 04:20:30 PM »
the things only bigger slightly smaller then the original Akagi FFS   :2funny:
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« Reply #2849 on: January 02, 2019, 07:06:33 AM »
When a Soviet tattletale followed one of our carriers, sailors find creative ways to salute the sailors of other nations.
“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.