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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1635 on: December 18, 2016, 04:32:13 AM »
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Canadian Sailors Play A Game Of Hockey On The Flight Deck Of HMCS Magnificent (CVL-21), 1948.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1636 on: December 18, 2016, 04:41:17 AM »
Not really sure if this belongs under Ships or under Planes.

The Royal Navy in about 2 years

So there's going to be a budget increase?

Most of the money is spent on bobs pension - he was in for a looooooooong time

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« Reply #1637 on: December 18, 2016, 05:15:27 AM »
Yes, it was one of our capital ships. Quite a large rowing boat, actually.
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« Reply #1638 on: December 18, 2016, 05:15:58 AM »
Solution to the Royal Navy having carriers but no planes to fly from them in a couple of years? Just let the Americans use the deck:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38336101

The inter-operability is pretty cool, especially with US and French jets cross-decking on the CDG. Anybody know if we did things like this during the Cold War?

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1639 on: December 18, 2016, 05:35:39 AM »
UN Marine Phantoms operated briefly from the Ark Royal:

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2014/12/usmc-f-4-phantom-151477-tail-markings-royal-navy-malta/



I don't know how common it was but here is a pic of the opposite- a Brit Phantom alongside it's USN cousin. on a US carrier.


[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/F-4J_VF-33_and_F-4K_892_NAS_on_USS_Independence_(CVA-62)_1971.jpg/img]


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1640 on: December 18, 2016, 05:43:36 AM »
Looks like you were missing a bracket on the closing img tag.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1641 on: December 18, 2016, 05:44:30 AM »
Doh!
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« Reply #1642 on: December 18, 2016, 06:51:11 AM »
Photo taken by a Japanese plane of the moment after a torpedo hist HMS Exeter.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1643 on: December 20, 2016, 10:24:22 AM »
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Royal Navy's Grand Fleet in the Firth of Forth 1914

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1644 on: December 21, 2016, 12:45:11 PM »
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The "Tsesarevich", 1904, at Qingdao

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« Reply #1645 on: December 21, 2016, 12:52:55 PM »
That looks like something orcs would build

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1646 on: December 21, 2016, 04:57:15 PM »
"Waaaghovich!"
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1647 on: December 21, 2016, 09:59:16 PM »
The Langley/Jupiter must have been really shallow draft.  The Potomac has some tricky shallows.
“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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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1648 on: December 23, 2016, 04:49:02 AM »
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A MH-60S conducts vertrep between USNS Walter S Diehl (T-AO-93) and USS Essex (LHD-2) as USS Mustin (DDG-89) pulls alongside. Andaman Sea, 2008

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1649 on: December 25, 2016, 03:59:37 PM »
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Scharnhorst and Gneisenau together in 1939

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