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Re: Ships!
« Reply #165 on: December 17, 2013, 05:41:35 AM »
Neat photos in a virtual tour of the USS MIssouri.

http://news.cnet.com/2300-10797_3-10019095-1.html

Also, an interesting article on her grounding in the Virginia Capes and the crack in a barbette due to poor technique.

http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-037.htm

The photographer keeps referring to cramped spaces   He shoudl visit some old, WWII tin cans, like Cassin Young in Boston or Kennedy at Fall River.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #166 on: December 17, 2013, 09:58:16 AM »
Wow. How cool would it be to book the Captain's Quarters for a dinner?

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #167 on: December 17, 2013, 05:27:56 PM »
All 4 Iowas together.


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« Reply #168 on: December 21, 2013, 04:22:10 AM »
“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 #169 on: December 24, 2013, 04:59:04 PM »
Very detailed WWI Uboat film for the homefront.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUNVKWydEeg&feature=youtu.be
“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 #170 on: December 24, 2013, 05:47:34 PM »
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/hms-nelson-cuts/query/HMS

1926 newsreel on HMS Nelson.

That's a pretty interesting site. Go back to the base website http://www.britishpathe.com/ and take a look around and there is all kinds of interesting stuff, including the sinking of the HMS Barham  http://www.britishpathe.com/video/hms-barham-1914-1941-aka-hms-barham-1914-41

Nice find!
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« Reply #171 on: December 25, 2013, 04:39:44 AM »
Very interesting. However, it says that the Barham was the only British Battleship to be sunk by a U-Boat, but in fact the Royal Oak was sunk in Scarpa Flow by U-47.
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« Reply #172 on: December 25, 2013, 06:07:02 AM »
True- And it was quite a feat on the part of U-47 and it's captain, Gunther Prein, to navigate all the way in to Scapa Flow to a proper firing point considering all the torpedo nets, shallow water, and activity along the docks and shoreline. Royal Oak was moored at the time so maybe the article meant Barham was the only one lost in active combat to a U-boot.
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« Reply #173 on: December 25, 2013, 06:20:57 AM »
Could be - or maybe the only one sunk whilst at sea, rather than in a 'protected' harbour.
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« Reply #174 on: December 25, 2013, 06:57:44 AM »
I recall playing Silent Hunter 3 and sneaking all the way into Scapa Flow to find no British ships at all. There appeared to be no defenses either so I sailed right up to the docks and whacked away with my deck gun for a bit. Rather pointless since non of the shore installations were destructible. I've also heard of other folks sailing in and finding themselves pummeled by destroyers and bombers off of a fleet carrier. YMMV I guess...
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #175 on: December 27, 2013, 07:38:28 AM »
Ohio during her conversion to SSGN:

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« Reply #176 on: December 27, 2013, 07:58:33 AM »
now that looks cool.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #177 on: December 27, 2013, 09:45:32 AM »
wrong thread for that sort of thing *sniff*

everyone knows those aren't ships
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #178 on: December 27, 2013, 05:56:46 PM »
Whatever floats your boat.  ;)
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #179 on: December 28, 2013, 05:56:47 AM »
Wrecks of IJN warships.
http://www.combinedfleet.com/atully08.htm

The thumb nail sketches of the damage taken is kind of interesting.  Note the differences between Yamato and Musashi.
“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.