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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2115 on: September 19, 2017, 05:59:03 AM »
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HMS King George V undergoing refit in a dry dock at Rosyth, Scotland 1940

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2116 on: September 19, 2017, 06:01:19 AM »
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HMS Ark Royal (R09) with a full deck sometime between 1956-58

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« Reply #2117 on: September 19, 2017, 06:03:52 AM »
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A Squadron of the German High Seas Fleet Sortieing from Wilhelmshaven, 1910


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2118 on: September 19, 2017, 06:06:02 AM »
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The patrol missile hydrofoils USS Aquila (PHM-4), front, and USS Gemini (PHM-6), center, lie moored with a third unidentified PHM. The Coast Guard surface effect ship USCGC Shearwater (WSES-3) is underway in the background. Location not certain, possibly the Keys. November 1989.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2119 on: September 19, 2017, 10:18:35 AM »
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Cleveland-class Light Cruiser USS Santa Fe pulls alongside Essex-class Aircraft Carrier USS Franklin as it lists towards its starboard side after suffering two direct hits from a pair of armour piercing bombs, dropped by a Japanese plane. Near Okinawa. March 19, 1945.

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« Reply #2121 on: September 20, 2017, 03:27:24 PM »
that was pretty much their whole training budget for the year.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2122 on: September 20, 2017, 03:31:52 PM »
Mirth, that is a very dramatic photo.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2123 on: September 20, 2017, 05:22:17 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2124 on: September 20, 2017, 06:20:35 PM »
Tumblehome baby!
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2125 on: September 21, 2017, 05:25:59 AM »
For some reason I thought King George V was sunk in the Pacific, so I checked her out and found this pic of her:

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HMS King George V, photographed with a huge hole in her bows, after the battleship had collided with HMS Punjabi in dense fog on 1 May 1942, at Seydisfjord, Iceland.



That bow, though.  :o

The ship that hit her, the HMS Punjabi, a destroyer, was cut in half and sunk pretty quickly. The USS Washington had to go right over her sinking remains and was damaged by detonating depth charges.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2126 on: September 21, 2017, 05:30:57 AM »
For some reason I thought King George V was sunk in the Pacific

You might be thinking of the HMS Prince of Wales, which was part of the same class. It was sunk, along with the Repulse, by Japanese land based bombers.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2127 on: September 21, 2017, 05:56:20 AM »
Yep, that was the one I was confusing.

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« Reply #2128 on: September 23, 2017, 01:18:04 PM »
USS Pittsburgh lost its bow in a typhoon on Juen 5, 1945
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2129 on: September 24, 2017, 06:35:32 AM »
USS West Virginia before and after her 1944 refit



AAR of her participation in the Battle of Surigao Straits.

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ships/logs/BB/bb48-Surigao.html
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