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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2175 on: October 15, 2017, 09:59:18 AM »
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A tug alongside the submarine S-48 (SS-159) after partially sinking in 60 feet of water, December 1921

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2176 on: October 15, 2017, 10:01:15 AM »
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German Imperial Navy's High Seas Fleet dockside at the navy facility at Wilhelmshaven, sometime during WW1. The dreadnought in the foreground is SMS Helgoland, namesake of her class

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2177 on: October 16, 2017, 09:32:46 AM »
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USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) moored to the mast of USS Patoka (AO-9) at Bar Harbor, Maine, 2 to 5 July 1925

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2178 on: October 16, 2017, 05:36:52 PM »
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When the U SS Shenandoah broke in two during heavy weather Lieutenant Commander Charles Rosenthal organized the remaining crew on board the bow section and they 'free ballooned' it to a safe landing. He would later end up as commanding officer on both the USS Los Angeles (the USN's most successful rigid airship) and also the USS Akron, one of the USN's two 'flying aircraft carriers'.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2179 on: October 16, 2017, 05:52:18 PM »
Wing, the airships seem to be your thing. Any books you recommend?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2180 on: October 16, 2017, 06:20:24 PM »
if you can find it through interlibrary loan I recommend 'Up Ship' By Rosenthal himself. As far as I know, it's been out of print since forever but still a good read. ILL is how I got a chance to read a copy.

I'll throw out a few more titles once I get a chance to go through a few storage boxes. The memory is not what it used to be... though I recall that at least one of my zeppelin books was published by Naval Institute Press. 'Sky Ships' maybe?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2181 on: October 16, 2017, 06:21:40 PM »
Thanks man!
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2182 on: October 16, 2017, 09:29:04 PM »
Fighter pilots have weird senses of humor.
Gene Valencia (CO of the Mowing Machine) had a squadron boss who disliked him intensely. 
When the squadrom commander was on leave, Valencia put an ad in a Manila newspaper that said commander would pay ten cents each for coconuts delivered to his house on the date of his return.
The commander was never able to find out who pulled the prank.
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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"

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2183 on: October 17, 2017, 05:21:39 AM »
^ ha, that's awesome!

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2184 on: October 17, 2017, 06:47:02 AM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2185 on: October 18, 2017, 05:49:02 AM »
Same navy, different worlds.
“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 #2186 on: October 18, 2017, 04:42:09 PM »
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HMS Rorqual, the most successful minelaying submarine of World War II. Her mines sank 35,951 tons of shipping, including 5 torpedo boats/destroyers, one submarine chaser, two water tankers and six freighters. She also sank another 21,000 tons with gun and torpedoes.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2187 on: October 20, 2017, 07:10:15 AM »
"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 #2188 on: October 20, 2017, 06:15:29 PM »


^ USS Nimitz from the US, INS Vikramaditya from India, and the JS Izumo from Japan

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/12531/indian-navy-mig-29ks-make-low-approaches-to-uss-nimitz-during-malabar-drills
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2189 on: October 21, 2017, 10:16:03 AM »
The High Seas Fleet practicing.  The destroyers and TBDs were trained to pass through the line of dreadnaughts.
My understanding is the Grand Fleet had their destroyer squadrons pass through the bigger gaps between the squadrons, not through the line within the squadrons.
“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.