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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2760 on: July 02, 2018, 05:48:52 AM »
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Postcard of French central-battery ironclad Redoutable from Saigon, French Indochina in 1908

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« Reply #2761 on: July 02, 2018, 05:58:13 AM »
What a great picture!
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« Reply #2762 on: July 02, 2018, 10:00:52 AM »
Didn't you take it?
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« Reply #2763 on: July 02, 2018, 10:09:10 AM »
No I did not - look, its still there, hanging on Windi's wall.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2764 on: July 02, 2018, 10:47:52 AM »
No I did not - look, its still there, hanging on Windi's wall.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2765 on: July 02, 2018, 10:54:17 AM »
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USS Pennsylvania after being hit by 1 torpedo while anchored at Buckner Bay, August 12th, 1945



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She anchored in Buckner Bay in Okinawa alongside Tennessee. On 12 August a Japanese torpedo plane penetrated undetected and launched a torpedo at Pennsylvania, which lay at anchor. Hit well aft, Pennsylvania suffered extensive damage. The torpedo's impact caused a hole of approximately 30 ft (9.1 m) in diameter in her stern. Twenty men were killed and ten, including Admiral Oldendorf, injured.[14][15] Many compartments were flooded and Pennsylvania settled heavily by the stern. The flooding was brought under control by Pennsylvania's repair parties and with the prompt assistance of two salvage tugs. The following day, she was towed to shallower water where salvage operations continued.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2766 on: July 02, 2018, 10:57:47 AM »
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Japanese submarines in Yokosuka

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2767 on: July 02, 2018, 02:34:33 PM »
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Japanese deep see research vessels in Yokosuka


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2768 on: July 03, 2018, 07:41:55 AM »
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JMSDF Ayase (DE-216), Oct 1, 1986

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"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

"Can’t ‘un’ until you ‘pre’, son." - Gus

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2770 on: July 05, 2018, 05:43:43 AM »
Reserve Fleet 1919.

The house on the right is the Commandant's quarters and I think it is still there.
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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 #2771 on: July 05, 2018, 06:16:27 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

"Can’t ‘un’ until you ‘pre’, son." - Gus

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2772 on: July 14, 2018, 05:12:27 AM »
So different than the typical boiler plate.
By all accounts, Forrestal did sweat all the details.  Unfortunately, it became too much and he took his own life.
“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 #2773 on: July 17, 2018, 02:45:42 PM »
'Here at NASA we all pee the same color.'  Al Harrison from the movie Hidden Figures.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #2774 on: July 23, 2018, 06:23:33 AM »
Old Smokey's boiler.
July 18,2018, boiler from Russian carrier Kuznetsov is removed to be replaced.
That is one heavily used boiler.  My worry would be that if the external housing was allowed to become so degraded, what is the internal structure like?

If Admiral Bulkely, head of the Board of Inspection and Survey, saw this, people would be disciplined, or out of the Navy, that day.
“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.