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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1350 on: April 04, 2016, 05:23:00 PM »
“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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1351 on: April 05, 2016, 06:46:57 AM »
Destroyer Piers, Naval Station Norfolk, 1954:



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The surface warships represent the myriad of different vessels that were built between 1941 and 1947. Visitors are encouraged to provide identification of ships if they spot one they know is in the picture.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1352 on: April 06, 2016, 07:17:36 AM »
1/10 model the Yamato in the lobby of the Kure Maritime Museum.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1353 on: April 08, 2016, 08:56:06 AM »
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USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) on Yankee Station conducting flight ops with an F-4 Phantom on final approach. Photo taken from USS Francis Hammond (DE-1067) in plane guard position. 1972.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1354 on: April 08, 2016, 08:56:31 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 #1355 on: April 08, 2016, 08:59:01 AM »
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USS Constellation CV-64 during the WestPac '68 Cruise

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1356 on: April 13, 2016, 11:05:21 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 #1357 on: April 13, 2016, 05:46:47 PM »
Am I the only one weird enough to think that a computer sim letting you guide highly detailed vintage warships through the length of Panama Canal would actually be an awesome thing?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1358 on: April 13, 2016, 05:57:38 PM »
Am I the only one weird enough to think that a computer sim letting you guide highly detailed vintage warships through the length of Panama Canal would actually be an awesome thing?

Actually, that sounds kinda cool.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1359 on: April 13, 2016, 06:10:13 PM »
It's all in the hands of the canal's pilot.
If a regular OOD took over, they'd be on a rock in no time.
“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"

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1360 on: April 13, 2016, 06:18:21 PM »
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Audacious-class aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal (R09) in 1972

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1361 on: April 17, 2016, 06:35:59 AM »
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French carrier battle group transiting Suez

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1362 on: April 18, 2016, 12:57:32 PM »
Italian aircraft carrier Cavour

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1363 on: April 18, 2016, 01:02:11 PM »
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Battleship Number 33, USS Arkansas, off Manhattan, 1914. Laid down Jan 1910. 12 x 12" guns 26,000 tons, 20kn, 1000+ officers & crew. Served in both World Wars. She was sunk during Operation Crossroads, test Baker, Bikini Atoll in 1946.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1364 on: April 24, 2016, 09:32:19 AM »
All the good snipes acted like bridge crew were glorified chauffeurs.
“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.