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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1005 on: September 16, 2015, 06:01:55 AM »
Classic rail gun.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1006 on: September 16, 2015, 06:07:48 AM »
Is that one of the guns the Navy found somewhere in a scrapyard or forgotten storage site after telling everyone it could not get any more of that type because the techniques were forgotten or the right manufacturing systems no longer existed?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1007 on: September 16, 2015, 06:39:37 PM »
A friend who is ordnance assures me that there are both barrels and liners in storage.
Had not heard of anyone denying it.
“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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"When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman." — Abraham Lincoln.

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"With your eyes closed?"
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1008 on: September 16, 2015, 08:05:31 PM »
I have a (admittedly dim) memory of reading an article a while back saying that the Navy would have trouble contracting for more gun barrels which is why finding a number of them in obscure storage was such a boon.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1009 on: September 16, 2015, 09:20:50 PM »
Years ago, the Washington Navy yard was also the Naval Gun Factory.
Back in the 60s or 70s, a drunk sailor drove his Volkswagen into the pit used to cast the liners.
As a safety measure, it was filled in with concrete.
Will ask my friend what production facilities may still exist.  He may answer me in six months.
“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

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1010 on: September 20, 2015, 10:42:50 AM »
Turkish Sultana Yavuz.  (SMS Goeben).
“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?"
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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 #1011 on: September 22, 2015, 09:34:58 AM »
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KGW-1 Loon missile explodes on the deck of USS Cusk(SSG-348) 7 Jul 1948



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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1012 on: September 22, 2015, 09:40:01 AM »
USS Peralta (DDG 115) and USS Monsoor (DDG 1001) under construction at Bath Iron Works. Pic highlights the size difference between a Burke and a Zumwalt.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1013 on: September 23, 2015, 06:35:47 AM »
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3114

So those two Mistral-class amphibs that the French were supposed to sell to the Russians are now going to...Egypt?

Can someone here give some perspective on this? To me it seems an odd purchase for the Egyptians. Where are they going to use them? and what for? Not that I mind them going to an ally, I'm just a little puzzled about it. Maybe they got them on clearance?

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1014 on: September 23, 2015, 07:15:45 AM »
Very odd.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1015 on: September 23, 2015, 10:02:01 AM »
its easier to move refugees to Europe that way.   :P
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1016 on: September 23, 2015, 04:13:33 PM »
Possibyl, this is the last photo ever taken of HMS Nelson before being towed to the breakers yard, she is shown in 1949 at anchor in a river at or near Rosyth being used as a target ship by the fleet air arm.
“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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"When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman." — Abraham Lincoln.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1017 on: September 23, 2015, 05:08:37 PM »
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Sailors and Marines man the rails of the carrier Ranger (CVA 61) as she pulls into port at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1958

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1018 on: September 24, 2015, 07:42:39 AM »
K-456 Tver

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1019 on: September 24, 2015, 10:39:09 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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