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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1035 on: September 25, 2015, 05:37:10 PM »
It's a good thing Nelson rose in rank to captain and then admiral.
I just can't see how anyone can be a powder monkey with one arm and one eye.  Too accident prone.
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« Reply #1036 on: September 27, 2015, 06:19:42 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=240&v=jhiBdgbGLdY

documentary of IJN cruisers.  Some good views.  At the 2 minute mark, a division of cruisers  changes formation from line ahead (Form 1) to line abreast.
“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 #1037 on: September 28, 2015, 07:59:33 AM »
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The Italian submarine ITS Salvatore Todaro (S 526) at Naval Station Mayport, the first visit by an Italian submarine to the United States since World War II.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1038 on: September 28, 2015, 08:49:19 AM »
That thing looks tiny. I imagine the Atlantic crossing was a little long and cramped.

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« Reply #1039 on: September 28, 2015, 08:59:01 AM »
Those Type 212s have a very small crew complement. And from what I've read, surprisingly decent accommodations. Still you probably go a little stir crazy after awhile.
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« Reply #1040 on: September 28, 2015, 09:17:18 AM »
Crew is 5 officers and 22 O/R from what I read.
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« Reply #1041 on: September 28, 2015, 09:51:31 AM »
that cant be it surely!

there most be shit loads still submerged - its almost a mini sub

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« Reply #1042 on: September 28, 2015, 10:05:49 AM »
I googled it :-)
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1043 on: September 28, 2015, 05:45:46 PM »
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HMS Iron Duke Vertical Seawolf launch

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1044 on: September 29, 2015, 09:59:48 AM »
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USS George Washington (CVN-73) underway in the Pacific Ocean. Sept. 2015.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1045 on: September 30, 2015, 10:45:02 AM »
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USS Albany, CG-10 in Barcelona, 1979

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1046 on: September 30, 2015, 10:46:30 AM »
Predreadnought SMS Schlesien

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1047 on: September 30, 2015, 04:33:13 PM »
A little love letter from Bob Kane, creator of Batman, to the USS Iowa.
“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 #1048 on: October 03, 2015, 09:49:16 AM »
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USS Lafayette (SSBN-616) with extended telemetry mast used for Poseidon missile tests, ca. 1975.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1049 on: October 03, 2015, 09:51:26 AM »
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HMS Ark Royal leaving Gibraltar for the last time, wearing her paying off pennant, 2nd October 1978.


"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