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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1290 on: March 10, 2016, 09:42:58 AM »
It's also standing directly over the vertical launch system
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« Reply #1291 on: March 10, 2016, 05:05:51 PM »
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Electric Boat workers prepare Virginia-class attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN-786) for rollout. July 2015.

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« Reply #1292 on: March 12, 2016, 11:17:08 AM »
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USCGC Mellon firing RGM-84 Harpoon



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Mellon was modernized from 1985 to 1989. She was the first and only USCG cutter to be fitted with the Harpoon missile, test firings were also conducted in January 1990. She also received an anti-submarine warfare suite including the AN/SQS-26 sonar and Mark 46 torpedoes. The ASW suite and Harpoon capability were removed due to fiscal constraints, but served as a proof of capability for all USCG cutters.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1293 on: March 12, 2016, 11:29:13 AM »


From reddit:

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Boaters and sailors of Reddit, what is the scariest or most unexplainable thing you've experienced at sea?

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Ex Navy, Spruance class destroyer sailor. First was a rudder sticking and a collision at sea with a tanker during an underway replenishment. 2nd would be our CO cutting across the bow of not one, but TWO aircraft carriers and almost causing a carrier - destroyer collision. Spoilers, destroyers don't win those. 3rd was trying to outrun a hurricane in the South China sea. We were taking 35 degree rolls, the waves were cresting over the bridge, some were 35 ft plus. I almost know how they felt in A Perfect Storm.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1294 on: March 14, 2016, 07:44:49 AM »
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Nine Flat Tops at US Navy base Naval Station Norfolk, December 20, 2012




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From bottom to top, front to back, or left to right:

Aircraft carrier DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Aircraft carrier GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77)

Aircraft carrier ENTERPRISE (CVN 65)

Amphibious assault ship BATAAN (LHD 5)

Aircraft carrier ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)

Aircraft carrier HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75)

Amphibious assault ship WASP (LHD 1)

Amphibious assault ship KEARSARGE (LHD 3)

Amphibious landing platform dock NEW YORK (LPD 21)

A T-AKE dry cargo ammunition ship

Amphibious assault ship IWO JIMA (LHD 7)

and various cruisers, destroyers, frigates and submarines of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1295 on: March 14, 2016, 07:59:53 AM »
Nice to have them all lined up like that....  ???

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« Reply #1296 on: March 14, 2016, 12:22:50 PM »
I hope there's plenty of AA around  :buck2:
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1297 on: March 14, 2016, 04:55:23 PM »
At least they remembered to deploy the torpedo nets this time.
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« Reply #1298 on: March 14, 2016, 04:59:03 PM »
Someone remembered how the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
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« Reply #1299 on: March 14, 2016, 05:01:48 PM »
Yeah, but they tore down the DesSub Pub that used to be to the right.
A tragedy.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1300 on: March 14, 2016, 05:06:54 PM »
Every time a pub closes, an angel loses its wings.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1302 on: March 15, 2016, 12:32:25 AM »
ooooohhh. Is that a Victor? That is a sexy sub

mmm...it could be an Akula  :-[

Reading on wiki, I would imagine it's an Akula, given it has two rows of 4 tubes.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1303 on: March 15, 2016, 10:32:29 AM »
So, the Russians don't trust their sailors to get their subs from one base to another over a distance of 10,000 KM
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« Reply #1304 on: March 15, 2016, 10:58:56 AM »
I think it's more that they don't trust the subs to make it.
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