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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1650 on: December 25, 2016, 04:01:23 PM »
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HMS Victoria passing a swing bridge while en route from Armstrong Shipyard at Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, circa 1890.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1651 on: December 25, 2016, 04:05:50 PM »
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King George V-class battleship HMS Duke of York as she leaves drydock at Rosyth.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1652 on: December 25, 2016, 04:10:53 PM »
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HMS Victoria passing a swing bridge while en route from Armstrong Shipyard at Elswick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, circa 1890.



Not seen that picture before. I live about 5 miles away from there.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1653 on: December 27, 2016, 09:42:56 AM »
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Daring-class destroyer HMS Diamond (D35) steaming past "Mayflower II". 1957.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1654 on: December 27, 2016, 09:45:01 AM »
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Weapon-class destroyer HMS Broadsword (D31) hard over under heavy wheel off the coast of Libya. May 1962.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1655 on: December 28, 2016, 07:54:29 AM »
Alabama fitting out in Norfolk Navy Shipyard.
The interesting sidenote is that the crane ship to port is placing the 16" guns into the turrets.
This crane ship is the former battleship Kearsarge.
The Kearsarge sank the Confederate raider Alabama in the Civil War.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1656 on: December 28, 2016, 10:47:51 AM »
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Waiting for an air raid onboard the Canberra. Falklands conflict 1982.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1657 on: December 28, 2016, 10:51:23 AM »
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Aircrew learning how to identify vessels at sea using models on the Tactical Floor in No. 3 School of General Reconnaissance at Squires Gate, Blackpool, Lancashire, April 1944

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1658 on: December 28, 2016, 10:53:14 AM »
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HMS Barham and the destroyers Mons (left) and Medusa, being fitted out at Clydebank, July 1915.


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1659 on: December 31, 2016, 08:40:09 AM »
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Russian Oscar II class submarine

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1660 on: January 02, 2017, 05:33:54 AM »
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HMS Queen Elizabeth preparing for sea trials which are due to begin in the next few months.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1661 on: January 03, 2017, 05:49:27 AM »
USS Begor (APD127) during the evacuation and demolition of Hungnam, Korea.  24 December, 1950
“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.

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"With your eyes closed?"
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1662 on: January 06, 2017, 06:15:19 AM »
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Hauling lifeboats ashore while the RFA Sir Galahad burns in the background. Bluff Cove, Falklands. 1982.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1663 on: January 06, 2017, 06:16:29 AM »
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USS Indiana (BB-1) at the Chicago World's Fair 1893

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1664 on: January 06, 2017, 06:18:00 AM »
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USS Forrestal in the Suez Canal. 1988

"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