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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1980 on: July 30, 2017, 07:10:33 AM »
A hole snipe, who became a mustang, reminisces about his ships, and good comments about bringing back mothballed ships.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1981 on: July 30, 2017, 07:13:47 AM »
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USS Gerald R. Ford at sea, showing off the distinctively wide stern

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1982 on: July 30, 2017, 09:44:54 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

"Can’t ‘un’ until you ‘pre’, son." - Gus

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1983 on: July 31, 2017, 10:02:54 AM »
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Battleship USS UTAH (BB-31) in South Boston drydock, 1929

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1984 on: July 31, 2017, 10:05:59 AM »
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German torpedo boat T-157 in the 1920's.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1985 on: July 31, 2017, 10:09:49 AM »
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USS Indianapolis (CA-35) departing Apra Harbor, Guam, on July 27, 1945 bound for Leyte Gulf. This is likely the last photo ever taken of her before she was sunk.


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1986 on: August 01, 2017, 09:57:25 AM »
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On July 28, 2017 Lt. Cmdr. Jamie 'Coach' Struck of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron(VX) 23 performed the first arrested landing and catapult launch of off USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78).


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1987 on: August 01, 2017, 10:01:17 AM »
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Aerial view of Charlestown Navy Yard and USS Constitution; Boston, Massachusetts; taken June 24, 1934

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1988 on: August 02, 2017, 08:21:48 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 #1989 on: August 02, 2017, 06:14:59 PM »
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The ships of Task Force 58 at anchor at Ulithi Atoll

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1990 on: August 02, 2017, 06:16:52 PM »
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British troops boarding the destroyer HMS Vanquisher (D54) at low tide from the Mole at Dunkirk, May 1940

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1991 on: August 04, 2017, 10:23:54 AM »
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HMS Hibernia departs Malta for the breakers, 1902. First-rate ship of the line launched 1804.

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"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1992 on: August 04, 2017, 10:26:04 AM »
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USS Independence (CVA-62) going under the Manhattan Bridge, New York, 1959.



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USS Constellation passes under the Brooklyn Bridge with folding mast, 1962.




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"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 #1993 on: August 04, 2017, 10:28:58 AM »
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HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06) performing a hard turn in choppy seas as her port side seems to partially fall below the waves, July, 2017

"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

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1994 on: August 06, 2017, 07:39:55 AM »
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USS Altamaha (CVE-18) operating with the blimp K-29 on February 24, 1944, in a test probably off the Hawaiian coast. K-29 is just taking off after having landed on Altamaha.

"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