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Re: Ships!
« Reply #975 on: September 06, 2015, 07:21:33 AM »
HMAS AUstralia 1917.
This is interesting because it shows the extra armor plate on top of the turret.  These were put on after Jutland.
Also, the graph scale on the turret is to show other ships where the turret is aiming.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #976 on: September 06, 2015, 07:30:08 AM »
This photo is very intriguing.  It was labeled as Kirishima, but think it far more likely to be Nagoto or Mutsu due to the funnel.
From the range, and angle of the searchlight beam, the illuminating ship would seem to be perhaps 2,000 yards apart.
My guess is this is from a night training exercise.  Naturally, people would love it to be one of the night engagements off Guadalcanal.
“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 #977 on: September 06, 2015, 07:32:40 AM »
Very cool photos bes!

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #978 on: September 06, 2015, 08:40:01 AM »
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USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) being overflown by the Blue Angels.

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« Reply #979 on: September 06, 2015, 10:12:47 PM »
Ike shows what she can do.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3223965/USS-Eisenhower-makes-high-speed-turns-sea-practices-launching-fighter-jets-two-years-maintenance-yard.html#v-4466655885001

Poor old Mike Boorda was pretty cool  Never heard another captain tell the conning officer, "Drive her like you stole her."
“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 #980 on: September 08, 2015, 10:22:52 AM »
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HMS Victorious (R38) after her refit. Sea Vixen and Buccaneers can been seen on her flight deck

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« Last Edit: September 09, 2015, 05:45:40 AM by besilarius »
“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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« Reply #982 on: September 09, 2015, 08:24:44 AM »
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Inside the hangar bay of USS Ronald Reagan

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #983 on: September 11, 2015, 10:07:03 AM »
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HMS Vanguard "vents off" as she leaves HMNB Clyde in Scotland

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #984 on: September 11, 2015, 10:09:05 AM »
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June 15, 1953: Commonwealth carriers at Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Review

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #985 on: September 11, 2015, 10:11:25 AM »
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Missile loading onto a Delta III

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #986 on: September 11, 2015, 05:11:02 PM »
Is that at Kitsap?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #987 on: September 11, 2015, 09:23:27 PM »
Heerman and John C. Butler make smoke as they attack the Center Force off Samar.
“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 #988 on: September 12, 2015, 07:11:50 AM »
Cranky old lady.
HMS Vanguard breaks it's lines and is drifting in the wind.  She was going to the breakers and had no crew.  If you enlarge the view you can see the wind effect on her starboard side, while on her port the surface is smooth.
“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 #989 on: September 12, 2015, 07:18:08 AM »
Cranky old lady.
HMS Vanguard breaks it's lines and is drifting in the wind.  She was going to the breakers and had no crew.  If you enlarge the view you can see the wind effect on her starboard side, while on her port the surface is smooth.

 ??? There seems to be a lot of spray on the port side, unless her funnel is backwards or something.
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