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Re: Ships!
« Reply #840 on: June 19, 2015, 10:30:45 AM »
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Damage to the port side and helicopter hangar of the destroyer HMS GLAMORGAN caused by an Argentine MM.40 land based Exocet missile. The missile was launched from a mobile launcher near Port Stanley, some 18 miles away, on 12 June 1982. Radar systems failed to detect the missile but in the few seconds available after making visual contact, GLAMORGAN was able to turn rapidly and the missile struck the hangar instead of the Ship's side. Thirteen lives were lost but the damage failed to put GLAMORGAN out of action, making her the first British warship to survive an Exocet missile strike.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #841 on: June 19, 2015, 06:18:05 PM »


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #842 on: June 22, 2015, 10:29:46 AM »
JMSDF Kongō (DDG-173) along with a host of Japanese and US ships

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #843 on: June 26, 2015, 10:52:39 AM »
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Removing the guns from 3 & 4 turrets of USS Arizona



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The Arizona (BB-39) after turrets were determined to be salvageable after her sinking. The Army in 1943 intended to incorporate these turrets into the costal defense of Hawaii. Named Batteries Pennsylvania and Arizona, they were to be placed on the tip of Mokapu Peninsula, to cover the eastern portions of Oahu, and on Kahe Point, to cover the south and west, respectively. Only battery Pennsylvania was completed and it was test fired on V-J day when it instantly became obsolete.

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Battery Pennsylvania test firing on VJ Day

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #844 on: June 30, 2015, 10:33:38 AM »
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F-14D Tomcats staged in launch position to depart USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) for home port NAS Oceana. March, 2006.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #845 on: July 01, 2015, 10:22:43 AM »
Comparison of stealth warship hulls


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #846 on: July 01, 2015, 10:24:57 AM »
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USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) operates in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 20, 2011

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #847 on: July 01, 2015, 05:30:52 PM »
Comparison of stealth warship hulls




Looks like the Zumwalt and Visby got it goin' on in the stealth dept. All that radar-reflective crap festooned over the others must inflate their returns notably.
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« Reply #848 on: July 01, 2015, 06:32:56 PM »
Comparison of stealth warship hulls




Im not sure if the ships heights are accurate.  the Zumwalt it a tall ship.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #849 on: July 07, 2015, 06:20:19 PM »
HMCS Victoria returns home from operations with the U.S. Navy in February. Note the total lack of fire  O0

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #850 on: July 07, 2015, 08:09:42 PM »
Must be all the heat resistant tiles...
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #851 on: July 10, 2015, 06:28:32 AM »
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HMS Duncan working alongside the USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Paul Hamilton during strike missions on ISIL




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Re: Ships!
« Reply #852 on: July 13, 2015, 10:57:59 AM »
USS Idaho (BB-42)


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #853 on: July 15, 2015, 04:50:44 PM »
Admiral Kuznetsov

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #854 on: July 15, 2015, 05:18:09 PM »
Is that just before the USS Boise put a couple of Mk48s into Kuznetsov and sent her down into the icy North Atlantic deep?
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