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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1080 on: October 19, 2015, 10:15:11 AM »
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US Atlantic Fleet in a gale, 1913.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1081 on: October 19, 2015, 05:06:01 PM »
“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"

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1082 on: October 20, 2015, 10:00:51 AM »
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SMS Lützow, the flagship of Rear Admiral Franz von Hipper during the Battle of Jutland.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1083 on: October 21, 2015, 10:44:12 AM »
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Shore party from the USS Onondaga, a double-turreted monitor launched 29 July 1863.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1084 on: October 21, 2015, 10:45:39 AM »
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USS Indianapolis (CA 35) entering New York City, date unknown


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1085 on: October 21, 2015, 05:13:32 PM »
Well, we know the photo was taken sometime before July of 1945.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1086 on: October 21, 2015, 05:20:41 PM »
I actually think it's pre war.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1087 on: October 22, 2015, 07:12:54 AM »
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Shore party from the USS Onondaga, a double-turreted monitor launched 29 July 1863.



Looks like a sweet gig (for back in the day).
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1088 on: October 22, 2015, 10:00:17 AM »
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HMS Ark Royal (R09) with Venoms, Hawks and Gannets on deck.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1089 on: October 22, 2015, 10:02:54 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

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1090 on: October 22, 2015, 10:04:49 AM »
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USS Oregon returning from Cuba (Spanish-American War). She's showing signs of some seriously hard mileage (sailed from SF to Cuba via Cape Horn) as well as combat (Battle of Santiago Bay).

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1091 on: October 22, 2015, 10:06:43 AM »
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HMS Lion (C34) at Malta, in 1961

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“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 #1093 on: October 23, 2015, 06:52:26 AM »


Thas' a purty funnel you got there, boy...


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1094 on: October 23, 2015, 04:22:35 PM »
Now, if the First Lieutenant had any sense of humor, they'd let the anchor go.
“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.