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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1470 on: June 24, 2016, 10:31:16 AM »
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Bridge of the USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) in the South China Sea

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1471 on: June 24, 2016, 04:50:03 PM »
Size comparison of a Yamato turret, and a Tiger I.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1472 on: June 29, 2016, 10:10:25 AM »
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Midway-class aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43) and her escorts as they pass under the Golden Gate Bridge. San Fransisco, March 1983. On deck are aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14).

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1473 on: July 02, 2016, 09:17:40 AM »
Why Helena couldn't be saved.
“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."
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1474 on: July 03, 2016, 11:22:15 AM »



« Last Edit: July 03, 2016, 11:24:54 AM by mirth »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1475 on: July 05, 2016, 10:28:17 AM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1476 on: July 05, 2016, 10:29:53 AM »
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The crew of the British aircraft carrier HMS Ocean (R68) on deck for an inspection by Field Marshal Earl Alexander, Defense Minister of Great Britain. 14 June 1952.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1477 on: July 11, 2016, 05:52:14 PM »
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Soviet cruiser Murmansk that ran aground off the Norwegian village Sørvær during the transfer to be scrapped in India. 1994.



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She wasn't dismantled until 2013, some 19 years after she ran aground.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1478 on: July 12, 2016, 10:25:31 AM »
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USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) returning from a 331-day deployment to Vietnam in 1965.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1479 on: July 21, 2016, 07:45:45 PM »
"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 #1480 on: July 27, 2016, 08:12:59 PM »


The French battleship Bouvet in the Dardanelles, circa 1915
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1481 on: July 28, 2016, 04:55:40 AM »
Cool pic. That tumblehome design looks a little iffy for rough seas though.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1482 on: July 28, 2016, 05:42:29 AM »
Looks a little iffy for high angle incoming shells too!  :o

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1483 on: July 28, 2016, 06:11:18 AM »
19153? Did technology take a slide 17,000 years in the future?  :D

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1484 on: July 28, 2016, 06:31:26 AM »
19153? Did technology take a slide 17,000 years in the future?  :D

What was old is new again   8)