Author Topic: Ships!  (Read 125690 times)

Steelgrave

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Reply #1440 on: August 29, 2021, 11:58:39 AM
Good article  :bigthumb:

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Reply #1441 on: August 29, 2021, 12:49:44 PM
+1

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Reply #1442 on: September 03, 2021, 09:20:04 AM

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Reply #1443 on: September 04, 2021, 12:05:09 PM
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/age-battleships-dead-and-long-gone-189247

Interesting article.
Here's a gumdrop of knowledge.  The Wisconsin's system for fighting magazine fires sprung a leak after the last commissioning.
After opening the flanges, they found the seals were originally placed about 1948.
They were made of leather.  Anyone have a leather belt that still fits after fifty years?
They cobbled together a replacement but it would have been fun to hear the noise level rise when the replacement chit arrived at the Supply desk in Norfolk.

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #1444 on: September 04, 2021, 06:11:57 PM
Ring, ring.

"Norfolk Marine Supply. How may I help you?"

"This is Lt. Shortstraw. Back about 20 years ago, you folks bought out Newport News Shipfitters?"

"Uh, sure, if you say so."

"In 1948, Newport News Shipfitters supplied us with leather gaskets for firefighting water supply lines for the Iowa class. Do you still have those drawings?"

"Drawings? ... There's nothing in the online catalog..."

"No, I'm told they would be drawings. On big sheets of paper."

"Paper?"

"Can I speak to someone...older?"

Eventually, they find Erasmus Sneed, aged 107, who is wheeled from the retirement home into the shop and over to the shelving in the darkest back corner. He points directly to the third shelf from the top, where they evict several small mammals and find a rolled up life-size drawing of the gasket.

"So, now, where do we get leather?"

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Reply #1445 on: September 05, 2021, 06:16:21 AM
 :ROFL:

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Reply #1446 on: September 06, 2021, 08:19:44 AM
https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htwin/articles/20210906.aspx
A Kursk class sub lost power while transitioning through the Skagerrak. 

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #1447 on: September 17, 2021, 12:30:09 PM
Probably the mice running on the little, spinning wheel got tired.  :hehe:

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