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Reply #586 on: June 20, 2019, 06:45:24 PM
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Oregon City-class heavy cruiser USS Rochester (CA-124) in heavy seas, November 1957



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Reply #587 on: June 20, 2019, 06:53:20 PM
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Reply #588 on: June 20, 2019, 07:27:25 PM
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Reply #589 on: June 20, 2019, 08:02:25 PM
Thought you would approve  ;)

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Reply #590 on: June 23, 2019, 08:39:05 AM
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Reply #591 on: June 23, 2019, 10:54:33 PM
That's a pretty shot.  :applause:

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Reply #592 on: June 24, 2019, 01:32:28 PM
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American Arleigh Burke class destroyer and Japanese Izumo class helicopter destroyer, May 2019



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Reply #593 on: June 24, 2019, 01:34:43 PM
HMS Inflexible (1876), in Malta [4500 x 3200]. Information and more pictures in comments.





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Reply #594 on: June 26, 2019, 01:15:09 PM

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Reply #595 on: June 27, 2019, 07:23:47 AM
Boy, that class sure is snake bit.
Thinking about it, the nearest I can recall wa the Knox class frigates.  They were designed with two boilers, one steam turbine, and one offset propellor shaft.
If you had a steam problem, or a boiler issue, this layout made it easier for the ship to lose power.  Most ships had four boilers and two enginerooms with two shafts.
They could operate two boilers all the team, so it was harder for the ship to go dark.
Overall, they seemed to be effective.  They were designed for convoy escort, when we would have sent forces across the Atlantic to fight the Soviets. 
The Knox frigates did occasionally lose power, and it could be very frustrating for the crew to get power back.
Their worst problem was the weak AAW defence.  Once the USS Vreeland was off Latakia, Syria collecting intel on the Syrian naval forces.  Think there was to be a missile test launch.
They didn't like this and four Osa/Komar boats surrounded Vreeland and she was told to leave or else.

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Reply #596 on: July 11, 2019, 01:22:49 PM

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Reply #597 on: July 12, 2019, 10:40:12 AM

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Reply #598 on: July 12, 2019, 12:19:00 PM
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Reply #599 on: July 12, 2019, 12:23:42 PM
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HMS Commonwealth, 1903, a King Edward VII class battleship with a main battery of 4x12" (305 mm) and a heavy secondary armament of 4x9.2" (234 mm) and 10x6" (152 mm). King Edward VII class units were some of the last pre-dreadnoughts built for the RN before the coming of HMS Dreadnought



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