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Reply #645 on: September 08, 2019, 01:34:29 PM
I'd heard of that show but never watched it. Shame on me.

It was fun if you were 10 years old. Doesn't exactly hold up now. Especially because of Stephen Collins.

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Reply #646 on: September 08, 2019, 01:49:01 PM
I'd heard of that show but never watched it. Shame on me.

It was fun if you were 10 years old. Doesn't exactly hold up now. Especially because of Stephen Collins.

I suppose... but still, it has cartoon Nazis and a Grumman Widgeon!

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Reply #647 on: September 08, 2019, 01:54:16 PM
And Roddy McDowall!

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Reply #648 on: September 08, 2019, 01:55:38 PM
I've always like Roddy McDowall. He was good in Fright Night.

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Reply #649 on: September 08, 2019, 02:10:43 PM

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Reply #650 on: September 08, 2019, 02:16:35 PM
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I never did see the remake.

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Reply #651 on: September 09, 2019, 07:08:07 AM
USS Savannah (CL 42) Is hit by a German radio-controlled bomb, while supporting Allied forces ashore during the Salerno operation, 11 September 1943.

The bomb hit the top of the ship's number three 6"/47 gun turret and penetrated deep into her hull before exploding. The photograph shows the explosion venting through the top of the turret and also through Savannah's hull below the waterline.

The bomb impact was initially a huge crash, followed seconds later by a massive explosion that lifted the ship right out of the water, and knocked everyone to the deck. The bomb passed through the turret top, killed everyone inside, and exploded at the keel, blowing the bottom of the ship out and causing a huge geyser of water and debris to come out the port side a little forward of the bridge. It covered us with water, and almost immediately smoke started pouring from the hole in the turret. We all figured the magazine would explode at any second, but it didn’t. When the bomb exploded it blew out the keel directly under the magazine, and the water flooded the magazine before it had a chance to go off.

The explosion blew open both the #2 and #1 magazines forward, and killed most everyone in the bow forward of the #3 turret.

The instant flooding of the #3 magazine of the USS Savannah was providential or she likely would have been lost just like the Italian Battleship Roma was lost to a massive magazine explosion after a Fritz X bomb penetrated her turret & magazine.

A motor torpedo boat (PT) is passing by in the foreground at the instant of the explosion of the Fritz X Bomb.

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"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 #652 on: September 10, 2019, 07:21:42 AM
Thinking about the Fritz X strike on Savannah.
From the description, it sounds like the blast effected the forward part of the ship and didn't go aft.  This probably resulted from a lateral bulkhead in front of the forward engineering spaces.
I'm not familiar with the pre-war internal subdivisions on warships like Savannah.  Post war, destroyers were designed with five watertight spaces.  Forward engine room and boiler room, Damage Control central, and after engine room and boiler room.
These were each seperated by bulkheads that had no openings.  If you were in the aft engine room and wanted to go to the boiler room, you had to go up to the main deck and then down a ladder.
This was based on damage from kamekazes and torpedoes.  As long as three of the spaces had integrity, the ship had positive buoyancy. 
These bulkheads, and the main deck, were the only "armored" areas of the ship.
Don't know what a Brooklyn class cruiser had.

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Reply #653 on: September 11, 2019, 01:06:48 PM

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Reply #654 on: September 11, 2019, 01:55:48 PM
688 Attack Sub was a classic game. Hadn't thought about it until I read that ^.




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Reply #655 on: September 11, 2019, 02:01:12 PM
I still have 688i stashed somewhere



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Reply #656 on: September 19, 2019, 07:45:27 AM
HMS Suffolk.  Bombed in Scapa Flow during the 1940 Norway campaign, took on 1500 tons of seawater.

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"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 #657 on: September 20, 2019, 02:22:31 AM

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Reply #658 on: September 20, 2019, 08:06:03 AM
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7484261/HMS-Prince-Wales-bomb-site-Sailors-board-3-2bn-warship-slam-crew-quarters.html

Prince of Wales leaves Rosyth.
As usual the yard left a lot of spaces unfinished.  That's not unusual. 
The wardroom looks very posh.  Reminds me of the Italian battleship Roma's officer country.  That worked out well.

"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 #659 on: September 22, 2019, 07:41:33 AM
French armorec cruiser,. Edgar Quinet, 1914.  She escorted troop convoys to France from North Africa and could have mixed it up with Goeben.
Six stacks, square portholes, forty boilers (!), and a wine tank.

"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.