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Reply #690 on: September 30, 2019, 08:34:06 AM
An old tradition is to send the newby's on a search.
They'd be told to get a bucket of steam, three yards of water level line, a quart of relative bearing grease, or something nonexistent like those.  They could spend a day going from space to space.  It was harmless and helped them learn their way around.
On Manley there was a routine that was pure evil.  There were twin brothers on board and they had a great act.
The midwatch bosun would send the messenger to the bosun's locker for a container of relative bearing grease.  When he visited the space, one of the twins would be standing around while the duty bosun would tell the kid he would find the grease in the radio shack.
Dutifully, the kid would go to radio, and the other twin would be standing around, while the watch said to go to after steering.
This went on for about six spaces, and the whole ship would make bets on how many compartments the kid would visit before he realised that one guy was always waiting for him.

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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 #691 on: September 30, 2019, 04:56:21 PM

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Reply #692 on: September 30, 2019, 11:12:01 PM
Is that, 'The Ballad of the Edmund Fitzgerald' I hear playing in the background?

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Reply #693 on: October 01, 2019, 06:05:14 AM
Its a bit...rough.

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Reply #694 on: October 01, 2019, 02:40:54 PM
Missouri sends a note to the Republican Guard.


"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 #695 on: October 04, 2019, 07:41:55 AM
Akagi during the Indian Ocean raid.  On the left is Hiryu and Soryu.  Behind the battlecruisers are Shokaku and Zuikaku.

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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 #696 on: October 04, 2019, 08:22:12 AM
The colorization techniques have vastly improved

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Reply #697 on: October 04, 2019, 08:32:03 AM
That's a cool shot.

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Reply #698 on: October 04, 2019, 09:35:58 AM
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HMS Dragon conducting sea boat operations, Westlant 19



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Reply #699 on: October 04, 2019, 10:02:47 AM
Is the giant Dalek in the center there to ex-term-in-ate?  :P

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Reply #700 on: October 04, 2019, 06:12:44 PM
Akagi during the Indian Ocean raid.  On the left is Hiryu and Soryu.  Behind the battlecruisers are Shokaku and Zuikaku.

I've always wondered if the Akagi's designers were left-handed...


Is the giant Dalek in the center there to ex-term-in-ate?  :P

That's really the top of a disguised OGRE. The rest is below the waterline, treads rolling on the sea floor.

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Reply #701 on: October 05, 2019, 03:06:15 PM

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Reply #702 on: October 05, 2019, 07:38:21 PM
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Reply #703 on: October 05, 2019, 09:03:12 PM
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Peresviet-class pre-dreadnought battleship Oslyabya of the Imperial Russian Navy leaving Bizerte, Tunisia — 27 December 1903



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Reply #704 on: October 05, 2019, 09:48:07 PM
Her trip to the Far East the following year didn't turn out too well...  :(

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