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Reply #1200 on: June 11, 2020, 07:58:52 AM
https://www.duffelblog.com/2020/05/the-carrier-is-vulnerable-and-obsolete-according-to-100-years-worth-of-military-journals/

A new appreciation of aircraft carriers.

Please note the esteemed author had an earlier career in film.  He was the protagonist in Boogie Nights.
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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 #1201 on: June 13, 2020, 12:27:27 PM
https://navalnews.net/fire-occurs-onboard-french-nuclear-powered-submarine-perle

Now a French submarine has a drydock fire.  It seems that the most dangerous place for a sub is a drydock.
Come to think of it, while Farragut was in the Philadelphia yard in 1974, the yard's newspaper had a list of major accidents.  Recall there were fires many times a week, all the welding.

"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 #1202 on: June 13, 2020, 01:01:07 PM
Isn't that what happened to the Soviet Russian carrier?

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Reply #1203 on: June 14, 2020, 08:02:59 PM

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Reply #1204 on: June 22, 2020, 05:44:04 PM
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USS West Virginia (BB-48) - Oakland Bay Bridge - 1930s



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Reply #1205 on: June 22, 2020, 06:06:16 PM
https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/about-us/leadership/director/directors-corner/h-grams/h-gram-039/h-039-3.html?fbclid=IwAR0pVs6BwRAiRp-WfLyJk6CB2KMvQxZCp3kSIS9k-wzvvPRIt4MAPwI-fVs

Typhoon Cobra hits Third Fleet.
Good account.  To understand why three destroyers were swamped, has to do with refueling procedure and the layout of the fuel bunkers.
WWII destroyers had a trough like device about midships both port and starboard.
The fuel hose would go into the trough and securrd with two lines.  This setup was termed a pigtail, because it looked like this type of braid in a girl's hair.
Since the receptacle was amidships, the receiving ship would pump out the midships fuel tanks into the forward and after tanks.  This had the effect of raising the center of gravity, so the ship rolled to a greater degree.

"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 #1206 on: June 29, 2020, 07:37:05 PM
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The US Navy airship USS Macon (ZRS-5), moored at Hangar One at Moffett Federal Airfield near Mountain View, California



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Reply #1207 on: June 29, 2020, 07:41:59 PM
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Reply #1208 on: June 29, 2020, 08:09:49 PM
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IJN Kaga anchored off Japan in 1930 with her original 3 flight decks looking like a floating fortress. She would be reconstructed in 1934 and have just 1 longer flight deck



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Reply #1209 on: June 29, 2020, 08:31:38 PM
That looks like something from Waterworld.

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Reply #1210 on: June 29, 2020, 08:34:29 PM
That looks like something from Waterworld.

Yet much cheaper than the Waterworld budget.

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Reply #1211 on: June 29, 2020, 08:55:42 PM
 :2funny:

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Reply #1212 on: June 29, 2020, 09:45:50 PM
And it (got) bombed like Waterworld.



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Reply #1213 on: June 29, 2020, 09:55:08 PM
^History jokes. Gotta love it!  :bigthumb:

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Reply #1214 on: June 30, 2020, 12:02:13 AM
Was she the one Godzilla took a crap on before he ate Tokyo? Get it? Kaga---Kaka?   :go-on:

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