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besilarius

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Reply #1350 on: October 28, 2020, 11:45:28 AM
One account seems to say this occurred in the channel between Salamis and the mainland.
The container ship was likely heading in to Elefsis to unload.  Or there is a shipyard there.  It was named Hellenic shipyard in the 1970s.
Possibly the minesweeper was going in, or out, for repair work.
Although this is where the famous galley battle was fought with hundreds of triremes, it is a very tight strait.  One deep channel in a roadstead about as wide as the Thames in London.
It used to be that ships waiting for repair, or to be scrapped, were anchored haphazardly around the channel.  Possibly o e of the two had to get around an anchored ship and this put it on a collision course in close quarters.

"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 #1351 on: November 04, 2020, 06:32:28 AM
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/617709/live-fire-exercise-aboard-uss-dwight-d-eisenhower

Seems that they are now putting 50 Cal's on the Ike.  If they're sailing into the Persian Gulf, with all the Iranian motor boat s, this has to be a necessity.
This makes me chuckle.
When we homeported six destroyers to Athens, a shipalt was requested.
The commodore wanted a 50 Cal's mount on rach bridgewing
Turned down flat because of potential metal fatigue to the aluminum superstructure.

"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 #1352 on: February 16, 2021, 08:44:51 AM

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Reply #1353 on: February 17, 2021, 09:56:41 AM

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Reply #1354 on: February 17, 2021, 12:49:27 PM
Ummm...yeah.... The People's Armed Forces Militia and their "fleet" of fishing trawlers...  :ROFL:

Is this stuff serious? Sure the PLAN is building up by why make this article look like a joke by including that non-sense?  ???

And all that chart shows is that they built/might build a bunch of destroyers, frigates, corvettes, and "other vessels not listed".  :idiot2:

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Reply #1355 on: February 23, 2021, 01:56:31 PM
Why combine carriers, cruisers, and destroyers on one line. Those are vastly different ship types.

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Reply #1356 on: February 24, 2021, 01:50:49 PM

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Reply #1357 on: February 24, 2021, 05:32:38 PM
Good god...carrier strike groups are very small nowadays. I guess when you have a couple of ships  that can track 500 targets each,  you don't need much

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Reply #1358 on: February 24, 2021, 05:45:30 PM
LOL...the URL says "birtish" yet it works  ;D



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Reply #1359 on: February 24, 2021, 05:54:24 PM
Good god...carrier strike groups are very small nowadays. I guess when you have a couple of ships  that can track 500 targets each,  you don't need much

"The HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier is able to carry up to forty aircraft, with a normal maximum load of thirty-six F-35s and four helicopters, but she has also a theoretical surge capacity of up to 72 aircraft."

...leaving me with the image of them stuffing pieces of airplanes under bunks, into the heads, .... (Note: actual aircraft parts are not floppy like stiff jello. That's probably just me.)

Having an actual submarine with the strike group is cool. Admiral Jellicoe's ghost jumps up and says, "Haha!"



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Reply #1360 on: February 24, 2021, 06:03:07 PM
Only one sub?
Don't bet on that.

"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.