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Old 02-23-2016, 03:41 PM   #1591
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USS Iowa N.Y. Naval Ship Yard, July 9th 1943.

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Old 02-23-2016, 10:22 PM   #1592
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This was really interesting to see real footage in color.

Makes me want to load up a flight sim.

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American documentary & propaganda film produced by the U.S. Navy during World War II and narrated by Lt. Robert Taylor USNR.

The plot of the film revolves around the life of seamen on board an anonymous aircraft carrier. Because of war time restrictions, the name of the aircraft carrier was disguised as "the Fighting Lady"; afterwards the ship's true name became public -- she was the USS Yorktown. A few shots of aircraft landing were filmed aboard USS Ticonderoga. Due to her fighting heritage, and to honor all carrier sailors and airmen, the Yorktown is on permanent display at Patriots Point in Charleston, SC.

In the scene of a strafing mission against the Japanese-held island of Truk, one of the figures seen running for cover is an American POW. According to his autobiography, that prisoner was Maj. Gregory H. 'Pappy' Boyington, the highest-scoring U.S. Marine pilot of the war, who had been shot down a few months before in the Solomon Islands.
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Pre-drednought Charlemagne of the French navy
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:33 AM   #1594
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USS Idaho showing some love to Japanese infantry ashore on Okinawa on 1 April 1945
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Old 03-01-2016, 08:50 AM   #1596
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:44 AM   #1597
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Icon9 Both blown up at anchor in tropical ports at the start of wars??!!

ANOTHER ILL-FATED SHIP UNDER THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE 1918 escorting president Wilson to Paris peace Conference...USS ARIZONA
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:02 AM   #1598
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Giuseppe Garibaldi-class armored cruiser of the Spanish Navy, Cristóbal Colón.
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Protected cruiser Unebi of the Imperial Japanese Navy
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Old 03-08-2016, 02:45 PM   #1601
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:56 AM   #1602
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The circular battleship Vice Admiral Popov (originally named the Kiev).
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Icon14 IN HONOR OF THE DAY! HAMPTON ROADS! 3/9/1862

The inside (replica)of a very circular battle ship-USS Monitor) History's first serious naval arms race inventions:; decks awash, a revolving turret (24 second to completely revolve ) 5" turret armor;
(<really works check those dents!) .05 deck armor-with steam hoses to repel boarders??!! ...literally a 'cheese box on a raft'... a review of Ericsson's unusual design, the board was skeptical, concerned that such a vessel would not float, especially in rough seas, and rejected the proposal of a completely iron laden ship. President Lincoln, who had also examined the design, overruled them. Ericsson assured the board his ship would float exclaiming, "The sea shall ride over her and she shall live in it like a duck" The world would never be the same: Her 'shake down' cruise was enroute to the great encounter with the CSS Virginia ie the Merrimac <These guys were the pointy end of a great experiment...that actually worked. Two Swedes: John Ericsson and ADM John Dahlgren (inventer of the Dahlgren 11" guns <11'' Dahlgren; the intended 15'' Dahlgrens were not available in time-Lucky Merrimac!) together put 'paid' to the wooden-world of warships-USS Monitor the direct ancestor of the predreadnoughts and the dreadnoughts. By 1862-same year as Hampton Roads battle-navies across Europe had adopted ironclads. Britain and France each had sixteen either completed or under construction... ATTN Moderator: a little wordy but I'm just trying to generate more sales to help fill 's coffers! [wiki et al]
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USS Lexington (CV-2) underway in 1929

note the 8" gun turrets fore and aft of the island
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