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    Video of an actual anchor runaway/loss. USS...

    Video of an actual anchor runaway/loss. USS Tarawa (LHA-1).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7pRfix_sNg

    Eric
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    Double trouble in Hackensack - USS Ling

    Not sure if this has been publicized outside of the NY/NJ area, but last weekend the USS Ling was broken into by person(s) unknown at it's location in Hackensack, NJ. The folks that got inside the...
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    Unauthorized salvage of Pre-1945 shipwrecks

    There was a comment in the Indy thread about the ship being out of the range of salvage operations, rather then hijack the thread I thought I'd post a new topic. Right now, quality pre-1945 steel is...
  4. Thread: USS Texas

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    Article talking more about the flooding and how...

    Article talking more about the flooding and how it was addressed.... I haven't seen any recent status information, but the prognosis can't be good. I hadn't thought about downflooding when the ship...
  5. Thread: USS Texas

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    Here's a thread of a bunch of pics taken...

    Here's a thread of a bunch of pics taken yesterday - show a lot of very depressing detail.

    http://imgur.com/a/5YAdB

    Water is the ultimate solvent, given enough time....

    Eric
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    Shot of the current list... ...

    Shot of the current list...

    http://imgur.com/r/warshipporn/JN1OaWV

    Eric
  7. Battleship Yamato 18" gun turret operation - CGI movie

    I ran across this browsing YouTube and thought it may be of some interest. Someone in Japan computer-modeled the operation of one of the Yamato's 18-inch gun turrets and made quite an interesting CGI...
  8. Thread: ghost fleet

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    Here's some pictures of the Beaumont, TX reserve...

    Here's some pictures of the Beaumont, TX reserve fleet as of August 1 or so. I was digging around trying to find when the USNS Observation Island was going to be scrapped (if there had been any bids...
  9. Thread: USS Texas

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    More problems on the USS Texas over Veterans Day....

    More problems on the USS Texas over Veterans Day. Apparently they started taking on water from the stern and the ship developed a bit of a list. They HAVE to get this ship out of the water or...
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    And this is the other piece of the puzzle....

    And this is the other piece of the puzzle. Apparently the dock at which Clamagore is tied up at is right in the crosshairs of a large redevelopment project which is supposed to guarantee forever...
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    Patriots Point update

    This is depressing. Looks like the USS Clamagore is getting closer to being scuttled as an artificial reef. Patriots Point's management didn't adequately maintain the ship over the years so the hull...
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    I'll have to do some digging. I know I have...

    I'll have to do some digging. I know I have copies of a few official Navy photographs from the very early 50's taken during the Kidd reactivation, if I can locate them I'll scan them & post. Thanks...
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    Thanks for sharing that photo! Any idea on the...

    Thanks for sharing that photo! Any idea on the time frame on when it was taken? If it's early 1950's, the second person from the left looks similar to my father, but I can't be 100% sure.
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    My father was on the 1951 recommissioning crew of...

    My father was on the 1951 recommissioning crew of the Kidd. He told me a year or two before he died that the ship was essentially a hell of a mess when it was pulled out of reserve fleet for...
  15. USS Ronald Reagan dosing during Tsunami relief effort

    Hey all...

    Did anyone catch the article in the NY Post on Dec 22 about the Reagan getting dosed repeatedly when they were off the coast of Japan downwind from the Fukushima plume? Here's a linky,...
  16. Thread: museum ships

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    Looks like the USS Clamagore at Patriots Point is...

    Looks like the USS Clamagore at Patriots Point is going to be either reefed or scrapped very soon according to the linked article. I was aboard her earlier this year and she looked better inside then...
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    Sounds like they may have lost the load...... Bad...

    Sounds like they may have lost the load...... Bad turbochargers. Uck.

    http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/US-Warship-Suffers-Generator-Problems-at-Sea-2013-07-22/
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    Very sorry, I should have been more specific in...

    Very sorry, I should have been more specific in my initial post. I didn't mean to start a topic as broad as a barn door... Considering the current forward-deployed forces that Turkey has sent to the...
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    Order of Battle - Turkish vs. Israeli navies

    Looks like things are beginning to heat up off Cyprus. Wonder who would come out ahead in a dust-up...

    DEBKAfile, Political Analysis, Espionage, Terrorism, Security

    Eric
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    Sticky: Rusty, just curious how much DEMIL is going to...

    Rusty, just curious how much DEMIL is going to need to take place before the ship is released to your custody. I know the New Jersey's amateur radio club has been rebuilding equipment for years that...
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