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    How has attendance been holding up? On the...

    How has attendance been holding up? On the Website it mentions that Hornet had some 80,000 guests back in 2014 (last report posted). Is management trying to make a bigger Pie. It appears past...
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    This upsets me a great deal as well. Loyalty and...

    This upsets me a great deal as well. Loyalty and comradery are lost to some. Sounds like the basic problem is leadership, which goes hand in hand with loyalty to THEIR Ship. It is just a job ...NOT!
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    Well USS Monsoor has "joined" the Fleet. I...

    Well USS Monsoor has "joined" the Fleet. I captured her in Bath and now in San Diego at North Island.

    I have read a few pieces of late about Ammo but nothing really definitive just...
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    Again it will be very expensive to replace the...

    Again it will be very expensive to replace the guns and come up with some unique addon to fill the space. I still think it is better/$$$ to contrive some sort of work around for cheaper ammo.

    The...
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    Indeed and then there is the potential issue of...

    Indeed and then there is the potential issue of bolting on OEM Mk 45 5"/62s and further compromising the "Stealth" characteristics along with the addon antennae arrays.

    I find it hard to believe...
  6. Had a chance to see USS Hudner back in the...

    Had a chance to see USS Hudner back in the spring. Quite a story about his efforts in Korea.

    And the gas turbines work too. And the last of the DDG1000s is in the dock behind.
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    Sticky: Unfortunately we already knew the lessons learned...

    Unfortunately we already knew the lessons learned here. So NO new lessons learned. We did this to ourselves!

    It goes on …… different water jets and not one but both types of Engines are...
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    Great Shots! DD-820 is definitely a FRAM 1...

    Great Shots!

    DD-820 is definitely a FRAM 1 Gearing with a bit more gas than a Fletcher or Sumner. The 14 extra feet amidships between the plants was mostly about fuel. You can just make out some...
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    Take advantage of the volunteers and Docents to...

    Take advantage of the volunteers and Docents to get a feel for Carrier Aviation as well as some behind the scenes looks. Since you are on a roll keep "steaming" and steer a course south to Iowa or...
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    Typically a Destroyer would make the approach at...

    Typically a Destroyer would make the approach at 20kts and slow to Refueling/Romeo Speed about 12kts. On a Fletcher or Sumner/Gearing the plant was split so at least two boilers were on the line. ...
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    There is not much different between an Emergency...

    There is not much different between an Emergency and Normal breakaway … just the speed. On larger ships running multiple rigs sometimes the CO tried to control the tensioning/detensioning of the...
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    Yes larger ships generally do refuel at a greater...

    Yes larger ships generally do refuel at a greater distance apart. When the constant tension rigs came into service separations pushed out further. First of those was late fifties. But if you...
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    Sticky: This is a good read about Battleship designs from...

    This is a good read about Battleship designs from some naval historians. Not sure if it has been posted before?

    http://www.combinedfleet.com/baddest.htm
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    One can imagine going through this process...

    One can imagine going through this process multiple times after each failed refueling in the case of the USS Spence and others. The whole process of filling the tanks was not exactly pure science as...
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    I am sure the subject of maintenance comes up...

    I am sure the subject of maintenance comes up frequently with the Historic Naval Ship Association http://www.hnsa.org/ , since most if not all of these ships are in the same "boat". There is also...
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    Great post and this leads me to another fuel...

    Great post and this leads me to another fuel comment/discussion which I have been considering for a while since the fuel oil heaters discussion came up pages back. The USN lost 3 Destroyers in that...
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    Sticky: Not much help here but the Midway class carriers...

    Not much help here but the Midway class carriers with similar/identical turbines (53,000 HP each) and probably the same boilers produced about a max of 153,000 pounds of steam an hour. Fuel usage was...
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    One of the primary reasons the Nimitz CVNs will...

    One of the primary reasons the Nimitz CVNs will be decommissioned is that they need to be refueled at the 50 year point. They also will need significant engineering renewal/upkeep let alone combat...
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    The 600 psi plants had the reputation as being...

    The 600 psi plants had the reputation as being more reliable as the newer destroyers had 1200 psi systems, which were more "advanced" in design" but had a host of teething problems when they reached...
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    You are absolutely right about that link. Indeed...

    You are absolutely right about that link. Indeed it was designed to break/shear if the load was too great! The last thing you want is to drag pieces of the ship up several decks when the chain is...
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