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    So sorry to heart that. He came across as a true...

    So sorry to heart that. He came across as a true patriot and I agree with ArmorPiercing88 that it really was quite a privilege to have my amateurish questions fielded, seriously by someone who'd...
  2. Found a picture of BB-56's bow for comparison --...

    Found a picture of BB-56's bow for comparison -- has it's own bulb, too. The diagrams in profile don't bring that out.

    http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/015602a.jpg
  3. I found these two -- neither were Fletchers so...

    I found these two -- neither were Fletchers so I'm guessing that neither would have been equipped with the ram stem.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Borie_(DD-215)
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  4. During WWII, wasn't there a U.S.destroyer that...

    During WWII, wasn't there a U.S.destroyer that rammed a U-boat? Did it have a ram stem? I take it that not all destroyers were built with them.
  5. It does look razor-sharp!

    It does look razor-sharp!
  6. Thanks for the info and pictures, everyone. I...

    Thanks for the info and pictures, everyone. I came across this picture of a destroyer (modified Fletcher?) where the straight bow is plain and the difference to the to Iowa's very apparent.

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  7. Very interesting. I was looking at a picture...

    Very interesting. I was looking at a picture taken of Ford's bow before she was launched and to the untrained eye, it looked less like the graceful bulb that you see, curving forward from Yamato's...
  8. Thanks, Rusty, for responding & pointing out the...

    Thanks, Rusty, for responding & pointing out the earlier thread --- I'll search the site for additional info. I suppose behind this question is the thought "If there was a known way to get more...
  9. Yamato Bulbous Bow - Effect on speed of Iowa hull form?

    I came across this section of video discussing how the bulbous bow increased the speeds attainable by Yamato.

    http://worldwarwings.com/crafty-design-feature-made-wwiis-biggest-battleship-fast/
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    Wouldn't have guessed that as the source! Next...

    Wouldn't have guessed that as the source! Next time I'll put in a little more effort and Google the story's source website.
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    The site came up in one of those links you...

    The site came up in one of those links you sometimes see at the base of a legit newspaper article. I'd never heard of "The EU Times" and thought I browse a bit. I found the story amusing which is...
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    Two different views on Roosevelt's UK visit

    BBC saw it this way
    Navy warship USS Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Solent - BBC News

    This must be Russian sponsored news site? Just maybe? :)
    Terrified US Aircraft Carrier Flees From Russian...
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    A Victor goes to the breakers

    Some interesting pictures.

    How Russia Dismantles Its Old Nuclear Subs - Business Insider
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    CV-60 towed slowly into the sunset

    It feels rather sad but she's being replaced by newer and better... as long as Congress keeps funding in place.

    Having her slowly succumb to entropy, oxidizing at her berth while ghosts of past...
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    zraver and desertswo, thanks for taking the time...

    zraver and desertswo, thanks for taking the time to answer and providing all the interesting detail. It makes whole a lot of sense when seen in that light.
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    I noticed that the max speed of the America class...

    I noticed that the max speed of the America class is around 22 knots, a couple knots slower than Wasp.

    Was there some sort of trade-off made that resulted in the lower speed? And why do these...
  17. Thread: Naval Quiz

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    Sticky: Clearly no "two", just "swo." apologies for...

    Clearly no "two", just "swo." apologies for mangling your moniker desertswo! :)
  18. Thread: Naval Quiz

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    Sticky: Yeah the 5" mounts are definitive since they're...

    Yeah the 5" mounts are definitive since they're easier to see. Took a closer look and noticed that in the pic the damage control team has run hoses out the 14" guns

    Don't know about the...
  19. Thread: Naval Quiz

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    Sticky: Surfgun got it. I figured it would go fast, but...

    Surfgun got it. I figured it would go fast, but not that fast!

    DesertTwo I thought your answer might be plausible too so I went back to double-check that the picture wasn't mis-labelled. The...
  20. Thread: Naval Quiz

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    Sticky: No one had posted anything in a while so I...

    No one had posted anything in a while so I thought I'd throw this out there... It might be too easy for this crowd, but I'd never seen this photo. Can you identify the ship and incident?

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