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    Sticky: Don - unsure of the condition of anything at this...

    Don - unsure of the condition of anything at this point, but I did listen in on some of the old crew engineers discussing it. BTC said the entire boiler plant would need hydrostat, an EMC who's been...
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    Sticky: I won't spill the beans completely, but at...

    I won't spill the beans completely, but at tonight's reunion dinner, Captain Kent (President of Pacific Battleship Center) told us he wants to light off the boilers and get underway. Firing the 5's...
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    Sticky: Rusty when I'm out there I'm going to inquire...

    Rusty when I'm out there I'm going to inquire into employment with PBC - would you be willing to please put in a good word for me?
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    Sticky: Starboard side to the Pier, just like she always...

    Starboard side to the Pier, just like she always was. I can't wait to see her again!
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    Good old Midway. A God-forsaken mound of dirt...

    Good old Midway. A God-forsaken mound of dirt whose only redeeming grace is that it sits halfway between Hawaii and Japan. A lot of luck, a few mistakes on their part, and *BOOM* the tide of the...
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    Thanks very much Dok. I knew there had to be a...

    Thanks very much Dok. I knew there had to be a better reason than 'it's always been done that way'. Prop planes never crossed my mind.
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    Oh Great Naval Engineers, please answer this!

    I finally got asked a question about one of my former ships {USS America (CV-66)} that for the life of me I had neither answer nor educated guess.

    Why is the superstructure on an aircraft...
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    I hope they're all earmarked "San Francisco City...

    I hope they're all earmarked "San Francisco City Hall"
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    Sticky: One thing y'all are forgetting regarding armament...

    One thing y'all are forgetting regarding armament - in 1944/5 we were already developing guided missiles. Those BB's you've fictionalized should have missile launch decks, including nuclear-capable...
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    "Coming Attractions" - you mean we're gonna...

    "Coming Attractions" - you mean we're gonna bombard SanFran for all the idiocy? Call me, I'll for sure voulenteer to help on that one :)
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    Sticky: Hokay, back again after a short haitus. Sorry...

    Hokay, back again after a short haitus. Sorry guys, my number one, only, and favorite daughter is nowhere near East Texas - she lives somewhere else and attends university, and is very much engaged...
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    @tanker - that was also an operational thing and...

    @tanker - that was also an operational thing and not just a special effect for the movie. It was called "skyhook" and was used by the CIA mostly.
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    Ah, Hexagon. Saw this article in yesterday's...

    Ah, Hexagon. Saw this article in yesterday's paper - and it's brilliant. Thanks for posting it here!
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    Sticky: Ok, my daughter informed me that she wants a gift...

    Ok, my daughter informed me that she wants a gift card to Victoria's Secret for Christmas...

    Now for any other female out there (except Mum of course) I wouldn't have a problem with this, but for...
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    I read Burke and Halsey, and am midway (pun...

    I read Burke and Halsey, and am midway (pun intended) through Nimitz. Mr. Potter's work is fantastic to say the least. I look forward to reading some of his other texts as well.
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    Actually I'm reading Nimitz right now, having...

    Actually I'm reading Nimitz right now, having finished Burke and Halsey.
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    Sticky: Concur absolutely. The closer to original the...

    Concur absolutely. The closer to original the better. She IS a museum you know, do you really want your great-great-grandkids thinking we sailed on plywood decks?
  18. IMHO the UN without US military backing is a...

    IMHO the UN without US military backing is a paper tiger just like the League of Nations was. Nothing to fear at all, and damn little credibility.
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    Sticky: Rusty, when you're reviewing the old CHT...

    Rusty, when you're reviewing the old CHT stations, I changed the CHT Pump float out last in the aft pumping station. First time in my life I was literally knee-deep in CH(i)T. Sucked being a duty...
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    Sticky: Whoa, wait, back up 3 posts... Set the wayback...

    Whoa, wait, back up 3 posts... Set the wayback machine to "Ship's Galley" for a sec... MAJOR publicity idea that Pac Bat might enjoy using:

    Invite Chef Robert Irvine out to do a "Dinner...
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