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    I still can't imagine life with only one...

    I still can't imagine life with only one distilling plant. The output of 12,000 GPD is plenty (if they ever really reached that parameter) for its intended usage, but as someone who spent hours if...
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    That puppy kind of leaps off the deck, don't she?...

    That puppy kind of leaps off the deck, don't she? ;)
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    The Japanese shells also had integral dye markers...

    The Japanese shells also had integral dye markers so with their optical range finders the gunnery officers knew which specific gun caused which splash. I was once told (the one and only time my...
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    Oh yeah. You damn near get sucked into the basin....

    Oh yeah. You damn near get sucked into the basin. It really isn't very big. I operated Jesse L. Brown out of there for about six weeks. Good times. Lots of good beach bars down the coast.
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    Take a boat ride down the St. John's and you'll...

    Take a boat ride down the St. John's and you'll see all you need to see.
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    Sticky: No.

    No.
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    Back in those days, I wouldn't have given a...

    Back in those days, I wouldn't have given a flying fornication if they had all gone in the drink when shot off the pointy end. The saying amongst we SWOs was that they earned their flight pay. It was...
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    While I've never been aboard the class, I'm sure...

    While I've never been aboard the class, I'm sure they do. God forbid the winged feces should have to actually climb ladders!
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    As the AUXO in Connie I hated those damn things....

    As the AUXO in Connie I hated those damn things. More trouble than they were worth.
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    That's it then. We're all doomed.

    That's it then. We're all doomed.
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    Respectfully, not really.

    Respectfully, not really.
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    He's got a sonar dome. He'll use the one on the...

    He's got a sonar dome. He'll use the one on the side 99% of the time. He'll drop the bow anchor "under foot" if he's concerned that he's dragging anchor.

    Also, being prudent in a post 9/11 world...
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    I was once detailed to do such a walk around when...

    I was once detailed to do such a walk around when Soviet ships visited San Diego back in 1990 (I think) appearing as a civilian. My compatriots and I walked away with a gold mine of info without ever...
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    OK, here is this 60 year old man with long hair...

    OK, here is this 60 year old man with long hair and a beard, speaking impeccable Portuguese albeit with a Brazilian accent. No problem, right? Those are all accurate descriptions of . . . Me. Now let...
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    SS United States Not Long For This World

    Looks like this magnificent beast is headed for the breakers yard. She was way beyond cutting edge for her time with regard to main propulsion technology. A real shame.
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    Been to Utah many times. It's on the way to...

    Been to Utah many times. It's on the way to Montana.
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    Never doubt the efficacy of the Standard Missile...

    Never doubt the efficacy of the Standard Missile in surface mode. Not as big a warhead as a Harpoon obviously, but at Mach 2 the kinematics of the missile's air frame alone are a quantum leap...
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    It was more along the lines of Enterprise being a...

    It was more along the lines of Enterprise being a proof of concept ship as well as an active fleet asset. The reactors available and proven in fleet operations were like those installed in the...
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    Sticky: The so called Bayou St. John submarine once...

    The so called Bayou St. John submarine once belonging to the Confederate Navy.
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    Arizona is still in commission, it would be...

    Arizona is still in commission, it would be required that she be the odd man out.
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