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  1. Thread: ghost fleet

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    Bummer about the Sherman......over 30 years from...

    Bummer about the Sherman......over 30 years from decommissioning, only to have the torch finally catch up.
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    Having found the article quoted at another...

    Having found the article quoted at another source, Navy Seeks to Adapt Training for Millennials | Military.com, I'm curious a bit.

    Such as this point: "For millennials, it's very important for...
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    Well, know your mark. That disbursing officer...

    Well, know your mark.

    That disbursing officer was single and something of leech. He was a rooster in tennis shoes. The ploy I did on him I would never have thought to do on the previous lamb chop....
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    I was on ship where the disbursing officer was in...

    I was on ship where the disbursing officer was in hack in home port after deployment. I felt sorry for him, so I lent him a "six pack" of X rated VHS flicks. Curiously enough, my request for off base...
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    Well, if you say so. I really don't recall...

    Well, if you say so.

    I really don't recall these places with maybe the exception of the OCS dorm. It seemed to me that the OCS school? dorm? was out on a point right next to SWOS; one could watch...
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    Newport. It's odd, because I remember...

    Newport.

    It's odd, because I remember arriving, remember our class leader, Ash Wednesday there, liberty in Boston, the YP officer writing "Relax" on my evals, it being too windy once to go out,...
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    Yes, I did, and perhaps they did. It was so long...

    Yes, I did, and perhaps they did. It was so long ago and while I recall bits and pieces, very minor little stuff, like when "Coach" on "Cheers" died......and me having no clue who they were talking...
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    Sounds like things improved at least a little bit...

    Sounds like things improved at least a little bit since I was in in the 2nd half of the 80's. Flight deck FF I got 2,3 times because I was often assigned there.....especially on ships that didn't...
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    A couple of things. First of all, the SS...

    A couple of things.

    First of all, the SS Normandie was to become the USS Lafayette.

    Secondly, there is a quick, non manpower way to put out a fire without water using dry chemical (among...
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    I remember impedance......especially when I was...

    I remember impedance......especially when I was study telecommunications and learning how to wire tap.

    But yes, that last comment comparing merchant chief engineers to USN ones did catch my...
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    With all due respect......so they say.

    With all due respect......so they say.
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    As to the second paragraph, I've sort of been...

    As to the second paragraph, I've sort of been there as well when I ran a Naval Police force. My troops were my life and it really comes back to you when they start caring about you. But there were so...
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    Well, a couple of things. First of all, I...

    Well, a couple of things.

    First of all, I usually don't get that far through most comment sectons because all so often, it is a collection of the thoughts of any wacko with a key board....
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    Wow.....I learned that, about the ERROR of...

    Wow.....I learned that, about the ERROR of correcting the instructor......in NROTC.
  15. Well, we are talking two ships. When the car...

    Well, we are talking two ships.

    When the car first drives on to the pier, there is the SPS-48, WLR-1 ship in the background in the picture. When the close up of the main players happens, though,...
  16. Ahhh, the days when ships like cruisers and...

    Ahhh, the days when ships like cruisers and destroyers actually had boats!

    Well, all this talk has compelled me to pull the DVD from the shelf and take another look at things.

    "Mark" and...
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    Maybe not jinxed......but perhaps someone ought...

    Maybe not jinxed......but perhaps someone ought to be investigating the Captain's cabin to make sure it is not contaminated with a mind altering substance, at least.
  18. Well, it's not really a question about...

    Well, it's not really a question about identifying it, just on how to call it.

    Good point about the Farragut class; I had forgotten about the Atlantic fleet "restriction". Hence, given the...
  19. Looking at a mid 70's TV flick on a Naval pier.............

    .............................and I see a black mast, SPS-48, and WLR-1's.

    Given that from the picture and in the later 70's, there is not enough info to say cruiser or...
  20. Thread: Valkyries

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    Well, that's faster than I have gone. So what's...

    Well, that's faster than I have gone. So what's it like and these days, is everyone using about the same theory to do it? That is, as far as I know, only the XB-70 used the compression lift theory....
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