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    What can I say besides Liberty has been quite...

    What can I say besides Liberty has been quite kind.:biggrin:
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    To us, Flag lowered to half staff for "Eternal...

    To us, Flag lowered to half staff for "Eternal Father" as it plays, Then raised again and Evening Colors follows as it comes down. And Always on time.
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    (Bosuns Pipe) "QUATERS QUATERS ALL HANDS TO...

    (Bosuns Pipe) "QUATERS QUATERS ALL HANDS TO QUATERS...MUSTER, INSTRUCTION AND INSPECTION...QUATERS" :biggrin:


    "MAIN CONTROL STAND BY TO ANSWER ALL BELLS TAKE IN ALL LINES"!
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    Lets just say, Strong enough to throw a Rear...

    Lets just say, Strong enough to throw a Rear Admiral to the deck from his Starboard side observation chair and give him permanent eye damage. One crack of the 5"/38 twins (Mt 51) on the Starboard...
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    And then the 1980's came along and the monsters...

    And then the 1980's came along and the monsters rose again from pier 4 here in Philly and served another 10 years.

    The so called "experts" never saw that coming either. Consequently, it silenced...
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    Sticky: IMO, 1) It depends greatly upon your intentions...

    IMO,
    1) It depends greatly upon your intentions (Thats how you come up with the numbers hence the budget, hence the updated armament and mission.)

    2) The USN 16"/50 Mk 7. Better built, able to...
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    Sticky: Without looking, off the top of my head was to be...

    Without looking, off the top of my head was to be about 1,556 + 80 Officers. That is ONLY standard company. This would not include the "extras" aka all visiting Brass (US & Foreign) and entourage,...
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    Sticky: Ah, 10 to 14 miles (pending the load) would be...

    Ah, 10 to 14 miles (pending the load) would be just fine to watch such a fireworks display with a great view.It would more then likely sink long before the reactor went off. Way to many missles in...
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    A grand for that? TH, Your not kidding on being...

    A grand for that? TH, Your not kidding on being dumber that a sack of hammers...
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    Sticky: Hi Vet, I know what you speak of however, that...

    Hi Vet, I know what you speak of however, that system is in gun plot (foreward plot) The system I speak of is in the original CIC on 4th deck, Portside before you get to foreward plot. As soon as you...
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    Sticky: *That equipment may also have to do with the...

    *That equipment may also have to do with the targeting system they used in the original below decks CIC, Vietnam saw a targeting system put aboard the New Jersey that NONE of her other sisters ever...
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    Sticky: My opinion, The equipment in question (Next to...

    My opinion,

    The equipment in question (Next to the 5" gun director or "Sky#? Mk 37 director) I believe appears to be part of the original 40mm quad Bofors systems director. New Jerseys Bofors came...
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    Sticky: This, traveling at about 8 knots max.

    This, traveling at about 8 knots max.
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    Sticky: Pop not only knew the 3"/50's but also the 5"....

    Pop not only knew the 3"/50's but also the 5". And he knew that being a GM on the stern of a Liberty ship (actually 2 differnet ones) while being attacked in Convoy by both the German subs and German...
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    Sticky: Your orders and practices were much differnet...

    Your orders and practices were much differnet then the 80's. Thats what made those men and their orders so different. Bullshit politics had not quite effected you and the crew. Its was business, not...
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    Sticky: The 14"-3 gun turrets of the Pennsylvania class...

    The 14"-3 gun turrets of the Pennsylvania class produced a very good firing rate, in some cases claimed 3 rounds per gun per minute. Accuracy being what it was for the time.
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    Sticky: If you have a grandfather, or older neighbor that...

    If you have a grandfather, or older neighbor that served WWII or the Korea War they would impart to you what a 5"/38 could do to your hearing or ever the 3"/50. A pitch so loud that under full charge...
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    Would prefer trial aboard ship. Why grant them...

    Would prefer trial aboard ship. Why grant them any Rights when they step on land. Keep them at sea or in Cuba IMO.
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    A primary reason for your different lighting...

    A primary reason for your different lighting (blues & reds) in such spaces is due in part so as not to present a false image upon both optics and radar screens as a white light does. Ghosts if you...
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    Harley is the only one that retains its value if...

    Harley is the only one that retains its value if you choose to go older. And besides the styling is far better then the rest.
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