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    Tyrosalt, Thanks for the link to the EIS...

    Tyrosalt,

    Thanks for the link to the EIS website - just out of interest to see what develops, I've requested to be added to their email list. At least, I think I have (not exactly straight fwd.)....
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    BP, This is simply an exit from the port side...

    BP,

    This is simply an exit from the port side 2nd deck ladder. The curved structure would NOT have been there when the ship was in commission. This is a civilian enclosure for entry/exit below....
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    Continuing this thread (Weapon Alpha...) - I...

    Continuing this thread (Weapon Alpha...) - I found this link to some further info on this project:
    https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=19144.0
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    Here is a shot I found at NARA II in 2017 of the...

    Here is a shot I found at NARA II in 2017 of the shore power panel on NEW JERSEY as of 1981 in preparations to make the tow to Long Beach for her refit and 1982 recommission:
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    Great photos!!! Very nice collection for those of...

    Great photos!!! Very nice collection for those of us who've never been into those spaces.
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    Wow! Very impressive models - wonder if NORTH...

    Wow! Very impressive models - wonder if NORTH CAROLINA has ever considered having a model show on board....
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    BP, This looks a lot like the mothballed...

    BP,

    This looks a lot like the mothballed FLETCHER DD's that resided south of the San Diego Naval Base in the late 1960s. However, I can't recall if this is that fleet or one of the east coast...
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    Glad to hear you're safe & sound, if not...

    Glad to hear you're safe & sound, if not otherwise intact. Central NC was somewhat battered in the last go-round, but nothing like you got down there. Haven't been to the NC coast yet, but understand...
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    Yep!!! Those would be the welds! So, apparently...

    Yep!!! Those would be the welds! So, apparently they are still in place. (why would anyone want to remove them?).
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    Perhaps the "floating drydock" should be...

    Perhaps the "floating drydock" should be re-classified as a Non-Floating Coffin!!!!
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    Bilgepump wrote: I think I have a photo (in...

    Bilgepump wrote:


    I think I have a photo (in our 68-69 cruise book) of the hull numbers on NEW JERSEY being painted anew for her impending commission in May 1968. They show the corner welds...
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    B2010, This kit is shaping up nicely! the...

    B2010,

    This kit is shaping up nicely! the cockpit & pilot are really looking good - quite a bit of detail, but then at this scale, it would be expected.
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    BP wrote: OH, at this age, I think we're all...

    BP wrote:


    OH, at this age, I think we're all in about the same bird category - buzzard, loon, Big Bird, whatever.........I get a new pair of glasses at Costco tomorrow night - YEA!!!!!
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    I think you missed the part of my comment...

    I think you missed the part of my comment regarding the powdered cleaner that was used with the bristle brushes. Also, there might have been some sanding with sheets of HD course grit to remove any...
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    I actually built the Revell version in 1953 - it...

    I actually built the Revell version in 1953 - it came in a long, square box - the original offering. An awful model from an accuracy standpoint, but it still sells. I think that ended up under fire...
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    TBM3, Great Pix!!! Your 2nd one goes into my...

    TBM3,

    Great Pix!!! Your 2nd one goes into my Nav. Aids folder - I'm working on drawing up CAD files for my FLETCHER class DD build and getting detailed info on the various equipment located on the...
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    JCT wrote: And once again BRAC closures bite...

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    And once again BRAC closures bite us in the ass again!!! I've always thought that politicians are the LAST people who should be making military decisions - esp. ones that effect out...
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    BP wrote: Answer - elbow grease!!! AND red...

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    Answer - elbow grease!!! AND red lead and haze gray paint!! I remember we were refueling from one of the ESSEX Class carriers (USS BENNINGTON ??) in 1966 and lost steering way - I was...
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    B2010, I've been following your construction...

    B2010,

    I've been following your construction and I've got to say that this is quite the unique project. Kudos! on a successful build! It's really and interesting and "one-of-a-kind" building to...
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    Interesting comment re. use of shipboard steam...

    Interesting comment re. use of shipboard steam plant for elec. generation ashore. This also occurred with one of the newer destroyers on the west coast (Portland, OR???/Tacoma, WA????) back in the...
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