Page 5 of 10 FirstFirst 12345678910 LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 148

Thread: USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79)

  1. #61
    Contributor SlaterDoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 Oct 09
    Location
    Newport, RI
    Posts
    513
    Quote Originally Posted by Tanker View Post
    Thats great! I invested about 200$ into the Sara Fund and didn't want to see it go to waste. I asked because no one I know has received a news letter in over 2 years from the Sara Group. But I did check out the sara page after I wrote that and scoured a little and found that they were indeed donating their money to the JFK. That will be great. I grew up in RI and worked for NETC Newport as a Police Officer. I was there when they brought the Roberts back, when the sea mines washed up on the officers beach, and a torpedo floated ashore
    Though I can understand how all those that were involved and donated to Sara might have gotten lost in the shuffle, I do believe the RIAHOF group should make a serious effort to contact every one of those folks and make them feel a part of the JFK project! I am going to forward your response and some of this thread to the leadership of that project to call their attention to it! I know thy will rectify it!
    Sara still sits in Newport and the JFK folks have and will be on board her again to remove those items that will be preserved on JFK!

  2. #62
    Defense Professional Dreadnought's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 May 05
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA.
    Posts
    14,728
    Last time I saw Sara was when she was in PNSY for overhaul. Since I used to work on the river myself and a bunch of other guys got to see her leave underway as well while eating lunch. Hard to miss something like that passing by.
    Fortitude.....The strength to persist...The courage to endure.

  3. #63
    Contributor
    Defense Professional
    Tanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    23 Nov 11
    Location
    Rocket City, Alabama
    Posts
    411
    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnought View Post
    Last time I saw Sara was when she was in PNSY for overhaul. Since I used to work on the river myself and a bunch of other guys got to see her leave underway as well while eating lunch. Hard to miss something like that passing by.
    If I can find them I will post the pictures of her and a couple of other boats that are or were docked in Newport the last time I was there on vacation.

  4. #64
    Defense Professional Dreadnought's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 May 05
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA.
    Posts
    14,728
    This is a shot of ex USS JFK enroute to PNSY on the Delaware. I took this picture as she was about to pass. Please excuse the date stamp. JFK left Mayport under tow for Norfolk in 2007 then under tow again for PNSY Reserve in 2008. That camera has since been replaced.
    Last edited by Dreadnought; 11 Jan 12, at 20:18.
    Fortitude.....The strength to persist...The courage to endure.

  5. #65
    Senior Contributor Stitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    14 Nov 06
    Location
    Patterson, CA
    Posts
    3,080
    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    Bribes for a Republican Congress to fund another flattop. Popularity should not be an issue.
    Thinking waaaaaaaaay ahead here, does that mean there will be a USS Romney in the future?
    "There is never enough time to do or say all the things that we would wish. The thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have. Remember Scrooge, time is short, and suddenly, you're not there any more." -Ghost of Christmas Present, Scrooge

  6. #66
    Contributor
    Defense Professional
    Tanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    23 Nov 11
    Location
    Rocket City, Alabama
    Posts
    411
    Here are pictures from my personal collection. This is the Forrestal and the Saratoga sitting at dock in Newport, RI June 21st 2007


    Attachment 27999



    Attachment 28000

  7. #67
    Defense Professional Dreadnought's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 May 05
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA.
    Posts
    14,728
    Saw them both when the left PNSY and one (forrestal) returned. All went through overhaul at PNSY.
    Fortitude.....The strength to persist...The courage to endure.

  8. #68
    Staff Emeritus
    Military Professional
    Mostly Harmless
    bigross86's Avatar
    Join Date
    07 Aug 03
    Location
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Posts
    14,070
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    Thinking waaaaaaaaay ahead here, does that mean there will be a USS Romney in the future?
    I think you'll agree with me that the USS Bush, Clinton, Obama or Romney don't have quite the same oomph in their names as USS Reagan, JFK, Enterprise, etc... Hell, even USS John C. Stennis sound better than USS Mitt Romney or USS Barack Obama
    Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

    Abusing Yellow is meant to be a labor of love, not something you sell to the highest bidder.

  9. #69
    Contributor
    Defense Professional
    Tanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    23 Nov 11
    Location
    Rocket City, Alabama
    Posts
    411
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    Thinking waaaaaaaaay ahead here, does that mean there will be a USS Romney in the future?
    There might be if he decides to rebuild the USN and add carriers and other fleet combat vessels to the water.

  10. #70
    Contributor
    Defense Professional
    Tanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    23 Nov 11
    Location
    Rocket City, Alabama
    Posts
    411
    Quote Originally Posted by bigross86 View Post
    I think you'll agree with me that the USS Bush, Clinton, Obama or Romney don't have quite the same oomph in their names as USS Reagan, JFK, Enterprise, etc... Hell, even USS John C. Stennis sound better than USS Mitt Romney or USS Barack Obama
    Well, Romney could get a DDG :D while Obama could get a YP. But based on the past unless Obama or Romney do something that expands the military, primarily the USN, they won't see their names in gray.

  11. #71
    Senior Contributor Stitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    14 Nov 06
    Location
    Patterson, CA
    Posts
    3,080
    Quote Originally Posted by Tanker View Post
    There might be if he decides to rebuild the USN and add carriers and other fleet combat vessels to the water.
    According to this article, that IS what he is planning on doing:

    Wallets Aweigh: Romney's Navy Surge Could Cost $40 Billion | Danger Room | Wired.com
    "There is never enough time to do or say all the things that we would wish. The thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have. Remember Scrooge, time is short, and suddenly, you're not there any more." -Ghost of Christmas Present, Scrooge

  12. #72
    Contributor
    Defense Professional
    Tanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    23 Nov 11
    Location
    Rocket City, Alabama
    Posts
    411
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    According to this article, that IS what he is planning on doing:

    Wallets Aweigh: Romney's Navy Surge Could Cost $40 Billion | Danger Room | Wired.com
    Cool, maybe he will get his ship after all!

  13. #73
    In Memoriam/Battleship Enthusiast Defense Professional USSWisconsin's Avatar
    Join Date
    05 Dec 08
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,434

    USS Obama

    A new addition to our powerful fleet
    "If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees.
    If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children."

  14. #74
    Resident Curmudgeon Military Professional Gun Grape's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Mar 05
    Location
    Panama City Fl
    Posts
    8,796
    Quote Originally Posted by Tanker View Post
    Reagan got a carrier because he revived the Roosevelt "Great White Stick" policy. Which is interesting because Clinton made the decision to make the Navy smaller...and scrapped the revived Battle Carrier Groups by dropping the BBs.
    actually it was Reagan that started the Navy cuts after the fall of the Soviet Union. Bush decided to kill the BBs.

    More new and more capable ships were added during the Clinton years than either the Reagan or Bush terms.
    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

  15. #75
    Contributor
    Defense Professional
    Tanker's Avatar
    Join Date
    23 Nov 11
    Location
    Rocket City, Alabama
    Posts
    411
    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    actually it was Reagan that started the Navy cuts after the fall of the Soviet Union. Bush decided to kill the BBs.

    More new and more capable ships were added during the Clinton years than either the Reagan or Bush terms.
    The Soviet Union fell in 91 and it was Reagan who established the 600 Ship Navy plan which activated the big 3 battleships. In 1984 Casper Weinberger came to Germany to push the Bradley IFV and the M1 Abrams. He came to our battalion as we were the first unit in Germany to have the Bradley and went on about the Reagan Military. The Bradley and M1 Abrams programs continued. The 600 Ship Navy conituned to gain steam until the Clinton era when Billy Boy scaled back all Reagan and Bush era military projects. The Seawolf was one of those 600 Ship projects cancelled by Clinton in 1995.


    Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger said Clinton had cut back the military so much that we might not be able to fight a war on terrorism on several fronts. He listed the problems brought on during the Clinton years: lost air and sea lift capacity, two or three years during which nothing was procured for the military, and cuts in R&D.
    Bill Clinton and the Decline of the Military - HUMAN EVENTS

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 4 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 4 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. The Last Kennedy Quits
    By JAD_333 in forum American Politics & Economy
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13 Feb 10,, 07:35
  2. Ted Kennedy Dead at 77
    By Debbie in forum American Politics & Economy
    Replies: 62
    Last Post: 01 Sep 09,, 21:15
  3. Romney v Kennedy 94
    By Ironduke in forum American Politics & Economy
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29 Jan 08,, 04:09
  4. Who will win Blair or Kennedy?
    By Selecao in forum International Politics
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 23 Apr 05,, 21:58
  5. Who killed Kennedy?
    By Mephisto in forum Ancient, Medieval & Early Modern Ages
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 16 Mar 05,, 04:30

Share this thread with friends:

Share this thread with friends:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •